I must still read and study the catechism daily, yet I cannot master it as I wish, but must remain a child and a pupil of the catechism, and I do it gladly. (Martin Luther’s preface to the Large Catechism)
This Lenten Season along with Lutherans across our country and the world, the focus of our Lenten worship will be on catechesis: revisiting Luther’s Small Catechism. I’m guessing that the last time you studied the catechism was at age 14. Imagine how much you and the world around you has changed in the many years since then. I don’t have to make the case that it is time for an update.
So here is an opportunity for the “adult you” to adjust your understanding of the Christian faith so that it is able to respond to the challenges of the world you now live in.
Each Wednesday evening starting March 8th, we will gather for soup and fellowship at 6:00 p.m. followed by worship at 7:00 p.m. The sermons will review with you the parts of the catechism and how they relate to the lives we live as Evangelical Christians in the 21st century! Don’t worry, this round there won’t be any memory work assigned or tests given. The benefit of this exercise comes in the teachings themselves.
You will be surprised how relevant the catechism is and benefit from it as Luther himself did throughout his life.