Growing & Learning at TOL
TOL offers Sunday School (Elementary to High School) on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Classes begin at 9:45 AM.
For information regarding First Communion and Confirmation Classes, please contact the church office.
TOL's Annual Christmas Program
Bible Studies & Discussion Groups
First Peter - led by Pastor Fred
We will be discussing First Peter – this letter exhibits a triumphant conviction of faith. Pastor Fred will lead this 6-week bible study from 10 -11:30 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church. The classes will meet on September 10, 17, 24 and October 8, 15, 22. A Zoom invite will be available too. Hope to see you there!
World Religions and Traditions- led by Charlie Schmidtke
Mondays, 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Classes will be held in the Fireside Lounge with a Zoom option for those who do not want to attend in person. Please be sure to let Charlie know that you want to be included in teh Zoom invitation.
Hinduism - September 13th and 20th
Buddhism - October 4th, 11th and 18th
Daoism - November 8th, 15th and 22nd
Abrahamic Religions (Starting in 2022)
Judaism- January 10th and 17th
Islam - January 31st, February 7th, 14th and 21st
"Other" Christianities - March 28th
Native American - April 4th and 11th
Tribal African and Aboriginal - April 25th, May 2nd and 9th
Upcoming Topics for 2022-2023
Biblical Places | Fall 2022
Babel, Mount Mariah, Goshen (Egypt), Mount Sinai, Persepolis (Babylon), Qumran, Via Dolorosa
Paul's Cities and Regions | Winter and Spring 2023
Jerusalem, Antioch, Tarsus, Damascus, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, Thessalonica, Rome
Wednesday Night Table Talk - led by Charlie Schmidtke
"My I's: Isms, Ignorance, Interrelationships and Insights"
A discussion group for Charlie Schmidtke's new book
The phrase "an unexamined life is not worth living" is a truism that became a guide for Charlie's journey of self-reflection. This program is less about discussing Charlie's stories and more about how his stories and reflections can prompt discussions aimed at self-awareness in our lives. Although reading the book is not a necessity for attending, it does serve as the basic resource for the discussion topics. However, please join us even if you haven't read the book.
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM at TOL
September 8th: Discovering our racial prejudices
September 22nd: Examining Religious Intolerance
October 6th: Gender differences and our misunderstandings
October 20th: Generational relationships and myths and realities of aging
November 3rd: "Societal Griefism" and its impact in our lives
November 17th: Respect and love for the world and places in our lives
December 1st: Respect and love for our family and friends