Beginning Monday, February 11th, we will be taking a break from our discussion of the gospel of John. Colleen Gildee has kindly offered to lead us in a discussion about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. Colleen will be using Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together, as source material. Click below to view a PDF source.
There are two different bible studies meeting every week to choose from. All are welcome! Monday evenings at 7pm in Memorial Hall, there will be a bible study focusing on the Gospel of John. Tuesday Mornings at 10am in Memorial Hall, a second bible study will be looking at the Book of Exodus.
Monday Evening, The Gospel of John
John is the last Gospel written and probably comes to us from the last decade of the first century. The writer is a theologian and who takes things that appear in the other three Gospels and bends them to his own devices. For example, the synoptic Gospels—Mark, Luke, and Matthew—place the setting of the Last Supper within the framework of the Passover Meal. John says it happened at dinner the night before Passover. Who is right? There’s an obvious contradiction. So much for Biblical inherency. Come find out why John does this!
Tuesday Morning, The Book of Exodus
The Tuesday morning Bible study will focus next on the book of Exodus, beginning 10 a.m. on August 21. In this “historical” book, God uses slavery in Egypt to gather a people and bring them out of bondage into a new life in the Promised Land. We will use the Kerygma series. We will use books, but you can miss a class and not be lost! Refreshments are served! If you have not been attending this study but want to come, please call the office or tell Pastor David so we can have a book for you. To begin, we will study the story of Joseph, which will help us under- stand how God’s people got to Egypt in the first place. This will continue for the first two Tuesdays in August. A movie will be shown about Joseph, starring Ben Kingsley. If you want to, just come for the movie!
Join us at 9 a.m. at the Dutch Market at the Long Meadow Shopping Center. Not an exclusive group, just a gaggle of Lutherans enjoying breakfast and fellowship time. Started several years ago with a few men having coffee and now can number up to 20! Come as you are able to join. No assigned seats, no membership fee, just fun.
Ron Fisher will be hosting a Crochet and Knitting Fellowship Group in the parlor from 6p-8p. The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. Come together to share ideas, work on projects for the community, do your own project, and bring your questions. Learning from each other is a great way to make friends and share ideas and a fun way to network and build your confidence in these arta! All who love the art of crochet and knitting are welcome; some basic skills are needed to work on projects.