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View all offerings in the 2024 spring discipleship brochure

Sunday Morning Offerings

The Rector’s Forum:
The Gospel of John
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller
Parish Hall, 9:30 a.m. 

Join the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, as he continues his study of the Gospel of John, an extraordinary book breathed out by God. This gospel, described by Martin Luther as the “unique, tender, genuine, and chief Gospel,” has had a profound impact on countless lives and the history of the world. Bring your Bible so that you may fully read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest these remarkable words.

A Journey of Faith (Spring Semester)
The Rev. Andrew O’Dell
Philadelphia Alley, 9:30 a.m. (Registration closed)
Questions? Drop Andrew a line. 

Foundations is one of the best ways to get connected at St. Philip's. This semester-long course explores the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith in an environment that allows for conversation and connection. For those who feel led to join St. Philip's, the class will culminate in the service of Confirmation when the bishop makes his annual visitation (typically on the Sunday after Easter). Foundations is offered both in the fall (beginning a week after Rally Sunday) and in the winter/spring (generally beginning the Sunday that falls after the New Year). Both newcomers to the church and longtime members will find the journey of Foundations to be an enriching, encouraging and spiritually enlightening experience!

Foundations is an adult Sunday School class for those who are:

  • New to St. Philip’s, or
  • Looking for a refresher on what we believe as Christians and why we believe it, or
  • The parent of a student currently enrolled in our Confirmation Class, or
  • Interested in:
    • Being baptized
    • Becoming a member of the St. Philip’s family through Confirmation/Reception
    • Having their infant baptized
    • Getting connected into the St. Philip’s community
    • Reaffirming their faith in Jesus Christ

Standing on the Promises: A Parenting Class with Molly and Justin Hare
The Rev. Justin Hare
Chapel, 9:30 a.m. (Register here.)––begins January 28
Questions? Contact Justin.

Calling all who have (or hope to have) children! This spring, Justin Hare and his wife, Molly, will once again be offering a class on parenting. Drawing from material in the books Standing on the Promises and Why Children Matter by Douglas Wilson, Justin and Molly will:

  • present a biblical framework of children, family, and parenting
  • explore some foundational principles when it comes to raising children as Christians
  • offer some practical wisdom from their own experience
  • facilitate discussion that will foster collaboration and hope for all of us to live more fully into our baptismal vows as parents and godparents

This class promises to take the call to parenthood very seriously––while not taking ourselves too seriously! There will no doubt be laughter, tears, and joy as we explore together the strengths and weaknesses in our own parenting, while firmly standing on the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Justin and Molly are striving to meet all parents where they are in their journey of parenting, offering hope and a vision for those who are new or perhaps struggling, as well as providing deeper biblical wisdom for those who are more seasoned and want to grow deeper in their discipleship as parents.

Please feel free to invite friends inside and outside of the church who you think would enjoy being with us in this time!