Celebration Cookout!

This Sunday, June 2, let's celebrate our new bell tower plaza! Join us outside, weather permitting, with coffee and treats after the 9am service and a cookout after the 10am service! Sign up to bring something to share HERE.

Little Lutherans and Sunday School
Attention parents and kids!

Little Lutherans (parents and birth to pre-K) and Sunday School (school age kids) is offered on the second Sunday of each month including June 9 at 9am, plus additional dates for special activities.  

 Click here to view our 2024 schedule (includes topics and special activity dates). If you haven't already, please also complete  the parent survey (includes photo release permission).

Book of the Year (other the Bible)

"Low Anthropology" by David Zahl

Join us in this community read for 2024!  This isn't a homework assignment, but an invitation to something enriching. This year we're sharing a "book of the year" to be a common touchpoint for conversation. It offers a framework that is as the subtitle says, the unlikely key to a gracious view of others (and yourself). Pick up a book here at church for a $10 suggested donation, or anywhere books are sold. Join us for discussion session; even if you haven’t read! Each session is independent & doesn’t require attending previous ones.

Join us for discussion sessions

-Low anthropology and Parenting: how we were parented & how parents' anthropology impacts kids. (Ch. 5)  Thursday, June 6, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom

- Low anthropology and Politics. (Ch. 9)  Sunday, July 7, 11:15 (after worship), in-person & Zoom here

From the publisher's description: "Many of us spend our days feeling like we're the only one with problems, while everyone else has their act together. But the sooner we realize that everyone struggles like we do, the sooner we can show grace to ourselves and others.

"In Low Anthropology, popular author and theologian David Zahl explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendship, work, marriage, and politics. We all go through life with an "anthropology"--an idea about what humans are like, our potentials and our limitations. A high anthropology--thinking optimistically about human nature--can breed perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, and resentment. Meanwhile, Zahl invites readers into a biblically rooted and surprisingly life-giving low anthropology, which fosters hope, deep connection with others, lasting love, vulnerability, compassion, and happiness.

"Zahl offers a liberating view of human nature, sin, and grace, showing why the good news of Christianity is both urgent and appealing. By embracing a more accurate view of human beings, readers will discover a true and lasting hope."

 

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DC Pride w/fellow Lutherans!

Join fellow Metro DC Synod Lutherans in celebrating and sharing God's inclusive love during DC Pride.  Find info here and register to attend an info session (5/19), our Lutheran presence in the Pride parade (6/8), and the Pride festival (6/9). As a Reconciling in Christ congregation committed to full inclusion and affirmation, we know that visible presence and representation is important. Speak with Pastor Brett if you have any questions or would like to help with our GLC efforts.

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Study Guides & Resources

On our Read & Explore Faith page there are a few blog entries on various topics, which also point in the direction of further resources. We've also (just) started a Goodreads page to share reviews of different books - detail here.
Early in the summer we had two one-session topic studies - on topics which, given current events, our wider church has encouraged us to study our denomination's statements and faith perspective/resources on.  Pastor Brett created a study guide for self study or learning more about each topic: Abortion and Community Violence.