Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen.  Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in.  Our current study is on “The Spirituality of the Cross” by Gene Edward Veith Jr.  If you do not have a copy we are providing them for free.  We are also continuing to provide the Book of Concord for free.

The Psalm for this session is Psalm 21.  The Small Catechism lesson is the Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.

We will finish reading the second chapter on the Means of Grace: The Presence of God.  We will read the Sacraments: Holy Communion (pg. 62-67) and discuss what benefits the Sacrament of the Altar gives.  We will close this chapter on the Means of Grace by singing “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” (LSB 575).

We will move on and read the third chapter on the Theology of the Cross: The Hiddenness of God.  We will start with the Introduction (pg. 69-71) and discuss why God hides Himself in such ordinary things such as bread, wine, water, and word.  Next we will read The Theology of the Cross vs. The Theology of Glory (pg. 71-75) and discuss the distinctions between these two theologies.  We will probably not get any further in this chapter.

As always new people are always welcome to this study at any point during the class.  Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions.


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