Join us for an exciting Summer Seminarian Formation at Saint Alban’s

The Enchantment of Narnia – Tuesday Afternoon Class
Wait a moment, isn’t Narnia a children’s book? If you’re like me, this time of pandemic has been a time for me to revisit the books that have stayed with me. New stages in life often illuminate our favorite books with a fresh perspective. The Chronicles of Narnia, like Scripture and other great literature, can illumine our lives with new beauty. If you’re curious about diving deep into the hidden treasures of Narnia, whether you are a teenager, parent, or retiree, this class is for you!  Join Matt Roberts, our St. Alban’s Summer Seminarian, on Zoom for a formation hour reading and interpreting this classic series on Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. Each week we will explore different layers of each book in The Chronicles of Narnia: you can find the right book for your read through at https://www.narnia.com/us/. Michael Ward, in his The Narnia Code, suggests that Narnia’s enchantment is “heavenly” influenced. If you’re familiar with astrology and the influence of the planets: it may have some connection. Along the way we will discuss ways in which God works in and through the different layers of our experience: whether in church, our reading, or our day-to-day lives.
For questions, more information, or to sign up for this formation class, email our Summer Seminarian, Matt Roberts, at mroberts@stalbansmaine.org, and put these dates (Tuesdays at 3 p.m.) in your calendar! Adventure awaits on the other side of the wardrobe!

 

  • (6/30) Waiting in Woods for Wars: Prince Caspian
  • ((7/7) Sunlight and Serpent Slaying: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • (7/21) Lunar Lunacy: The Silver Chair
  • (7/28) Messengers and Mission: The Horse and His Boy
  • (8/4) Firstfruits and Frustrations: The Magician’s Nephew
  • (8/11) Ends and Beginnings: The Last Battle

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The Stature of Waiting: Exploring Christ’s Passion
Thursday Afternoon Class
This summer’s pandemic has ushered in a new and uncomfortable way of being: a waiting that is out of our control. What does the next news cycle bring? When will researchers find a vaccine? Just how long will quarantining, social distancing, and uncertainty last?
In this series, join our Summer Seminarian, Matt Roberts, on Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. on Zoom. In this series, we will explore “the stature of waiting.” When Jesus waited in the Garden of Gethsemane, was his Passion passive? How might we learn how to watch and wait with Jesus?
For questions, more information, or to sign up for this formation class, email our Summer Seminarian, Matt Roberts, at mroberts@stalbansmaine.org, and put these dates (Thursdays at 3 p.m.) in your calendar. Come passionate to explore the Passion with Matt:
  • (7/2) What do we mean by Christ’s Passion?
  • (7/9) Does Passion always mean Passive?
  • (7/23) How do we Practice Passion?
  • (7/30) How is Passion Prophetic?
  • (8/6) How is Passion Resurrected?

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 799-4014
stalbans@stalbansmaine.org