St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
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Wednesdays in Lent, 6:30 pm: Soup and Bread Supper, followed by
Basic Anglicanism: Basic Bible-Orientation to Scripture
Fridays in Lent, 11:30 am: Praying the Rosary
12:15 pm: Stations of the Cross
St. Mary Magdalene Confirmation for spring 2015
Confirmation classes will begin Sunday morning, April 12, and continue on the following Wednesdays starting April 15th as part of the Wednesday Night Basic Anglicanism classes. The confirmation classes will meet both Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings through May 6th.
Schedule: Sundays and Wednesdays beginning the first Sunday after Easter
- Sundays: April 12, 19 and 26, and May /3 at 9:00a.m., before church services
- Wednesdays (6:30-8:30 pm with soup supper and ending with Compline): April 15, 22 and 29, and May 6
- May 6 can be a run-through for what will happen at the confirmation service on May 8.
- Confirmation on May 8 (in the KC region at a place yet to be announced)
- Confirmation Reception at SMM, Sunday, May 10
Work days for the group can include the Garage Sale and the Garden working days, and any of the St. Mary Kitchen days between now and confirmation.
Those who are 14 years of age and older are eligible for being confirmed. This will also serve for those willing to be received who have come from another faith tradition.
Please contact Tammy Garrison (email@example.com) or Fr. David for additional questions and to enroll.
Basic Anglicanism Classes: The Bible and its Perspective for our faith
St. Mary Magdalene is offering a series of courses that give us a foundation for the faith we live in together as a parish in the Episcopal Church. It’s not an indoctrination, but a chance to roll up our sleeves, learn, discuss and apply the core pieces of who we are as Christians and Episcopalians. These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend the days in each series of a class. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings in the Children's Sunday School room at the church. Classes will include a light supper at 6:30, class from 7:00-8:00, and we will end with Compline. Childcare will be provided if needed. Registration for all classes is open: just e-mail the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Basic Bible is a basic orientation to scripture, a map of the broad themes of the Bible and timeline of events. Learn how to read the Old and New Testaments. A review of different ways to do Bible study is included in the series.
March 4: A Layman's Approach to Bible Study. Presented by Mr. Larry Bingham, St. Michael and All Angels, Mission, KS
March 11: Biblical Texts and Translations. Presented by Fr. David
March 18: Anglican Approach to the Bible: Presented by Rev. Dr. Don Compier, Dean/Bishop of the Kemper School for Ministry (and also from St. Michael and All Angels)
March 25: Is There Such a Thing as "Biblical Theology?": Presented by Fr. Marshall Scott
April 1: no class--Tenebrae in the church at &;00 p.m. Please come!
April 8: Questions and Answers--Panel Discussion to conclude the series
Basic Discipleship How does our faith make a difference in our daily life? The discipline and practice of prayer, living in community, study, service, almsgiving. What does it mean to grow in our relationship with Christ not just as individuals but as a community? Participants will be encouraged to adopt our Rhythm of Life.
Wednesday evenings: April 22 and April 29, May 6 and May 13
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.
Upcoming activities of note:
- BASIC CHRISTIANITY CLASSES and CONFIRMATION CLASSES at SMM. See above for more information
THE ONE WHO IS TO COME - Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate at St. Sabina Parish in Belton, will facilitate five sessions during Lent exploring the Old Testament "prophetic predictions" concerning the Messiah. This topic surfaced out of discussions on how to read, understand, and interpret the Bible. The sessions will examine select Old Testament lectionary passages that we, as Christians, use especially during Advent and Lent and connect them with the life and ministry of Jesus. Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and repeated Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to noon, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1. Call 816-979-3153 or 816-979-3151 to register.
- “WHAT IS RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING?” – A public town hall, March 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Whitfield Center at Avila University. Martin Schuster, Ph.D., and four other researchers will lead an open, public, inclusive and non-specialized discussion. Anyone who is interested in questions of religion and religious understanding is invited to participate. No special training or background, apart from respectful inquiry, is required. The event is free, but an RSVP would be appreciated. For more information and to make your reservation, go to www.avila.edu/rs-pl/town-hall.asp.