Announcing Our Next Study: Isaiah

Announcing Our Fall Scripture Study,

Studies in Isaiah:
A Prophet for Our Times

Six lessons

Among the written prophets of ancient Israel, Isaiah has always held a unique place in the hearts of the great teachers of the faith, because this prophet’s messages of justice, judgment, and hope speak with a special resonance to each generation. Called “the Shakespeare of the Old Testament,” Isaiah’s voice soars across the ages in some of the most piercing prophecies of Old Testament. Jesus quoted him often; and his prophecies of a coming Messiah are especially important in pointing to the Christ. Every student of the Bible needs to draw deeply from Isaiah.

See the flyer for more details, including a schedule of lessons.

Begins the week of October 15

in one of the following three locations:

– at the St. Irenaeus Center –

Tuesday Evenings: 7:15–9:00 PM at 542 Blossom Rd.

– in Charlotte –

Wednesday Evenings: 7:15–9:00 PM at 294 Burley Rd. (off Lake Ave.)

– at the St. Irenaeus Center –

Thursday Mornings: 9:30–11:30 AM at 542 Blossom Rd.

Price: We suggest $5.00 a session, but only pay what you can afford.

College students attend free.

Christ in Community Part 2

Dear friends,

We will begin the Fall with a short, three-week study on Christ in Community. Class begins the week of September 17. If you were with us in the Spring, you will recall that we ended the first part of Christ in Community early – well this is the second, concluding part.

We will be meeting Tuesday nights 7:15–9:00 at the Center, Wednesday nights in Charlotte, and Thursday mornings 9:30–11:30 at the Center. For more information, download our flyer here.

I look forward to seeing you all then!

Grace be with you,

Ted

P.S. If you weren’t with us for Part 1, don’t be at all apprehensive about joining us for Part 2 – we will begin with an introduction to make sure everyone is up to speed.

Class Canceled Tonight

We’ve decided to cancel classes tonight on account of bad road conditions. We’re sorry for getting word out so late: we were hoping conditions would improve as the day went on, but we hear roads are still pretty bad.

We are still on for tomorrow night in Charlotte and Thursday morning at the St. Irenaeus Center – hope to see you then!

Announcing Christian Prayer

This is an announcement that our winter Bible study will start in two weeks (the week of January 22). We will be going into a six-week series on Christian Prayer, drawing from Scripture and Tradition. Have a look at our flyer for details (here).


In the usual meaning of prayer, a person sets out to approach God, either in petition or praise. Regardless of the person’s understanding, this is no small thing. It is to enter the realm of the spiritual and to approach the Supreme Being from whom we have our being and every good gift. His nature is altogether holy in a majesty inexpressible, his power is absolute, and his glory fills the universe, though mortal minds can scarcely comprehend it.  Yet he has sent us his Son to show the measure of his love for man.  With infinite mercy and kindness, he beckons us to draw near. This is a wondrous thing indeed.

We hope you can join us as we begin to explore the glory of Christian prayer!

Announcing Advent Lights

Dear friends,

This week begins our Advent program, entitled “Advent Lights,” a two-week study on the Immanuel Songs of Isaiah 7–12. These gatherings will be more discussion-oriented than our usual classes: they should be a relaxed, prayerful way to shed some light on your Advent season. We hope you can join us!

Advent Lights will be Wednesday nights, from 7:15–9:00 PM and Thursday mornings, 9:30–11:30 AM at the St. Irenaeus Center on Blossom Rd.

Yours in Christ,

Ted J.

Fall Study: Israel in the Wilderness

This is just an announcement that our fall series, “Israel in the Wilderness: Eight Lessons from the Book of Numbers.”

This is the fifth and final study in our multi-year series on the five books of Torah. The Torah is absolutely foundational to our faith as Christians, revealing God’s nature to us over a vast sweep of history.

We think this study on the Book of Numbers – called in Hebrew B’Midbar, “In the Wilderness” – will be an important one. Because in addition to teaching us about God’s faithfulness to his covenant people through great hardship, the Torah is a kind of sacred roadmap, teaching us how to act so as to grow closer to God and find rest in his consolations.

See the flyer for more details.

NOTE: Wednesday classes have been moved to the St. Irenaeus Center, 542 Blossom Rd.

Class Canceled, Wednesday 02/07

Class is canceled tonight (Wednesday, 02/07/2018) on account of the storm.

There is no class next week due to Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday. We will release news about rescheduling soon.

We are still having classes tomorrow morning. Drive safe!