The chosen



People of all ages join us for the popular Christian TV series about the life and times of Jesus and his disciples at 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays in the Youth Room in the lower level of First Lutheran Church. “The Chosen” is a global phenomenon downloaded and watched by more than one billion people! Pr. Craig says, “Our 14 year-old son, Hayden, and I love the series so much because it gives an intimate and very real portrayal of the mixed human emotions the early disciples and those who would have interacted with them had. Each episode seems better than the last.” Every Thursday in January and February we’ll gather to watch and discuss an episode of this ground-breaking series. Each week is a complete stand alone story so if you can only make it one or two weeks you will get something out of it. This class is free and open to the public. Scroll down for a schedule.

Come any week you can

Each episode stands on its own

Jan. 4: I Have Called You by Name

Two brothers struggle with their tax debts to Rome while a woman in the Red Quarter wrestles with her demons.

Jan. 18: Shabbat

Matthew validates Simon's claims with Praetor Quintus, Nicodemus investigates the miracle reported in the Red Quarter, and Mary receives surprise guests at her Shabbat dinner.

Jan. 25: Jesus Loves the Little Children

Jesus befriends and teaches the group of children who discover His camp on the outskirts of Capernaum.

Feb. 1: The Rock on Which it is Built

With his life and family under threat from Rome, Simon spends one last night fishing in a desperate attempt to square his debts. Andrew spots a familiar face waiting for them on the shores of Galilee.

Feb. 8: The Wedding Gift

Nicodemus interrogates John the Baptizer while Jesus and his students make their way to a wedding celebration in Cana. When the wine runs low, Mary asks her son to intervene on behalf of the bridegroom's family.

Feb. 15: Indescribable Compassion

After witnessing the healing of a leper on the road to Capernaum, a woman forces her paralytic friend through the crowd to meet Jesus.

Feb. 22: Invitations

Matthew struggles to reconcile the miracles he has witnessed with reality. Nicodemus meets with Jesus by night.

Feb. 28: I Am He

Jesus and His students complete their preparations and leave Capernaum for Samaria. Jesus meets with a suffering woman at Jacob's Well and announces that He is the Messiah. Special Note: We’re looking into renting a local theater for this episode. Stay tuned!