What is faith formation? Welcoming questions of all sorts.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,

so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.

The Apostle Paul to the Romans (12:2)

Too often theology or "talk about God" is viewed as stuff for hermits and marooned shipwreck victims. When there's nothing else to do, then is the time to ask abstract questions about God. Such a notion would have exasperated the apostle Paul. To him, theology was worthless unless it made a difference in how people lived. Paul did not live as an intellectual recluse. He applied his theology to life, a.k.a. practicing what he preached. In fact, the lofty book of Romans was written while he was also raising money for famine victims in Jerusalem (see Romans 15:25-27).

Martin Marty, pastor and Lutheran church historian, has stated: "Christian faith has to do less with what you know and more with whom you know, namely, God and God in Jesus Christ." And yet, the "what" of Christian knowledge also matters greatly because all kinds of stories, events, memories, doctrines, and programs enrich the faith. In faith as in the rest of life, a person grows in knowledge by asking questions.

Therefore, as Lutherans, we welcome questions of all sorts from every generation. 

Faith formation for everyone . . .

  • Confirmation

    A new Confirmation curriculum from Sparkhouse . . .

    Collaborate* is fearless faith formation . . . for 6th to 8th grade youth.

    Mondays from 7:00 PM to 8:10 PM (October thru May)

    Parent-Student Orientation: Monday, October 4th, 2021

    Confirmation classes will resume on Monday, October 11th, 2021

    Click on the Winking Luther to view the schedule.

    *A two-year commitment to hands-on interactive learning that leads to deep engagement with the Bible, church history, and Lutheran theology.

  • Bible Study

    From Womb to Tomb: The Women of Luke's Gospel

    A Bible Study

    Thursdays @ 2:30 PM on Zoom

    Part 2 begins April 28th

    concludes on May 19th

    Women are prominently featured in the gospel of Luke—more than in the other three gospels of the New Testament. Luke begins the story of Jesus of Nazareth quite literally in the womb of two women—Mary and Elizabeth. As one commentator puts it there are salty wives, spirited mothers and savvy widows throughout the gospel of Luke. This bible study will acquaint you with these women of purpose and persistence—some named and some unnamed and we will accompany them as they accompany Jesus. In Part I of this bible study, we will begin with Elizabeth and Mary and move through the gospel of Luke up to Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In Part II, which will begin after Easter Day, we will meet the women who accompanied Jesus to the cross, the tomb and became the first witnesses of the empty tomb and his resurrection.

    *To join us for this bible study, please email Pastor Susan at HTLCHHPastor@gmail.com

  • Joyful Noise Breakfast Sunday school

    2nd Sundays from October through May @ 9:45 AM