Didache* is for adults interested in learning more about Christian faith, teaching, and life, with a focus on preparing for Baptism or Confirmation. Led by one of Immanuel's pastors, participants work through the Small Catechism, study the Scriptures, discuss the meaning of the Divine Service, and explore how we serve God in our daily lives (vocation).
Intended for those interested in membership at Immanuel, Didache is open to anyone wanting a review of Lutheran doctrine, liturgy, prayer, and ethics. Immanuel will provide a copy of the Small Catechism.
The Fall 2017 session of Didache will begin November 12, 2017 and conclude March 25, 2018. We will meet most Sundays at 8:45 a.m. We will break for the Christmas/Epiphany holiday and certain Sundays when only one pastor is at Immanuel. Baptisms, Confirmations, and Professions of Faith will be held on March 31, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (Vigil of Easter). The class is led by Pastor Esget and Pastor Eckardt.
We will meet in the Fellowship Hall (Undercroft) for a common opening with the Adult Scripture Study class and will then move to the music classroom (formerly the third-grade classroom) on the same level.
Please contact Pastor Esget (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-549-0155) to register or for more information.
You are encouraged to bring your own Bible. At Immanuel, we use both the New King James Version (NKJ) and the English Standard Version (ESV).
*Didache (pronounced "did - ah - KAY") is a term in the Greek New Testament meaning "teaching, doctrine" (see Acts 2:42)