Women’s Bible Circle
Join Reverend Tami Seidel on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. for a women’s Bible study and fellowship time. This year’s topic is Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes by Judy Yates Siker. Each of the study’s nine lessons explores the question “Who is Jesus?” through a particular theological lens. The author explores the answers to the question through the lenses of Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Paul, Hebrews, the non-canonical gospels, the Abrahamic Faiths, and contemporary cultural interpretations. She notes that each of us who reads the New Testament is an interpreter of the text, and that how we interpret depends in part on who we are. Join the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful Christians who will be sharing this study together in the coming months.
Books are available for $8 each. For information, call Marianna Sherman (737-8294). All meetings are at 10:30 a.m. in the library/lounge (Room 15). All women are invited. Our first meeting will be on September 7.
Women from the church meet twice a month to knit shawls, which are donated on an as needed basis. The group also knits crib blankets that are given to newly-baptized babies, as a welcome to our church family. This is a special opportunity to give to others.
The Prayer Shawl Group meets twice a month in the library/lounge (room 15): before the Women’s Bible Circle on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. when there is a bible study session, and at 10:30 otherwise, and on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
For information, call Marianna Sherman at 737-8294.
A prayer shawl story: While making our rounds at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, a few weeks ago, we met a nice gentleman who goes to the Shrub Oak Methodist Church. In subsequent weeks he was still there. We learned that he was having reactions to his chemo treatments. We felt a prayer shawl would be a great support for him.
We made a return trip to deliver one of our prayer shawls. The one selected had been made by one of our prayer shawl knitters – Lorraine. Lorraine had made this very colorful shawl for her daughter who was waiting for her “final healing.” She was never able to use this shawl so Lorraine gave it to our group to use.
The red, yellow, blue and orange wool was bright and beautiful and the right colors for our hospital friend Lance. Lance was delighted – “You don’t know how much I like color,” he replied. “It is my shawl of many colors. When my wife sees this she will say it is a perfect match.”
Lance has a decision to make. Should he continue with chemo? We are praying that our shawl will help to bring him comfort and peace as he searches for the right answer for himself and his family. ~ Marianna Sherman
Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 10:00am to 11:30am, in the library/lounge (room 15). All who knit and crochet are welcome. Join us in the joy of creating and giving to others in the community.
For information call Norean Radke (962-4370) or Lois Ostling (962-2809).
The Prayer Shawl Group and Knit Togethers welcome yarn donations!