We have two groups that meet on Sunday morning and the "Read 'Em & Meet" group that meets once a month on Sunday at 2pm.
Read 'Em & Meet will be meeting Jan. 12th at 2:00pm at Lake Edge Lutheran Church. The group will be discussing Mining for Justice by Kathleen Ernst.
A new adult Sunday School study is starting on Jan. 5th and ending on March 15th. We will be reading Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus by Jim Wallis. The book costs $16. Please sign up in the Fellowhip Hall or contact the church office.
Review by Amazon:
In Christ in Crisis Jim Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today. Building on “Reclaiming Jesus”—the declaration he and other church leaders wrote in May 2018 to address America’s current crisis—Wallis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith.
“Christians have often remembered, re-discovered, and returned to their obedient discipleship of Jesus Christ—both personal and public—in times of trouble. It’s called coming home,” Wallis reminds us. While he addresses the dividing lines and dangers facing our nation, the religious and cultural commentator’s focus isn’t politics; it’s faith.
As he has done throughout his career, Wallis offers comfort, empathy, and a practical roadmap. Christ in Crisis is a constructive field guide for all those involved in resistance and renewal initiatives in faith communities in the post-2016 political context.
Also starting on Sept. 8th from 9:00-9:50am in the Cry Room off the sanctuary, a group will be reading The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. You can sign-up in the Fellowship hall or contact the church office.
"In The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes, offering a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work---his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection---and ultimately, who he was and why he came. Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today, The Jesus I Never Knew gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history.
With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith; and a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying." - Christianbook.com