Faith Forming Opportunities
Dec 3 2015 6:48 PM
This Sunday, December 6, the children will be in classrooms and learning about John the Baptist. They will hear about his message to repent and follow God as well as his rather unique lifestyle - living in the desert and eating insects. Parents could follow up on this conversation about the most unique foods ever eaten as well as keeping our focus on God, especially during Advent.
Next week the children will be doing music with Michael and practicing songs for the pageant and Christmas Eve. Have you signed up for the pageant? If not, please go to this link.
Come to Advent Pajama Prayers on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m! December 3, 10 & 17. A great time to be quiet and listen for God, say our prayers and sing.
Youth ... 4th - 12th grade
The next two Sundays, December 6 and 13, the Coffee House will be open for youth and we will be discussing the season of Advent and a few of the characters we meet in scripture and in legend. These will include John the Baptist, St. Nicholas, and Ebeneezer Scrooge. So come and join the conversation!
In the afternoon, members of the youth group will be heading to Alexandria for the production of A Christmas Carol at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. We still need a driver and have a couple of available tickets, first come basis. Please let me know if you can now attend. We will meet at St. Dunstan's at 2:00 p.m. and plan to return by 6:00 p.m.
The Good News of St. Luke
Join Jacqueline Bray, our seminarian, for a journey into the Gospel of Luke on the Sundays of December 6 and 13. With Advent, we make the start of a "new year" in the church's calendar and that also means a change in our lectionary for Sundays. Year C uses the Gospel of Luke on most weeks. This week we will look at an
overview of this gospel and see the adventure that is Luke's vision of the Good News.
Our focus for the following week will include a look at some of the traditional advent stories that we have grown to love, that are only found in Luke's narrative and his version of the end times to come. We will have great conversation comparing these birth and end time stories and what they mean in our contemporary lives.
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator