At Acacia Park, we invite you to . . .
CONNECT with others as part of a community that strives to practice forgiveness, grace, and genuine hospitality;
WONDER with us at the mystery that is God, a mystery to be experienced rather than solved;
CELEBRATE with us, giving thanks for God’s blessings to us and presence in us;
SHARE your gifts and passions to care for others in the community; share your burdens and experience the healing love of Christ.
Fall Worship and Fellowship Events at Acacia Park Lutheran Church
Since last March we have needed to figure out what being church looks like when we can’t physically be together. Starting this Sunday, September 20, 2020 Acacia Park will be embarking on a new wave of virtual worship and community. Please read on for all the ways to stay connected!
Sundays–begins September 20
Anytime: Self-guided communion worship through the YouTube worship video
9:30-10:30 am: Zoom worship where we can experience the self-guided worship together
10:30-11:30 am: Fellowship time in break-out rooms
- Room one for fellowship
- Room two for text study and discussion of the worship experience
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Zoom Confirmation for all – we will walk through the Small Catechism
6:00-6:45 pm: Shortened, socially-distant, in-person worship – prayers with communion – begins September 23
7:00-8:30 pm: Book study, Dear Church by Lenny Duncan – begins September 16 and runs through October 28 (see below)
First Week – day to be determined
7:00-8:30 pm: Bible study – The New Testament
Second Thursdays – begins October 8
7:00-9:00 pm: Church Council, meeting open for viewing
Third Tuesdays – begins October 20
7:00-8:30 pm: Book Club – October book: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
Fourth Fridays – begins October 23
6:00-8:00 pm: Dinner fellowship through Zoom. Order a pizza, make a sandwich, have a nightcap. Join us for a way to connect at the end of the month.
Zoom Book Study
Wednesdays, September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21 and 28 beginning at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Join Pastor Meagan as we read Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. by Lenny Duncan, the unlikeliest of pastors. From the publisher: formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the US: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the church to take on forces of this world that act against God: whiteness, misogyny, nationalism, homophobia, and economic injustice. Duncan gives a blueprint for the way forward and urges us to follow in the revolutionary path of Jesus. You can purchase a copy of the book at Broadleaf Books or Thrift Books.
To join our Zoom book study, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for log on information.
October Book Club Selection
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg.
From the publisher: Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—Brains, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. You can purchase a copy at Thrift Books.
October book club meets Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. To join our Zoom book club discussion, please email us at email@example.com for log on information.