NEW WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
10:00 AM & 6:00 PM
NEW Wednesday Bible Study for September
With the new Christian Education season beginning September 5 the Wednesday Bible Study will take place both at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. before Wednesday Choir practice. Our topic will be Church History and specifically the emergence of the Christian Church. Below is a brief outline of the topics to be discussed:
- Cultural Context: Judaism of the Second Temple Period & Hellenism
- Jesus and the Birth of Christianity
- Paul and the Apostles
- The Nascent Church
- Martyrdom & Persecution (2nd & 3rd Century)
- Early Christian Leaders & Writers before Constantine
- Diverse Movements in the Early Church
- Constantine and the Established Church
- Trinitarian Controversy
- Expansion of Christianity and Byzantine Christianity
Each unit will be self contained and begin with a summary of the previous sessions. In this way the participation will be open to all. Pastor Steve will lead these sessions.
SEPTEMBER 2018 GATHER BIBLE STUDY
October 31 @ 11:30 a.m.
Turn, turn, turn: A time for faithful repentance.
Repentance is one of the most powerful acts of a person or a church, making possible not only forgiveness but also reconciliation. This three-part Bible study by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni will explore how we as Lutheran Christians understand the role of repentance in our faith, especially as we understand God’s grace to be unearned and freely given.
The Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni is a graduate of California Lutheran University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Ordained in 2007, Meghan has served congregations in Illinois and Colorado. She is currently a full time Ph.D. student and mom to three.
Wednesday, September 26, you are invited to bring a Brown Bag lunch and join group leader, Janet Kemp, for the Bible Study in the Fireside Room. You may find a copy of the Bible Study material on the information table by the elevator in the narthex of the church. All are welcome!
Adult Forum: Race, Ethnicity & Culture
November 4 & 18
In between the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services you are invited to get some refreshments and join the Adult Forum in the Fireside Room.
We will look at the ELCA’s Social Statement Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, which was adopted at the 1993 church-wide assembly.
How are we doing with the principles expressed in this document for the churc, our congregation, and our individual lives?