Adult Christian Education
Adult Christian Education at the Mediator takes many forms, including:
- Adult Forum (Sunday Mornings)
- Midweek Bible Study / Prayer Group (Tuesday Mornings)
- Monday Morning [Monday Morning Bible Study]
- Lenten Study
- Inquirers' Class (Scheduled According to Interest)
Adult Forum meets in the Commons Room Sunday mornings from 9:10 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. (child care is available in the Nursery for children too young for Sunday School). "Adult" because we never grow too old to learn and think. "Forum" because we wrestle together in an open forum, discussing, asking questions and providing (often tentative) answers, and interacting with one another. For a list of programs, look here.↑ Return to Top
Midweek Bible Study / Prayer Group
Tuesday Morning at 10:00 a.m., after Eucharist
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00, after the service of Holy Eucharist and Laying on of Hands for Healing in the Mary Chapel at 9:00 a.m., this ongoing group continues in the library with a devotional Bible Study, usually focusing on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday. The group continues with discussion, closing with prayers for those who are sick and the pastoral needs of our parish. Visitors and new members are always welcome.↑ Return to Top
Monday Morning Bible Study
Monday Mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Library
Monday Morning Bible Study will resume on October
2012. We will be doing a seven week study of Paul's letter to the
Galatians. All are welcome to join this lively group.
Contact Patricia Gaukler at 610/967-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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PRACTICE OF PRAYER
is a time when many of us search for a deeper faith relationship with
Christ. We hope you will consider joining us as we begin the
study of the Practice of Prayer. We will be using the book The
Practice of Prayer
by Margaret Guenther. This book has an abundance of information
for developing and building a life of prayer.
we explore why and how we pray, we will touch on many varieties of
prayer with our focus on adoration, thanksgiving, confession,
intercession and petition. It is our prayer that all members will
sign up and participate in a small group. These group meetings will
meet at different times and places in the hopes that more people’s
schedules will allow them to participate. Sign-up sheets are available
at the church.
worship will give voice to much of what we explore in our small groups
through prayers, sermons and music. Each Sunday will focus on a
particular kind of prayer: Adoration; Thanksgiving; Confession;
Intercession; and Petition. Harvey Bonner’s artwork on the front of
our altar will reinforce our focus on prayer. On March 3rd,
we will have an Instructed Eucharist that will explore our worship
through the prism of these five kinds of prayer. This will be a
wonderful opportunity for us to explore prayer and witness how it can
change us and our community.
participant will have their own book this year as there is so much more
in this book than our group study will allow time for. We ask, if
you are able, to reimburse the church for the cost of the book.
Please make your check payable to Church of the Mediator in the amount
of $11.50. There will also be a prayer journal based on the
psalms, written by our rector.
will also be inviting the congregation to submit prayers each week
during Lent as we have done in the past. This year, a member of
the Lenten Study Planning Committee will gather the prayers each week
and record them to be shared with the congregation to pray for one
another. We will keep the prayers as discrete as possible.
It is our hope that this “Practice of Prayer” will help build a
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to join the church, become Episcopalian, explore your faith more
deeply, or ask all the questions you’ve been wondering about? The
Inquirers’ Class is for you! We will meet on Sundays from noon to 2
p.m., from February 3 to April 21.
candidates for baptism will be prepared for baptism at the Easter Vigil
may prepare for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Faith,
when The Rt. Rev. John P. Croneberger comes for Confirmation on Sunday,
April 28, at the 10:15 service. Child care may be available if you let
Maria Tjeltveit know you need it, by calling 610-434-0155 by January
To register for the class, or to find out more, please contact the rector, Maria Tjeltveit, at 610-434-0155 or email@example.com.