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Book Club

The St. Olaf Book Club meets monthly at the parish, in the Fleming Foyer.

The books cover a variety of topics, and all are invited!

If you would like assistance/suggestions as to where to obtain the books, contact Book Club coordinator Jeanne Krumpelmann at 612-722-4084 or kile0016@umn.edu.

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PeterThe next meeting will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

“Peter: Keys to Following Jesus” by Tim Gray

This study of Saint Peter begins with his “yes” to Jesus’ call along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and continues throughout his developing relationship with Jesus. We follow Peter’s life: during the public ministry, as well as the passion, death and resurrection of Christ, through his bold preaching after Pentecost, and finally along his journey to Rome and eventual martyrdom. We witness Peter’s growth in holiness as his relationship with Jesus deepens and culminates in Jesus’ words to Peter: “you are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church”.

As a Scripture scholar and expert on the Holy Land, the author references the Old Testament, explaining details of Mosaic Law to aid our understanding of how Jesus’ words might have been interpreted by the apostles and Jewish people of the time. By walking in the footsteps of Peter we can learn from him how to grow in our own personal journey to holiness.