What an exciting time this September is going to be. All the kids are excited about the new school building. Sunday school starts at all the churches. And I will begin a new adult Bible study on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. entitled, The Life of Martin Luther. This is a nine-session study on the life of Martin Luther which I’m sure you will find interesting and informative.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. To commemorate this historical event, I have arranged for some very special speakers to come to RLC to teach us about Martin Luther and the Reformation. The first is Pastor Mark Granquist, an associate professor of history at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He will speak on Sunday, October 8. On Reformation Sunday, we will have two members of the faculty from the Institute of Lutheran Theology at Brookings, SD. They will lead a class on Saturday evening also. Finally, on November 5, Pastor Steve Paulson, a professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary will speak. Before the year ends, we should all be more knowledgeable about our Lutheran heritage. I hope you will mark these dates and attend these wonderful opportunities to learn.
One class I have always enjoyed teaching over the years is The Sacrament of Holy Communion for fifth graders. They are so much fun to teach. The first class is Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. Of course, the other Bible Studies continue at RLC also. We are very fortunate to have these opportunities to grow in our understanding of the Bible and our faith. Thank you to all who attend and especially to those who teach.
In Christ’s love, Pastor Roger Michaelson