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Book Club - The Bible, Gender and Sexuality

Mark your calendar for our Book Club!  May 21, 28, and June 4 at 6:30 pm.

The book we will be reading is:  The Bible, Gender and Sexuality. It can be ordered online or available to download onto Kindle. 

We will discuss the book in sections:

  • Part I  on the 21st
  • Part II on the 28th
  • Parts III and IV on June 4th.  

Too often in many churches it feels impossible to ask questions about tough subjects. Let’s open a conversation about same sex marriage and welcome all opinions to the table with compassion and curiosity.

Here’s what the publisher says about Prof. James Brownson’s book 

The Bible, Gender and Sexuality :

This thought-provoking book by James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships. 

Fairly presenting both sides in this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson conscientiously analyzes all of the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" in the ongoing debate. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the text. 

Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.

Please email the Church office to register for this Book Club. Or, call the office 952-471-8429

Hope you can join us for great conversation and fellowship.

Recognizing our Seniors

On Sunday, June 7 we will be recognizing our high school, college, and graduate school seniors.

The Presiding Bishop has a message for all 2020 Seniors. Click the video below.

Helping Fr. Jeff

The Hupf family could use our support and care right now.  Fr. Jeff's wife, Carmen, had a third surgery to help clear-up an infection.  We have a MealTrain set up for donations.  Each Wednesday we have a volunteer who will pick up here at the Church at 3 pm and make a delivery to their home. Suggestions or what's helped lift their spirits:

*Lunch, dinners
*Games/puzzles for their 12 year old son - he loves history, especially WWI and WWII. 
*Gift cards to order take-out

The family is doing home delivery of food and household needs from Target. However, Target isn't always able to fulfill their order when things aren't in stock. We will be putting staples and supplies on the Meal Train for things they aren't able to get. You can sign up to pick up these things when you are out shopping. 

Any help is greatly appreciated - here is the link to signup:  https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/d39mq3
Please remember to read the notes and updates on the Meal Train site.