This Week at Centenary

Sunday, February 14, 2020
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:40 a.m.    Early Service

 10:00 a.m.    Sunday School

     11:00 a.m.    Traditional Worship

Dr. Matthew D. Bates will be preaching this Sunday 
and his sermon is entitled Reading Deeply .
New Sunday School Book Study 

This Sunday, February 16, Dean Simpson begins a new study in the Morton Class. This new session of Sunday School will focus on the book  Reading the Bible Wisely: An Introduction to Taking the Bible Seriously  by Richard S. Briggs.You can order the book on Amazon . The Morton Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Morton Classroom in Fellowship Hall. Here is a brief description of the book, (from the Amazon website)

What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. First, it looks at the basic questions of reading in context--historical, literary, and theological--and understanding the significance of the two-testament structure of the Christian Bible. Then it looks at how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture. Finally, it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. New to this revised edition are chapters addressing the significance of the Old Testament, the performative function of Scripture, and how reading Scripture actually helps form the reader. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues.
Anchor Class Book Study

Join Robb Stottlemyer and the Anchor Class on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. as they study the book by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan entitled  The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon.  You can order the book from  Amazon or your favorite bookseller. The Anchor Class meets on the second floor in the classroom at the end of the hall. 
New Schedule

Third Fridays - 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
 Coffee Theology at
Urban Farmhouse in Scott's Addition. 
All ages are welcome to join us for coffee and faith conversation. 

First Sunday Fundays
Stay tuned for more information
about these upcoming events!
Birthdays This Week

February 18 - Christina Kidd, Clint Jones
February 19 - Andy Jordan
February 20 - Agatha Kidd
R.B. Bennington
Joanne Crick Berft  - daughter of Phil & AJ Crick, asking for prayer for  
                  recent health issues
Betty Brown  - Bill Glaze, Betty's brother-in-law has been diagnosed with 
            pancreatic cancer
Ka Cheng  - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast 
          cancer.
Shannon Conway  - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
                 Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family
Riley Davin  - Niece of Vic and Nancy
Serena Durst
Les Dobbs - Memorial Regional Medical Center
Gavin  - friend of Vic and Nancy Grand facing kidney transplant
Jane Grand  - has been moved to a skilled nursing facility and has leveled 
            in her recovery 
Jeff Hatch
Kathy Henn  - surgery January 15 - sister of Maggie King
Leah and Bob Hundley
Clyde Hundley  - recovering after recent hospitalization
Lucille Hunt  - at Morningside at Bellegrade
Doug Kleffner's brother
Justin Laman  - nephew of Lucy Hottle, a young father who has cancer
Vincente Lopez  - nephew of Heidi Kara, U.S. Army Infantry, deploying
              to Egypt
Megan Mattax -   a friend of Miranda Clayton, pregnant and diagnosed  
              with breast cancer
Patti Oman  - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor
Kathy Talley - recovering from nose surgery
Wendy Tisdale  - family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed 
              with stage 4 lung cancer
Bernice Walter - medical issues