Weekly Bible Studies with the Pastors
 
 
Monday – Beginning September 9
Those Other Epistles: James through Jude
Jim Wagner – 10:00 a.m. in the library
Keeping with the tradition of our Monday morning Bible study, we will look to interpret scripture by drawing from other scripture and from history. For our meetings in the fall, we will work though those epistles near the end of the New Testament, those not attributed to Paul and his proteges. Our focus will be on James; 1st and 2nd Peter; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John; and the book of Jude. These letters are sometimes called the catholic (universal) epistles, written for the encouragement and edification of the established Church. Among the questions they try to answer are, “Now that we call ourselves Christians, how should we live? What does it mean for us to be Holy, set apart?”
 
Wednesday – Beginning September 18
“In a World Divided, In Christ United”
Pastor Lisa Schrott—6:30 p.m. in Sanctuary
In our world and in our lives we encounter people who are vastly different than us. We agree and we disagree on various issues. As christians, though, we believe in “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and father of all, who is over all and in all.” So how do we live as a community that exemplifies that in spite of our differences?
 
Thursday – Beginning September 12
“Digging Deeper”
Pastor Lisa Schrott – 9:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space
This class will take a more detailed look at the weekly scriptures of “The Story.” We will examine their cultural and historical contexts and how that affects our understanding of the text.