Wednesday Study

The Wednesday Study group is an adult class that meets to grapple with Scripture or books on faith in a seminar-type study with discussion and sharing. The class meets from 10 – 11:30 am in the chapel .

Wednesday Study is reading Thanking & Blessing – the Sacred Art: Spiritual Vitality Through Gratefulness by Jay Marshall.

Wednesday Study will be on summer break from June 20 until after Labor Day.


With ever-increasing pressures building in our lives, we often slip into believing that the world is a burdensome place. As a result, our souls tighten, our hearts become dull, and our joy slowly drains away.

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. Through penetrating reflections and practical tips for uncovering the blessed wonder in our lives―even in trying circumstances―Jay Marshall shows you how to recapture the goodness, holiness and abundance that saturate our world. The secret lies in opening yourself to divine blessings, which inspires thankfulness, and responding by sharing that spirit with others in acts of thanking and blessing. -Amazon.com

For questions or more information, please contact the Rev. Scot McComas at scot.mccomas@stmartininthefields.org.


Previous topics and books have been:The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a life of Faith by Marcus J. Borg, I witness: Living Inside the Stories of Advent & Christmas by Kate Moorehead, The Apocrypha,  The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, a collaboration between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; The wisdom of Richard Rohr lecture series;  Nutrition with functional nutritionist Annette Presley; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr; Our Religious Brains by Rabbi Ralph MecklenburgerForgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation; The Jesus Driven Life by Michael Hardin; world religions; Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge;  A Season for the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent by Martin L. Smith; Radical Hospitality: The Next Step; Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott; The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg; The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr; and from the Bible, the miracles of Jesus and the books of Romans, Amos, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Mark.

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