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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Plymouth Wisconsin
Adult Formation meets Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 am in the fellowship hall.

Beginning Sunday September 18:

Gospel Memories, The Future can Rewrite Our Past ~ Jake Owensby

While there is truth in the idea that our past shapes our future, the gospel is all about the counter-intuitive promise that God is shaping us right now toward God's vision of who we will become. It is not our past that makes us into the image of God; God's redeeming love does that. In God, who we are not yet is shaping who we become.

Appealing to anyone drawn to a deeper understanding of their own story and a richer sense of God's transforming presence, this book will have special resonance for people at turning points in their lives. Career changes, loss of a loved one, graduation, illness, divorce, birth of a child, entering middle or later years: Life is filled with turning points at which we feel compelled to tell our story in a new and different way. Each chapter focuses on a gospel passage, leading to a reflection on a significant point in the author's life which uncovers deeper and more personal meaning in the biblical text. Questions conclude each chapter, engaging readers to look at their own lives--good and bad--and find God, experiencing the joy, surprise, and healing of God's future rewriting the past.

About the Author: Jake Owensby was consecrated the fourth Bishop of Western Louisiana in 2012, having served congregations in the Episcopal Church since 1997. Before entering seminary, he was a philosophy professor in a small college, a teacher devoted to helping students discover truth for themselves. As a bishop, he is still that sort of teacher. Owensby is author of multiple books and a blog, Looking for God in Messy Places.

Catechumenate

Catechumenate is a nine-month course in the basics of the Faith and its practice. The class meets one evening each week for an hour and a half between September and May. The study is led by Mother Michele and culminates in either Confirmation, Reception, or Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

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