The Fall is a great time to start a class or a new discipline, so think about coming to one of the adult Christian education classes offered throughout the week at St. Peter’s.
Here’s a taste of what you can expect for adult Christian education at St. Peter’s in the month of September.
Sundays at 9:15-10:15am
Using an ELCA resource, “Reformation Roots”, we will begin to look at the Reformation Era that begins with a church suffering from moral decay and fierce defensiveness and ends with a fracturing of the church into many smaller pieces. Major themes of authority and freedom are woven throughout, and even the casual listener will see many parallels to today’s world that will offer opportunities for discussion. The classes in September will cover “Luther’s Legacy” led by the Rev. Richard Geib and “The End of Christendom in America As We Know It?” led by the Rev. Dr. John Emmert .
Crosspoints meets in the Conference Room
Faith & Values
This Fall’s theme is “What do I think about…and how does my faith inform me?” The classes in September will cover topics of “War and Peace and Me” and how our philosophy toward peace and war can have an impact on daily decisions we make in our families. The following week touches on the hot topic of ”Immigration” and the Lutheran church’s response to migrant children.
Faith & Values meets in Room 100
Today’s Gospel Study
The group will look at the text from the Gospel of Luke assigned for that Sunday. Come to the study to hear the good news and stay for more insights and applications that may or may not parallel the sermons of the day. Bring your own Bible and any study material you would like or borrow one of the versions in our room. No prep needed. You don’t even have to listen to a sermon first! Come and study and discuss!
Pastor Pretz’s Bible Study meets in Room 118
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, September 14, the Wednesday Morning Bible Study will start the year exploring the topic, “How the Bible Came to Be”. We will enter the book of Genesis in the mid-fall for the remainder of the year.
Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am in the Café
Our World, God’s Eyes
Beginning Wednesday, September 21, join the group for some evening conversation. This year’s topic will be based on the book “What’s the least I can believe and still be a Christian?” Using the book as a guide, we will meet and discuss questions from the points of view of Christians and non-Christians alike. Some of these topics may be hard to discuss, but we as a group will keep a non-judgmental, open mind to all points of view. This group (and community) is a safe space to freely question, debate, and discover essential vs. non-essential mainstays of Christian teachings. Each week’s topic will also include scripture references to the respective topic to help guide our discussions as well.
Wednesdays 8:00pm in the Youth Lounge
The season begins Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Aroogas Route 462, 125 S. Centerville Rd., Lancaster. Bring a theological or biblical question that you always wanted to explore! This is a non-threatening gathering in which we can discuss religion without judgement.
Third Wednesday each month at 6:30pm, see calendar