News | the week of July 16

The readings for Sunday July 22 are Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Theology by the Glass – our next session is set for Monday July 16, 7:30pm at “The Red Cactus,” 691 Corydon Avenue. This session’s article is called “How ‘Modest Is Hottest’ Is Hurting Christian Women,” and basically this conversation will take us into a whole cluster of issues around sexuality, modesty, and shame… and the ways in which both culture and church can get us into trouble. You can access the article here.

A saint benedict’s table jazz night, with Rob and Adelle Burton, Andrew Colman, and Larry Campbell – Saturday July the 21, 7:30-10:30 at The Loft, 774 Corydon Avenue. Good food, a cold drink, some live music by people from saint ben’s, and the chance to connect with a few others from around the community… that’s a great way to spend a summer evening.

A reminder about our practice of gathering food each week for Agape Table. I realize it is easy to fall out of the habit of bringing something to add to those baskets, but their work goes on right through these warm summer days. Fresh fruit is always good, as is anything that can be added to the soup!

Over the next few weeks we will be gathering information from our community regarding the formation of some small groups for the fall. There has been a definite desire expressed for groups that meet regularly, as well as for the opportunity for deeper study of the faith and discipleship. There will be survey forms available at the church over the coming weeks, but you can also request one and return it via e-mail.

A note from Jamie Howison: I will be away from July 19 through to the 28th. The first few days will be some family time in Minneapolis, and then starting on the 22nd I’ll be at St John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. I’m taking part in a writing workshop led by Kathleen Norris (author of The Cloister Walk, among other books), which I’m very much anticipating. If you’re interested, you can get a bit more detail on what I’ll be doing by clicking here. Helen Kennedy will be leading the saint ben’s liturgy on Sunday July 22.

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