Psalms for the Seasons — of Worship and of Life

Adult Education Study: Sundays, January 7 through February 11, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday mornings, men and women of all ages, including college students, are invited to gather in the Hulme Room at 9:45 a.m. to participate in a Christian education study exploring the Psalms, facilitated by Elder Margaret E. Heely.

Exploring the Psalms

Elder Peggy Heely
Elder Peggy Heely

Join us for a study of the Psalms, often called the prayer book of the Bible. This ancient collection of 150 compositions — poems, songs, and prayers — contains language that is as full of meaning and as expressive now as it has been in each century since it became part of the Hebrew Bible.

During this six-week study, we will look at the various ways that this collection has been categorized — from psalms that contain expressions primarily of praise and thanksgiving to those that are full of cries for help — all with language that captures the range of human emotion from awe and adoration to frustration and complaint.

We will consider the use of psalms within the Gospels and Epistles, and why this collection ranks as the most quoted Old Testament book within the New Testament.

We will look at psalms that have been selected for liturgical use during the seasons of the church year, our gathering as a community to remember the works of God in Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, and as we prepare to follow the liturgical calendar into the observance of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.

Above all, we will look at psalms as expressions of faith in God, our Creator and Redeemer, who, as the “Word made flesh,” came into the world inviting relationship with each of us and all of us.

Reminder: Childcare for infants through two-year-olds starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and Children’s Ministry leaders are ready to welcome older children during this time should families choose to participate in person.

For additional information, please contact the church office.