Theology Update for the Week of March 11

Dear friends in Christ,

Christian doctrine and the Old Testament

On March 11, at 10 a.m., the Sunday class continues its series on Christian doctrine and the Old Testament. Specifically, we look at the mystery of divine election, with a particular focus on the call of Abraham, as well as the story of Joseph (son of Jacob), and the election of the disciples themselves. Next week, we turn to the incarnation of Christ and its relationship to the Temple in Jerusalem. These classes meet on the fifth floor of the parish house.

Saint Thomas Book Group

The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Andrew Hall. We discuss Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener. The only requirement to attend the discussion is that you have read the book. Copies of this, and other book group selections, are available for purchase in the Saint Thomas bookstore. Other upcoming books and dates can be found in the theology section of our website.

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine class: “They recognized him in the breaking of the bread”: The Eucharist at the heart of our common life

This class continues on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Andrew Hall. Primarily intended for those who wish to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, the class is also open to any who are interested in the topic of the day. See complete details on the website, or contact David Daniel at welcome@SaintThomasChurch.org with any questions about this class or about membership at Saint Thomas.

Lecture to be rescheduled

It was disappointing to cancel the lecture “How to Be a Sinner” by Dr. Peter Bouteneff of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, originally scheduled for March 7. I am working with Dr. Bouteneff to find another date for later in the year.

Yours in Christ,
Joel