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Adult Formation Steps out in Awe

The adult formation class which meets with Fr. Don from 9:00-9:50 on Sunday mornings has selected their summer reading. "Days of Awe and Wonder" by the late Marcus Borg

Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time.

In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration—a new way of seeing and living the Christian life—for believers, students, and lay readers. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God.

Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys. (Description anon)

A limited number of books are for sale in the office at $20.00 per book. You may also borrow the book and bring it back to the office. The book is also available at Barnes and Noble or on-line from Amazon.

The study will begin June 18, 2017.
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St Christopher's Episcopal Church shared Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan's Bishop Ousley's Final Message to the Diocese. ... See MoreSee Less

Bishop Ousley delivers his final message to the diocese - reflecting on our shared ministry together and the opportunities for future mission and ministry in our midst.

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WEAR RED THIS SUNDAY
What is RED all over? The people of St. Christopher's Church on Pentecost. Select something RED when dressing and coming to church this Sunday.

Pentecost is the 50th day after Easter and the day that the Holy Spirit arrives and provides energy and guidance for the apostles and followers of Jesus. The story in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles continues the writings of Luke in telling what happened following the Ascension. The story is important as it reminds all of us that we are not left alone. The Holy Spirit resides within us and within the Christian community.

The Red color reminds of the tongues of fire that came down upon all the people.

One of the misunderstandings of Pentecost is that people did not understand each other. That is not what the scripture story tells. The miracle of Pentecost is that people were able to hear the apostles and others telling the Gospel (the Good News) of Christ in their native language and thereby understood what was being said. The "speaking in tongues," at least in part, is the way in which folks were able to speak and be understood in languages that they heretofore did not know.

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Adult Formation Steps out in Awe

The adult formation class which meets with Fr. Don from 9:00-9:50 on Sunday mornings has selected their summer reading. "Days of Awe and Wonder" by the late Marcus Borg

Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time.

In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration—a new way of seeing and living the Christian life—for believers, students, and lay readers. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God.

Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys. (Description anon)

A limited number of books are for sale in the office at $20.00 per book. You may also borrow the book and bring it back to the office. The book is also available at Barnes and Noble or on-line from Amazon.

The study will begin June 21, 2017.

There will be no adult formation this Sunday due to Formation Forum, nor on June 11, 2017 due to funeral.
Formation Forum

This Sunday, following the 10:15 A.M. and a brief moment to grab coffee and a treat at the coffee hour, a forum on formation will be held in the Nave hosted by Fr. Don and Angela Campbell.

The facts:

What does the future hold for our formation program?

We have very few children who attend regularly.

Our Wednesday evening program went well, but had difficulty in attracting children.

Christian education, learning what it means to live as Christ in the world, is extremely important.

A church without a formation/education program for children, youth and adults is going to have a difficult time growing.

We no longer can afford a full-time or 1/2 time paid staff person in this area.

We need to know what you prefer. Please attend the forum, and if you cannot attend the forum and plan on being in church at either Sunday service, please indicate your preference to a number of questions.

Thank you!
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Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

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