The People of the Book of Acts

Everyone is welcome to these sessions, which will be held on the fourth Sunday of October and November The Bible study will be accompanied by a light meal and will begin at 10:30 a.m. The two sessions will explore the Book of Acts through several of the people who play significant roles in it.

October 23rd, Session 1: Jews following their Messiah.  This session will introduce Peter, the fisherman transformed into an evangelist, Stephen, the Greek-speaking Jew who became the first deacon and the first martyr, Paul, the ardent student of the rabbis who became the apostle to the gentiles, and James, brother to our lord and first bishop of Jerusalem

Online materials (available shortly)

For those who want to read passages  before the session


Handout for the session (posted October 23rd)


Background resources for further reading



November 27th, Session 2: Gentiles seeking the Kingdom of God: This session will introduce Lydia, the first Christian in Europe, Luke, the author of Acts and the third Gospel, the Ethiopian eunuch who wrestled with scripture, and Governor Felix, drawn to learn about The Way but torn by conflicting loyalties.

Online materials (available shortly)

For those who want to read passages before the session


Handout for the session (posted November 27th)


Background resources for further reading



The series will be led by the Rev. Dr. Alice Haugen, a visiting priest to St. Paul and a professor emerita of the department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. The reading list will be available online and at St. Paul's before each session. All are welcome to participate in any of the sessions, which are free. Please take time to mention our bible study during your weekly announcements for those who may be interested in attending.
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