The Didache, the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, was written during the first century of the Church’s life. While this text was highly regarded by the Early Church Fathers it was lost to the Church for some 800 years before being rediscovered in the 1800’s. Join Lutheran Essentials starting on May 2nd at 7pm as we study this Apostolic Age document.
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 Martin Luther’s Large Catechism. If you do not have a hard copy of the Book of Concord we are providing it for free, as well as copies of the Lutheran Service Book.
This week we will recite Psalm 116, read the section on The Sacrament of the Altar from the Small Catechism, and sing “Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior” (LSB 627). We will then start our study on The Sacrament of the Altar in the Large Catechism. We will discuss the Words of Institution and what Christ means in them. We will also talk about what the Sacrament of the Altar is and what it benefits. We will also discuss who receives the Sacrament worthily and proper Communion practice.
As always new people are always welcome to this study at any point during the class. Our next study on the Ecumenical Creeds will begin on July 5th and will follow the week after the special presentation by Dr. Ian Christie-Miller on the copies of Luther’s Catechism in the Baltic on June 28th. Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions.