For Five Thursdays in February (including March 6!), we have the opportunity for a devotional study entitled, “Body and Soul – Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism”. Over four centuries the Heidelberg Catechism was the primary teaching tool of Reformed churches to pass the faith to newcomers and new generations. Many churches have moved away from “the Heidelberg” to other methods of Christian education. Yet, the catechism’s message is essential to faith and who we are as a church.
This devotional study reclaims that message through catechism’s questions raised and answers given. Also: brief video comments (by Dr. Craig Barnes, President of Princeton Theological Seminary) and optional study book ($13, in the office).
Members regularly comment, “I wish I had a chance at Confirmation Class now that I am an adult.” This study is aimed at that request. It is also a chance for veterans of the Heidelberg catechism to review this faith of your youth and reclaim it as your own.
We have not done anything quite like this before. So the first session, February 6th, will be an Open House: try this out; then decide if you want to continue. No strings attached. The first session is on “Your Only Comfort”. We will meet from 7:00 – 8:15 pm in the parlor. Pastor Gehres will lead the discussion. Again: Thursdays, starting February 6.