Christian Education

Does it feel like people are living in different realities in our society today? Why might things that seem so clear to you not seem clear to others? Why are we talking past each other? Join us for…

“Renewing Our Minds” Bible Study – This Week’s Notes available here.

Tuesday, June 22, at 9 am – In-Person and Online.

Thursday, June 24, 7 pm – on Zoom.

Time: Jun 24, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 424985

~ Notes for Class 3 & 4 are available here. – the video of the class is available here

~ Note for Class 2 are available here – the video of the class is available here.

~ Notes for Class 1 are available here– the video of the class is available here.

Purchasing McLaren’s $5.99 eBook is not required, but if you would like to do so, you can find the link here.  

Please email Pastor Jen at pastor@stjohnslutheran.church if have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Please see our Youth and Family page for more info on educational opportunities for Kids and Young Adults.

Contact Molly Farrin at youth@stjohnslutheran.church for more information.

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Club is meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pmm via Zoom. Please email Pastor Jen at pastor@stjohnslutheran.church for more information. All men we welcome!

Additional Spiritual Growth Resources

~ Prayer Resources available here.

~ Encouraging Scripture passages available here.

~ “The Story of Jesus” in chronological order Scripture Readings for 2021 available here.

~ The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ available here.

Zoom Bible Study – Thursdays at 1:30 pm; followed by Virtual Communion

Join us as we discuss the coming week’s Lectionary Scripture readings. Please email Pastor Jen at pastor@stjohnslutheran.church if you would like to receive the Zoom invitation

Women’s Bible Study – “Holy Envy”

The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group is meeting the first Saturday of every month at 8 am via Zoom. We are beginning a new study of “Holy Envy” by Barbara Brown Taylor, recounting her experiences as a Christian pastor teaching World Religions at the college level.

Please email Pastor Jen at pastor@stjohnslutheran.church for more information. All women we welcome!

Adult Education Archive

Lenten Series: 

Being a Christian – Advice from Paul in Romans 12

Watch Brief Daily Devotionals and Wednesday Worship Services Here

 

ELCA Social Statements

Week 1 – “The Church in Society” – class video available here – class notes available here.

Week 2 – “Caring for Creation” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 3 – “For Peace in God’s World” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 4 – “Race, Ethnicity, and Culture” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 5 – “Immigration” – class videos available, part one, here; part two, here – Social Message available here.

Week 6 – “Abortion” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 7 – “Caring for Health” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

“Come, Holy Spirit”

~ Week One class video here and the class outline here.

~ Week Two class video here and class outline here.

~ Week Three class video here and outline here.

Week Four class video here and outline here.

Week Five class video here and outline here.

Week Six class video here and outline here.

Week Seven class video here and outline here.

“The Story of Jesus: from Birth to Death to Life”

The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ are available here.

World Religions

The class notes for this five-part series on the religions of the world are available here.

“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response

The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is available as a free download at http://elca.org/womenandjustice.

“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.

Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”

In winter 2017, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.

Notes are available here.

Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”

Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.

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