Sunday, September 16 at 9:30 am, Holy Trinity will welcome a Lutheran bishop from Germany who will be available for dialogue between the worship services to talk about ministry opportunities in Germany and the common faith we share. Please join us in Grace Hall for this unique opportunity.
And later this fall, Holy Trinity member Elizabeth Sammons will discuss The Lyra and the Cross, a historical novel conjecturing from the Orthodox tradition that the Apostle Paul and Stephen had a close relationship prior to Stephen’s martyrdom. On Sunday, October 21, Elizabeth will share the scriptural and historical basis for some of her research, and on Sunday, December 9, she will talk about the book itself. This novel is available from our church library, Amazon, or by asking Elizabeth for a copy. Elizabeth will also have a book signing at The Book Loft in German Village at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. In part, the book jacket reads:
“Three friends, two cultures and one faith. Thus begins the life-changing journey to Jerusalem for Saul of Tarsus, his best friend, Stephanos and Stephanos’ little sister, Irini. Young Saul finds the meaning of his life when he meets Rabboni Gamaliel, a great teacher of the law. But that same day shatters the world of Stephanos and Irini with the sudden death of their father.
“This novel looks deeply into two distinct world views, the Hellenic and the Jewish. Along the way, stories of slaves becoming freedmen, people seeking their roots and souls questioning their beliefs intersect with the start of a new faith later called Christianity.”