Wednesday Nights @ St. Francis
On Wednesdays, our parish comes together for a midweek opportunity to hear about and celebrate the Good News of God in Jesus.
At 5:45, the parish meets for a communal dinner. At 6:30, we break up into classes: the choir rehearses, the youth group goes to the Vicarage, the children go downstairs, and the adults choose between several adult education options. See below for details.
Email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP for dinner or to sign up for one of these classes.
If you know your dinner plans (if, for instance, you know that you are planning to join us for dinner every week, or if you already know which weeks you will be joining us) you may pre-pay online by clicking on this button:
Two classes will be offered during the Winter 2017 Session of Wednesday Nights at St. Francis. There is no cost for these classes, but we are asking for registrations because space is limited:
Law, Gospel and the Meaning of Life with The Rev. Dr. Jady Koch
January 11—February 22 • 6:30—7:45 p.m. in Graves Hall
For 7 weeks, join our Rector, the Rev. Dr. Jady Koch, as he works through his recently published book The Distinction Between Law and Gospel as the Basis and Boundary of Theological Reflection. The class will work systematically through the book and touch on issues of great theological significance to not only our Anglican heritage but for Christianity in general. As 2017 marks the 500 anniversary of the Reformation, start the year off right by engaging these great questions of Justification by Faith, the Distinction between Law and Gospel, and many more with Dr. Koch as we grow ever more confident in the confession of our faith. The book has been made available to any participant at no cost ($40 suggested donation), but space is limited to the first 30 people!
Yahweh Among other Gods with Aaron Chan
January 11—February 22 • 6:30—7:45 p.m. in 201/202
The belief that all religions are essentially the same is become increasingly prevalent in multicultural and pluralistic societies like ours. This seems to fit well with a burgeoning perception that the Old Testament (OT) faith is not unique since it (arguably) shares many similarities with the religions in the Ancient Near East (ANE). Moreover, OT religious practices such as prophecy, interpretation of dreams and divination are also used in pagan cultures. The emphasis on such similarities is accompanied by a growing skepticism about the uniqueness of Yahweh among other gods. Yet, the exclusive nature of the worship of Yahweh in the OT is undeniably clear; nothing less than total allegiance to Yahweh was expected from the ancient Israelites. Through a comparative study of the fundamental differences between ANE religions and the OT faith, this study will show how the OT faith is radically different, and that Yahweh is truly unique from other gods.
To listen to audio recordings from select previous Wednesday Night classes, click HERE.