Adult Education First
There is a Bible Study open to one and all every Monday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A. This Bible Study focuses on scripture readings from the upcoming weekend in worship. Led by lay leaders and clergy, this study is designed to help the participants prepare for weekend worship. Coffee and goodies are served with a full measure of God’s Word and fellowship. You can’t find a better way to start the week!!
Adult Education on Sunday
On select Sunday mornings this fall, Pastor Matt or Pastor Laura will lead an adult class in Conference Room A. Each class will be offered twice, once at 8:45 a.m. for those who attend 10 worship, another week at 9:45 a.m.
for those who attend 8:30 worship.
Our September schedule is September 17 at 8:45 a.m. and September 24 at 9:45 a.m. The topic
will be Islam, using the resource Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith. How can we be good neighbors to our Muslim brothers and sisters? You can submit questions you have about Islam to Pastor Laura before the class and she
will try to address them. Childcare is available in the nursery for young children and older children are welcome
to attend the class.
• Coming in October — Buddhism and Hinduism with Pastor Matt
First Lutheran offers Adult Education opportunities during Wednesday Night Faithtime. Come and participate!
On select Wednesdays, you can participate in The Lutheran Course. Have you ever wondered what makes Lutheran Christians distinct from our brothers and sisters in other denominations? While we all confess the same creeds and believe in the same Lord, there is a unique Lutheran “flavor” to our understanding of the sacraments and the Bible. Also, our Reformation history and heritage give us a particular perspective on our faith. Come and learn a little about what it means to be “Lutheran” in today’s world! This class will be taught by a team of lay leaders from the congregation and will meet on the following Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. in Grace Place.
• September 6 — How to Tell the Difference Between the Law and the Gospel
• September 20 — Five Things You Should Know about the Lutheran Reformation
• September 27 — The Anatomy of a Baptism
Coming in October and November...How to Receive Communion, The Three Most Rebellious Things Jesus Did,
How to Read the Bible, and How to Share Your Faith with Someone.
First Book Club
Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book "The Glass Castle" and faith response to the author Jeannette Walls on Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Linda Storm is the facilitator of this group. A listing of the 2017-18 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
- October’s book title is People of the Book written by Geraldine Brooks. Inspired by a true story, People
of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed
and beloved author. Called “a tour de force” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying
work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book
expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Hurry and begin reading this bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war.
2017-18 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB