St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Grace Enough for Now ~ "Why?"
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Lisa Lewton, Senior Pastor


Our three-year old daughter often begins a story like this: “Once about a time…”

Replacing “upon” with “about”, she enters into story.


A three-year old can have a way with words. Most often, a three-year old will have a way with one particular word: “Why”. “Why are you going to work?” “Why do I have to sit down to eat my dinner?” “Why won’t you obey my every command?”


These questions may try the patience of parents and siblings, and these questions shape how a child understands the world and her or his place in it. “Why?” questions are a way in which each of us of any age makes sense of something.


One piece of our Lutheran faith that I deeply love is the importance of the “why”questions. We are a faith that welcomes the “why’s”, and invites all of us to wonder why we do what we do. Understanding the “why” lends more meaning to all that we do as Christians who are Lutheran.


On Thursdays throughout Lent, Pastor Joe and I will unpack some of the “why’s” of worship in the Lutheran

faith. We have wondered if, throughout the decades, most of us understand less and less about the practice of worship, even though worship is central to who we are as Lutherans.


Worship is the place where we hear stories and find ourselves in those stories. You hear the “Once about a time” stories in which the God who created all things also created you. And because of this gift, we come together in worship to be renewed in this life. And why do we do what we do when we worship?


Come and find out on Thursday nights throughout Lent, where you will find grace enough for now.


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St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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