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Each person is expected to wear a mask and keep physical distance. Contact Tracing will be implemented. The leader of each group will keep a list of attendees. The bathrooms will be sanitized and regularly maintained.

Adult Education on Sunday Mornings

Held in the Parish Hall -Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Adult Education – Where we are and where we are going

by Ralph Zaorski

When we talk about education in church, the assumption is that the topic is biblical or otherwise “Christian.”  At St. Richard’s our adult education program tends to be more eclectic.  Certainly, we discuss biblical and Christian topics, but we also discuss topics that concern other religions or even purely secular issues.  Our justification is that this is God’s world and “it is good.” For us to understand the wonders of God’s creation, we need to familiarize ourselves with the world around us.  Our adult education program exposes us to subjects that are both interesting and challenging – at least that is the intent. 

The program starts each Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  Expand your mind and see how our Christian faith interacts with the “real world.”  As an added incentive, come early for the coffee and donuts.

 

Sunday Mornng Adult Education Via Zoom

Starting on Sunday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. we will be starting a ZOOM discussion group.
We hope it will provide a meaningful way to interact with other members of the St. Richard’s
community We will also explore ways that we can advance positive change in our parish, in our
community, in our state, in our country, and in the world. Everyone is welcome.  We are in-person on Zoom, and everyone is expected to be “civilized,” as the topics we will be discussing are intended to elicit a variety of opinions. 

If you wish to participate please SIGN UP below. Participants will be required to agree to the following “Code of Conduct”:

1. I will be respectful toward the other participants and their views.
2. I will wait my turn to speak to avoid disrupting the flow of the discussion. 
3. I will strive to make my contributions as succinct as possible, so others may have a chance to participate.
4. I will articulate my views with factual information, not hearsay, innuendo, or conspiracy theories.
5. I will stay “on topic” and refrain from attempting to draw the discussion in an unrelated direction.
6. I understand that my participation is contingent upon my adhering to this “Code of Conduct.”

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Tuesday Night Bible Discussion

Tuesday Night Bible Study Discussion: The Revelation of John
Gathering at 6:30 p.m. each week in the Conference Room, we read slowly and carefully verse by verse the book of the Revelation to John and consider this book in the wider scope of the Apocalyptic tradition of literature. Dr. Jim Christoph has taught Apocalyptic literature in his 30 year tenure as a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies at Warner University in Lake Wales, FL and brings his expertise to the table for discussion.

Tuesday Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom is link found on our Facebook Page. Please like our Facebook page, St. Richard's Winter Park, and ask to join “Meaning Hunters” for access to our study on the Book of Job.  https://www.facebook.com/StRichardsWinterPark

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Words of Eternal Life

Bible Studies
Words of Eternal Life—The Gospel According to Mark

On Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. we read selections from the sacred texts of Christianity. Robert McClure is a PhD in Latin and Greek and taught for many years at the University of California and Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. He has been reading the Greek New Testament for over 65 years. At his side is Jim Christoph, another veteran Bible teacher, whose PhD is in Hebrew and the Old Testament. There is room for a few people in the classroom and the class will be streamed online. Then it will be available online. 

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Original 16th Century Portrait: Our Lady of Guadalupe; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
DECEMBER 12 IS HER FEAST DAY!!!!! 
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Thanks to the leadership of Dale Truscott and Kin Xuxa, a number of us have been participating in the Zoom Episcopal Church Sacred Ground sessions. We are becoming increasingly sensitive and respectful in our honest dialogues on race and racism. In the spirit of that exploration, I offer this 4-page Summoning the Divine Mediation in honor of the Advent season. . .
 
Many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans share a deep devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. What is fascinating    is the connection between the Ancient Aztec fertility and earth goddess Tonantzin (trans. Our Sacred Mother)    and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tonantzin is connected with the serpent and is known as “she who crushes the    head of snakes” (that is, she    destroys evil). Part of the iconography of the Virgin Mary is her foot crushing the    head of a snake. During her 5 appearances to the 54-year-old Christian convert Juan Diego, Our Lady spoke    to the recently baptized Christian Juan Diego 5 times in December 1531, She spoke to him not in Spanish, but   in his own native Aztec language/ As you'll learn, Our Lady of Guadalupe is pregnant with the Christ child. I hope you welcome her to your hearts and with hope this Advent Season.  
 
1. Traditional Mexican Song: La GuadalulpanaSpanish with English subtitles.  You’ll find a discussion of this famous song in the following notes.
 
 
2. Presentation: The Shrine of Our Lady and the 2 Basilicas on TepeyaHill
An earnest young man takes us inside the Basilicas (there are two Basilicas on the same site).  He then walks up the Tepeyac Hill to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
 
 
3. The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe  This final presentation is almost overwhelming.  You’ll see the immense crowd at the Basilica, dances in traditional Aztec garb, and more. The devotion is amazing.  9:59 Min.  
 
 
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Children's Education
(Age 5-Grade 5)
Sundays 10 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

All children Grade 5 and under are welcome to Kid's Club! (Parents we ask that if your child is pre-school age at least one parent accompanies them to Kid's Club). We will continue to welcome chidlren to the Godly Play Room, Classroom 3 in the Classroom/Office wing.

We are aiming to build community between the kids, teachers and the church at large. Sharing the love of Jesus and building faith through relationships will be our main goal.  We are remaking Sunday School! Each week starting September 8 your children will be greeted by one of four teachers:
1.Story Telling  /  Carol Alvis
2. Creative Music and Movement  /  Cindy Borr
3. Meet you in the Garden  /  Linda Jakubisin
4. Catch the Light  /  Maria Sciaino & Zenaida Rollins

The first Sunday of each month starting in October, the children will be invited forward at announcement time to tell the congregation something about their life that is exciting, challenging, wonderful or maybe even sad. This is the effort to ensure that the congregation knows the children they are promising to support in their Christian faith and life. 

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Virtual Kid’s Club

Check the St. Richard’s Kid’s Facebook page and look in your mail for the Sunday Paper which helps our children understand the readings for each Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/groups/361303404762752
Youth Ministry

(Grades 6-12)

Fall is on the way and it’s time to think about our youth group plans for this coming year. Because almost everyone is busy in other areas of church life such as choir or acolyting or actually working in the real world, we will not have a weekly Sunday morning class. Rather we will meet the second Sunday of each month for a fun-enriching experience where we can enjoy each other’s company and share what’s going on in our lives. The 8th of September is our first outing. We’re going to New Smyrna beach for sun and sand and food and surfing and swimming. We will all come to the 10:30 a.m. service and sit together. Then we’ll leave after service. 

Parents are of course welcome to join us and we will need a couple to drive. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Other events will include bowling, miniature golf, movies, hiking in a forest, canoing the Wekiva River and other excitements. 

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  • Forward: An Introduction to the Faith of our Church
  • The History of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park, FL
  • Church History: An Introduction
  • The Sacramental Life
  • The Authority of Scripture
  • Christian Life and Faith 

Dowloand Introduction to the Episcopal Church here

Worship Schedule

Sunday services at St. Richard's are transitioning to an onlie Live Streaming format until further notice.

  • Sunday Worship, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Evening Worship, 5:00 p.m.
  • Morning Prayer, Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.

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