God’s Word for the Week: Bible Study, Room 210. Mondays at 9:00am and Tuesdays at 7:00am.
XYZ (Xtra Years of Zip): Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays after 9:30 a.m. for coffee and snacks, to play games or to socialize. At 11:30 a.m. we worship in the Chapel then have lunch (suggested donation is $5).
Centering Prayer: Join us on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 404 or the Bethany library or Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethany library. The current study is “Renew Your Life: Discovering the Wellspring of God’s Energy” by Pastor Kai Mark Nilsen.
Deborah Circle meets on Wednesdays from 4:45-6:00 p.m. in the Bethany library. We will be using the Bible study from Gather, the magazine of the Women of the ELCA. Contact Gail Scott at email@example.com with any questions.
Women’s Study Group meets on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Soul Schopp. Their current book is “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.
Young at Heart: Want to meet new friends or catch up with acquaintances? Join us for lunch and a program on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Adult Faith Formation: April-May, 2016
The Apostles’ Creed
Have you ever wondered why we say the words of the Apostles’ Creed nearly every Sunday in the church year? Or where these words came from? Or why it is known as an “Ecumenical Creed?” Or what these ancient words mean for us as Christians in the 21st. Century?
Once upon a time, many of us memorized Luther’s explanation the Apostle’s Creed when we were preparing for confirmation, but if we were pressed to provide our own explanation today, could we do that? And maybe you have your own question about the meaning or importance of certain parts of this Creed that you would like to express in a non-judgmental setting?
There are many very important collections of words so familiar to us that we repeat them without really thinking about what they mean — such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lord’s Prayer, or this particular Creed. And that is why, from time to time, it is helpful to take time to learn or re-learn how much is contained in these words, not only historically, but for our own convictions today.