Prayer: Dear God - Thank you for creating the sun, moon, and stars. As we look to the lights in the sky help us remember all who have come before us. Thank you for their guidance and light on our path of faith. We especially thank you for Martin Luther and the reformation of the church. AMEN
Reading: Genesis 1:14-19 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: God created the sun, the moon, and the stars to help guide us and give us light. For that we are thankful. God also created people to help guides us. One such person we celebrate this Reformation weekend is Martin Luther. It is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation when Luther tacked his 95 Thesis to the door of the All Saints Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. He just wanted to start a debate about some things he saw wrong in the church. He wanted to guide the church and the leaders in doing things that were more to what the Bible teaches. Martin Luther’s teachings and theology is what guides us as Lutherans today. I am thankful for his guidance and leadership because that has helped shape my faith. --Charlene Rineer
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