“Broken and Blessed”: Marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination we explore our brokenness and blessedness
Wednesdays in Lent:
Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Come for all or part of the evening.
Park in the hospital ramp—free parking vouchers will be available in the kitchen.
Small Groups, Soup Supper, and Worship
6:00-7:00pm SOUP SUPPER*
Come when you can for homemade soup and bread.
*Supper on March 21 will be shared with Lutheran Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association
Sign up by the office to bring soup, bread, or cheese, or help with set up or clean up for the meals on February 21, 28, March 7, or 14.
7:00-7:35 pm WORSHIP
Held in our sanctuary
7:40–8:40 pm SMALL GROUPS
Sign up for a Small Group next to the office or email the office: email@example.com. Want to participate but can’t come every week? That’s OK! Sign up for what interests you and attend as much as you can.
SPIRITUAL STORYTELLING: Naming and Claiming Our Own Spiritual Story, Our Community’s, Our Tradition’s, Our Heroes’ and Our Universe Story. What is your spiritual story? Who has influenced you spiritually? What spiritual story do we pass on to the next generation and how do we do that? Our story anchors and shapes us. This series explore our personal spiritual stories, community’s story, our tradition’s story, the spiritual hero stories we cherish and our cosmic spiritual story. Facilitated by Connie Fourré
DISCUSSION OF HOWARD THURMAN’S BOOK, JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED*: Discussion of African American author, philosopher, mystic, educator, theologian and civil rights leader Howard Thurman’s classic book which helped shape the civil rights movement. Still keenly relevant today, Thurman challenges our submersion into isolation, writing a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Martin Luther King carried this book with him wherever he went. Reading and discussion will be supplemented with video clips from the 60’s and today. Facilitated by Pastor Dan
DISCUSSION OF JIM GRIMSLEY’S MEMOIR, HOW I SHED MY SKIN: UNLEARNING THE RACIST LESSONS OF A SOUTHERN CHILDHOOD*: ‘’Jim Grimsley’s bold memoir of a racist white upbringing forecloses sentimentality with resolute honesty, charting slow, hard-earned change and the author’s ongoing efforts to unlearn the lessons of childhood. Integration’s chief foe, he suggests, is the hardwired racism of ‘good people’ a phrase you’ll never hear in the same way again.” Facilitated by Grace members who grew up in the South
“WE GOT WOKE”: THE ARTS AS A NEW WAY OF SEEING AND HEARING: “We got woke” is in quotes because it was first of all an African American vernacular expression meaning to know what’s going on, to see things as they are. We’re borrowing the phrase as an invitation to see and hear the voices and visions of African American artists in film, poetry, visual arts, short stories, and music. Facilitated by Barbara Lundblad
AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? TALKING ABOUT RACE AND RACIAL EQUITY: The hope of this study, produced by Lutheran Social Services, is to invite Minnesotans to invest in reading, learning, listening, and understanding why and how racial disparity has come about in our state. We hope this leads to action and change. And Who is My Neighbor? is not the definitive study of race or racial equity. It is not even the first chapter. It is more like a “trailer” in learning, discovering and delving into the realities of who we are together. Facilitated by Dee Cole Vodicka
*Books will be available at the Book Fair February 11.
Grace will send a daily e-votional each day during Lent—if you received the Advent e-votionals, you’re all set! If not, you may subscribe to these online—click HERE, or email Jill in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. Printed devotional booklets (the same content as the emailed version) will also be available starting February 11. Our e-votionals this Lent will focus on the words of MLK, Jr., with brief reflections and prayers by Grace’s pastors.