Supper at St. John’s Adult Education Program
Fall 2019

Our Fall Adult Education program will be held Wednesdays, September 18 through November 20. We begin at 6:00 PM with a delicious church-cooked meal, followed by a choice of study to begin at 7:00 PM, concluding promptly at 8:00 PM. We are offering two 10-week classes from which to choose, and childcare is available. Look for sign-ups during coffee fellowship after worship or contact Libby Dalrymple.

The two ten week classes we are offering are:

Spiritual Practices
Facilitated by Nancy Arico
Based on the book Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie Thompson
Join Nancy Arico in a discussion of spiritual practices using Marjorie Thompson’s book Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life. For over 20 years, Soul Feast has equipped and inspired readers in the pursuit of a richer spiritual life, offering the framework for understanding the spiritual disciplines and providing instruction for developing and nurturing those practices. Each week we will discuss and experience a different practice like scripture reading, prayer, worship, Sabbath, confession, and even fasting. We will look at the history of these practices and their use by Protestants and non-Protestants alike.

The Wired Word
Facilitated by Dave Dalrymple, Libby Dalrymple, Nancy Davis, Gavin Kerr, Sue Johnson, and Jim Tiede
Theologian Karl Barth famously said, ““Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.” The Wired Word Bible Study is a curriculum that engages a current event in light of scripture, encouraging dialogue on how to apply God’s word to our everyday life. Each lesson will include a current event article along with biblical commentary and discussion questions related to the current event topic. Each participant will receive the current event article before the lesson and then read applicable Bible verses and discussion questions during the class.

We are in need of additional help in the kitchen both as “chief cooks” to plan meals and as “helpers” for a two-hour shift to prepare meals. We have lots of tried and true recipes on file, or the chief cooks can plan their own and we will provide the assistance. Helpers are welcome for a one-time shift or multiple shifts. If you would like to help with the meals, please contact Betsy Miller at

We are also looking for a dedicated clean-up crew. You will be treated to dinner and do not need to participate in the studies. This is an important part of the success of our church program. If you would like to help, please contact Libby Dalrymple at