Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesdays 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. You can also join us remotely via our livestream. Our current study is on Martin Luther’s “On the Freedom of a Christian”. As part of the class we are handing out copies of “On the Freedom of a Christian” for free as well as copies of the Book of Concord and the Lutheran Service Book.
We will open our study with Psalm 8, our catechetical lesson will be on the First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer from the Small Catechism. We will read The Outward Man: Christian Works for the Neighbor (pg. 45-57) from “On the Freedom of a Christian”. Since we now have a firm foundation regarding where good works come from we can now look to what are our responsibilities to our fellow man. Those to whom much is given, much is expected. Those who are the greatest must become servants of all. These works are given freely for our neighbors advantage as though we were their most humble servants. We will close with the hymn “O God, My Faithful God” (LSB 696).
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.