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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 Morning 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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This past Sunday--the 5th  Sunday of Easter (May 2)--we heard the account of  Philip’s baptizing the wealthy man known only as the Ethiopian Eunuch.   St. Richard’s Tuesday evening Bible Study is focusing on Acts, and we recently discussed the passage that includes the Baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch,

 It dawned on me that I’d missed something important.   Who is this unnamed man? What is the impetus for the Eunuch to read Isaiah 53?  What is his history and why is Philip called by an angel to baptize this Eunuch?   Finally, how is the Eunuch connected to a major part of St. Richard’s mission? I tried to tackle what I could and hope you find it interesting.    You may have some surprises awaiting you! 

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SUMMONING THE DIVINE: THE HARROWING OF HELL

Meditation: Benedictine Nuns & the Tender Glory of the Harrowing

April 15, 2021--St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park FL--Dr. Pamela Menke, Facilitator 1

Psalm 24 (7-10): Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle….Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.

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Summoning the Divine Meditation: St. George & the Faith of Prince Philip

Here’s an unusual 3-page Summoning the Divine Mediation that entwines the lives 0f St. George, patron saint of England and Prince Philip, who was laid to rest on April 17, 2021. Also included is an Icon of St. George.   St.  George is venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church in which Philip was baptized.  Philip worshipped in that tradition along with the Anglican Tradition.  The connection between St. George and Prince Philip is one of deep Christian faith and meditation.

Although we know little about St. George, he became known for his valor, courtesy, and prowess in slaying a dragon (also a symbol of Satan).  He is believed to be a Christian martyr whose head was cut off at the order of the Roman Emperor.  Prince Philip lived a life of service, great good sense, and quiet leadership.    

Some years ago, Sheila and I were blessed to tour Windsor Castle and to enter St. George’s Chapel. Last Saturday, I was moved by the Anglican readings, the superb choristers, and the solemnity.  The most amazing thing was that Prince Philip created his own funeral service and plans from the olive Land Rover he had designed that served as his funeral hearse to the music, hymns, readings, and pageantry

I’ve included a You-Tube link to Psalm 104 sung by the choristers during the funeral service as well as several of the readings, prayers, and the Commendation.  Since the American Episcopal Church is loosely linked to the Anglican tradition, I thought you’d welcome a chance to mediate on one (or more) of the service readings. They are quite beautiful.  --Pam

Below is the link to the 4 funeral choristers singing Psalm 104. The words of the Psalm along with the You-Tube link are available in the attached reading.

Psalm 104:  Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Link to Psalm 104:  http://chantblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/anglican-chant-vi-lincoln-cathedral.html.  Written as an Anglican Chant.

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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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