Bible Study

St Paul’s hosts a number of Bible Study groups throughout the year. Join us every Thursday at noon for our ongoing informal Bible study. We also offer Disciple classes. These classes usually begin in the fall and continue through the “school year”. Check back often for our short term Bible studies and book studies! These typically last for just a few weeks at a time, and often include food, fellowship, and children’s activities.

Be on the lookout for our new small group studies. These groups may be short or long term. They may be oriented around a Bible or book study, or some other activity. Check out our current offerings here!

Current Bible Study Opportunities

We always hold our Thursday, Lunch Bunch Bible Study and book club. See the events calendar for details.

Advent Bible Study

9781501884351Join us for our Light of the World Advent Bible Study. Follow the link to sign up!

Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event. In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt.

The study will meet in the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s on Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18. We will begin at 6:00pm with a pot-luck dinner and conclude by 7:30pm. All ages are welcome!

 

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Ephesians 6:18 — In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

The Grace and Addiction Committee is looking for parishioners who will lift our guests in prayer after each dinner and throughout the month ahead.  At dinner, we invite our guests to fill out prayer cards, and so many of them do.   There’s no doubt that this community needs our prayers.  They’re up against extreme odds; they’re in ill health; they’re exhausted; they’re confused; some have never been inside a church; some don’t know how to begin to pray; many seek our help in reaching out to the Lord on their behalf. 

There are many examples of intercessory prayer in the Bible and many reasons the Scriptures give for why we should pray for one another.  The most obvious reason – prayer works.

 After each monthly Saturday dinner, the prayer cards will be copied, stapled, and handed out at Sunday church services.  Please consider being a Prayer Warrior on behalf of Grace and Addiction’s guests.  Contact Lisa Shifflett, peanuts222@msn.com if you would like to be a part of this ministry.