Lutheran Essentials January 28th, 2015

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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 23.  The Small Catechism lesson is the Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.

We will finish reading the third chapter on the Theology of the Cross: The Hiddenness of God.  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 by singing “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” (LSB 450).

We will start reading the fourth chapter on Vocation: The Spirituality of Ordinary Life.  In the Introduction (pg. 89-91) we will discuss what a vocation is.  The next section the Masks of God (pg. 91-96) we will discuss how God uses our vocations to serve our neighbor.  After that we will read about Having a Calling (pg. 96-103) and discuss what it means to have a vocation.  We will probably not get through the rest of 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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