01.17.14

Five Women and a Baby

Our Advent study has evolved into an Epiphany study, which will take us through the month of January. This unique study, developed by our own Chip Low and Tami Seidel, examines the stories of the five women cited in Jesus’ genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary.

So far, we have looked at Tamar and Rahab neither of whom were Jewish, and both of whom were poor, lived on the margins of society, and took risks (very intelligently crafted risks) to claim their rightful places as members of the community and heirs to God’s promise of salvation. Their stories are remarkable counterpoints to the dominant patriarchal narrative of the Old Testament and the concept of “chosen” as an exclusively Jewish experience.

It’s not too late to join one of the study groups – even if you missed the first several sessions, please come and be part of the conversation. We will be talking about Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary for the last three sessions. The discussion is enlightening – and enjoyable!

Sunday, January 19, 9:30 am

(Mary in Luke 1&2)

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 7:30 pm

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, 10:00 am

Sunday, January 26

Susan DeGeorge, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery – Special Guest Preacher & Study Leader

Susan will lead our Adult Ed class at 9:30 am and “Sermon For Lunch” following the 10:45 worship. Watch your church e-mail for information on Susan’s topics.

Looking Ahead to February…

Sunday Mornings

Back to the Bible

We’ll conclude our journey through the book About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions. We will look at the issue of biblical authority – what role does the Bible play in our life of faith? Come join the conversation.

Faithful Parenting will also meet again in February, Sunday mornings at 9:30 am.

Bring your questions, your joys and parenting challenges and find some support and helpful conversation that connects faith and life in our families and home.

 Looking Ahead to Lent…

We are exploring potential programs on Faith and Science and considering a study of the Seven Deadly Sins and their antidotes – the Seven Cardinal Virtues. Stay tuned…

 

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