Epiphany Quiet Day

2020 Epiphany Quiet Day: Let your Light Shine Before Others

Saturday January 25th

Epiphany is a time of enlightenment.  Come and join us for a day of bible study and discussion to deepen our understanding of the three important events of Epiphany in our Lord’s life.  A Sign up sheet (to allow planning for lunch) is on the board in the Narthex or email laurie_kondo@hotmail.com.

Schedule:

9:30:  Welcome and opening prayer
9:45-11:00:  Theme 1 introduction and break out groups
11:00 – 11:30:  Group discussion
11:30- 12:00:  Lunch
12:00 -1:15:  Theme 2 discussion and break out groups
1:15- 1:45:  Group discussion and break
2:00:  Eucharist and departure

Lenten Study

Lent is that 40-day period where we prepare ourselves to meet the risen Christ. During this period we take time to reflect upon the meaning of our faith, its place in our lives, and in the wider world. One of the ways we go about this is through a guided process of study and reflection. At. St. Simon’s we typically meet on the Wednesday nights in Lent to dig deeper into our faith. In the past we have had “Journey to Jerusalem with Jesus”, explored other religions, and have looked at the place of the “Arts” in our faith.

LENT 2020

*PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

Three Wednesday Evenings at St. Simon’s Library from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Miracles of Jesus from St. John’s Gospel – led by Laurie Kondo

Week 1: March 18

  • Changing water into wine at Cana (John 2:1-11)
  • Healing the royal official’s son in Capernaum (John 4:46-54)
  • Healing the paralytic at Bethesda (John 5:1-15)

Week 2:  March 25

  • Feeding the 5000 (John 6:5-14)
  • Jesus walking on water (John 6:16-24)

Week 3:  April 1

  • Healing the man blind from birth (John 9:1-7)
  • The raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-45)

Please sign-up on the sheet in the Narthex.

Labyrinth Walks

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Christians use this as a way to meditate and pray. Join Laurie as she leads the monthly Labyrinth walks.

Where: Mackay Hall
When: 7:00 p.m.

Dates of walks for 2019/20:

Wed Oct 9
Wed Nov 13th
Wed Dec 11th
Wed Jan 8th
Wed Feb 19
Wed April 15

Christian Meditation Group

Tim Mann and the Christian Education team meet for a meditation session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library.

Please join us. All are welcome to attend.

Community Breakfasts

Community Breakfasts take place one Saturday a month from October to April. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with Parish members and hear interesting speakers talk about their faith journeys, all while enjoying a very hearty breakfast.

Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. with the scheduled speaker beginning at around 9:00 a.m.

The final date for our 2019-2020 Community Breakfasts is:

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. in Mackay Hall

Mar. 7th

Wednesday Morning Study

This is an inter-denominational group that meets after the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday service, from September to June, to review and discuss the readings for the coming week.

The aim is to share views and perspectives that deepen the participants’ walk with God. All are welcome.

Adult Confirmation

For many, Confirmation is seen as something for younger members of the parish. However, we also recognize that many people, for various reasons, missed being confirmed when they were younger. For that reason we provide periodic guided studies which are an appropriate basis for people wishing to be confirmed.

We also recognize that many who were confirmed previously did so in a less than attentive manner, and as a result would like to go back and look at some of those foundations of faith, as well as ask questions about what it means to live as a Christian. If you are interested, we offer the option of Confirmation or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows and would be happy to discuss which rite is right for you.

Finally, if you were raised in another faith tradition and have found a spiritual home in Anglicanism, we offer the opportunity to be received into the Anglican Communion. If you would like to know more about any of these options, please contact us.