September 20, 27; October 4: The Psalms, with Rev. Susan Scott
The Psalms are a wonderful resource for prayer and consolation, especially for such a challenging time as this. Join Susan Scott to explore the different kinds of Psalms and share some of your favorites.
October 11 – Discipleship in a Democracy, p.1. We’ll look at “A Social Message on Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy,” especially the first three parts. What is God up to in politics? How do we follow Jesus at this time? Other resources: a statement about church and public life, Living Lutheran article on the topic.
October 18 – Have I got a proposition for you. Joe Haletky introduces us to some of the propositions coming up for vote.
October 25 – Discipleship in a Democracy, p.2 We’ll look at a recent David Brooks article on how his faith influences his politics, and at the latter part of the ELCA document, which deals with the same topic.
November 1 – Digging deeper into 1st John: during worship and the sermon we’ll hear from 1st John 3. What more is in this little book? Consider: “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action … God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”
November 8 – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary: special guests such as Rev. Brian Stein-Webber will share more about our local seminary in Berkeley, California.
November 15 – Thoughts on Leadership with Don Harrier. Don will share from his experiences and learnings as an architect.