Announcements for June 30

THE INQUIRERS’ CLASSES THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Dale Coleman will provide the second of two presentations on the origins of the Old and New Testaments, and how they came about. The historical processes of accepting the Bible as authoritative and inspired by God will also be discussed. It is fascinating to know that the 27 writings in the New Testament were not fully accepted by the early Church until the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Why was this? What were the controversies about?

WELCOME GUEST PREACHER, JOE WOODFIN! Joe is preparing for his middle year of seminary at Sewanee Episcopal Seminary in Eastern Tennessee. At present, he is participating in Clinical Pastoral Education at Barnes/Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Joe comes to us from the Diocese of Tennessee. He is married to Carley and they have two children.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CURSILLISTAS!
Jim Gillispie
Vivian Gillispie
Debbie Pazderka
Ruth Ann Weber
Bill Zimmermann

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: The annual appeal for school supplies for the
Franklin Neighborhood Association won’t begin for another month, but it’s not too soon to begin thinking about how you can help. A list of school supplies needed was listed in the June/July edition of the Dragon and will be published in the bulletin in the coming weeks.

EXPANDING OUR DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES was one of the insights that came from our Renewal Works program this spring. Our first opportunity will be a new bible study group hosted in a Facebook group site. The site is set up as a “secret” group so that no one outside the group can see our conversation. Everyone is invited.
Our first study will be the Gospel of John. We will be using Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, produced by the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series as a guide and starting point for discussion. You will also need a bible, any translation. This will be a communal study group without a “teacher”. Michelle Ziegler will act as a facilitator, gathering resources and keeping the group moving forward. We will start in earnest today, June 30th. Fill out the form on the website or contact Michelle Ziegler or Mae Scott to join the group.

THE WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering at Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 108 East Main, Belleville, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 17. All women 18 and up are invited. Please call the office for reservations (233-6320).
Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

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