Together By Grace
This is the name of a new course of study created to recognize the significance of the 500th anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses, the beginning of the greater Reformation started by Martin Luther. I use the term “greater” because for nearly 100 years, reform movements had been underway but with no notable success other than the church planted by Jon Hus. It was Martin Luther, who through his writings and preaching, opened doors and debates through which the likes of Calvin, Zwingli, Knox, and Simons were able to add their contributions to reform. And from all this has come, among others, the Lutheran church.
So, who are the Lutherans? Better yet: Who are we? This 6-week study Together By Grace, subtitled “Introducing the Lutherans”, helps us learn about who we are. I know many of you have passed through the rigours of confirmation classes and can easily tell everyone who the Lutherans are. Or can you? This 6-week course will refresh your memory, add new material, and give you a renewed sense of the Lutheran place, our place, in the contemporary world.
The Chapters/sessions are: The Faith We Confess; From the Sixteenth Century to Today; Worship and the Arts; Faith Active in Love; Being Lutheran Together in a Wider World; and Voices and Places: Stories from the Global Lutheran Family.
The study sessions will begin Thursday, 13 October at 10:00 am; also a repeat at 7:15 pm; and again on Friday at 1:30pm. This is a slight change from our traditional pattern. The final classes will be on the 17th and 18th of November.
The study books are $10.00. Please sign up so we can order enough for everyone. The sign up is in the narthex.
This is not just for Lutherans. We welcome anybody who wishes to know who and what we are all about. Please call the church office for more information or to sign up.
Living Grace's Annual Christmas Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, 15 October, from 8 am to 1 pm. Come and browse for Christmas gifts and Christmas decorations.
On Sunday, 30 October, we wil be having only one service at 9:30 a.m. After the service, we will have an authentic German lunch in honor of Martin Luther. Prior to the lunch we will have a special guest coming to talk with us. If you want to join us for lunch, please call the church office at before Sunday, 16 October at 678-406-9229 or you may come visit us for worship on Sundays, at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and sign up on the sheets in the narthex.
The DeKalb Choral Guild will be performing the Faure Requiem on Saturday, 5 November at 7:00 p.m., at Living Grace in the nave.