THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY - AUGUST 6 AT 10:00 AM VIA ZOOM
We are studying The Pastoral Letters (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) at our Thursday morning bible study. This week we will be looking in depth at Titus 1:1-16. Here are some discussion questions that will guide our conversation.
- What do you know about the circumstances under which Paul wrote this letter to Titus?
- Who is Paul's list of leadership qualifications focused mostly on "being" and not on "doing"?
- How do you interpret "the husband of but one wife"? Does this exclude bachelors or remarried men?
- What was going on in Crete that made the appointment of such elders important? Does any of this go on in the church today? In what way?
- When did you come to a knowledge of the truth of Christ that Paul speaks of in vss. 1-2.
- Who have you especially respected for their godly leadership? Which qualities from this passage did you appreciate in them?
- Which of these qualities do you feel you need to develop in your own life?
LOOKING FOR A PARISH ARTIST TO DESIGN ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR DONOR CARDS
Every year the Foreign and Domestic Missions Committee hosts an alternative gifts fair on the first two Sundays of Advent. This is an opportunity for each of us to donate to several non-profit organizations on behalf of, in memory of, in thanksgiving for, or in honor of someone we care about.
As the committee meets to decide which organizations they will be raising funds for, they are looking for someone to design the donor cards. These will also be sold as Christmas Cards. If you are interested, please send your design to Ferol Senter firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 26.
PSALMS PROJECT UPDATE
Bishop Reed asked us at our Diocesan Council back in February to read The Book of Psalms this year.
The Book of Psalms is not necessarily a book to be studied, but rather a book to be used. The psalms are primarily hymns and they need to be spoken and/or sung in order to receive the full impact of what they are saying to us and for us.
Several of your fellow Parishioners have offered to record some of the Psalms, the first of which have been uploaded to YouTube. You can view them here. Invite your friends to view them as well.
There are plenty more Psalms to be recorded. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this project. email@example.com.
A LITTLE HUMOR
In this time when everyone is wearing masks for safety and making it difficult to hear what is being said, this cartoon can seem prophetic.
Humor is a great release, but it also gives us perspective. it helps us see the world and our own ideals and beliefs a little differently. I hope this makes you laugh. And maybe reminds us to be patient with others during this difficult time.