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Women of the ELCA Bible Study Seminar

May 20, 2015 - May 21, 2015

The Program

Christian Citizenship 101—A Study of Philippians

Philippians is a wonderful book. Paul had founded the Christian church in Philippi a number of years before and now writes to encourage them. Even though he is imprisoned, Paul does not seem downcast or discouraged. On the contrary, he thinks his suffering might have positive results for the Gospel’s continued extension in the world. Philippi was a Roman colony, and all of its residents had all the rights and privileges of Roman citizenship. Paul reminds the church there that they are also citizens of the Commonwealth of Jesus Christ with all the blessings that incurs. The study will explore what that Christian citizenship is like.

Go In Peace, Serve the Lord

We often end our weekly worship with these words. We’ll take a look at what Christian service looks like in our everyday lives. We will examine five images of service from the early church: Washing Feet, Waiting Tables, Telling the Story, Tending the Door and Bearing the Light.

Our Speakers

Phyllis N. Kersten and E. Louise Williams authored the 1990 Women of the ELCA Bible Study, “Companions on Your Journey.” They have been frequent contributors to Lutheran Woman Today and Gather. Phyllis, a retired pastor, lives in a suburb of Chicago, and Louise, Executive Director Emerita of the Lutheran Deaconess Association, lives in Valparaiso, IN.

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