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There are a number of opportunities to meet with others to study the Bible, share life stories, and build strong ties of friendship and support.
The Sunday morning adult Bible study meets at 9:00 am in the library adjacent to the sanctuary from September through mid-June. This pastor-led class is based on the lectionary Bible passages.
The lectionary is a list of Scripture readings for each Sunday and holy day in a three-year cycle. Many preachers and churches, including First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, use the lectionary to select the passages for preaching in worship on Sunday mornings. The passages studied in the Sunday morning “Feasting on the Word” class are likely to be the same ones read in worship later that morning.
The study for December 2012 is entitled, “Making Sense of Scripture.” All are invited, all are welcome; bring your Bibles!
Every year, the PC (USA) offers a themed Bible study through the Horizons program, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women Organization. San Francisco Theological Seminary hosts an introductory seminar on the second Saturday of every September featuring the author of the year’s study as the primary speaker. The day begins with registration and coffee at Alexander Hall of the SFTS campus and then gathers here in our sanctuary for the main teaching and discussion part of the day. Participants enjoy lunch together in Alexander Hall and return to the church for the conclusion of the seminar. Watch here for more information on the 2013 seminar.
From September 2012 through January 2013, Seminary Intern Dan Robertson leads the bi-monthly study of “Dispatches to God’s Household, The General Epistles.” The six books of the New Testament explored in this study—1 and 2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude—teach us what it means to live in community, what it means to belong to the household of God. A subset of New Testament letters known as the General Epistles, these letters were written to be shared and read aloud in early Christian communities. During the time in which the authors of these letters lived, believers regarded one another as members of God’s family. Thus, a guiding and powerful metaphor in these epistles is the understanding of family—what it means in the world of the Roman Empire as contrasted with the more expansive idea of being a member of God’s household through the Holy Spirit. These letters were meant to inspire and comfort the faithful in first-century Asia Minor, and they continue to speak to us today as we grapple with how to live in community as disciples of Christ.
The study group meets on first and third Wednesdays through January 2013 from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.
May 25th, 2013
Congratulations to Sharon LeClaire, accepted as an ordination candidate at the Redwoods Presbytery on Wednesday!