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Sundays in Lent Book Discussion
During the 5 Sundays of Lent (March 5th through April 2nd), St. John’s members will be facilitating a book discussion from 9:00-9:50am in the Library between services. We will be reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Purchase a copy of the book on your own and begin reading; then plan on joining the discussion.
Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don't know how to face. [This book] by Michelle Alexander is such a work"
— The New York Review of Books
The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide.
Inquirer’s Class Sunday and Wednesday evenings
Wednesdays, March 8 through 29 from 7:00-8:30pm
Sundays, March 12 through April 2 from 5:00-6:00pm
The Episcopal Church has a long and rich history stretching back to the Church of England and the English Reformation in the 16th century. Our story is one worth telling and understanding because throughout we learn something about our ancestrors and ourselves today as inheritors and bearers of the tradition. On Sunday and Wednesday evenings we will using a resource called The Episcopal Way to help us hear that story. Priest Lisa will lead the conversation and also supplement with interesting highlights and stops along the way. This series of classes is open to all but especially intended for those who may be interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop in June. The same material will be offered twice- first on Wednesday and then the proceeding Sunday.
Come join us once or each week; all are welcome.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study (9:30am - 11:00am)
This intimate and self-sustaining study of God’s Word meets weekly. Our collaborative format is simple: We take turns reading Scripture aloud; often comparing different translations of the Bible. Discussion follows based on individual interest and Biblical commentary as we seek to better understand God through our our ancient texts. In recent years we completed studies of of Psalms and Proverbs, Hebrews, and the letters of James, 1 & 2 Peter and 1, 2 & 3 John.
All are welcome and no background or experience in Bible Study required!
Wednesday Women's Bible Study (9:00am - 10:30am)
This Bible study has had rotating leadership for the past 2 decades. Currently lead by Priest Lisa, we are studying the Gospel according to Matthew using a study guide by New Testament scholar, N.T. Wright. Historical and cultural context, an introduction to forms of Biblical criticism/thought, handouts and presentations create a rich format for entering into the text every week while we learn how to integrate this ancient wisdom into our everday lives. No advance preparation is necessary for this ever-popular group! Everybody is welcome.
Thursday Men's Spirituality Group (9:30am coffee and 10:00-11:00am discussion)
This dedicated group of men gathers weekly to share their lives and support their faith journeys. After an intentional time of coffee and fellowship they read and discuss a selected reading ranging from spiritual classics to contemporary devotional books. The men also volunteer at St. Leo's soup kitchen in Detroit once a month. Newcomers are welcome.
Saturday Men's Bible Study (7:30am - 9:00am)
This Saturday Men’s Bible Study gathers about 7:30 a.m. to have bagels or other goodies and to visit. Then study begins strictly at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 9:00 a.m. We have a good time socially, a challenging time intellectually, and a supportive time spiritually.
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