Confirmation/Inquirers Class Begins February 21!
A 6-week course will be offered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Muskegon,
Wednesday evenings, 6-8 pm, beginning February 21. (February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28). The schedule with specific topics is outlined below, and more detailed flyers are available at the church. Reverend Elsa Pressentin, Judy Fleener, and Eileen Stoffan will be presenting the information and leading the discussions, which will prepare participants who desire to be confirmed or received in the Episcopal faith. Those who wish to reaffirm their baptismal/confirmation vows will also be able to do so at the next Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan Confirmation/Reaffirmation Service on Saturday, March 31 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Muskegon.
The instructors will be using the following texts: Your Faith Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church, by Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis; Holy Bible, NRSV; and Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Participants may wish to bring a spiral notebook for taking notes.
Week One, February 21: The Episcopal Church; The Baptismal Covenant
Week Two, February 28: History of Anglicanism; History
and “Walk Through” the Book of Common Prayer; The creeds
Week Three, March 7: The Seven Sacraments; Sunday Worship
Week Four, March 14: Your Spirituality; How to Pray; Having a Relationship with God
Week Five, March 21: The Bible—Organization of the Old Testament
Week Six, March 28: The Bible, continued—Organization of the New Testament