Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:45 – 7:30 a.m. sharp, Easter on the Hill
Reading from various books of the Bible. Bibles and coffee provided. Open enrollment, come anytime!
Chick Talk -
An experience designed for women to grow in their faith and in community with one another. If you would like to be part of something amazing – you are invited to come and check it out. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Kris Capel at 651-452-3680. Learn more about Chick Talk
September 11-through March
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – Noon,
Easter on the Hill
Each week, Pastor Paul offers the opportunity to learn about the story of Christian faith and Christian’s struggles throughout the centuries. Coffee often helps lubricate the discussions. No reading assignments, but bring an open mind and inquiring spirit.. Contact: Pastor Paul Harris, 651-452-3680
“A Simple Way to Pray” by Martin Luther
Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Easter on the Hill
Martin Luther taught a simple yet meaningful way of praying to his friend, the barber. Easter member and spiritual director Julie McCarty will help us explore this personal and heartfelt prayer method and offer other tips on prayer from Luther.
Work: Curse or Blessing?
Tuesdays, September 17, 24 and October 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Easter on the Hill
Pastor Paul is leading this three-session class on “A Theology of Work: Curse or Blessing.” The class will involve Bible study and discussion on how God views work and how we are invited to understand the work we do and the work we want to do. It may transform your view of work! Tim Keller’s book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work and Miroslav Volf’s Work in the Spirit: Towards a Theology of Work are helpful but not necessary reading. (They are available from Amazon or local bookstores.) The class is complemented by the Easter Men’s Telemark Retreat, being held October 4-6, which is also centering on the theme of work.
Engage! Activate! Speak!
To get to the next level, we have to take some steps! How engaged are you at Easter? How well do you know what Easter is all about? Take part in these monthly offerings to deepen your understanding of Easter, yourself, and your community!
Lutheran Speak - What does it mean to be Lutheran?
First Thursday of each month, beginning October 3, 6:30-8 p.m., Easter on the Hill
Isn’t Martin Luther the preacher who said, “I have a dream”? In a world where a lot of churches claim to be just plain old Christian, what does it mean to be Lutheran? If you’re wondering what “Protestant Reformation” means, if you’re wondering why obscure Latin phrases like “sola fide, sola scriptura, sola gracia, sola Christus” are important, come and listen to some awesome stories from our shared past, whether it be for the first time or fiftieth. Not-yet-members and long-time members alike will benefit from using our heritage to help determine how we grapple with current issues each month. Being Lutheran means we see things in a peculiar way, and therefore have something peculiar to say about everything, don’tcha know.
Easter Speak - What’s going on at Easter in the next few weeks?
Second Thursday of each month, starting September 12, 6:30-8 p.m., Easter on the Hill
Easter Lutheran has a broad two-part mission: to grow in faith and carry on the work of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this mission in a large number of specific ways. Anyone and everyone can come and learn the language of Easter! Hear about ongoing growth opportunities like Chick Talk and BIG. What are we doing together and individually? Get the latest updates on the wide variety of volunteer opportunities both inside and outside our walls. Come every month to get up to date information on what is going on, how we are supported, who we are helping, and exactly how and where you, your family, and your friends can get involved!
Let Your Life Speak - Find your gifts!
Third Thursday of each month, beginning September 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Easter on the Hill
Christian author Parker Palmer writes, “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” We believe that God created everyone with specific spiritual gifts, a rare approach to life, a particular set of experiences, a strong desire to make a difference, and the skills to make it happen. These aspects all combine to produce a unique voice. When you know the sound of your own voice, and let your life speak, you can live and serve in ways that bring the most joy and satisfaction to you, to others, and to our Lord. At Easter, we want to help everyone–members and friends–to find your voice and let your life speak!
New Member Exploration Speak
Sunday, September 8, noon-1 p.m., Easter by the Lake (usually 1st Sunday of the month, rotating location) Whether you have attended worship at Easter once or twice, or regularly for the past 3 years, or maybe never, the question of being a member may have crossed your mind. But, then again, other questions may have crossed your mind as well: How do I know if I’m ready to join the church? What do I need to know before I join? How do I go about joining the church? Is it even necessary to apply for formal membership? What will it matter if I don’t? All good questions! We explore these questions, and any others you may have, typically on the first Sunday of every month at noon. Watch the Newsletter and announcements for specific times and places!
Weekly Bible Study – The Big Story ( 2011-2012 Independent Study)
From September 2011 – May 2012, we followed The Big Story lectionary. A weekly study guide was produced each week as an expansion of the lesson. Year 1 is available. Year 2 will be available starting September 2012.
Read the Bible in a Year (2009-2010 Independent Study)
Pastor Jim (retired) led this reading of the whole Bible. While the classes are complete, you can still participate on your own by using the schedule and monthly reader guides, which remain available. Access Schedule and Reader Guides.