Sacred Rhythms

Sacred Rhythms

Church-wide Book Study

Sacred Rhythms
September 19-October 24

Pastor Darren has created a Study Guide that can be found here.


Your desire for more of God than you have right now, your longing for love, your need for deeper levels of spiritual transformation than you have experienced so far is the is the truest thing about you…Spiritual disciplines open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that God can bring about in our lives.
–  from Sacred Rhythms

Establishing a Sacred Rhythm Centers Us in Christ.

Beginning September 19, St. Paul will embark on a church-wide study, using the book Sacred Rhythms, by Ruth Haley Barton.

We encourage all St. Paul churchgoers to read the book with us, attend worship, and join a small group study. 

Each Sunday worship service will introduce a chapter and spiritual discipline. During the week, small groups will explore these in more detail. 

You can purchase your own book at Amazon, Cokesbury, or a local bookseller. The book costs from $15-22, depending on reseller.

If you would like St. Paul to order a book for you or you need financial help with the cost, please contact Rev. Darren Brandon at darren@stpaulchurchky.org.


Reading Plan

Each Sunday worship service will introduce a chapter and spiritual
discipline. During the week, you’re invited to learn more about
each discipline and experience it.

September 19 – “Longing for more” – Pages 1-28. (Chapter 1)

September 26 – “Solitude and Silence” – Pages 29-44. (Chapter 2)

October 3 – “Encountering God through Scripture” – Pages. 45-61. (Chapter 3)

October 10 – “Prayer” – Pages 62-90. (Chapters 4 and 5)

October 17 – “Discernment” – Pages 91-129. (Chapters 6 and 7)

October 24 – “Creating a Sacred Rhythm” – Pages 130-166. (Chapters 8 and 9)


Cullen Hornaday will lead a study group via Zoom on Sundays, from 12:15-1:15pm.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87511293526

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