Basics in Luther and Lutheranism

Four consecutive Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online webinar- to be viewed together in Room 302 at St. Luke Lutheran Church.  Please let Pastor Kate Costa know you plan to attend.

Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History, LTSP

About the course:

With the approach of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Lutherans and others may want to know what the big deal was – and is – about Martin Luther’s theology.  This course will provide an overview of Martin Luther’s (and Lutheranism’s) basic teachings, including:

  • Justification by Faith Alone
  • Distinguishing Law and Gospel
  • The Theology of the Cross
  • The Word and Sacraments
  • The Event Called ChurchChristian Vocations in the World

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Mark your hands for Sept. 11: God’s Work, Our Hands Day

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. The date for the 2016 dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 11. Mark your calendars today!

This year’s dedicated day of service will also mark the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on the United States.

As you continue to share God’s love with your neighbors, whether it is preparing and delivering meals to people and families rendered homeless or cleaning your neighborhood parks, consider thanking and holding in prayer the emergency responders in your area as part of your service.

“The world can be a dangerous place. But there are some who, when disaster strikes, run toward the danger. These are the first responders, firefighters, police and EMTs, who live out their baptismal vocation in service to their communities in times of intense need. They do God’s work with their hands.”
– ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

More information about this special day of service will come soon!