Saturday AM Walkers
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 (Purple)
Reformation 500 lecture at St Thomas University at 7 PM will feature ELCA Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid and Dr John Borelli from Georgetown University.
This engaging book guides readers through one of the most colorful books of the Bible, illuminating passages from Acts that show the Christian gospel expressing itself through the lives, speech, struggles, and adventures of Jesus’s followers. The book emphasizes the disruptive character of the Christian gospel and shows how Acts repeatedly describes God as upsetting the status quo by changing people’s lives, society’s conventions, and our basic expectations of what’s possible. Suited for individual and group study, this book by a New Testament scholar with a gift for popular communication asks serious questions and eschews pat answers, bringing Acts alive for contemporary reflection on the character of God, the challenges of faith, and the church.
9:45am - 12:45pm
What is a Lenten Visit?
The Lenten journey from ashes to Easter is about to start. Lent is a baptismal journey. It is a time for Christians to reflect on and be renewed in the covenant God made with us when we were joined to Jesus’ dying and rising in the water of Baptism as we prepare to celebrate that new life at Easter. On four Saturdays in Lent all around the Florida-Bahamas Synod, Bishop Schaefer invites rostered ministers, synod parish deacons, congregational leaders, and anyone else who wants to grow in their journey of faith with Christ to gather for a time of learning, worship and fellowship to be energized to go back into their communities to BOLDLY share Christ, PASSIONATELY make disciples, and FAITHFULLY do justice.
What is this year’s learning focus?
This year as we continue to observe Reformation500, we join with those around the church who are using the season of Lent to re-discover the richness of the Small Catechism. “I must still read and study the catechism daily, yet I cannot master it as I wish, but must remain a child and a pupil of the catechism, and I do it gladly” (Martin Luther)
As we grow in the faith in which we were nurtured through the Catechism, we are able to pass this heritage on to those who follow us in faith. We will share our stories of this little book we love, and rejoice in the story of Christ’s grace that lives and breathes in the Small Catechism.
This year’s presenter will be Pr. Wally Meyer.
Please register for this FREE event: visit the Florida Bahamas Synod registration page.
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45 (Purple)
Matthew 21:1-11 (Procession with Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14—27:66; Matthew 27:11-54 (alternate) (Scarlet or Purple)
We will meet at Katie & Evan Boston’s home on Sunday afternoon, April 9 (Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion).
Hold the date – details coming!
Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 (Scarlet or White)
Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 (alternate); John 18:1—19:42 (Color: None)