Posts with the tag “library”
Library Update - Abortion
by Dana S on July 7th, 2022
With the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, it’s a great time to dig into our beliefs as Lutherans about the sanctity of life and be prepared to engage our neighbors who hold passionately different views. There are three great resources in the church library on the topic of abortion that can get you started.
Library Review - Traced
by Dana S on July 7th, 2022
n school we learn that humans evolved a few hundred thousand years ago (or even a couple of million years ago). But according to the Bible, God created everything, including man, only around 6000 years ago. Which is right?
March Library Update - Jonah
by Dana S on March 22nd, 2022
The book of Jonah is only four chapters long, but there’s so much depth to this seemingly simple story. I learned this very quickly when recently I had the privilege of virtually attending a seminar on the book, led by Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing of the Center for Biblical Studies at Concordia St. Paul. Lessing is the author of the professional commentary on Jonah offered by our Synod’s publisher, Concordia Publishing House.
November 2021 Library Update
by Dana S on November 23rd, 2021
A lot more books are arriving at the church library! Thanks to donations from our ornament sale in July, I was able to purchase many new books from Concordia Publishing House’s fall warehouse sale (CPH is our Synod’s publisher).
Library Update - Children\'s Resources
by Dana S on September 23rd, 2021
Luther places great importance on the duties of parents in continually teaching their children about the faith at home. In the preface to the Large Catechism, he says “it is the duty of every father of a family to question and examine his children and servants at least once a week and to ascertain what they know of it, or are learning, and, if they do not know it, to keep them faithfully at it.”
January Library Update
by Dana S on February 8th, 2021
There were many great additions to the Church Library to close out the year — especially thanks to a surprise donation which I’m excited to share more about before I reveal the grand total for 2020.
Grief Resources at the Church Library
by Dana S on December 16th, 2020
Grief Resources at the Church LibraryDear CLC Members,Advent is a season of hope. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we anticipate the coming of the long-awaited King into the world who was sent to redeem it from the power of sin and death. Whatever we face, our ultimate hope is in Christ, who already has the victory and will one day come again.In the meantime, we deal with the realities of dea...
November Library Update
by Dana S on November 17th, 2020
Dear CLC Members, Our church library collection has greatly increased this year — In fact, 130 new titles have been added!! Many of these are modern resources that were purchased through Concordia Publishing House, our Synod’s publisher, and are up-to-date and relevant (In fact, we even have a book addressing the pandemic!).
by Dana S on October 14th, 2020
Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and TrustWaiting. We wait for the line to move. For the test results to come back. The right person to marry. A new job. For prayers to be answered. A life’s purpose to be revealed.Having to wait is uncomfortable. It chips away at our patience, our hope, and our trust in the Lord’s provision. It’s easy to become dispirited and to lose hope as the clock tic...
New to the Church Library: The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther Against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I
by Dana S on September 22nd, 2020
It’s been said that 2020 has been a year for toppling idols. Many things we put our trust in have been shaken, the crutches we used to prop ourselves up have been torn out from under us. The Unholy Trinity, published in 2016, takes an incredibly insightful dive into idolatry that hits all the closer to home during a pandemic.
Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic
by Dana S on September 9th, 2020
Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic is a timely resource in uncertain times. Lutheran authors John Pless and Jacob Corzine undertook the task of writing this small, 110-page book after a conversation on Easter, when churches were forced to celebrate with empty pews and adapt to virtual services.
by Dana S on August 27th, 2020
Our own Rebecca Belt shares her love of Arch books for kids, a selection of which are available right now in the church library and are the featured books for this month! (See below for catalogue):
Sexual Morality in a Christless World
by Dana S on August 5th, 2020
The 21st Century Christian view of sexual ethics is countercultural when it comes to same-sex marriage, promiscuity, and temptation. But the same could be said of Jesus’s day — in fact, the situation was much worse. As Rueger explores, the Romans and Jews each had views that were often set in direct opposition to the growing church.
by Dana S on June 9th, 2020
I’m excited to say that there are now 36 new materials at the church library! Many of these are recently published titles from Concordia Publishing House, an LCMS publisher, and cover all kinds of topics. A special thank you to those who made a donation toward the Library Fund or contributed books, which made the additions possible.
From the Librarian
by Dana S on March 4th, 2020
Dear CLC Members, I’m happy to announce that I am the new volunteer Church Librarian. I am taking over for Linda Toltzman, who actually founded our church library and has managed it for decades. She has been very busy and decided it was the right time to step down. Many thanks to Linda for her awesome commitment to the library and for trusting me with the keys.
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