Adult Eduction

Adult Sunday School Class
Adult Discussion Session – Christ Hall – Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
No Classes will be held on Sunday, December 25 and January 1.
Adult Education in Advent:

November 27 History of Advent, When Someone You Love Comes
December 4 History of St. Nicholas, When Someone Who Loves You Comes
December 11 History of the Christmas Nativity, When Loving Leads You to Someone
December 18 Nativity Play presented by the children, youth, and young adults.

October Classes:  “On Being a Christian” Led by Pastor William Snyder

What does it mean to be a Christian today? Or to use Pastor Reep’s language: What does it mean for us to live a “kingdom life”? In this course we will explore this question by examining perspectives built around “seeking, faith, and loving” God and others. The five weeks will explore the following themes:

1.Seeking God
2.Seeking the Other in Community (Being Curious)
3.Faith in God (Affirming the Creeds)
4.Loving God in Liturgy: Gathered to Worship
5. Loving Neighbor in Liturgy: Sent to Serve

This course is inspired by the work of Robert Jenson and a commencement speech given by Carrie Newcomer at Goshen College in 2015.  “Be True. Be Kind, Pay Attention,”  We will draw upon Scripture, Augustine, Luther, and others, as well as a little-known master’s thesis.  “Eucharist, Sacrifice and Trinity”, by Pastor Snyder.

Wednesday Scripture Study – Christ Hall

We will delve into the readings for the upcoming Sunday. We begin with the readings for All Saints Sunday, move quickly to Christ the King, and then on to Advent!  The Biblical witness is lush with images that push our imaginations, brimming full with stories that call our motives into question, and comforting words of acceptance, love and grace which sustain us throughout our daily life.  Please do plan to join in the reading, discussion, and Christian fellowship as we prepare ourselves for Sunday worship through Wednesday Bible study.

Please enter the building through the Springettsbury Avenue lobby.

***Reminder that the first Wednesday of each month is street sweeping so please park in one of the lots and not on Springettsbury Avenue.

Gods Work our Hands—September 11, 2022

Annually the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) observes Gods Work our Handson the second Sunday of September.  Over the years we have used our hands to; clean up trash and debris littering the neighborhood, prepare health kits to give aid to those in disaster struck regions, and assemble school kits for children in developing nations.   This year our service project was to assemble and pack 1,000 personal and baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief.  These kits will provide much needed self-care for people in situations of fear and uncertainty around the world.  All items that were needed to complete the kits were provided through a Benevolence Fund Grant through St. Paul’s.  The congregation assembled the kits and packed them for LWR.

Daily Devotional ReadingsThe new quarterly devotional book called Christ in our Home is available at all entrances to the church.   Augsburg Fortress is offering Christ in Our Home as a free email subscription.  Click on the following link: to sign up.   This devotional has a bible reading, thoughts and prayer for each day.  Are you more of an electronic reader?  Try God Pause from Luther Seminary in St. Paul’s Minnesota.  Sign up and you will receive a daily email with a scripture reading, reflection and prayer.  To sign up, click this link or type it into your computer search bar

Small Groups

Are you interested in being part of a small group?  Would you like to discuss social justice issues, Bible studies, family/parenting ideas or any other topic?  Contact the church office with your ideas!