News from St. Francis 3/12 – 3/19/17

From our first mid-week Lenten Worship. . .
Welcome to Lent, and may your Lenten journey be one that is filled with blessings and grace. Given the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther starting the Reformation, we thought it would be good to look at the small catechism during our Lenten gatherings. The catechism includes instruction for the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, and Eucharist. It may seem a bit outdated to some, and, perhaps for others, there is a good deal of motivated forgetting inspired by a less than inspiring confirmation experience. However, the catechism may be, as they say, just what the doctor ordered. Indeed, the very reason that Martin Luther developed the catechism was for a guide to parents in raising their children in the 16th century.

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