Monday, September 16, 2019

Our time with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s essays from the 1930’s has come to an end, and I would like to invite you to fast forward all the way to 1960’s for this week’s reading!

I have had a number of conversations about creeds over the past month, specifically those that are typically recited in Lutheran worship: the Nicene and Apostle’s Creeds.  You might be surprised how many people are wondering what creed, if any, will be used at Olive Branch.  I’d love for all of you to be part of the discussion and discernment!

The article I chose for this week is actually an edited version of a sermon from 1966 where a United Methodist pastor answered why their congregation didn’t recite the creed every week. This was over 50 years ago, but the conversation hasn’t changed all that much.

READ: Why Creeds Are Not Useful in Worship

This week we are trying a NEW SPOT: Let’s gather at Fiddlehead Coffee Co. – 412 3rd Ave SE, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (We start casually and move into discussion at 6:30 pm)

Notes about Fiddlehead: They typically close at 5:00 pm on Mondays, but are staying open just for us to check it out!  (They hope to expand their hours soon.)  Unsurprisingly they serve coffee, but also have a good selection of beer on tap along with other drinks to choose from.  A limited food menu may be available tomorrow as well.  At 5:30 pm parking is free in a number of the lots nearby including just east of the building and kitty corner (across the street to the northwest).

See you at the Pub!

Pastor Lisa

P.S. I won’t bring copies of the following article, however if you are interested in reading a very different point of view, see the following book review:

Why Modern Christians Need an Ancient Creed

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