“All Are Welcome In This Place”

Online Bible Studies/Book Discussions

Our parish has several small groups that  meet virtually throughout the week  via Zoom. Instructions for Zoom and links to each study are below.                   
To join Zoom meetings   Zoom is an app you can download to a smart phone or tablet. For the laptop version go to zoom.us. To join the study, just click on the link that goes with each study below. 
To  join  Zoom  by telephone You will need to contact Fr. Roger (477-0629) to receive the meeting ID number. Then dial 1-312-626-6799. At the prompt enter the meeting ID number
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Sundays @ 10 am
“The Gospel of Mark: From Manger to Messiah”
Click here to join this Zoom study.
In Mark’s account of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, we see him fulfilling in himself the Old Testament hopes for a coming king, the Messiah, yet we also see the stark ways in which Jesus confounds public expectations of what this king will do: he will suffer. Mark’s Gospel also gives us a vivid portrayal of what authentic discipleship looks like for those who follow a rejected king. 
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Tuesdays @ 7:00 am Men’s Bible Study:
“Teachings of the Torah”
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This study allows you to study the first five books of the Bible through the eyes of a first-century disciple by exploring the text from the viewpoint of those who have also wrestled with and wondered about the Word of God. Join us on Zoom.
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2nd & 4th Tuesdays  @ 7:00pm (Next:  Feb.  23rd)
Book Review and Discussion
“Paul & The Good Life”
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We all want to lead lives that are rich, full, and significant. Come and learn the Apostle Paul’s vision for such a “good life” under the reign of Jesus the King.  You may purchase this book on smile.amazon.com or at baylorpress.comBaylorpress.com offers a 20% discount with free shipping. Click here for the coupon code.   
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Every Other Wednesday @ 6:00pm
Next: Feb. 24th
“Sacred Ground”
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This year’s national turmoil around race may have made you wonder, as a child of God: How can we move beyond racism to better love and understand each other? Christ Lutheran and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churches will be working together to offer “Sacred Ground,” a program designed to facilitate dialogue on race and racism. It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story.
Sacred Ground:
– Is a ten-session program that meets over Zoom;
-Will meet roughly every other week beginning Wed., February 10th from 6-7:30 pm, which includes the session itself alongside evening prayer;
-Provides video and written resources chosen to expand participants’ knowledge and perspective on race and racism.
If you have any questions, please contact parishioner Aaron Morrison (saaron.morrison@gmail.com) For more information about Sacred Ground, please see this link: https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/about
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Thursdays @ 2:00pm
“Wisdom for the Soul”
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In the Hebrew Bible, there is a group of documents that, collectively, are called “Wisdom Literature”. They include Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon, the Book of Wisdom, and Sirach. Join us (Click here) as we study how these beautiful books inspire us to grow in our understanding and attaining wisdom for all areas of life, including our relationships with God and with one another