What a better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than to get together with your family and friends and go caroling to those members of Faith that are homebound. Meet on church on Sunday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. to get into a singing group and get a list of places to visit. Some will be private residences and some will be nursing homes. Plan to carol for about two hours, that will include transportation time between locations. No experience or special skills needed for this fun family friendly event.
I Stand We Go!”
Building a Church for the Next 500 Years
The seven-week theme “Here
I Stand We Go!” Building a Church for the Next 500 Years is well under way. If you would still like to be part of a small group please call the office and we will get you plugged in!
If you miss a week or need to join in from home you can download the book HERE
The Videos are available on YouTube via the links below. Just click on the week you want to watch!
Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m.
The Fire of Little Jim: What to make of the Book of James: (Beginning Nov. 5)
James has often been seen as a misfit in the New Testament, as devoted to God’s Law as the other books are to the Gospel. Martin Luther famously called it “a gospel of straw.” The difference, though, is not as stark as it seems. James’ fiery witness does not mark a return to the Law, but an embrace of the power of the Gospel. Come and be inspired by the fire of Little Jim! Meeting in the Faith Center.
Teaching Your Kids the Christmas Story: (Beginning Dec. 3)
Join Pastor Dave exploring creative ways to effectively teach your children what Christmas is really about. Examine the Biblical accounts, and then learn creative and interactive ways for your family to engage in the story. Meeting in the Third Floor Conference Room.
Other Options so that you can Dig Deeper
Paul’s Problem Child: A Study of I and II Corinthians
St. Paul had a contentious relationship with the church he founded in Corinth. The two letters to the Corinthians cover a wide range of theological and practical concerns, and include some of the greatest passages in the New Testament. Take a deep dive into these invaluable texts on Monday mornings, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone is welcome to attend, so join us and invite a friend to come with you. Bring your Bible or grab one at church. Coffee provided (sometimes treats, too!)
Crossways Bible studies resume in September. Crossways is a “big picture” study of the entire Bible. It includes an overview of each book within a framework that shows the Bible’s “big story.” It combines Bible reading, commentary and illustrations to show how the Bible fits together. Want to know your Bible better? Crossways is for you!
Crossways classes meet for 20 weeks each year for 3 years.
Year 1—A NEW class will begin on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Faith Center. Sign up for this new class at church or talk to Pastor Scott.
Year 2 will resume on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Year 3 will resume on Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.
What have past Crossways participants said about the course?
“Replace your confusion with clarity as Pastor Scott takes you on an eye opening journey through Crossways and the history surrounding the events of the Bible.” – Shawn Anderson
“I am so glad I listened to others’ recommendations about Crossways! I have truly loved digging deeper for a better understanding and grasp of the Bible. So many ‘So that’s why’ and ‘Now I get it’ moments.” – Mary Hodson
“I had never been in a study before. It was way more than I expected!! I told my friends how excited I was and four of them joined in year two. They also agree it is awesome!” – Barb Anderson
“Crossways is well worth the time and commitment for individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge of the Bible. Faith Lutheran and the pastor are most welcoming, regardless of one’s religious affiliation.” – Suzanne Burgart
Find more Bibles Study Options by Clicking HERE
One Year Bible Reading Plan:
Here is a reading plan that will assist you in reading through the entire Bible in one year. You can print out a copy to keep with your Bible and mark off each day’s reading as you complete it. If you fall behind that is ok, just keep reading when you can.
Click below for a list and description of current adult classes and Bible studies:
Celebrate the Child, a one-man play featuring Christian actor and speaker Jonathan Swenson, will be performed at Faith Lutheran Church, 335 Main St. S. in Hutchinson on Wednesday, December 9th. Written by Curt Cloninger, this combination of “characters and carols” explores the birth of Jesus through the eyes of six different people whose lives were somehow intertwined with the birth of Christ. Both entertaining and thought-provoking,the drama invites the audience to experience the Nativity in fresh and meaningful ways.
Swenson is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A. in Psychology, Theater and Music, 1988) and Luther Seminary (Master’s of Divinity, 1994). As an ordained pastor, he has served parishes in IA and MN for nearly 20 years. As a professional Christian actor and speaker, and the founding director of Paraphrase Theatre, Swenson travels throughout the country speaking and performing at churches, national conferences, camps, retreats, and other special events.
His regional theatre credits include such roles as Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof), Daddy Warbucks (Annie) and Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls). He has also been a regular featured soloist with Orchestra Iowa’s Follies. For further information please visit www.paraphrasetheatre.com or click here for a Video Clip of “Celebrate the Child”.
Jonathan will be at Faith on Wednesday December 9 for three performances.
He will be performing Celebrate the Child at 1 p.m. in the Faith Center. The performance will be preceded by a potluck lunch at noon. You are invited to attend one or both events.
The second performance of Celebrate the Child will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Jonathan will also be doing a performance of The Witness at approximately 7:45 p.m. in the Foundation for area youth.
The public is invited to attend any or all of these performances.
For more information, contact Wendy at 320-587-2093 or firstname.lastname@example.org