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Note: The attachment is a chapter from my book, Too Smart for God, which is finally complete (except for final revisions). We’ll be using the chapter for Bible and Beverages tonight, but you are welcome to read it whether you plan to attend tonight or not. If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Pr. Dave

Five things to keep in mind this week . . .

--- Bible and Beverages! We’ll gather at Brian Boru TONIGHT, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for conversation in a relaxed, casual setting. The topic, suggested in a text message I received Sunday is: Answering Tough Questions from Atheists. We’ll start the conversation with the attached chapter of Too Smart for God, which you do not have to read before you come. (Brian Boru is at 489 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146.)


--- German Dinner to Benefit World Hunger! Happens on Friday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for dinner prior to the 7:00 p.m. Movie Night (details below). The evening will celebrate Martin Luther, his role in the Reformation, and his German heritage. A donation for dinner will be appreciated; all proceeds will go to ELCA World Hunger. To make the evening a success we need: Diners (with an appetite!), cooks, and servers. If you want to cook, please feel free to use any German recipe with which you are familiar. Or the Outreach Committee can provide a recipe. Any nationality dessert is welcome! Sign-up sheets are in the Lobby. Please indicate if you can help cook, bake, or serve dinner. For more information, please contact Marian Barry ( or Debi Wells (

--- Saturday Night at the Movies! After the German Dinner, 7:00 p.m. on October 27, we’ll watch the one-hour film “Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation.” Then we’ll discuss the film and the Reformation with Pastor Dave. You can come just for the movie, or just for dinner, but we hope you’ll join us for both!

--- Seafarer’s Project! Collection for this ministry is going on NOW through November 5. Details are in each Sunday’s bulletin and in the October Messenger (you can always access The Messenger at our website), or contact Joann Chirdon ( for more information.

    Here’s a list of what’s needed: toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, shaving cream,     soap, hand cream, disposable razors, pens, notepads, flash drives, postcards of Baltimore or DC,     chapstick, playing cards, knit hats, warm gloves and socks. The gloves and socks should be     medium-size. Monetary donations are also accepted and the shopping will be done for you,     including the purchase of New Testaments to include in the Seafarers Boxes!

--- New Member Classes! We are blessed to have a demand for New Member Classes. They will take place November 5 and 12 right after the 11:00 a.m. service. Papa John’s Pizza is included!

This week’s Sermon Scripture is 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23
The Sermon title is “So Many Shepherds"