Wednesday Supper Series

Wednesday Supper Series

The first four sessions of the Wednesday Supper Series, titled The First Word: A Bible Study NOT for the Faint-of-Heart will be presented March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Colhoun A.

Have you ever heard the scripture reading in church and wanted to raise your hand and ask a question? Have you ever hoped that the preacher would talk about a specific issue from the Bible story, but it wasn’t addressed? Have you ever wanted to hear your own words from the pulpit? If so, our Lenten Wednesday Supper Series Bible study is for you. Join us for an engaging study of vignettes from the Gospel of John and other lessons. Wednesday night discussions will provide the content of the preacher’s sermon on the following Sunday morning. Bring all your insights, wisdom, questions, grumpy attitudes and struggles with the Bible. All are welcome to share in a rich dialogue on the issues of scripture and how people of different perspectives read it. The four-part series will be led by St. Paul’s clergy.

The John’s Gospel reading will serve as the primary basis for the Wednesday night studies. Clergy will also discuss other upcoming lectionary readings as time permits. A schedule of the readings for each week is available online for participants who would like read them in advance.

The Wednesday Supper Series will conclude April 5 with a session led by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, titled Christ Our Passover is Sacrificed for Us: Jesus, the Passover and the Eucharist. In the formation of what we now know to be the Eucharist, Jesus picked a very specific Jewish holiday, the Passover, as the framework for his final experience of the Last Supper with his disciples. Dixon will explore the symbols of Passover and how they now shape our prayers and celebration of Holy Eucharist and how these holy meals influence our practice of faith in Holy Week and Easter.

All five Wednesday night parish gatherings include supper and a program in Colhoun A. Supper for the whole family will be from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Programs will be presented from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m., followed by Compline in the chapel.

Late-comers are welcome to eat during the program.

The cost for supper will be $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12, with a maximum cost per family of $20.

After supper, child care for children three years old and younger will be available in room 107 off the Preschool hallway. A program centered on Holy Week will be offered for Pre-K students through fifth graders in Room 305 beside the library.