Adult Eduction

 Sunday Morning Adult Education 2016-2017 – 9:15 a.m.

An entire year of educational opportunities has been planned for the 2016/17 year.  We are blessed to have many fine presenters some of whom are part of our congregation and some who serve the greater Church in our local geographical area.  We welcome many of them to our educational platform this year.  The entire year is posted in detail on the Springettsbury Hallway Bulletin Board and overview brochures are available at the entrances to the church nave.

This fall we welcome a variety of partners in ministry.  We welcome guests from half way around the world, Africa, to a few blocks away, S. Belvidere & S. Pershing Ave.  Some are Lutheran and some are not, but all highlight aspects of our Christian care for neighbor.

Healing, Love, and Proclamation:  Part 1

September 4     Intergenerational event; Making Crosses in advance of Holy Cross Day

September 11    Mission Partner, Pastor George, Tanzania – (God’s Work Our Hands,                  cleaning up the neighborhood)

September 18    Equipping the Congregation for the future:  Review of renovation plans

September 25    Faith Formation through Camping:  Lutheran Camping Corporation – Mike Youse, Director (Spaghetti Dinner, Benefit “Square Foot” project for the camp, noon)

October 2            Providing shelter:  Veteran’s Homeless Shelter – Sandy Walker, President

October 9            Henry Melchior Muhlenberg & the early days of Lutheranism in America.  Bus trip to historic sites associated with Muhlenberg with the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger providing historical overview.  Reservations required in advance.  (The bus to depart St. Paul’s following the 8:00 a.m. liturgy and returning late afternoon.)

October 16           The Rev. James Dunlop, Bishop Lower Susquehanna Synod; Healing Service, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.; Bless of Prayer Shawls, 10:30 a.m. liturgy.

October 23          Reformation and Luther Studies, Vincent M. Evener, Visiting Instructor Gettysburg Seminary

October 30          The Swiss Reformation:  Zwingli and Calvin

Healing, Love, and Proclamation:  Part 2

November 6       Jesus Loves Me – St. Paul’s Preschool Ministry – Deb Becker

November 13     Providing Healing, Katallasso Family Health Center

November 20    Evangelism Through Cooking, Baking – Mpuguso Committee Members share what has been accomplished in Tanzania through the generosity of our congregations bakers.

November 27      First Sunday of Advent – Intergenerational Sunday Morning Event/Make an Advent wreath for use in your home.  The wreaths will be made from live greens so please wear appropriate clothing or bring an apron to keep clothes protected.

December 5, 12, & 19 – A series designed to assist you with your Advent preparations, your longing for Christmas and the advent of a new way of life in Christ Jesus.  Pastor Reep will lead these three sessions in the Chapel.

My Neighbor is Muslim

The resource used for this class was prepared by the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.  It is designed to explore the Muslim Faith.  It is a gift to us so that we can better understand the work of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the work of welcoming people through resettlement.  Throughout this class, please keep refugees and those who work with them in your prayers.  The class begins on January 8th and runs through February 12th.  January 29th there will not be a class as we will be having the Celebration Brunch in the Fellowship Hall.  The class will cover the following topics:  Five Pillars of Islam, Islam & Jesus, Islam & Jews/Christians, Islam & Charity, Islam & Violence, Islam & Finance, and Islamic State.