SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION

Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. we meet at tables in the Community Room, near the always available coffee and treats. While we do repeat the course titles just as we do with the lectionary readings in the Episcopal Church, our teachers vary and the content is personalized by each teacher. Remember too that you will hear the information differently each time, based on your own life and the world that we live in.

THIRD SUNDAY CONVERSATIONS

Just as “pray, study, serve” is part of our daily routine, so is “3rd Sunday Conversations.” Quite obviously, it is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month, at 9:15 a.m., led by Dean Paul Lebens-Englund and other leaders, clergy and lay. To stay in touch with what is happening at St Mark’s, the Episcopal Church of MN, the Episcopal Church of U.S., and the Anglican Communion, come join these monthly conversations.

Wednesday Evening Round Table – Making Connections within a Small Group

We gather for fellowship, share a meal, listen to a brief presentation, and discuss the topic around the table. The evening concludes with the service of Compline. During the year, Round Table is offered in three segments, with each segment on three consecutive Wednesdays and as the group around the table is the same for the 3 weeks, the preference is to attend all 3 weeks. Registration is available about 4 weeks before the program begins.

Fall 2018 program focuses on Living Faith in Community, using the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Winter 2019 program focuses on Living Faith in Personal Practices, using the writings of Phyllis Tickle.
Lent 2019 program focuses on Living Faith in Society, using the writings of Thomas Merton.

Recommended Books

  • *A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of life; John Westerhoff with Sharon Ely Pearson
  • *Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices; Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe
  • *Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living; John McQuiston II
  • A Little Rule for Beginners: Insights into Benedictine Spirituality; Joan Chittister
  • The Rule of Benedict; Joan Chittister
  • Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict; Esther de Waal
  • Dwelling in the Word: A pocket handbook; Pat Taylor Ellison

*As many of us prioritize our purchases, these three are highly recommended!

For questions concerning our adult ministry, please contact Mary Lusk.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

6 weeks at Sisyphus for Bible & Brew

Dec 12 at 6:30 PM
Wednesdays in November and December, at 6:30 pm. Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W Meet and learn with local theologians as we dig deeper into our guiding scripture. Connect with Mary Lusk with questions.

December 16: Olivier Messiaen

Dec 16 at 3:00 PM
3 p.m. Messian's nine-movement cycle of meditations on the Incarnation is performed by Raymond Johnston.

6 weeks at Sisyphus for Bible & Brew

Dec 19 at 6:30 PM
Wednesdays in November and December, at 6:30 pm. Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W Meet and learn with local theologians as we dig deeper into our guiding scripture. Connect with Mary Lusk with questions.