Bible study is on break for the summer. We will return from summer vacation on September 9th.
The Bible study group continues to read We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren. This study is providing tools and space to talk about life’s journey in terms of themes and teachings of the weekly lectionary readings. We enjoy this time together and welcome anyone who would like to visit and decide if this is something they would find exciting and refreshingly new.
We will continue the lively discussions on the Liturgical Readings for the Day throughout the Summer months at 9 a.m. before the Eucharist Service. An average of ten people are attending each week and we are finding the
discussions thoughtful, from all different points of view, yet very much uniting us. We find that although the sermon later preached that day may take yet another approach to the readings, our previous discussion has helped us approach the sermon with a “deeper and much wider understanding.” We invite anyone to join in and share their thoughts with us. This concept very much fits in with our intention to spend the next months in discernment as to God’s Will for us as individual parishioners and as a Blessed Community of St. Bede.
ADULT EDUCATION & FORMATION
Sunday Forums Sundays, 9am
Bible Study Mondays, 2:30-4pm
Godly Play Sundays, 9am
Godly Play is on break for the summer. We will begin again Sunday, September 8th.
This fall we continue with familiar Old Testament stories such as Creation and Noah’s Ark, but branch out further to tell of The Exile of God’s people and their
return to the promised land. Advent and Christmas will bring liturgical
stories of Being Ready and of Christ’s Birth. Parables will again appear during Epiphany, and stories of Jesus during Lent and Eastertide. Look for The Godly Play stories to be told during Adult formation and maybe even during an Old Testament reading in church one Sunday! This method of letting the children hear and see the stories allows for the whole person to engage in a story, sight, sound, touch and critical thinking through a wondering session after each lesson.
Please prayerfully consider a role as Story Teller or Door Person this coming school year. There will be a Story Teller/Door Person meeting after church on August 3rd. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please plan to attend. Details will also be shared at the Ministry Fair September 8th after church.
We strive to know Christ more deeply and bring others to his redeeming grace.
EDUCATION & FORMATION
ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR