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The Gospel of John
Wednesday Evenings (15 Sessions)
Written in a poetic and symbolic style, John’s Gospel tells the life story of Jesus, the incarnate Word of God. It begins with his heavenly existence and his descent into the world. It follows Jesus through his public ministry of ‘signs’ that lead to his passion, death, resurrection, and ultimate ascent to the ‘glory’ of his heavenly Father. Many of Jesus’ miracles and teachings in John appear in no other gospel and what is common to John and any of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) is always told in a distinctive fashion by John. John places a special emphasis on Jesus’ commandment to ‘Love one another as I love you’ (John 15:12).
This study has 15 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 14 lessons. The last 3 sessions introduce the Johannine letters, also known as the Letters of John.
The facilitator for this study is longtime St. Francis parishioner, bible study facilitator, and Master Catechist, Rich Zemonek.
Dates: Wednesday evenings (7:00pm-8:30pm), 15 sessions: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 (OFF 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
Cost: $27 per person – includes journal, study guide, and course materials. The Study Set includes a Study Guide by Little Rock Scripture Study Staff and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, by Scott M. Lewis (Liturgical Press).
Location: Siena Building, Classroom 754
Registration is limited to the first 15 participants and closes on October 13th.
Introduction to Liturgy Series
Wednesday in October (5 Sessions)
The Church teaches that celebration of the liturgy is the “source and summit” of our faith. What exactly does that mean? If you want to know more about the importance of our liturgy to our life of faith and what it means to participate in the liturgy (including Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, the sacramental rites, blessings, and other official rites), join us for this 5-week Introduction to Liturgy seminar starting in October.
For more information, or to register, click here: Register. There is no cost for this series.
Dates: Wednesdays – Wednesday evenings 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
6:00pm – Refreshments available in the Founders Room
6:30pm – Evening Prayer in the church
7:00pm – Seminar Breakout and Discussion
8:30pm – Dismissal
For more information, contact Tim.Hetzel@stfrancisraleigh.org.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Pray without ceasing: This is the mandate of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. Historically, one way the Church has practiced this is through praying the Psalms at set times during the day–a practice called the Liturgy of the Hours. Our community will participate in this way of “praying without ceasing” through Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn about, and join the voices of Christians throughout time as we pray through the Psalms!
Questions? Email Tim.Hetzel@stfrancisraleigh.org.