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FALL ADULT FORUM SCHEDULE


Sept. 30
- This is our Neighborhood
This is our Neighborhood  We will reflect on Bishop Bartholomew’s sermon on “Being Neighbor” and explore together the challenges and joys of deepening our relationships with the neighbors around St. Mark’s.  At 12:30, we will walk to the Tenderloin Neighborhood with former San Francisco Night Minister, Rev. Chuck Lewis and visit the Tenderloin Museum at 398 Eddy in order to learn more about the history and life of this neighborhood.  There is a small entrance fee to the museum and an option to take a “walking tour” of the Tenderloin at 2:00 that day with one of the museum’s docents.  

Oct. 7,14, 21, 28 - What does the Gospel of Luke mean?
What does the Gospel of Luke mean for our lives?  Luke presents the story of Jesus as good news, challenge and hope.  Join Pr. Elizabeth for an in-depth bible study on Luke’s gospel during these four Sundays.

Nov. 4 - The Ministry of Lutheran Social Services
This Sunday we welcome Nancy Nielsen, Deputy Director of LSS at the San Francisco office, and Stephanie Casenza, LSS Director of Development to learn more about the ministry and programs of Lutheran Social Services.  Later, we will assemble hygiene kits of Lutheran Social Services to give to their clients.  Come and learn about the important work LSS does in Northern California.

Nov. 11 - Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation
St Mark’s Sanctuary Task Force will present what it means to be a Sanctuary Congregation, how other
congregations came to this decision, and what some of  the legal ramifications are to being a Sanctuary Congregation.

Nov. 18 - Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation
What is the meaning of accompaniment?  What would be involved in housing an immigrant?  What other pragmatic issues arise in considering this ministry?  What might a resolution for the congregation entail?

Nov. 25 - No forum - Thanksgiving weekend

Dec. 2 - Our visit to Cordero de Dios in El Salvador
Members of St. Mark’s will have recently visited our Sister Parish, Cordero de Dios Lutheran Church in
Soyapango.  Come to this forum and hear about their trip and get to know members of this vibrant
congregation in El Salvador and the challenges they face every day. 

Dec. 9 - Palestine Trip Reflections
Our Adult Forum speakers on December 9 are Gisela and Doug Daetz, who traveled to the Holy Land in the Fall of 2017. They will present slides and a discussion of their first-hand experiences in Palestine/Israel.  

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