Sunday Morning Offerings
Click here to view our discipleship brochure, wherein you will find descriptions of weekly Bible studies and classes, children's Sunday school and ministry offerings, and more.
The Rector’s Forum: Ephesians (through December)
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller
Parish Hall, 9:30 a.m. ~ Begins September 16
Ephesians is not the longest or the weightiest of St. Paul’s letters, but many scholars regard it as the most elegant. All of the great doctrines of the Christian faith are proclaimed here “comprehensively, clearly, practically, and winsomely.” Ephesians, however, does more than merely inform; it equips. Of all the New Testament books, Ephesians may have the most to say to our twenty-first century, post-Christian world. Join the Rev. Jeffrey Miller as we continue our study of this ancient epistle that still speaks with power and relevance to our contemporary culture. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the Bible.
The Rector’s Forum: Revelation (beginning in January)
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller
Parish Hall, 9:30 a.m. ~ Begins January 6
Revelation is a book that simultaneously mystifies and fascinates. Many scholars and commentators regard it as the single most difficult section of the Bible and many contemporary readers find its symbolism and language strange and terrifying. Revelation, however, is God’s final to word to His church. As the name suggests, it is meant to be an “unveiling” of the great things that are to come, and as such, it is a book that deserves our time and our attention. Join the Rev. Jeffrey Miller beginning in January for a study of the opening chapters of Revelation and discover what God has to say to the churches of today!
Foundations: A Journey of Faith
The Rev. Andrew O’Dell
The Parlor, 9:30 a.m. ~ Begins September 16
Registration is now closed, but fear not! The next Foundations class will begin again in January 2019.
Join the Rev. Andrew O’Dell for a weekly adventure as we explore the fundamental questions of our faith in Jesus Christ as well as our distinct character as Anglicans. Foundations is an adult Sunday School class for those who are:
- New to St. Philip’s, or
- Looking for a refresher on what we believe as Christians and why we believe it, or
- The parent of a student currently enrolled in our Confirmation Class, or
- Interested in:
- Being baptized
- Becoming a member of the St. Philip’s family
- Understanding what makes the Anglican church unique
- Being confirmed by the bishop
- Getting connected into the St. Philip’s community
- Reaffirming their faith in Jesus Christ
Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human
For Young Adults (20s and 30s)
The Rev. Ryan Streett
Piano Room (Ministries Hall, 3rd Floor), 9:30 a.m. ~ Begins September 16
This fall, the Rev. Ryan Streett will be offering a course for young adults based on John Mark Comer’s book Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human. This conversational-style class will give a fresh take on calling and purpose within our various vocations in the workplace or at home. We will take a look at God’s original intent for humanity and seek to find answers to questions like “Why are we here?” “What should we do about it?” “Does God care where I work?” “What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?” “Does He have a clear direction for me?” All young adults are invited to come and take part in this offering.
Silence, Rest, and Listening to God
The Chapel, 9:30 a.m.
Year-round (check calendar for changes)
Join Pringle as she leads a class on centering prayer, a method of meditation used by Christians. Learn to practice silence before God and dwell deeply in His presence. The class pairs teaching with sessions in stillness, which allow the group to remain still and silent, entering into a state of contemplative prayer.