Saint Andrew’s offers several classes to encourage the faithful. We hope that you will find a class that interests you.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION at 9:30 am on Sundays
Leader: Fr. Jeff
Join us in the parish hall at 9:30 am each Sunday for a Bible study on Romans. The recommended text is Tom Wright’s Paul for Everyone: Romans, Part One. In addition, Fr. Jeff is preparing notes from numerous commentaries (Roman, Protestant, Messianic Jew, Jewish, and some Ancient Church). The plan is to read sections (based on Wright’s divisions) analyzing the verses. We hope to also have some prayerful discussion on God’s revelation for us in the Word.
Several Bible studies are offered at Saint Andrew’s Church on mornings and evenings throughout the week.
Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study | 10 am in the parish hall | Sara Dobbs
On September 12, 2017, this group will begin study of an amazing and life changing section of the Bible – the Sermon on the Mount, led in a video study by Jen Wilkin. Sara is very excited about this study and wants to include everyone. New members are welcome to the fellowship!
Tuesday Men’s Bible Study | 10 am in the conference room | Tom Davis
Since April 4, 2017, the Men’s Bible Study group has been studying the Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, using a volume in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series by Scott M. Lewis, who is vice president, dean, and associate professor of New Testament at Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
Wednesday Bible Study | 10 am | Fr. Jeff
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Fr. David began a study of the Beatitudes. From a Latin root that means “blessed” or “happy,” the Beatitudes are statements in the New Testament that begin with a similar form: “Blessed are . . ., for. . . .” The Beatitudes at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew and in the Sermon on the Plain in Luke are spoken by Jesus to his disciples. For this study, the group is reading Beatitudes from the Back Side by J. Ellsworth Kalas (1923–2015). Kalas was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years before joining the faculty at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This adult Wednesday Bible study of the Beatitudes is in recess for the summer and will resume on August 9 with Fr. Jeff Marx as the leader.
Thursday Bible Study | 10 am (followed by Holy Eucharist at 11 am) | Fr. Jeff
This long-standing Bible Study has studied much of the Pauline corpus and branched out in recent years to include studies of the writings of the Early Church Fathers and some Books of the Apocrypha (Esdras and Maccabees). This was intended to supplement teachings in the other Bible Studies. Since January 2016, they have been studying the Book of Exodus. There is no text, and the Rector provides the teaching. Recommended texts include both a Roman Catholic and Evangelical Study Bible (to give broader perspective) as well as the Jewish Study Bible. For insights into the Hebrew text, the Blue Letter Bible is an excellent web tool that is fairly easy to navigate.
Sunday Evening Bible Study | 6:30 pm | Conference Room | Tom Davis
The Sunday Evening Bible Study will begin a new study on July 30, 2017. “Learning to Live as Jesus Lived” is a 5-week video series filmed on location in the Holy Land. Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan weaves together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographic contexts revealing unique insights into Scriptures’ significance for modern believers. This series brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. Please join us on July 30, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the church’s conference room. Everyone is welcome.