WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
Join us on Wednesday. Bible Study is at 1pm and 6:30pm on Wednesday. The 1 pm Bible Study meets in-person in Room 238. The 6:30 pm Bible Study meets on Zoom only. A Zoom link will be sent out in an email to the Bible Study Group. If you are not a part of the Bible Study Group and would like to receive the link, contact the staff by Wednesday morning.
Click HERE for the link to our study guide for this week. Join us! All are welcome!
January 2023 Women's Retreat
January 13 (@6pm) -15 (@11am)
at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria MN
Join us for a weekend of relaxation, building relationships with other women of Shepherd, time learning about and expanding understanding of contemplative practices in our relationship with God, and more!
For registration and cost information click HERE
Our Guest Presenter: Sister Michelle Walka (she/her) is an artist, ELCA rostered deacon, and sister in the Deaconess Community of the ELCA. As the Director of Beloved Art and Practice, she leads experiences centered in creative and contemplative expression; providing space to deeply engage in the powerful and sacred acts of narrative sharing, awareness, and healing. Michelle enjoys lingering with a good cup of coffee and many outdoor adventures with her husband, Keith, and new pup Rosie. For more information about Beloved Art and Practice visit: www.BelovedArtandPractice.com
FALL BOOK STUDY
This fall we will be reading "Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk. A Christian's Guide to Engaging Politics" by The Reverend Eugene Cho.
This book might be a little more challenging than books we have read in the past as Pastor Cho negates things done on both sides of the political spectrum. He also challenges readers to take a deep look at how we engage in politics based on our faith. His faith perspective is different than ours as ELCA Lutherans so we will be pairing up some ELCA Social Statements, ELCA Social Messages, and other ELCA Resources. All these pairings are linked below.
We also have a grant to cover the cost of 18 copies of the book that will arrive and be in the Narthex by September 20th. Contact Sister Tashina with any questions.
We will meet in the Library during the Donut Hour on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of October, November, and December. Here are our meeting dates and scheduled readings:
October 2nd—Intro and Chapter 1 - ELCA Social Statement The Church and Society: A Lutheran Perspective
October 16th—Chapters 2 & 3 - ELCA Resource "Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues"
November 6th—Chapters 4 & 5 - ELCA Social Statement on Abortion
November 20th—Chapters 6 & 7 - ELCA Social Message "Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy"
December 4th—Chapters 8 & 9
December 18th—Chapters 10 & Afterwards
Information around the following upcoming Adult Education will be available soon: