Adult Eduction

Gods Work our HandsSeptember 12

Annually the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) observes Gods Work our Handson the second Sunday of September.  Over the years we have used our hands to; clean up trash and debris littering the neighborhood, prepare health kits to give aid to those in disaster struck regions, and assemble school kits for children in developing nations. This year our focus is on the need for water, especially drinkable water, to sustain communities in places that are suffering from drought and lack infrastructure. In the spirit of water and wells and baptismal grace, a variety of water activities will comprise the Sunday school time (9:1510:15 AM) on September 12. We will be receiving special offerings for the work of Lutheran World Relief and their efforts to supply water, wells, and irrigation so that people, communities, flocks and crops can flourish. Please plan to attend this special outdoor Sunday school session. You may wish to bring a towel to dry off or absorb any excess water you may encounter along the way! Activities are planned for children and their parents. A combination of water relays, balloon toss and water games will center us on the importance of water in  our lives and how important water is for daily life. The Fellowship Committee will serve refreshments. All offerings received will be given to the work of Lutheran World Relief. Plan on taking part in Gods Work our Handseven if it means you get a little bit wet!

Adult opportunities available this fall

Sunday mornings….

September 12th Join the water event for all ages.  Gods’s Work our Hands (description above)

September 19th October 17th by what authority? Rethinking early church his-
torya video series followed by discussion will meet 9:1510:15 am and be led by Pastor
William Snyder. During this 5week session we will see how the drama of the early churchs formation has direct connections to our life of faith today.

October 24November 14th Isaiah: messages of hope is the second course offered for adults this fall.  Pastor Judith McKee will lead this video series and discussion on the book of Isaiah. In a time when we long for peace in the world we will look at the peace theme in Isaiah through bible study aided by visual expressions by major artists who have been inspired by Isaiahs words.

November 28 An Inter-generational Advent Event watch for details

December 5, 12 & 19th Intersections of Faith and Science led by Tristan Ericson. We will explore the relationship between Christian faith and science: their intended purposes, the questions they seek to answer, where they agree, disagree, or avoid each other altogether.

Monday evenings 78 pm Christian Conversations: Connecting Sunday worship with daily life. Join different clergy each week in reflections on what we heard in worship on Sunday morning and what we will take with us on our week long walk with God.

Wednesday morning Bible Study resumes at 10:30 AM, September 8.

Bible Study

Wednesday Bible Study @ 10:30 AM
In person Wednesday Bible study:  We will meet in Christ Hall and continue to physically distant, wear masks, and keep the time limited.  Please bring your Bible and join us.

Please enter the building through the Springettsbury Avenue lobby.

***Reminder that the first Wednesday of each month is street sweeping so please park in one of the lots and not on Springettsbury Avenue.

Daily Devotional ReadingsThe new quarterly devotional book called Christ in our Home is available at all entrances to the church.   Due to the need for people to stay home, Augsburg Fortress is offering Christ in Our Home as a free email subscription.  Click on the following link:  https://go.augsburgfortress.org/christ-in-our-home-email-subscription to sign up.   This devotional has a bible reading, thoughts and prayer for each day.  Are you more of an electronic reader?  Try God Pause from Luther Seminary in St. Paul’s Minnesota.  Sign up and you will receive a daily email with a scripture reading, reflection and prayer.  To sign up, click this link or type it into your computer search bar http://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/default

Small Groups

Are you interested in being part of a small group?  Would you like to discuss social justice issues, Bible studies, family/parenting ideas or any other topic?  Contact the church office with your ideas!