Welcome to St. Andrew Lutheran Church’s bible and book groups. During the pandemic, our sessions are hosted via zoom. For more information and updates on upcoming programming, please contact Pastor Peter Johnson.
Pastor’s Book Study: Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
Age Range: Mixed adults
Time/Dates: Thursdays, starting May 27 at 9:00 AM
Description: Have we domesticated Jesus’s radical and provocative parables? This summer gather with one of your pastors as we read through the parables of Jesus, listening closely to the way that he taught to the ancient audiences. We’ll be guided by Amy-Jill Levine who wrote a bestselling book about the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi, Jesus Christ. Self described as a “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Levine will help us hear these ancient parables with fresh ears. The cost is $15 for the book available at the Reception Desk or at your favorite online retailer.
Contact: Pastor Matthew Fleming
Bible in a Nutshell
It’s a big book. And it’s hard to make sense of it. In a two-part series, Pastor Matthew will walk through the Bible in a nutshell. We’ll find themes and promises that resonate today as much as they did when they were written, thousands of years ago. First, we’ll look at the New Testament, the part of the Bible all about Jesus. Whether you’ve been studying the Bible for years, took a Bible class back in college, haven’t opened it since Confirmation, or have never cracked the spine, this class is for you. We’ll dig deep, turn our brains on, and trust that the Spirit will show up to give us faith as we read together. As always, Pastor Matthew will bring curiosity, (occasionally irreverent) humor, and faith to the table.
Women of the Word (W.O.W.)—AM
Age Range: Adult women
- Wednesdays, January 6–April 21, 2021, 9:30 AM
Description: The Women of the Word (WOW) bible study at St. Andrew will be starting a new study on January 6, 2021! Please join us as we dive into our new study for 2021: Trustworthy: Overcoming our Greatest Struggles to Trust God by Lysa Terkeurst.
Study Summary: When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.
In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
Participants are responsible for purchasing their own Study Guide Online.
Contact: Laura Considine or at 612.327.9260
Early Risers Bible Study
Age Range: Mixed adults
Days/Times: Weekly on Wednesday mornings, 8:00–9:00 AM
Description: Get your day off right by spending a little time in faithful conversation with friends. Join us on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-9:00 on Zoom. Our studies usually focus on one of the books of the Bible, but we also enjoy studying books by Christian authors and theologians who challenge and inspire us. If you have questions, or would like to join us, contact Pastor Gail for the zoom link and the materials for the topic of study.
Contact: Pastor Gail Bach