Bible Study, led by Fr. Tom, is held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the parish hall, except during the summer when it goes into recess. The appointed Scripture readings for the following Sunday are the subject of study and may be found here. The class is an hour in length. For further information, please contact the rector.
Those who desire to be baptized, confirmed, or received from another Christian tradition, are asked to attend the Inquirers' Class led by the rector. Those who are merely interested in learning more about our faith and tradition are also invited to attend. Over three sessions, attendees learn Christian doctrine and history, as well as Episcopalian and Anglican distinctives. For further information please see How do I become a member of The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist? To attend the Inquirers' Class please contact Fr. Tom.
Liturgical Assistants Workshops
Conducted by the rector, workshops are held periodically as needed to train those who assist at the altar during Mass. Lay Eucharistic ministers are members in good standing who are invited by the rector and willing to receive this required training. Acolytes are members in good standing who are willing to be trained. For further information, please contact Fr. Tom.
Led by retired teacher Sharon Lamando, the parish Book Club is informal but follows a structured discussion during the hour-long meeting. Participants read their own copies of the book (e-book, paperback, hardcover) or obtain it from the library or listen to it on audiobook if available, and then meet in the parish hall. Members also decide when to meet again, roughly every other month, and what the next book will be for that meeting. For more information, contact vestry member Sharon Lamando.
Periodically we have arranged one-time educational and enrichment offerings. For example, we have hosted field trips to explore Delaware's cultural landmarks like the Delaware State Archives, Woodburn and Hall House (the Governor's official residence and guest house), the Johnson Victrola Museum, etc. We have also hosted lectures, notably one presented by parishioner Angela Neal recalling her memories of World War II (see below).
Photo right: Parishioners on a field trip to Woodburn: The Governor's Residence in Dover, Delaware
Fr. Tom White, Rector
Book Club leader Sharon Lamando