Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love
Wednesdays ~ 6:30 – 8 pm at Grace
Beginning October 4
Do you ever struggle to know how to handle someone who makes a racist remark or tells a denigrating joke about Muslims or other religious groups? Need some help teaching your child to “love your neighbor as yourself”, in the midst of increasing racism and prejudice in our world? Are your neighbors uncomfortable with the immigrant family that’s moved into your neighborhood, and you’d like to find ways to assure and encourage them? If any of your answers are “YES” then the Wednesday evening “Fear of the Other” taught by Scott Lien, is something to check out! For a more info:
The Lutheran Course
Sundays 5 pm – 7:30pm at Grace
Beginning October 1
You’ve been Lutheran your whole life and yet, when asked: “What do Lutherans believe?” you’re not sure what to say? Or, maybe you’re rather new to the “Lutheran” tribe of faith and you’re wondering what makes us different than Baptists, Methodists, or Catholics?
As we at Grace join Christians across the world in celebrating the 500 Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, what does it all mean? Why does the story of a German monk standing up against the mighty powers of the Church have anything to say to us today? Is there something unique and essential to our Lutheran perspective the world needs to hear now?
Come and join Pastor Mark as he leads this course in rediscovering the heart of our
Lutheran heritage and faith.
Theology of Tap: The Ridiculous Journey
Thursdays ~ 6:30 – 8 pm at Pappy’s 13827 Round Lake Blvd NW, Andover
Beginning October 12
Does it sometimes feel like your faith seems out of sync with life today? Do you sometimes wonder if it’s worthwhile following Jesus when so many people are leaving the church and becoming the “nones”? Come and join in a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. Come and discover that it is a costly journey with an unknown destination. Come, and learn from a Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago and find out why he still stirs the souls and imagination of so many. Come and experience this exciting video/discussion series with John Anderson at Pappy’s Restaurant in Andover for some good conversation and food. “For the message of the cross is foolishness (ridiculousness) to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 We will strive, in faith, to learn and discuss, the journey of Jesus, and our journey with Jesus now.
August 22nd 7-8pm
3rd Tuesdays each month following
The SALT MINISTRY welcomes you to the Silent Prayer Gatherings. Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. (August’s is the 22nd).
The prayer gather is open to everyone, members or not, ALL ARE WELCOME!
A time to silently pray for the sufferings and struggles of our family, friends, the church, our country, the world and ourselves.
A time for reflection and for giving thanks.
A time to gather in silent community for intercession, contemplation and centering prayer.
As the Psalmist says, “Be still and know that I am God”.