St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
A community of real people, rooted in the common journey of following Jesus’ way of love,
seeking to live out a relevant faith that meaningfully connects with our lives, and the lives of others.
Join us Wednesday nights for a new seminar series:
“EMBRACING THE PROPHETS
In contemporary Culture”
With theologian Walter Brueggemann
A series over 6 weeks that will emphasize the message from the Old Testament Prophets for our current day. It’s a chance to roll up our sleeves, learn, discuss and apply the core pieces of who we are as Christians in light of the Old Testament prophetic message.
Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings and will include a light supper at 6:30, class from 6:45-8:00, and we will end with Compline in the church. (after the first meeting there will be a sign-up to bring soup, bread and desert)
Registration: just e-mail the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the church narthex. There will be a sign up sheet for each week. Please plan on attending all sessions and come, even if you miss a week.
- October 28: Moses, Pharaohs, the Prophets and Us
- November 4: The Prophets as Uncredentialed Purveyors of Covenant
- November 11: Moral Coherence in a World of Power, Money & Violence
- November 18: The Shrill Rhetoric that Breaks Denial
- November 25: The Grief of Loss as Divine Judgement
- December 2: The Promissory Language that Breaks Despair
This is great opportunity to hear from one the world’s leading Old Testament theologians regarding the Israelite prophets.
“Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture” is a perfect tool for study, reflection and community building. The ever-moving and provocative Walter Brueggemann sets out prophetic thinking in clear and appealing terms as a challenge to ancient cultures and worlds. Then he turns to our contemporary western world and finds an urgent prophetic call to resist consumerism and power structures that oppress and dehumanize us all.
This is an interactive video-discussion program intended to raise appropriate questions and foster discussion about how the message from the Old Testament Prophets relate to us today.
One encyclopedia’s definition of Pastoral Care is: “Pastoral care is a term applied where Christians offer help and caring to others in their church or wider community. Pastoral care can be listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending.”
Too often we think of pastoral care as just visiting the home bound or the ill and infirm. We regularly visit folks in nursing facilities, in hospitals or in their homes. We sometimes fail to realize that everyone is in need of pastoral care at one time or another. As loving and caring Christians, we should all keep our “antennae” out to sense the need for pastoral care in others.
We encourage and invite you to notify the church office when you or a member of your family is hospitalized, rehabbing at home or in a facility, or just in need of some pastoral conversation.
Please contact the church office by email at email@example.com, the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-331-2222.