WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The Women’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursday mornings (from 9:30 until 11:00). They are a small group of faithful women who gather to explore the Scriptures and in community “break open the Word” for greater understanding of God’s love in our lives.
All Bible interested students are welcome to enter and exit the group as individual schedules allow. Topics are announced in advance.
Various Biblical translations are compared and sources are cited, followed by lively discussion and the possibility of day to day applications.
The group has studied various books of the Old and New Testaments.
TRINITY MEN’S GROUP
Discussions are centered on a subject, and the group strengthens, encourages, and exhorts each other. Our prayer is, “May God speak to us, through us.” No preparation is needed or expected. An open invitation to join the group is extended. Please visit.“Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.” Proverbs 27:17
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way, the truth, and the life. You are the word at the heart of the word. Send your Spirit of truth among us as we gather together to search the scripture.
Help to listen to the opinions and insights of others with open hearts and minds. Help us to perceive dimensions of your truth present in each of us who have been baptized into your risen body.
Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening. Amen.
(Frank T. Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church – Morehouse Publishing)
Prayer for My Heart
Dearest One, increase the capacity of our hearts. Take their edges and stretch them out to include all in us that we do not love; all in our families that we judge; all in our church that we fear; and all in the world, that doesn’t fit.
(Mrs. Phoebe W. Griswold, wife of F.T. Griswold – from Women’s Uncommon Prayers -p.257, Morehouse Publishing)
FAITH EXPLORATION COURSES
Adult Forums, offered Sunday mornings or Midweek evenings, are small groups centered on specific Christian Life topics from bible study, church history, and Christian life skills offered through the year. The curious or interested are welcome to enter and exit the group as individual schedules allow. Some examples of our activities include:
Four-week courses centered the study of the books of the Bible, specific Christian topics, and application of God’s word into our daily life.
Episcopalians 101. This program surveys the Christian Faith as lived in the Episcopal tradition. This program is ideally suited for newcomers to the Episcopal Church and Trinity, especially adults who would like to renew their baptismal vows and receive the rites of Confirmation or Reception.
Judaism 101 – This year, during Lent 2011 and in an effort to better understand the Historical Jesus, this 4 week study explored Judaism — its beliefs, the call to be a holy people of God, the practices, and history. Parishioners studied the Torah, the Talmud and then the Gospels in the New Testament, in a curriculum exclusively designed by Mother Gina+.
A prayer …
O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger!
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks!
Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. But you shall be a miracle.
Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.
— Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893