Adult Christian Formation for Epiphany 2024

Adult Christian Formation is on Sundays beginning at 9:30 am in the baptistry. This is just inside the doors of the room where we worship on the main floor. The cost is free. Anyone may attend, including people that aren’t members of this or any other church.

For more information about adult Christian formation during the season after Epiphany in 20224, contact the Rev. Deacon Theresa Newell at

Icon of Saint Mark

The Gospel According to Mark

Our Sunday (Eucharistic) lectionary runs on a three-year cycle. This liturgical year in 2024, Year B, we focus on readings from the Gospel according to Mark. On January 14 and 28, and on February 4, we’ll get a bird’s eye overview of this book.

We will have a break for the Annual Meeting on January 21. There is only one service that day at 10:00 am.

After the information session on January 14, please prepare for the following classes. Read the Gospel according to Mark sometime during before the next class. See what you notice by reading the Gospel, in one sitting if possible. It should take less than an hour and a half. You may stop at 16:8, Mark’s original ending.

Try to read only what’s there. Do not fill in with what you know from other Gospels.

January 28 and February 4 will be a discussion session based on a reading of this Gospel.

If you aren’t able to read the Gospel, come anyway! You’ll still glean information from the discussion.

  • What surprised you?
  • How does Mark’s depiction of Jesus differ from other readings or our own images and ideas?
  • What did you expect to see but didn’t find?
  • What is Mark emphasizing?
Picture of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Prepare for Lent

On February 11 we will prepare for Lent by discussing the benefits of being willing to examine and own our own mistakes. The ideas for this class session are loosely based on the book Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson. The book is not required reading for the class.

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, reaching out to the world.

Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.