Theologically, the word “confirmation,” means the deepening of one’s relationship with God. In the Anglican Communion, one of the ways this is experienced is through a worship service in which participants reaffirm their baptismal vows and receive strength through prayer and the laying on of hands by the Bishop. The scriptural tradition for this is found in Acts 8:14-17 and Acts 19:6. Fr. Karl will hold three confirmation classes for you to explore the meaning and purpose of confirmation for those who wish to be confirmed by Bishop Mark Lawrence on Sunday, February 24 at the 10:30 am service.
The Men’s Conference is designed to address the issues facing all men in today’s fast-paced world and to provide insights and ideas for dealing victoriously with the constant stress we all suffer.
Over three years, the Christian Men’s Conference has been focusing on Reclaiming Biblical Manhood by unpacking each of the three primary aspects of Biblical Manhood (mind, the heart, and the body). This year, the last of the series will focus on the body – “A Work To Do.”
“Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi” or “The Law of Prayer is the Law of Belief.”
Another way to translate, “lex orandi, lex credendi,” is, "we believe that which we pray." It is said that the beauty and brilliance of Anglicanism rests in the fact that the worshiping body, i.e. the church, expresses their faith in and by our worship. This fundamental character of Anglicanism is based on the fact that our primary source of authority is in the Scriptures and the Liturgy is designed to teach the reformed doctrines of grace and justification by faith alone, found only in Jesus Christ.
Anglicanism 101 is a requirement for those who wish to be received or confirmed by Bishop Mark Lawrence on Sunday, February 24 at the 10:30am service.
The ALPHA course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life with others in a relaxed setting over 7 thought-provoking evening sessions and also one Saturday day session. Each session begins with supper, followed by a half-hour engaging video presentation leading to small group conversations about the evening’s topic. Sample discussion questions include “Is there more to life than this? or “Who is Jesus? or “How can I have faith?”