"How about also celebrating or marking the occasion in worship when someone needs a large print Bible. And give the Family Story Bible by Ralph Milton for every household that joins your congregation. The Youth & Family Institute has a PDF (small…"
"I'll buy that. My thoughts weren't based on experience doing it, just the idea that it would be really cool to help them understand the gift of being part of the church and the gift of sharing.
Chad Thompson said:I would think that…"
"Angie Bankhead Derrick said:What do you all think of giving offering envelopes to newly confirmed member with a Bible? I don't like the idea, but it is done at my church.
I actually think it's a great idea... if and only if it's…"
"it strikes me that the most important question is not "what are good times to give people Bibles?" but "About what times do people tend to need a different kind of Bible as they grow up?" Of course, churches don't have…"
"In our congregation we give a children's Bible as part of several baptism gifts for infants. At third grade we present Bibles during worship through parents reminding parents of their promise to place the scriptures into the hands of thier…"
"As for the ELW, I am working on having people call it a book of worship rather than a "hymnal." We are in the process of purchasing the ELW for our congregation. Once we have it, I am considering having several sessions on the use of the…"
"Sometimes I wonder if 3rd grade is too late (which is the long standing practice in my congregation). Perhaps we should give a children's Bible to the parents when the child is baptized, and encourage them to read it to their child on a regular…"
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St Paul Lutheran Church
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What is most challenging about engaging in Scripture?
Wrestling with the difficult texts. "How do I preach on this?" "How does this apply today?"
Share a Bible passage that is especially meaningful to you.
Ephesians 2:8-9 Lutheran theology in a nutshell
"2: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God- 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast." (Eph 2:8-9)
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Thanks for the invite. It looks fun. It might actually get me looking into the scriptures more. Who knows, maybe I'll even have something to add once in a while.
Hope you don't mind. I sent the invite to our visitation pastor. He is a retired second career guy. he does visitation, teaching, and preaches once a month for us. He is currently interiming at Zion, West Jefferson.
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