Monday Morning Fall Book/Bible Study
Stuck: the places we get stuck and the God who set us free
Do you feel stuck? So many of us live stuck. Stuck in trying to seem perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can’t even name. These stuck places often go unattended inside of us and they are shaping our lives more than we would like to think. We’ve been trying to fix this feeling with everything but… God.
God has a plan for these spaces inside of us, the places we feel broken, but we have to go to God. Stuck is a journey to take an honest look at the fight going on inside, leading us to the God who has a plan to restore it, to restore us.
The eight lessons in this study are simple and interactive, offering projects, stories, and Bible study to dig into Scripture, to deeply engage the mind and heart. Because as we realize that our stuck places are the very places that make us ache for God, we find God waiting there for us with hope and freedom.
Please join us on Mondays at 10:00 AM, beginning Monday, September 25.
Please sign up in the church office…the cost of the book is $10, checks payable to HCLC.
Third Tuesday Bible Study
This year the monthly Bible study that meets the third Tuesday of the month will now meet at 10:00 in the
morning in the church lounge. Our study will focus on the book of Colossians using William Barclay’s commentary, “The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.” This study bible may be a discussion guide for several years since it covers three New Testament books. I have ordered eight copies of the Bible study book from Amazon for $11.00 each. Anyone interested in getting the book from Julie Burton may see her before September 19th or at the get together that morning. On September 19th, we will discuss the “General Introduction to the Letters of Paul” and our choice of studying Colossians. Barclay writes as a daily Bible study for his readers with depth and academic insight. The third Thursday of each month, the women’s Bible study group will meet at 10:00 in the morning in the church lounge. We welcome all women to join us on our journey of growing in our understanding of our faith.
Sunday Morning Adult Education Opportunities
Expand your mind? Explore your faith? Adult education classes promise to do just that. Classes meet between services on Sunday mornings. Please join us!
Music is an integral part of Lutheran worship, especially, thanks to our founding father Martin Luther. Who better to lead a class on Bach and the Lutheran Composers than our very own composer-in-residence Greg Berg? Join us for sessions on September 17 and 24.
Last spring we did a study of Luther’s life and what motivated him to challenge the practices of the Catholic Church. We all know how that turned out! To round out this celebratory year of the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation, Pastor Mark will lead an exploration of Luther’s Teachings on Vocation and Freedom. Join us for these sessions on October 15th and 29th.
You say you’ve never been up to the back balcony for a closer look at our magnificent Casavant organ? Well, here’s your chance! On October 22, organist Randy Fischer will offer a workshop, put the organ through its paces, and perhaps give us a few excerpts from the works of Bach and other famous Lutheran composers. The workshop will be repeated on November 12.
So pencil in those dates on your calendar. Better still, write them in pen – September 17 and 24; October 15, 22, and 29; November 12. And while you’re at it, add October 1, just in case.
Still in the works are classes for other dates in November and in the coming year. We’ll keep you posted. And let Jeri Smith or John Lehman or one of the pastors know if YOU would like to lead a class.