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This Sunday, April 28, we begin our Inquirers / Confirmation class.  This class is for all adults and youth, not just those presently seeking confirmation.  It will help form the spiritual life of anyone curious about our church, faith, Christianity, or the Episcopal tradition.  Come one, come all!  The class will meet in Emmaus Hall from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Younger children should go to the Sunday school rooms on the south hall of the parish building for their formation programs.

Topics for the Inquirers / Confirmation Class are as follows:

    April 28:    The Liturgical Year
            Sunday and the Christian                      Week
            Easter, the feast of feasts
            Times and seasons
            Holy Days
            Significance of the calendar                 for Christian life

    May 5:    The Prayer Book and          Liturgical Worship
            What is liturgy?
            The place of liturgy in the                       Christian life
            The Prayer Book as our                         liturgical book
            “The way we pray                                   establishes the way we                       believe”

    May 12:    The Pastoral Offices
            The Celebration and                              Blessing of a Marriage
            The Reconciliation of                            Penitents
            Ministration to the Sick
            The Burial of the Dead

    May 19:    The Eucharist
            Historical survey
            The liturgy of the Word of                    God
            The liturgy of the Holy                          Communion
            Its central place in theology                 and practice

    May 26:    Reading the Holy             Bible
            Daily Office lectionary
            Sunday Eucharistic                                lectionary
            Other strategies for                                purposeful study of                            scripture

    June 2:    The Sacraments of              Christian Initiation
            The central place of baptism                  in Christian life
            The theology of the                                baptismal liturgy
            The place of confirmation                      in the process
            The Catechumenate

    June 9:    The Daily Offices
            Morning and Evening                            prayer as public services
            Noonday Prayer and                              Compline
            The office as a model for                      private prayer

    June 16:    The Church at                  Worship
            What does the prayer book                     tell us about worship?
            What does the prayer book                     tell us about the church?
            How can we share this with                   others?

Makeup/catch-up sessions will be offered each Tuesday for those unable to attend the Sunday class.  In addition to the scheduled topics listed above, there will be a daily review and discussion of one or more topics from the Episcopal catechism, “An Outline of the Faith” (BCP, 843-62).

The class will be facilitated by Father Bolle and Chuck McDonnell.  If you have any questions, please let them know.

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