An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, happening 3 times
What’s prayer got to do with it? Weekly podcast and online discussion opportunities covering: Gratitude and the good life, worshipping with our whole bodies, how prayer changes the world , and the secret place: prayer as Cultivating Friendship with Christ. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Chan.
Join the more than 300 people who registered for LIFE U, a commitment to Living in Faith Everyday.
Tonight’s large group will be taught by Dr. Michael Chan.
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We’ll kick-off a new topic each month- center around prayer, scripture, faith sharing and service. Join us for one or all four and add to your depth of understanding by selecting a small group/breakout session for 3 weeks! A great way to try new opportunities to grow in your faith this year. Short on time? Consider registering for the large group session and weekly podcasts by Dr. Chan.
I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly – John 10:10
Engage in Worship and Prayer – frequently and fervently
Tend to Scripture – faithfully and fruitfully
Share our Faith Stories – authentically and compellingly
Serve – courageously and generously
We have been given this gift of LIFE and LIFE U is going to help us unwrap this gift.
OCTOBER TOPIC: WORSHIP & PRAYER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7- 7 PM – 8:30 PM (LARGE GROUP) Why do we spend time in prayer and worship in the first place? What are we accomplishing? What’s the point? Why not spend our time accomplishing concrete and measurable goals? The Bible calls us to the spiritual practices of prayer and worship, but why? And to what end? In this class, we explore these questions, and explore the Bible’s remarkable claim that prayer and worship not only change us, but they also change the world.
DISCUSSION GROUPS (SELECT ONE):
PODCAST-TO-GO What’s prayer got to do with it? Weekly podcast and online discussion opportunities covering: Gratitude and the good life, worshipping with our whole bodies, how prayer changes the world , and the secret place: prayer as Cultivating Friendship with Christ. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Chan. WEEKLY PODCAST via EMAIL
READY, SET, GO! This interactive half-hour experience between your Sunday dinner and bedtime routine will get your family emotionally and spiritually ready for the week ahead. The guided conversation invites your family to pause from a busy weekend, share “highs and lows,” try out a new family faith practice, and close by blessing each other. Connect with other families and explore how to make Sunday check-ins part of your weekly rhythm for the months ahead. Taught by: Mark Jackson, Children’s, Youth & Family Director. SUNDAYS 7 – 7:30 PM, Oct. 11, 18, 25
YOUNG ADULTS: LUNCHEON DISCUSSION– Join Young Adults 18-30 and Deacon Stephanie Anderson-Telschow as we discuss further the concept of worship and prayer and how it applies to our everyday lives. TUESDAYS 12:30pm-1:30pm Oct. 13, 20, 27
BOOK DISCUSSION: HOLY ENVY– Barbara Brown Taylor in her book, “Holy Envy” tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter “other” religions. She nudges us away from spiritual appropriation and comparison, and toward challenging discernment of our faith and the faith of others. Join us as we discuss her book and discover the spiritual riches God can teach us from the faith of others. Please read the first 4 chapters for our first Class on October 14. Facilitated by: Pastor Sarah Breckenridge and Deacon Stephanie Anderson. WEDNESDAYS 12 NOON – 1 PM. Oct. 14, 21, 28
WORSHIP & PRAYER 101: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
What we do matters. Join Pastor Mike Carlson for a discussion-style course on Lutheran worship and prayer. Taught by: Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor. WEDNESDAYS 7 – 8 PM. Oct. 14, 21, 28
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES: The Pilgrimage Within: Cultivating Spiritual Practices that Nurture Your Soul for LIFE
There is a pilgrim’s journey in all of us. As we journey through life’s travels, we realize the more substantive way is the deeper pilgrimage into sacred space within us. How do we become more self-aware of our interior self and let our true self deep within us shine? The answer is simple: By experiencing new spiritual prayer practices that integrate into our daily rhythms. Every week we will try a new spiritual practice ranging from Lectio Divina, the Examen, Centering Prayer, the Labyrinth, Contemplative Photography, and more. Come join us for a deeper Pilgrimage Within. Taught by: Pastor Brian Norsman, Certified Spiritual Director. THURSDAYS 7- 8 PM, Oct. 15, 21, 29