Take that next step on your Journey!
We have a variety of spiritual growth opportunities at St. Luke’s, and we invite you to join us!
· Alternate Thursday evenings
· Leader: Frank Morgan
The Thursday Night Bible Study Group is currently studying the Psalms and using the book Answering God: the Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene Peterson. Please contact Frank Morgan with any questions (email@example.com/703-360-0807). We hope you can join us on alternate Thursdays at 7:30 pm in St. Luke's Library to begin discussing the book. Please check the Calendar for dates.
St. Luke’s Book Study Group to Read and discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
We’re branching out a bit with this next book, our first novel as a group. The opening line may entice you: "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany."
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary.
About the Author. John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning in 1980 for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He won the 2000 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Irving's most recent novel is In One Person (2012).
Please join us as we read and discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday March 26th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the St. Luke’s library. The book is available in paperback through your favorite online bookseller, modestly priced, with used copies available. It’s also available for e-reader. It’s a 543-pager, so we won’t try to read it all by the 26th. We’ll discuss chapters 1 - 6 at the March meeting, then finish it up in April. Bring recommendations for the next book. Please email George Omohundro at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to have you with us.