Lenten Studies - 2018

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1. A course in Spiritual Practices: Based upon six major dimensions of the spiritual life found in the life of Christ and Christian tradition: The Contemplative Tradition - The Holiness Tradition - The Charismatic Tradition - The Social Justice Tradition - The Evangelical Tradition - and The Incarnational Tradition, this program is a course of spiritual learning which offers fresh perspectives on Christian faith and practice and will use the Spiritual Formation Workbook as its framework. Offered by trained small group leaders as listed below. Please sign up for the day and time that work for you:

Sundays, 4:30-6:00, library, led by Tricia Adams, beginning February 18

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30, Rectory, led by Barbara Briggs, beginning February 20

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Belmont Hall, led by Ron Spych, beginning February 21

Thursdays 7:30-9:00, 26 Eglantine Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534, led by Paul Bell, beginning February 22

To register, sign up at church on the sheets by the office for the day and time you prefer, or call the office, (609) 737 0985, or email the office, admin@stmatthewspennington.org, or email the group leader

Ron Spych, lakehenry@mac.com Paul Bell, paul.d.bell@icloud.com Tricia Adams, triciaadams@verizon.net Barbara Briggs, rector@stmatthewspennington.org                                               

2. Devotional Classics  This is a collection of readings that are divided into the six traditions of the Spiritual Formation Workbook.  The readings are beautifully edited with reflection questions and suggested exercises of Devotional Classics.

Thursdays, 11:30-12:45, library, led by Ellie Driscoll

To register, sign up at church on the sheets by the office, call the office, (609) 737 0985, or email the office, admin@stmatthewspennington.org, or email Ellie, ecdriscoll@msn.com

3. Lectionary Bible Study We will read the selections from the Bible assigned for the following Sunday and choose the text that we want to study, asking,

  • What word, phrase, or idea caught my attention?
  • Is there a personal message coming through to me from the text, or love, or God?
  • Is there an invitation to me to do or change something because of what I heard in the text, or love, or God?

Mondays, 8:30-9:30am, chapel
                7:30-8:30pm, chapel, led by the Rector

To register, sign up at church on the sheets by the office for the time you prefer, or call the office, (609) 737 0985, or email the office, admin@stmatthewspennington.org, or email Barbara Briggs, rector@stmatthewspennington.org

4. A study of a book of the Bible (An ongoing and regular Bible study that meets throughout the academic year, begun years ago by Sylvia Hunt)

Bring a study Bible to this class. We will read a chapter of the book we are studying together and discuss what we read in the text and in the study notes in our study Bibles.

Offered Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00, library, led by members of the study

To register, sign up at church on the sheets by the office for the day and time you prefer, or call the office, (609) 737 0985, or email the office, admin@stmatthewspennington.org

5. Shakespeare’s Greek Plays in Biblical Perspective: A Lenten Journey Taught by Rev. Dr. Gordon S. Mikoski, Ph.D., Pennington Presbyterian Church, Upper Room, Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., February 18-March 25