Gleanings from Today for Tomorrow: February 23-24, 2018

This is what I gleaned on my journey today. Look at what God calls you to and leave the rest for someone else to enjoy.  Peace be with you.
– Pastor Tim

Happy Birthday Shirley P. – Feb.23 and Judy J. (24)

Myths about Prayer…A podcast dealing with some views on prayer that aren’t so biblical and a look at what prayer is. An interview with Dr. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church-Moberly, MO…More by Dr. Ken Schurb.

Church buildings and institutions…If you haven’t seen this Lenten devotion take time to read it. Church buildings and institutions come and go over time. The word of our God will stand forever.

Three-year Bible reading guide. Help with guiding you through the Bible.

The Cookie Monster says THANK YOU to those who have replenished the cookie jar. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

Boredom busting box…Looking for something that will help you as a parent or grandparent prepare for summer vacation boredom or winter cabin fever or even those long road trips? Check out the Family Arch Book Club.

What’s the point in teaching the faith to anyone? It’s all about thinking backward. What’s the point of teaching the big ideas of the faith to young
people or anyone? The point is, ultimately, not that they make a public confession of faith one time after a period of instruction (though this is good). This is often what happens with confirmation or when an adult affirms their baptism. If you’ve lived through it, you’ve probably seen it. No, instead the point is what happens after that period of instruction. Learners confirm their faith over and over again for life. The point is that learners get equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for continually learning and confirming their faith throughout their days. It’s not just about pledging one time that they would rather die than give up their faith. It should be about daily pledging to God and to the Christian community that this faith is more important than life itself, and then striving to live that way.

Myra R. has returned home. The surgery went well. We are waiting to hear what support she and Adolf might need over the next while.

Canada Summer Jobs Litigation…The Canadian Council of Christian Charities (to which Trinity ELC is a member), along with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Christian Legal Fellowship, and others, are contemplating commencing litigation against the Federal Government over the attestation requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs (“CSJ”) program. The government now requires groups to agree to their position on abortion before receiving government funds. This requirement has prevented law-abiding charities from applying and has led other such charities to amend the application in order be comfortable with applying.

Renewing and Reviving The Aging Church…If you’re interested in exploring this I just received the schedule. You can see the information at this website. Let me know if you’re interested in viewing it together.