Adult Education Topical Study: Sundays, beginning September 16, at 9:45 a.m.
Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei
The Church reformed, always being reformed according to the Word of God
Being Reformed means we believe that the church is called to a process of ongoing and continual reform according to the Word of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit (Book of Order, F-2.02). The same is true of worship in the Reformed tradition.
Worship at Shadyside is situated within a long history of Christian theology and practices extending back to Biblical times, through the Protestant Reformation, and a whole host of developments since. The worship we engage each Sunday morning holds a great deal of similarity to the worship of other Christian traditions, as well as certain distinguishing characteristics.
On Sundays, September 16 through October 21, during the Christian Education hour, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., we will discuss characteristics and components of worship, seeking to discover who we are and where we are going as a worshiping community. What roots us in the biblical tradition? What roots us in the Reformed tradition? In what ways does worship impact our life as individuals and as a church? Each week’s topical discussion will be guided by the pattern of Lord’s Day Worship: Gathering, Word, Eucharist, and Sending.
After a time of fellowship and light refreshments in the Sharp Atrium at 9:30 a.m., please join our discussion leader, Rev. Kendra Buckwalter Smith, in the Craig Room at 9:45 a.m.