Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings after the Lenten midweek service that starts at 7pm. Currently we are studying the Augsburg Confession using the 2nd Edition of the Readers Edition of the Book of Concord. If you do not have a copy we are providing them for free.
The Psalm for this session is Psalm 119:113-120 (Samekh). The Small Catechism lesson is the Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer. Last week we covered the article on Both Kinds in the Sacrament (Article XXII).
This week we will be covering the Marriage of Priests (Article XXIII). We will discuss why pastors should be permitted to marry and forced vows of celibacy. Since the Confutation disagrees with this article we will read from the Apology of the Augsburg Confession Article XXIII (XI) 1-4, 7-8, 33-40. The hymn for this article is The Church’s One Foundation (LSB 644).
As always new people are welcome to this study at any point during the class. Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions. Have a blessed 5th week of Lent.