Sunday Formation

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Our program year begins in September and culminates in May. From late May - early September, formation takes a sabbath rest so that our volunteers and participants are able to enjoy some time off with friends and family.

Windsor Campus Contact:  Lauren Beck | Woodland Campus Contact: The Rev. Kathy Pfister

Formation Offerings

SHEPHERD STUDIES
Windsor Campus
Shepherd Studies is a lay and staff-led, small interest group designed for community building and spiritual growth. In-depth Bible and book studies promise to be both engaging and challenging.


LIVING OUR FAITH
Windsor Campus
Through commentary and conversation, this series encourages us to live out our faith at home, work, and in our community. Through a variety of mediums – book study, video series, guest speakers – followed by small group discussion, Living Our Faith encourages and supports an ongoing walk with Christ.


EPISCOPAL 101
Windsor Campus
Episcopal 101 is open to all adult members – new-comers and longtime members alike, who wish to deepen their faith and broaden their understanding of the history of the Episcopal Church. Led by clergy, staff, and parishioners, each week we will explore topics such as: The Episcopal identity & use of scripture, political structure and organization, the sacraments, spirituality, prayer, the Episcopal Church in the news, and the history of Good Shepherd.

Episcopal 101 also serves as preparation for membership in the Episcopal Church either through baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation.

WINDSOR CAMPUS

SUNDAY FORMATION | 9:30A

OCTOBER 15
Being: Connection to myself
Who am I? How do I know myself ? What keeps me from a connection to my truest self ?
ROMANS 6:1B-11; MATTHEW 22:1-14

OCTOBER 22
Doing: Connection to my actions
What do I do? How is it that I know the right thing to do? Why is it that I do things that I don't want to do?
ROMANS 7:15-25A; MATTHEW 22:15-22

OCTOBER 29
Believing: Connection to my beliefs
What do I believe? How do I make sense of what to believe?What keeps me from believing the things I want to believe?
ROMANS 8:6, 8, 15, 25-35, 37-39; MATTHEW 22:34-46

NOVEMBER 5
Connecting: Connection to the Communion of Saints
How am I connected to others through Christ? How do I know and experience a connection to others? What keeps me from experiencing that connection?
ROMANS 12:9-21; MATTHEW 5:1-12

WOODLAND CAMPUS

SUNDAY FORMATION | 10:00a

OCTOBER 15
Prayer Focus: 23rd Psalm
How can we pray by reading the Bible? How is
the 23rd Psalm a prayer? How does it change our
prayers when we think of ourselves as sheep
praying to the shepherd?

OCTOBER 22
Prayer Focus: Prayer of St. Francis
How do we translate our hopes, desires, and needs
expressed in prayer into actions? How can prayer
proactively guide our actions?

OCTOBER 29
Prayer Focus: The Lord’s Prayer
Why did Christ teach us to pray? What does prayer
tell us about our beliefs, and how can we use that
knowledge to more effectively pray?

NOVEMBER 5
Prayer Focus: Prayer and the Communion of Saints
What does it mean to us to be part of a Christian
community stretching back two thousand years?
What role can intercessory prayer play in our
Episcopal faith?

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