A Shared Scripture Conversation between a Rabbi and a Pastor – Alpena News

Posted By on October 15, 2022

ALPENA Pastor Tom Orth and Rabbi Howard Morrison are teaming up for a very interesting and informative Community Outreach program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar St. in Alpena.

They will be exploring Genesis Chapters 1 & 2 and Jonah Jewish and Christian Interpretations of Shared Scripture. Rabbi Morrison, who will be joining via Zoom from Toronto, Canada, and Pastor Orth will present the one-and-a-half hour program in three sections: Genesis Chapters 1 & 2, refreshments and socializing, then discussion on the book of Jonah. A question-and-answer period will follow each book presentation.

Pastor Orth is an ordained United Church of Christ minister who is serving as the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation. This occurs through an ecumenical partnership known as a full communion agreement between the denominations. At the church, he leads worship service, celebrates the sacraments, teaches classes and provides care to members. Additionally, he is involved in the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Northeast Michigan and work for justice and peace.

Rabbi Morrison, who has previously led Shabbat services and Community Outreach programs at Temple Beth-El, is the senior Rabbi of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in Toronto. He leads prayer services, officiates lifecycle ceremonies, offers pastoral care to its members and is the former president of the Toronto Board of Rabbis.

Please call 989-595-3544 to let the organizers know youll be joining in person or to obtain the Zoom link information.

Temple Beth-Els Guest Rabbi program is sponsored in part by the generosity of the Ravitz Foundation Initiative for Michigan Small Jewish Communities as well as donations by Temple Beth-El members and friends.

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