The Forum – December 21: Stages of Faith

mark stanleyEvery person is on a different place on their spiritual journey. The ‘Six Stages of Faith’ research by psychologist James Fowler can help us better understand ourselves and others as we seek to grow in faith, wisdom and kindness. Led by The Rev. Mark Stanley.

The Forum is held from 9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. at the Grand Historic Venue, next door to the Church at 225 North Charles Street.

Inclusive Language

For the season of Advent we will be using approved Inclusive Language liturgies. One definition of Inclusive Language is “Spoken and written language that intentionally avoids word use that is needlessly gender-specific or exclusive. Inclusive language also means the use of male and female imagery and metaphors in a balanced way to express the truths we know of God.” Thank you for your openness to experience the richness of different forms of worship.

Upcoming Music

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24

5:00 p.m. Early Service
Brass and Choir will add to the joy of this Celebration of Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant. All your favorite Christmas hymns will be sung in this service for all ages. Arrive early for a prelude by the brass ensemble.

9:30 p.m. Late Service
Come early for a brass prelude. The service opens with the choir singing “Once in Royal David’s City” followed by our opening hymn “O Come all ye faithful” with Brass and Choir. The great Christmas hymns are interspersed throughout a festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry: The Our Daily Bread Ministry feeds lunch to over 700 people in downtown Baltimore each day. This ministry is located close to our church at 725 Fallsway, 21202. We are now able to offer both weekday and Saturday volunteering opportunities. All shifts run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include an orientation session. If you are interested in Wednesday, January 28 contact Mark Stanley (mark@osp1692.org, 410-685-3404). If you are interested in January 17 contact Kelly Zellers (410-258-0888 or kelly.zellers@yahoo.com) or Doug Barrington (dbarrington@gmail.com). “Jesus said, ‘Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me.’”