THE WAY OF LOVE

Pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together

with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is

the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may

be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

– Ephesians 3:17-19

 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites us to participate in an ongoing spiritual

practice known as “The Way of Love”. Through it we examine 7 practices that are

meant to help us develop a way of life around those practices.  St. Paul’s Way of

Love meets on the 2nd  and 4th  Wednesday of each month at 7:00, in the earth

Chapel.  We begin our time together with 20 minutes of silent, contemplative

prayer, We continue with a time of reflection about the upcoming gospel, a video

or selected reading. Our discussions revolve around the challenges and joys of

living the Way of Love each day. Please consider joining us or contact Deacon

Laura at laura@stpauls.org. if you have questions.

 

EPISCOPAL 101

A class for: inquirers, people seeking baptism, people interested in confirmation, people from other denominations, Episcopalians who want a refresher - anyone! Appropriate for teenagers and adults. This class is preparation for Confirmation, but everyone is welcome and no one has to undergo Confirmation. 
 
We will use some short films, the Bible, readings, lecture, and discussion to cover: Jesus, church history, Episcopal polity, the Bible, Sacraments, the Book of Common Prayer, and more. 
 
Dates: Beginning Sunday, Feb. 16, following the 10 a.m. service, meeting in the Adult Education room, through Sunday, April 29 (no class on Easter). On May 2, we will have a retreat day together. On May 3, Bishop Samuel Azariah will be at St. Paul's for a visitation, and baptize, confirm, receive, or reaffirm those we present. 
 
So that adequate materials will be provided, please let Pastor Kay know that you plan to attend via email: kay@stpauls.org.

OVERCOMING Negative Thought habits

We are not our thoughts, and yet, we often find ourselves mired in repetitive thinking that holds us captive in ways that are defeating, keeping us from feeling purposeful, content, and fully alive. Our self-limiting thoughts become the lens through which we view our lives and our world. There comes a time that we realize that if we could change our perspective, we could change our life. Yet old habits die hard, and we fall back on excuses that ring hollow. In this six-week class, we will identify patterns of self-defeating habitual thinking and layout a spiritual practice for changing the foundation of our thought processes, creating an energetic shift in our lives. We are created in the image of God – how might our lives change if our thoughts were congruent with that truth?