Spiritual Formation

Formation Classes & Opportunities Fall 2017

Bible Study and Morning Prayer
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Led by: The Rev. Amanda Musterman
Each week will feature lively discussion and reflection on the upcoming gospel lesson, integrated within the context of Morning Prayer. Meets in the Church.

Children’s Chapel
Sundays, 10:30 am
Children ages 3-10 learn about the Gospel Theme for the day through age-appropriate, interactive activities led by Linda Williams. Children meet on the back row of the church at 10:25, and process in parade to Children’s Chapel at 10:30. They return to the service during the Passing of the Peace.

Worship Training For All
August 20th, 11:30 am
The word “Liturgy” can be translated as “The Work of the People”. At Saint Pat’s we believe God calls all the baptized to ministry, not just the Priest. All attenders are encouraged to serve in a liturgical role regardless of age or ability. This day will feature thirty minute break out sessions for those interested in Altar Guild (Holy House Keepers), Acolytes (Cross and Light Carriers), Chalice Bearers (Wine Servers), Intercessors (Prayers), Lectors (Readers), Greeters and Ushers, Coffee Hosts, and Children’s Helpers.

The Lord and His Prayer
Mondays in September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 at 6-7 pm
Led by : David Eads
Book: The Lord and His Prayer (NT Wright)
Join us as we explore the Lord’s Prayer through historical and devotional aspects. Learn how the prayer embodies a first-century setting as we go line by line discovering it more deeply. Book is highly recommended, but not required.
Sign -up: Deadline to purchase books through the church is August 15th. Other’s may order the book online. Alibris.com, a used book supplier, is suggested as the book is hard to find.

Instructed Eucharist, Conversation, & Dinner
September 10 from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Why do we do what we do? What is the origin of our funny clothes? The verger? Why does the Church calendar colors? Why is there a bowl of water at the front of the church? During this service we will experience a full walk through of our service, stopping for explanation and questions. Come and learn the symbolism of our Holy Eucharist Service. A great explanation for school aged children, or new folk in our midst!

October 6-8
A Parish Retreat weekend including hiking, Bible Study, Daily Prayer Offices, and fellowship. Throughout the weekend we will pray and play together, closing with our annual Mass-On-The-Grass and Picnic-In-The-Park on Sunday at 11 am. Folks are invited to come for all or part of the weekend. A variety of lodging options are available.

Book Club
Sunday October 29, November 5 & 12 at 4 – 5:15 pm
Led by: Dr. Jones/ Swami Shraddananda
Books: Are You Running with Me Jesus? (Malcom Boyd), and An Altar in the World (Barbara  Brown Taylor)
This class will focus on group discussion of two Episcopal Priests and how they see prayer intersecting with very real, everyday topics of the world, freedom, justice, sexuality, and nature. The schedule calls for the late Malcolm Boyd to be discussed on 10/29 with his book of prayers for those who find it hard to pray. Taylor will be discussed on 11/5 with her book on finding God in nature and an attentiveness to slowing down. The books will be discussed together on the final day, 11/12. Books are required, and can be ordered online or through the office. Deadline for office book orders is 10/1.

Keeping Watch
Sundays in Advent (December 3, 10, 17), 5 -6 pm
Led by: Amanda Musterman & Parishioners
This interactive Christian Education and Worship will lead us to Keep Watch where God might be being birthed within the community. Each night will feature a different field trip.