Saint Andrew’s offers several classes to encourage the faithful. We hope that you will find a class that interests you.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION | 9:30 am on Sundays
Leader: Floyd Covey, Th.D., Ph.D. (Priest, Psychologist, Monk, Board Certified Christian Counselor)
Dr. Covey began a new adult Sunday school class in September 2017 called “Becoming One with Yeshua – Jesus.” All are invited to join this class in the parish hall at 9:30 am on Sundays. Dr. Covey’s description of the study is as follows: The term The Way was the early term used in relation to followers of Jesus. In the Holy Gospel according to St. John (14:6), Jesus said: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Thus, early Christians took the term The Way from this verse. According to Fr. Gorazd Vorpatrny, the people of Old Israel were called to holiness. In the New Testament, members of the Church are called to spiritual perfection (St. Matthew 5:48). Spiritual perfection refers to the path that all true Christians are to follow, without expecting it to “end.” By His Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, and founding of His Church, the Lord Jesus opened for His most precious creature, Man, the path to His true goal: Theosis, or Deification. In this class, God permitting, we will explore the journey to Theosis, looking at what Celtic Orthodox Spirituality teaches on the true goal of God for us. We were created in the image of God, but we are on a journey to attain God’s likeness. The idea of “God dwelling in us and we in Him” is set forth in the Gospel of St. John and in the Epistles of St. Paul and St. Peter. Again, God permitting, we will also explore the Celtic view of “Listening for the Heartbeat of God” in all of life. Further, we will examine what Holy Scripture actually teaches in opposition to some of the current false teachings about our faith, teachings that are prevalent in our culture today. Please join us on our journey, if you can. If you cannot join us, please pray for us that the Holy Spirit will lead each moment of the class, as well as each moment of our lives. Audio lectures for this class can be accessed here.
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
The Ladies’ Bible Study group will begin a new study of Ruth on Jan 14, 2020. The study will last 5 or 6 weeks, and the speaker will be Gaye Carter. Books will be available at the first class. All ladies are invited to join.
Tuesday Men’s Bible Study | 10 am in the conference room | Tom Davis
The Tuesday Men’s Bible group is currently studying of the Book of Daniel. They welcome new members to come and explore the Bible with them. They meet every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am in the conference room.
Wednesday Bible Study | 10 am in the parish hall | Fr. Jeff Marx
The letter to the Hebrews is probably not a letter, and the audience was wider than just Hebrew people. Contrasting Jesus with angels and Moses; describing Him in high priestly terms; and exhorting Christian readers to embrace the suffering Lord whatever the cost—this sermon is a stunning declaration of the call to faith in and fidelity to the divine Savior. Join us as we savor the literary beauty of God’s revelation. Notes from this class will be posted here.
Thursday Bible Study | 10 am (followed by Holy Eucharist at 11 am) in the parish hall | Fr. Christian Senyoni
Fr. Christian will begin a new Bible study called “Colossians: Against the Tide” on Aug 15. Colossians teaches principles for living a Christian life in the midst of a non-Christian culture. Sometimes this calls for us to stand against the tide of public opinion or popular trends. In chapter one, Paul tells the Colossian Christians that he prays for them on a regular basis, asking God to “fill [them] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” He goes on to say, “We pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way….” This study will examine four components of living a life pleasing to God. It will not be necessary for attendees to purchase a book. Notes from this class will be posted here.
Sunday Bible Study | 3:30 pm in the conference room | Tom Davis
The Sunday Bible Study has completed an overview of the Prophets and has begun a 5-lesson study of Jonah. Everyone is welcome to join them on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the church conference room.