Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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David Ritchie, Pastor

David Ritchie

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Worship: 11:00 am | Sunday School: 9:45 am

Bible Study - Fall / Advent

We are currently reading, and discussing the book The Shack by Wm. Paul Young.

It is a wonderful book that leads to great discussion on the Trinitarian God we worship, love and adore. The Shack wrestles with the timeless question of "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?"


Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.