2019 Wednesday Evenings in Lent


 
2018 Autumn Wednesday Evening Study Series

Join us for a study and fellowship
March 6th - April 9th

Twice a year, during Lent and in the autumn, St. Andrew's offers 6 weeks of small group studies. This is a great way to meet others in the Christian community and to grow in Christian faith.  There is no cost; a freewill offering will be collected for the dinner.

Sharing dinner together at 6 pm followed by your choice of 4 different lively group discussions group from 7 – 8:15 pm.

 

This years studies and leaders are:

 

STUDY 1

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

The Short Stories by Jesus is a 6-session DVD study based on Amy-Jill Levine’s book of the same name. Together it will take us back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood the parables, then discover how contemporary they still are in provoking and challenging us.

George Boomgaardt

 
 

STUDY 2 

Caring for Creation

Lots of talk these days about an impending crisis for our planet, and especially the humans inhabiting it. Why not address the subject from God’s point of view?

A few of us have put together six weeks of study reflecting on Biblical texts and and corresponding themes such as caring for the water, land and air using local examples that affect us all here in the Ottawa valley.

We have consulted some outside speakers for information on local issues and will welcome them to our discussion: Citizens for Public Justice, KAIROS, Indigenous people, Ottawa Riverkeeper and Justfood Ottawa.

Let’s find out what we can do together to help take care of God’s creation.

Jeannette E. C. Logan

 
 

STUDY 3 

God in the ordinary: An Every Day Spirituality for Lent

While Lenten practices often encourage us to give something up, this study an invitation this year to try something different. To add something to your daily routine. Drawing on Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Altar in the World and Rowan Williams book Being Disciples, we will explore and share together as we pay attention to the movement of the Spirit in our lives, and how it is drawing us closer to Jesus.

Karen Dimock

 

 

Register for the Studies:

(Register below, or on the Boards in Grant Hall)

 
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