5 Things You Can Do To Witness Christ

posted Jan 16, 2014, 4:14 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 4:15 PM ]

Our Sunday morning study is working through a book Pastor Sias wrote for Concordia Publishing House, entitled 5 Things You Can Do To Witness Christ. Using this little text, we're considering how we live as "witnesses to our Lord Jesus Christ." Five chapters (1) relate our "witness," or "confession" to the unique and authoritative witness of the Apostles and to our participation in the Divine Service; (2) consider the fundamental words of Law and Gospel in the Apostles' witness to who Jesus is and what he does; (3) discover how the central teaching of justification by faith and the Sacraments are not Lutheran add-ons but fundamental to our witness; (4) how we witness in the Christian life, with good works and prayer; and (5) how we address some of the basic "obstacles" our age puts up in the way of hearing God's Word and believing. The book is free. Join us for study and great conversation!

Ladies' Study: A Little Book on Joy

posted Sep 8, 2010, 9:16 AM by Unknown user

Starting September 21, 2010, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the church, the ladies will hold a study of the Rev. Matthew Harrison's new book, A Little Book on Joy: The Secret of Living a Good News Life in a Bad News World. The women of Colstrip are invited to participate. You don't have to be a Mt. Calvary member! Call the Church Office at 748-2516 or email pastor for more information.

Make no mistake, this is no wishful-thinking, "how-to" book that belongs shelved in the generic "spirituality'"section of the bookstore. Instead, this little book comes packed with a meaty message that reminds us of what true Christian joy really is...By examining the deep roots of joy—its DNA, really—Rev. Harrison helps us see clearly how the presence of Christ and his mercy is woven tightly through a joy-filled existence.
Maggie Karner, LCMS World Relief and Human Care

"Where Christ is, there is joy," says Luther. Christ Jesus is with us all the way—even in the sewer, Luther was bold to assert...With self-effacing humor and keen attentiveness to the Holy Scriptures, Pastor Harrison is a wonderful tour guide to the places where the good Lord shows up bringing with him joy in the midst of sadness. Harrison demonstrates that Lutheran theology is a theology of joy unbridled and free on account of Christ. Enjoy these Christ-soaked pages!
the Reverend John Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary

The Holy Gospel According to St. John

posted Sep 8, 2010, 9:08 AM by Unknown user

Beginning Sunday, September 12, 2010, the congregation (and friends) are invited to read the Gospel of John together, with weekly opportunities for discussion. Each Sunday, a reading schedule with thought-provoking discussion questions will be distributed. We'll read less than a chapter a day. Sunday at 10:30 a.m., we'll gather to compare notes and hear a little more from pastor. The Gospel of John faithfully recounts the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus. It does not do this as sterile "ancient history," but connects these salvation facts to the life of believers in the Church today, who live by faith, through the Word and Sacraments and in congregations and communities. The community is invited to participate, and additional discussion times can be arranged during the week. The study is planned to last about eight weeks. Contact pastor for more information.

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