Confirmation 2019

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Catechism/Confirmation Class Schedule – 2019: 

Updated 9-19-18

Except where specifically noted; all classes will be on Sundays from 8:00 a.m.- 8:50 a.m. in Perry Hall. 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) will be excused.

The Confirmation Eucharist Service for the 2019 St. Andrew’s Confirmands will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. Service will be held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland

Outline & Schedule

1st Session – January 13th.  – 8:00 a.m.: FOUNDATION – PART I. Is belief in God Rational? Is Jesus who he said He is? 

2nd Session – January 20th. – 8:00 a.m.  FOUNDATION – PART II. Is belief in God Rational? Is Jesus who he said He is? 

3rd Session – January 27th. – 8:00 a.m..: WHOLENESS – THE WAY OUT OF CHAOS – PART I.  How can I be sure my Church is teaching me the truth?

4th Session – February 3rd..- 8:00 a.m..: WHOLENESS – THE WAY OUT OF CHAOS – PART II.  How can I be sure my Church is teaching me the truth?

5th Session – February 10th.. – 8:00 a.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE: – PART I.  The Holy Eucharist, The Great Gift. Part I. The Service of the Word: Preparation.

6th Session – February 17th – 8:00 a.m.:THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE: – PART II.  The Holy Eucharist, The Great Gift. Part I. The Service of the Word: Preparation.

7th Session – February 24th – 8:00 a.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE. – PART III. The Great Gift, Part II. The Four Great Actions. 

8th Session – March 3rd – 8:00 a.m.: THE LORD’S OWN SERVICE. – PART IV. The Great Gift, Part II. The Four Great Actions. 

 [Ash Wednesday – March 6th]

9th Session – March 10th – 8:00 a.m.: 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.

10th Session – March 17th – 8:00 a.m. 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.

11th Session – March 24th. – 8:00 a.m.: BRINGING THE PHYSICAL INTO THE ACT OF WORSHIP. – PART I  Ceremony; Physical Aids to Worship; The Church building; Music & Musical Instruments.  

12th Session – March 31st. – 8:00 a.m.: BRINGING THE PHYSICAL INTO THE ACT OF WORSHIP. – PART II  Ceremony; Physical Aids to Worship; The Church building; Music & Musical Instruments.  

13th Session – April 7th. – 8:00 a.m. (Final Class): 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. 

Confirmation

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland. This is the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

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 – Assisting with Liturgy

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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