Confirmation Class Schedule/Outline 2020

Confirmation Class Schedule/Outline 2020

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Catechism/Confirmation Class Schedule – 2020: 

Except where specifically noted; all classes will be on Sundays from 10:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.in the Church. Take special note to all the class schedules and locations. There is an expectation that the Confirmands will not be absent from any class sessions, however, unforeseen circumstances (illness/family; emergency/work; parent custodial weekend) will be excused. Father Steve will be working with several this year who have scheduling issues beyond their control. However, for those who do not have a scheduling issue with Sundays, there is an expectation for attending all the Sunday morning classes. *History has shown from past classes, that we move ahead of the weekly class schedule.

The Confirmation Eucharist Service for the 2020 St. Andrew’s Confirmands will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Hancock. Father Steve will be at St. Thomas’ on June 7th. to present our Confirmands to Bishop Sutton.

Outline & Schedule

1st Session – March 1st.  – 10:30 a.m.: FOUNDATION – PART I. Is belief in God Rational? Is Jesus who he said He is? 

2nd Session – March 8th. – 10:30 a.m.  FOUNDATION – PART II. Is belief in God Rational? Is Jesus who he said He is? 

3rd Session – March 15th. – 10:30 a.m.: WHOLENESS – THE WAY OUT OF CHAOS – PART I.  How can I be sure my Church is teaching me the truth?

No Class on March 22nd. (Mid-Lent). Father Steve at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawley’s Island, S.C.

4th Session – March 29th..- 10:30 a.m..: WHOLENESS – THE WAY OUT OF CHAOS – PART II.  How can I be sure my Church is teaching me the truth?

5th Session – Saturday April 4th – 10:00 a.m.: Field Trip to the Outside Stations of the Cross, National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Emmittsburg, MD. 

6th Session – April 5th – Palm Sunday.. – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE: – PART I.  The Holy Eucharist, The Great Gift. Part I. The Service of the Word: Preparation. Class will meet after the Palm Sunday Breakfast.

No Class on Easter Sunday April 12th.

7th Session –  April 19th- 10:30 a.m.:THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE: – PART II.  TheHoly Eucharist, The Great Gift. Part I. The Service of the Word: Preparation.

8th Session – April 26th – 10:30 a.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE. – PART III. The Great Gift, Part II. The Four Great Actions. 

9th Session – May 3rd – 10:30 a.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE. – PART IV. The Great Gift, Part II. The Four Great Actions. 

10th Session – May10th – 11:00 a.m – 12 noon.: GETTING A HANDLE ON THE CHURCH’S WONDERFUL BOOK.PART I The Book of Common Prayer. How we got it and how to use it. Class will begin after Mother’s Day Breakfast.

No class on Sunday May 17th. Father Steve at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawley’s Island, S.C.

11th Session – May 24th – 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [This will be our last class, and is 2 1/2 hours long. Lunch will be provided.] GETTING A HANDLE ON THE CHURCH’S WONDERFUL BOOK.PART II The Book of Common Prayer. How we got it and how to use it.

BRINGING THE PHYSICAL INTO THE ACT OF WORSHIP. – PART I  Ceremony; Physical Aids to Worship; The Church building; Music & Musical Instruments.  

BRINGING THE PHYSICAL INTO THE ACT OF WORSHIP. – PART II  Ceremony; Physical Aids to Worship; The Church building; Music & Musical Instruments.  

THE SEASONS OF THE CHURCH YEAR. The Church’s Radar Screen. How to find the prayers and readings.  APOSTOLIC MINISTRY and THE STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH. Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Where they come from, and what they do. 

The main resource used by Fr. Steve for teaching the Catechism/Confirmation classe: “Whole Christianity” by The Rev. Hugh C. Edsall.   Other resources will be given credit during the course of the class lectures and schedule.

Confirmation Class Format:

Lecture – Video – Self-Guided Reading – Handouts – Classroom Participation 

Message from Father Steve+:  “All (Not only Confirmands.) are welcome to participate in these Cathechism/Confirmation Classes. In fact; I encourage everyone, even those who are already Confirmed, to attend these classes. Many people at St. Andrew’s tell me how much they continue to learn about the Church in these classes, and that is the reason they return year after year. I quarantee that all will come away from these classes learning something about the Episcopal/Anglican Church that you never new!”  

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