Wednesday morning (10/29) Bible Study in Dixon House from 10:30-11:45 a.m. is engaged in a close reading of the Book of Leviticus. Participants are invited to join in at any time. Discussion is lively as we explore Jewish scripture on its own terms and as the root of our Christian tradition.
Every Wednesday at noon parishioners gather for Holy Communion and prayers for healing. A recent change, Wednesday service will now take place at the labyrinth upon the altar at the labyrinth’s center. This is a completely accessible location. The labyrinth is also a healing part of the church. Its octagonal shape signifies the eighth day which in the Christian tradition is the day of new creation. Within the eight sides of the labyrinth we are restored “to wholeness and strength” as we pray in the healing portion of the service. You are invited to join in the weekday Eucharist at an accessible and very healing place in our church. You will find yourself renewed!
On Wednesday (10/22) morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m. bible study will be held on the Book of Leviticus. This book of worship requires us to examine the nature of sacrifice and treats of atonement and grace and God’s holy people. It is the Scripture Jesus, Paul, and the Gospelers knew and upon which subsequent theologians built. Knowing the Old Testament grounds and enriches our understanding of the New. All are welcome to begin any week; no previous learning or homework is required.
5:00pm Choral Evensong Guest conductor: Dale Adelmann, Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta Sung by the Adult Choir of Saint Paul’s Responses – William Smith Jesus College Service – William Matthias Let My Prayer Be Set Forth – Hubert Middleton All Wisdom Cometh From the Lord – Philip Moore
A reception follows in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
This Sunday (10/19) at 9:15 a.m. at the Adult Faith Forum, Rabbi Simcha Raphael, PhD in psychology and author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife (2009) will explore teachings in scripture, Rabbinic literature, mystical traditions as well as contemporary research to offer an examination of life after death from a Jewish perspective. The group meets in the Dixon House Library.
Excited about Halloween? Please join Saint Paul’s parishioners on a trip to Shady Brook Farm for Pumpkin Fest. This will be an opportunity for the children to take a wagon ride to the patch to pick their own pumpkin for Halloween. Shady Brook Farm is in Morrisville and so we will depart from Saint Paul’s at 10 a.m. on October 18th. Families are welcome to car-pool or drive by themselves. Please note that you will have to carry the pumpkins you pick and they will be weighed at $0.59/lb. For more information, contact Manny.
Beginning October 14, on three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in Dixon House, Rector Cliff Cutler will lead a discussion of the newly released Richard Rohr DVD series entitled Embracing an Alternative Theology—the Legacy of St. Francis. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar, an ordained Roman Catholic priest, and an ecumenical teacher appreciated globally. In the first segment, Fr. Rohr examine Atonement theology, traditional and alternative. Does God’s love need to be purchased or does it come without conditions?
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church will host the Center for Contemporary Mysticism (CCM) on Friday, 10/17 at 7:30 p.m. for a film screening of Heaven is for Real in the Parish Hall.
The movie is about a young boy who suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. The boy enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness. An incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven, the boy’s astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside down. Come and bring your favorite movie snack. A discussion will follow.