Our synodical Bishop Gerald Mansholt is finalizing details for a trip to Israel and Palestine. This will be a very unique and inside view as he is arranging this with the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, http://www.elcjhl.org. If interested let our church office know. We will also keep you up to date as we hear information.
Learn about the Holy Land
Whether or not you consider this trip to the Holy Land there is great value in learning more about the geography, religions, and political realities in that area of the world. The Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is piloting a curriculum that explains many things about the Holy Land.
Grace Church is involved in this pilot program. Please sign up in the gathering space or let the office or Pastor Mark know if you are interested so you can receive the short article to prepare for the first meeting.
We will spend two weeks on each of these five topics:
Jan 13 & 20 “Ties to the Land: Christianity in Israel and Palestine”
Feb 10 & 17 “Two Peoples Two Histories”
Feb 24 & March 10 “Jerusalem a Sacred City of Peace: Why Jerusalem is sacred for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
March 17 & 24 “The Ongoing Occupation”.
March 31 & April 14 “Faith in Action”
For more information please open our January newsletter.