Jesus' Life Lessons from the Parables

Time: 7-8:30 pm
Location: Parish Center Room 201
1) FEB 21 - Humility is a "Yes"
 The Wedding Feast (Lk 14:7-14) & the Great Banquet (Mt 22:1-14)
2) FEB 28 - God... He's Actually a Good Boss
 Workers in the Vineyard (Mt 20:1-16) & Master and Servant (Lk 17:7-10)
3) MARCH 7 - All Good Samaritans Go to Heaven
 Sheeps and Goats (Mt 25:31-46) & the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25-37)
4) MARCH 21 - Just Stewards
 The Unforgiving Servant (Mt 18: 23-35) & the Unjust Steward (Lk 16:1-13)
5) MARCH 28 - Check Your Pride at the Door 
 The Wicked Husbandmen (Mt 21:33-41, Mk 12: 1-9, Lk 20:9-16)
6) April 4 - Don't Be a Scrooge - Rescheduled from March 14th
 Lazarus and the Rich Man (Lk 16:19-31)



The Easter Vigil - How God Saves from Sin and Death

Over the past six months life intervened for the hosts of Well Versed (in a holy way) that resulted in Well Versed going on hiatus. After taking a break from the Summer and Fall seasons Well Versed returns on Wednesday, February 24, at 7 pm in the Parish Center!

As we continue our journey though Lent Well Versed will focus on the readings of the Easter Vigil and how they help us understand the foundational belief of salvation and its relationship with sin. A draft schedule of the season is below but is subject to change.
1) FEB 24 - 1st Reading, Genesis 1:1-2:2
Host: Father Mark David
Notes: Click Here
2) MARCH 2 - 3rd Reading, Exodus 14:15-15:1
Host: Father Gil
Notes: Click Here 
3) MARCH 9 - 4th Reading, Isaiah 54:5-14
Host: Father Mark David
Notes: Click Here

4) MARCH 16 - 7th Reading, Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4 
Host: Father Mark David
5) MARCH 23 - 6th Reading, Ezekiel 36:16-17, 18-28
Host: Father Gil
6) MARCH 30 - Epistle, Romans 6:3-11



Understanding the Man ... St. Paul

Join us as we study the man behind our church, St. Paul, the Apostle. We will study Paul thematically, reading various books of the Bible. Join us at 7 pm in the Parish Center to kick off the season!

- MAY 6: Introduction
Host: Well Versed 
- MAY  13: Conversion
Host: Father Mark David
- MAY 20: Flesh vs. Spirit / Law vs. Spirit
Host: Father Gil
- JUNE 3: The Cross / Resurrection
Host: Father Mark David
- JUNE 10: Living the Eucharist
Host: Father Gil
- JUNE 17: Dwelling with the Spirit 
Host: Father Mark David



Lent 2015 - Who am I to Judge?

In late July 2013, social media was abuzz with remarks from Pope Francis. After listening to a reporter's question, Pope Francis answered "... who am I to judge?" The comment went viral. During this season of Well Versed we will look deeper into the theology of judgment and discuss how we can act in our day to day lives without judging. Join us on Wednesday, February 25th for the season kick off!

February 25 - Introduction
Host: Father Gil
Discussion Questions: Click Here
Notes: Click Here

MARCH 4 - Love and Judgment
Host: Father Mark David
Notes: Click Here 

MARCH 11 - Forgiveness
Host: Father Mark David

MARCH 18 – Trinity, the Scriptures, and Judgment
Host: Stephen Bullivant, author of "How Not to Be a Heretic" 
Notes: Book Summary  

MARCH 25 - No Laissez-faire Pseudo-Mercy
Host: Father Mark David
Notes: Click Here 

APRIL 1 - Encountering Christ in the Poor
Host: Well Versed


Fall 2014 - Adversity

After taking the summer off Well Versed is ... back! This season we dive into scripture and look at how characaters from the Bible, in both the Old and New Testament, face adversity. We will work as a group to identify with these characters and draw parallels with our own lives (although not exact) and see what lessons can be taken from The Word today.

October 1 - Introduction 
Father Mark David Janus
Docs: Notes from Introduction 

October 8 - Temptation: Jesus in the Desert (Matthew 4:1-11) and Jesus in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Host: Father Gil 
Docs:  Notes from Temptation

October 15 - Family: Jesus and his Family (Mark 3:13-35)
Host: Father Gil 
Docs: Notes from Family

October 22 - Gossip and Lies (Daniel 13)
Host: Father Mark David 
Docs: Notes from Gossip and Lies

October 29 - Confidence (I Samuel 17)
Host: Father Mark David 

November 5 - Relationships : David and Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)
Host: Group Lead 
Docs: Notes on Relationships 

November 12 - Questioning Faith: Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
Host: Father Mark David 
Docs: Notes from Questioning Faith

November 19 - Jealousy & Anger: Saul and David (1 Samuel 18)
Host: Father Gil