Greetings Lebanon, and blessed Eastertide!
Tonight, Monday at 7pm we will try to wrap up our “Two from Luther” class. I’ll conclude On Temporal Authority with some general comments and then we will examine the much shorter Exhortation to Confession.The file from last class on the various types of “Law” in the Christian tradition and the Twofold Ruling of God is attached to this email.I will ZOOM tonight’s class (sorry to those who were looking for this last week!).
Christopher Porter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Monday Night Study: Two from Luther
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Meeting ID: 897 1425 5897
Wednesday will follow the usual schedule with Matins @ 8:15am all the way through to Vespers @ 5:30pm.Worship and Music Committee Meeting follows Vespers.
Sunday is Mother’s Day AND a CONGREGATIONAL MEETING. We will be voting on a property issue: the back stairway to the storage area needs replacing.
Let me know if anyone has an interest in a Monday Morning Bible Study on Acts. It can be a ZOOM class. This seemed to work okay for Colossians.
LOOKING AHEAD: Adult/New Member/Confirmation Instruction begins on the 9th at 7pm and will replace our usual study. We have two people at present. If any are others are interested please contact me.
Ponderable Passage from the Holy Scriptures
…the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” 21 And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach.
Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council, all the senate of the people of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22 But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported, 23 “We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.” 24 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. 25 And someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.” 26 Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”