Theology on Tap this month will take a theological look at the race for president in 2020. While not endorsing any one candidate or policy position, we will look at clips and quotes, places where faith has played a role in the race thus far. We will ask the age old question: what role should religion play in politics?
The Rev. Mike Angell came to St. Louis from Washington, DC. He has been active on both the local and national stage in questions about faith and our political life. He is the author of the forthcoming: “How can I live Peacefully with Justice?” from Church publishing. Mike is the regular organizer of Theology on Tap.
Theology on tap meets the first Wednesday of most months at Schlafly Bottleworks. Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. Join us and bring friends!
Join us for a conversation with The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders III of Eden Seminary as he leads us in an exploration of Dr. King’s legacy. In 1967, Dr. King stated that his “dream had turned into a nightmare.” On the heels of this year’s celebration, how would King evaluate the state of our union?
Professor Sanders’ PhD thesis seeks to “reestablish black theology as a resource for contemporary churches in need of a robust theological approach to race and racism.”
Laundry Love is ON tonight. The roads are less treacherous than earlier, and folks have clothes to wash. Be safe out there, but if you can make your way to Classic Coin, there’s nowhere warmer in St Louis than standing near their dryers!
Join us for a special All Saints edition of Game Night! You are invited to come dressed as your favorite saint. Costumes are encouraged but not required!
Bring your jack o’lanterns for a Pumpkin Glow on the front lawn after evening prayer!
Bring your favorite game and a dessert or side dish to share. We will provide the pizza and drinks. We will gather from 5-7:30pm on the first Sunday of most every month. Please feel free to come and go as your schedule permits.
On October 6 at 10:30am in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we’ll give thanks for the animals in our care and pray to be faithful stewards of God’s creation. Bring your animals to church for a shortened service of Holy Eucharist. Following Communion, the animals will all process out to the front lawn for a blessing, and a reception with treats for people and animals.
A few words about logistics:
For reasons of safety: non-aggressive dogs are welcome on leashes. All other animals need to be in carriers, like you would use for travel on an airplane or train.
If your animal isn’t suited to coming to church: Come with a picture of your animal. We’ll send you home with a prayer card you can use to extend the church’s blessing.
Stuffed animals are also welcome! Children are welcome to bring their stuffed animals for a blessing.
Remembering pets we have lost: We will also say a prayer for pets we have loved and see no longer.
Missouri has been in the national news as “pro-life” advocates have pushed for new laws and policies that may make us the first state in the union with no clinic offering abortion services. While regarding all abortion as having a “tragic dimension,” since before Roe v. Wade The Episcopal Church has advocated for reproductive choice in local, state, and national policy. Join our rector and Dr. David Eisenberg of Missouri Planned Parenthood in a conversation about faith and reproductive justice.
Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. Join us and bring friends.
Join the Holy Commotion team as we compete in this summer’s Episcopal Softball league. The games are scheduled in Tower Grove Park for the following Fridays in July (6-8 PM) in: July 12, 19 and 26. This is a single-elimination tournament, so only the winners will advance to successive games, although we hope all the teams will continue to attend to cheer each other on.
Each year we ask members of the parish to consider making a contribution to help support the cost of the additional brass musicians and flowers that help enrich our celebration of Easter. You can dedicate your offering in honor of a loved one. Please consider making your donation today. (All dedications must be received by Thursday April 18 at noon in order to be printed in the Easter bulletins).