Adult Christian Education and Formation
The Rector's Forum
The Rector’s Forum begins September 8th as the newest adult formation offering. It will take place every Sunday from 9:15-10:15 in the Undercroft. From September through December, the topic will be Episcopal Church: 101. Each month we will discuss a specific aspect of our Christian life: belief, worship, Church history, and scripture. The forum is designed as a conversation, not a lecture, where we will discuss the topic of the day and share insights and opinions together. It is open to everyone. Whether you are a life-long Episcopalian or a newcomer to St. Peter’s Church, I hope you will join the conversation, and I look forward to seeing you on the 8th!
What we Believe: What makes the Episcopal Church unique within the Christian faith?
How we Pray: Understanding the Book of Common Prayer and the purpose behind our worship
Knowing our Past: Was the Church of England really formed because Henry VIII wanted a divorce???
Reading the Bible: How do we understand the Word of the God?
Why do we worship according to The Book of Common Prayer?
What does a Presiding Bishop do?
Why do people call the parish hall the “Undercroft”?
And where is the “little” building?!
These are just some of the questions that may come to mind for the newest participants in the life of St. Peter’s Church. Beginning on Sunday, September 8, our Associate Rector, the Rev. Kelly Carlson, and a group of welcoming parishioners will attempt to solve these and many more mysteries in our new series of four Newcomers’ Classes. Classes will meet for four consecutive Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Elliot Room to discuss defining aspects of our lives as Episcopalians and to explore life here at the corner of Warson and Ladue. Here’s the lineup:
Praying Shapes Believing: A look at the how’s and why’s of Episcopal worship
From Parish to Diocese to Province to The Episcopal Church, and on to The Anglican Communion: How it all fits together at St. Peter’s and beyond
A Tour: Demystifying the many doors, floors and parking lots of St. Peter’s Church (and some elusive Episcopal jargon along the way)
An Invitation: Come listen to a panel of parishioners describe their experiences as members of St. Peter’s Church and discover new opportunities to join in the life of the parish.
All are welcome to attend the Newcomers’ Classes! If you would like to participate and haven’t yet spoken with Kelly, please contact her this week by calling the Church Office or emailing email@example.com.
Worship Leader Devotions
Acolytes and Acolyte Masters, Lectors and Eucharist Ministers, Clergy and other Worship Leaders are invited to attend a short morning devotion before each 10:30 Service of Worship on Sunday mornings. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Elliot Room, come explore the Readings for the day and discuss what they mean for our worship and our lives.
Sunrise Bible Study
Join fellow parishioners in the Small Conference Room at 6:15 on Wednesday mornings to read and discuss Books of the Bible.
Searching for God in the Daily News
We meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the small Conference Room. Bring your news clippings and join the conversation!
The Group meets at 1:45 p.m. in the Elliot room on the first Wednesday of the month. The book selection for each month is printed in the weekly service sheet announcements.