Adult Formation

We believe that Faith Formation is a life long learning.  Our parish provides spiritual growth by introducing Mission Speakers, Scripture Studies, adult retreats and reading resources.

Mission Speakers are provided for both Advent and Lenten Seasons

Scripture Study is being offered during school year from September- November and Feb-May, every Tuesdays at 10 am and 7 pm in the Renggli Room.

Scripture Study group is currently exploring the 4 Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.  The group not only enjoys learning but also heightened their fellowship.

What have we learned so far?

Matthew, Mark and Luke are synoptic Gospels.  The first three books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the Synoptic (means "together sight") Gospels because the three of them have a common view.  Including John, together they chronicle the good news of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. 

The Gospel of Matthew was written by Matthew the apostle, one of the twelve commissioned by Jesus. The Gospel of Mark was written by John Mark, a close associate of the apostle Peter. The Gospel of Luke was written by Luke the physician, a friend and traveling companion of the apostle Paul. 

We explore the differences of Matthew and Mark's reading.  Matthew when compared to Mark is longer.  Matthew was written for a Jewish audience and Mark for a Roman audience.  Matthew loves to use the phrase "the Kingdom of heaven" and surprisingly it's not found anywhere else in the Bible.  Mark, we have learned is very straightforward and always direct to the point.  These are very interesting facts.....

The group still have 2 Gospels to explore.  Come join us for an easy study and fun fellowhsip.

 For more information contact: Violeta at 425-743-2929 ext 113 or email violetaj@stmp.org