Faith Formation at 11:00 on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall
March 1 – How Does God Work in our Lives?
Following the inspiring discussions about our understanding of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in February, we will gather in a listening circle and find ways to talk about how God works in our lives, right here and now. How does God guide you in your daily lives? How does God shape you and your calling as a person, a family member, a professional, a community member? Where do you see God at work in your community?
March 8 – The Church in Public Life
What is the role of the church in public life? The presiding bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, points to the ELCA social statement “The church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective” in her response to this question. She says, “[In this document], we affirm the importance of participation of all people in our society, including people of faith. This document commits us to work with and on behalf of the poor, the powerless, and those who suffer, using [this church’s] power and influence with political and economic decision-making bodies to develop and advocate policies that seek to advance justice, peace and the care of creation.” Eaton also cites Martin Luther, who tells us in the Large Catechism that when we pray to God to give us our daily bread, this includes “everything that pertains to the regulation of our domestic and our civil or political affairs.” And, finally, she reminds us, that “this church understands government as a means through which God preserves creation and builds a more peaceful and just social order in a broken world. Christians are called to be stewards of our common life through serving as faithful and active citizens.” Join us, as we take a closer look at our Lutheran understanding of the role of the church in public life.
March 15 – ‘We Cried Power’ – a documentary about the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Some of you might remember that Pr. Gail from St. Andrew’s and Pr. Kristin-Luana from Holy Trinity led a group of people to Olympia two years ago to participate in the 40 Days of Moral Action organized by the then newly formed Poor People’s Campaign. Rev. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are the co-leaders of this national movement which unites people of all and no faith, color, political persuasion, gender, orientation and ability to make sure that the voices of poor people are heard, and their problems addressed, by politicians on all levels. This movement directly connects to the Poor People’s Campaign, which Dr. King was organizing at the time of his death in 1968. On June 20, 2020, there will be a Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March and Moral March on Washington. The documentary is 50 min long, so this faith formation session will be 90 min altogether to allow for discussion after.
March 22 – Food For All: Expanding the Little Free Pantries and other Food Access Projects in Clallam County by Benji Astrachan.
Benji Astrachan is from Portland, Maine, and graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a degree in World Religions and International Development. He is passionate about the intersections of food security, sustainable agriculture, community development and climate activism, and has worked in different corners of food systems since graduation. Just a few months ago, he finished his second service year with AmeriCorps, as a VISTA Community Food Projects Coordinator at the WSU Extension here in Port Angeles. He is excited to stay in the area and will be continuing at the Extension office as a Farm to School Coordinator and Food Recovery Specialist.
Benji will be sharing about his experience working on food security and access projects with the WSU Extension, as well as providing a more in-depth explanation of the Little Free Pantry Project. Benji will bring Holy Trinity’s Little Free Pantry on this day!
March 28 – Prayer Circle
Holy Trinity has a prayer ministry. Whoever is in need of prayer, can let the office know. We will put that person on the prayer list, which is then distributed to those who volunteer to pray for others. Today, we invite everybody to join us in a prayer circle. First, we will gather prayer needs and prayers of thanksgiving from all those present. Then we will put all our prayer requests to God in prayer. If you have a prayer request, but cannot be present on this day, please let a pastor know.