Weekly Dispatch, September 18th, 2019
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Dates to Remember & Links to RSVP

Dear friends in Christ,

If everyone who RSVP'd comes to our initial C.S. Lewis Institute lecture, then we could have more than 60 people at St. John's this evening. This will be a wonderful opportunity to show hospitality to quite a few people who've never visited our church, so please do join us if you can.

If you haven't seen the event invitation, then you may be interested in this description of tonight's presentation:

The Form of Christian Faith, Part 1: Canon and Creed

In our age of extreme Christian diversity, is it possible to identify "the faith once and for all entrusted to the saints? (Jude 1:3). For instance, what are we to do when christians arrive at wildly different and even contradictory interpretations of the Bible - our source and standard of Truth? Are some interpretations better than others? Who is to say, and by what authority?

In this presentation, Dr. Bryan Hollon will address the issue of Christian unity by looking back to theological developments that helped shape the New Testament canon in the first place. Attendees will come away from the presentation with renewed confidence that there is a classical christian consensus of faithful and authoritative biblical interpretation. Some interpretations are better than others, and we can know enough about biblical truth to discern when Christian teaching is consistent with “the faith once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 1:3).

Sean and I are a little late getting this in the schedule, but we mentioned on Sunday that, during the month of September, the women of St. John's have been reading "The Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren. On September 30th @7pm at the church the women's group will meet to have a casual discussion of the book. Bring a snack to share!

Also, the book, "Confessing the Faith: Anglican Doctrine" has arrived. If you ordered a book or do plan to participate in catechesis and want a copy of the book, please bring cash or a check for just $5, and we will get you a copy. If we do not see you tonight (Wednesday), then we look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we continue our series in 1 Corinthians. Have a blessed week.

Grace & Peace,
Bryan+ and Sean+

How You Can Pray This Week

If you were not in church on Sunday and would like to see the weekly prayer requests, please send an email to Fr. Sean Ewing at frsean@stjohnsanglican.org.

Pray the Daily Office
Interested in a simple way to pray the daily office from the Book of Common Prayer? Follow this link for text and audio versions of morning, noon, and evening prayer. The site is hosted by our friend, Fr. Michael Jarrett.

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