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December 2019

The Birth of Jesus in Matthew and Contemporary America

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library, 310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403 United States

In these two Sunday classes, participants will explore the surprising dimensions of Matthew’s birth narrative and how that narrative sheds light on our contemporary experience of political leadership, refugees, and child safety. We will not hear Matthew’s story of the birth of Jesus during Christmas: let’s dive into it on these two Sundays! If you can, please bring your New Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible with you.

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January 2020

THE MONTHLY READING GROUP

Sunday, January 26 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Monthly Reading Group meets in the Franke Tobey Jones Building, hosted by Florence Sandler, to discuss The Sermon on the Mount Through the Centuries by Jeffrey Greenman, et al. Everyone interested is welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Don Johnson, weddjohnson@msn.com.

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Seeking Another Way: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Resistance to Corruption, and Living the Sermon on the Mount

Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Wells Hall

Dietrich Bonhoeffer In this Winter Course, participants will read short excerpts from his writings (including The Cost) and how these world-famous writings might enlighten our own Christian faith and life. The last class will be with Dr. Mark Brocker, a Bonhoeffer expert. We will be reading from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Writings, edited by Robert Cole and published by Orbis Books. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase on Sundays at coffee hour with Fr. Torvend. The book sells for $20. Cash…

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February 2020

Seeking Another Way: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Resistance to Corruption, and Living the Sermon on the Mount

Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Wells Hall

Dietrich Bonhoeffer In this Winter Course, participants will read short excerpts from his writings (including The Cost) and how these world-famous writings might enlighten our own Christian faith and life. The last class will be with Dr. Mark Brocker, a Bonhoeffer expert. We will be reading from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Writings, edited by Robert Cole and published by Orbis Books. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase on Sundays at coffee hour with Fr. Torvend. The book sells for $20. Cash…

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Monastery of the Heart

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Library, 310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403 United States

Why have ancient monastic practices surged through parish communities in the last 20 years? Join as we seek to answer that question. For those interested in exploring the gifts of Benedictine spirituality, we will gather to pray Evening Prayer together, enjoy refreshments, and reflect on one portion of the Rule of St. Benedict.

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Seeking Another Way: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Resistance to Corruption, and Living the Sermon on the Mount

Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Wells Hall

We are glad to welcome Dr. Mark Brocker to the Christ Church Public Lecture Series. An expert in the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer -- the German Lutheran pastor, resister to the Nazis, and martyr -- Dr. Brocker will speak on Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship - his world-famous reflections on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Dr. Brocker will place Discipleship within its context: a legally elected yet corrupt political administration and the passivity of Christians concerning their spiritual and civic responsibilities.…

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Monthly Reading Group

Sunday, February 23 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Home of Don and Wanda Johnson

Will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the home of Don and Wanda Johnson to discuss DietrichBonhoeffer: Writings, edited by Robert Coles as a follow-up to Father Samuel's class. All who are interested are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Don Johnson at weddjohnson@msn.com.

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March 2020

How do you Love?

Sunday, March 1 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library, 310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403 United States

  In her book, Lent, Evelyn Underhill shares her view of the seven deadly sins, saying they are all about loving too little, loving the wrong things, and loving too much. At this Sunday class, Christ Church poet, Lynn Martin, will offer seven poems for reflection during Lent that will lead us to reflect on our loving and help our souls blossom at Easter.

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Lent Quiet Morning

Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 am12:00 pm
Trinity Chapel

Mother Janet Campbell leads this Quiet Morning that begins with Holy Eucharist in Trinity Chapel and is followed by three short presentations, each followed by ample time for prayer, writing in one’s journal, reflection, or walking the church grounds. SIGN UP FOR THE QUIET MORNING AT THE GLASS TABLE IN THE CHURCH FOYER.

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CANCELLED – Monthly Reading Group

Sunday, March 29 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm

The Monthly Reading Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the home of Sandy and Ronn Johanson to discuss The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann. Everyone interested is welcome to attend. Contact Don Johnson at weddjohnson@msn.com if you have any questions.

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