With regular learning, our faith becomes much more than a collection of information; it becomes a lens through which we see our lives. And when we see with the eyes of faith, we are more likely to act as God would have us act, for our sakes and the sake of others.
10:10am Sundays in St. Barbara
April 7: Why Was Jesus Killed? (Fr. Reed). As we prepare for Holy Week, we will consider why Jesus was such a threat that some wanted him killed, and also, why God allowed Jesus to suffer and die.
April 14: Station of the Cross for All
As Holy Week begins, join us for an abbreviated experiential version of the Stations of the Cross for all.
April 21: no Christian education for Easter Day
April 28 and May 5: Parishioner and vintner, Kim Hartleroad will teach us about Wine in the Bible. The two-session class was inspired by the book "Wine in the Bible - A Biblical Reference to Ancient Grape Growing and Winemaking" authored by Jabier Marquinez. Jabier Marquínez is a winemaker, currently working in Rioja, Spain where he makes both young red wines and Kosher wines. From his work and other sources we will see how wine was an inseparable part of the ancient Israeli diet with direct references form the Old and New Testaments. You will learn about specific vineyard practices, ancient winery technology, and the use of wine as medicine and dyes. Finally, we will compare the currents teachings of wine consumption by various religions and come to some conclusions about what the Bible really teaches and how this has been interpreted in the Catholic and Protestant denominations. We will touch upon why even the research into wine and the Bible has often been difficult due to the various translations - from the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, the Complutensian Polyglot Bible and more. Other than bread and water, wine is the most referenced subject in the Bible. Join us to find out why.