Wednesday evenings in Lent: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1
Soup Supper, Communion, and Conversation
As of March 15, the remaining soup suppers
of the season have been canceled
to encourage social distancing in the midst of the coronavirus.
Mark your calendar for soup suppers in 2021
beginning Ash Wednesday, February 17th!
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“Our Faith Questions”
Wednesday evenings during Lent:
March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1
Soup Supper in the Upper Room at 6:00
followed by table worship and the Lord's Supper
and "Our Faith Questions" at 7:00
On Wednesday evenings we will gather at tables in our common church home for a simple supper of soup and bread at 6:00, followed by a brief service of evening prayer and the Lord’s Supper around the tables. After supper and table worship we will explore some of the questions members are asking about faith and life -- from the life-and-death decisions that can unexpectedly confront us in hospital situations to family dynamics with aging parents to putting our faith in action for the well-being of persons and the earth. Our faith questions! Each week a presenter with expertise and wisdom will help us with faithful responses. Join us for supper or the presentations, or both. Child care will be available upon request.
March 4: What do I need to know about end-of-life care and support?
Navigating important life and faith decisions in the hospital
The Rev. Traci Houts, Presbyterian Minister, Board Certified Chaplain and Manager of Spiritual Care for the South Region of Ascension Wisconsin
Rev. Houts brings fifteen years of experience with patients and families in hospitals to this conversation about end-0f-life care. She will explain the difference between palliative and hospice care, a living will and an advanced directive, and help us to explore some of the spiritual questions faced at the end of life.
March 11: Aging and the care journey: How do we “honor” our elders and our family caregivers?
The Rev. Amy Ziettlow, Lutheran Pastor (ELCA) ; Co-author of Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care and Loss; Called to Care: Honoring Elders and the Family Care Journey
Rev. Ziettlow will share learnings from her pastoral experience, research, and work in the field of elder care and explore the Biblical “honor your father and mother” commandment in our contemporary American context.
March 18: How can we put our faith into action and make a positive difference?
– exploring “The Matthew 25 Initiative.”
Mr. Ater will introduce the new “Matthew 25” initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
How can a congregation live into Jesus’ vision of feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, clothing the vulnerable, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned?
March 25: “Is there hope in suffering?”
Dr. James Grimshaw, Assoc. Professor of Religious Studies at Carroll University
Gospel stories of healing and suffering raise the question of hope. Is there hope in suffering?
April 1: “How are Christians organizing for earth care?”
The Rev. Dr. John Helt, retired UCC pastor and board member of “Wisconsin Power and Light.”
Dr. Helt will share ways churches are mobilizing to address the climate crisis.
Come for soup and worship at 6:00 or study at 7:00 or both!
The evenings have been designed with flexibility in mind.