We have several opportunities for you to study the word. New members are welcome in all groups.
Bible Study at the Altamont
Please join the group at 9 a.m. on Mondays at the Altamont Senior Apartments. They are currently studying the Women of the Bible.
This group meets Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Conference Room on campus. The group is studying the book of Acts according to Max Lucado. New members are welcome at any time.
Women's Spiritual Group
This all women's group meets on Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. in the library on campus. All new members are welcome!
Wednesday Noon Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Pastor Ted will lead a new Bible Study. We will wind our way through St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians, six power packed chapters on grace and freedom. Galatians 5:1: "For freedom Christ has set us free." Bring your Bible each Wednesday noon for a light lunch and heavy thinking. For the first meeting on February 5, read Galatians chapter one.
The Sin and Grace Wine and Cheese Club (SAGWAC)
Beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the SAGWAC will inaugurate a series of adult discussions of our human thrashings within the strong arms of God's grace. Like an unruly child in a tantrum, we sinful saints rely upon a loving God who will not let us go.
Beginning with the gospel understood by Lutherans as justification by God's grace through faith, we will explore our own sinful propensities within the security of God's gift of salvation.
Our SAGWAC discussions will draw from weekly readings in Pastor Ted's book, Sin Boldly! Justifying Faith for Fragile and Broken Souls. The Holy Spirit, believe it or not, can empower us to move from fragility or even brokenness to a robust spiritual daily life.
In preparation for each Tuesday gathering, please do two things. First, read the chapter appointed for the day. Second, bring something for nibblers to share: wine? Perrier? iced tea? cheese 'n' crackers? KFC? Be creative.
Here's the reading schedule in Sin Boldly!
March 3: Chapter 1: The Fragile Soul and Spiritual Duct Tape
March 10: Chapter 2: The Legalist within Us
March 17: Chapter 3: Our Love of Justice
March 24: Chapter 4: Justice and Our Moral Universe
March 31: Chapter 5: From Justice to Love
April 7: Tuesday in Holy Week. No gathering.
April 14: Chapter 6: Consciousness and Conscience
April 21: Chapter 7: Self-Justification [Pr. Ted absent]
April 28: Chapter 8: Ethics for Bold Sinners
May: 5: Chapter 9: Scapegoats and Broken Souls
May 12: Chapter 10: Faith as Belief
May 19: Chapter 11: Faith as Trust
May 26: Chapter 12: Faith as the Indwelling Presence of Christ
Please acquire the book on your own or request a copy from Kim Burns. Sin Boldly! Justifying Faith for Fragile and Broken Souls. Fortress, 2015. Available in both paperback and eBook from Augsburg Fortress.