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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 22.  The Small Catechism lesson is the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.

We will continue to read the third chapter on the Theology of the Cross: The Hiddenness of God.  We will read The Theology of the Cross vs. The Theology of Glory (pg. 71-75) and discuss the distinctions between these two theologies.  Next we will read Bearing the Cross (pg. 76-78) and talk about what it means to take up your cross and follow Christ.  Finally we will read about the Hidden Life (pg. 78-86) and discuss how we struggle with God and His apparent absence.  We will close this chapter on the Means of Grace by singing “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” (LSB 450).

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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