Build your financial wellness this fall with a weekly discussion of the book “Your New Money Mindset”, plus a free lunch! The Center for Stewardship Leaders will provide sandwiches and the book in the Auxiliary Dining Room and launch the first discussion of seven right after chapel on September 20, just a week away. No need to have read anything before this first meeting. Join us!
Archives for September 13, 2018
The Luther community is invited to join the Saint Paul Area Synod in an immersion retreat into the catechumenate, an ancient practice of spiritual formation.
This retreat, led by wise and experienced pastor and author of Faith Forming Faith, Paul Hoffman, will be a deep dive into the question “how do I become a follower of Jesus?” and will be both experiential and educational.
When: Monday, Nov. 12-Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Cost: $150, after support from Spirit Lab
Where: Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN
Interested? Complete this form by Friday, September 14 so we can gauge interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaEzHr6CAEIKX5h-CD8jG5juuafBWvFi8Uek6yjj7usdhWrw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Why a Bible for the Tandroy of South Madagascar?
Bring your lunch and join Steve in the Auxiliary Dining Room for this talk. Steve worked in Africa and Madagascar multiple times. The first time was to construct Garden Wells in Niger West Africa; the second time was to direct the Agricultural Department of the Malagasy Luther Church. Finally, he took leave permanently to reconstruct churches after devastating cyclone Gretelle in the eastern districts of Manakara, Farafangana, and Vaingandraon, Madagascar, then moved to the Androy Region to build 250 water catchment basins for villages, churches, schools, and hospitals.
In 1999 he began the development of a Tandroy-Eng/Malagasy dictionary on computer, and commencing the translation of the Tandroy Bible. In parallel with this work, he’s developed remedies from 1000 local plants, training dozens of men and women in their use, and personally treated 40,000 Tandroy. Also for five years he has, with the assistance of The Adsum Foundation of Belfast, Ireland, trained about 7,000 Tandroy in 300 new centers each year. The Bible is now published and imminent.