WOMEN'S MINISTRIES OF EC, SEPTEMBER 14TH
A few months ago representatives from the different ELCA churches in Eau Claire gathered together to talk about upcoming events the women of EC could do together. We have another meeting coming up and would like you to join us again. We will be meeting at Grace Lutheran Church on Monday, September 14th at 5:00 pm. Please bring ideas. If you have questions please call Bonnie at 715-829-2291. See you then!
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL & BREAKFAST, SEPTEMBER 13
Grace Lutheran will hold the Second Annual Fall Family Festival Breakfast at 8:30 am in the Church Parlors at 202 W Grand Ave. We invite the community to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and fun followed by worship service at 10:00 am.
RIDDLE: WHY DID JESUS, MOSES, THE BUDDHA, AND MOHAMMED CROSS THE ROAD?
ANSWER: COME TO THE NEW BOOK STUDY, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 28
At a new book study beginning Monday, September 28 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. we’ll be learning the answer to the riddle which will get clearer and clearer as we go along. The book (whose title is the riddle) is by Brian McLaren, former pastor and college English teacher. The book will tickle your funny bone and make you think.
Read on to see what others have said about this book:
“I think Brian McLaren is a spiritual genius! Not only does he have the courage to say what must be said, but he says it with a deep knowledge of both Scripture and Tradition, and then says it very well besides – in ways that both the ordinary layperson and the scholar can respect and understand. You can’t get any better than that.”
-Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation Albuquerque, New Mexico
“Brian McLaren is the most creative Christian theologian and spiritual teacher writing and preaching today in the U.S., yet his universal message is as relevant to people of all faiths and none. As a Jewish theologian, I welcome this important contribution to showing the path through which all religions can become an emancipator force for human liberation.”
-Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor: Tikkun Author: “Jewish Renewal; The Politics of Meaning”
“It’s not just that Brian will turn the deepest inner struggles and yearnings of your faith into smiles, tears, and belly laughs. It’s that he really gets what it means to be a follower of Jesus without judging and dismissing others. I have not felt so much optimism about a constructive Christian faith in years!”
-Philip Clayton, Provost Claremont Lincoln University Author: “Transforming Christian Theology”
Books will be available to purchase at Grace Lutheran Church beginning on Sept. 13. Don’t miss out! (If the idea of reading a book like this freaks you out, feel free to come and listen to and join in the discussion!)
Discussion Leader: Pastor Simpson For Sept. 28: Read chapters 1 and 2.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS PACKED AND DELIVERED!
THANK YOU to all who donated supplies or gave money for the Lutheran World Relief School Kits! Grace delivered 64 kits (14 more than last year) to the LWR warehouse in South St. Paul. Children in the Eau Claire school district will also be blessed with the remaining extra supplies.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGING AND RINGING BEGIN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
Amazing Grace Choir, directed by Julie DeBoer and accompanied by Elaine Mann, rehearse on Wednesdays, at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 2nd. Rehearsals take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor.
For further information, please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacibells, directed by Norma Lionberger, rehearse on Thursdays, at 6:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 3rd. Rehearsal take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor.
HIKE FOR THE HOMELESS, SEPTEMBER 26TH
Walk to benefit Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Phoenix Park.
- $5.00 children 11 and under
- $15.00 children 12 and older
- $20.00 adult
- $40.00 Family (includes 2 t-shirts)
Refreshments will be available.
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