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Welcome

In response to the call in Roman 15:7 to "Welcome one another, therefore as Christ has welcomed you", we warmly welcome people of any race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and ability.

We invite you to join us in our worship of Christ and fellowship.

 

education

 

Children's Sunday School - 9:15 a.m.

During the 10:30am worship service we offer nursery care for babies and toddlers. Brenda Wine is our nursery supervisor.

Our new Sunday School program meets at 9:15am. Following summer recess, it resumes on September 16, 2018 in a new format. Katie Wine returns as our staff teacher leading our new Family Centers Class. This interactive and intergenerational class meets in the fellowship hall in an open room concept of various activites for children and families. Each week features a Bible story, singing and crafts. Parents and adults are welcome to observe and participate. The Sparks lectionary curriculum supplements the class.

Any adults willing to help out with instruction for our children are asked to contact the church office or Pierre Michel.

 

Adult Sunday School - 9:15 a.m.

Adult Sunday School resumes on September 16, 2018 with three classes: Christian Perspectives, Introduction to the Bible, and Bible Study. Please join us! New members are always welcome and you can even switch between the classes.

Christian Perspectives Class kicked off on January 7, 2018 with non-political discussions of current events facing our city, state, nation and world. This class will meet in the (non-divided) classrooms #2 and #3 on the second level. All are welcome. Here's what's happening:

  • Sep 16 - ELCA Statement on the Death Penalty. Introduction to ELCA Social Statements. Copies of the Statement on the Death Penalty will be handed out. Presenter: Pastor Paul Summer.
  • Sep 23 - Resurrection Proof. A Closing Argument: The Gospel Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Christ Rose From The Dead - Presenter, Tom Bever, Esq., Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins, and Bever. You are the jury as Tom Bever presents the evidence of Christ’s resurrection.
  • Sep 30 - Death Penalty, a Christian Perspective. Is The Pope Right? Presenter - David Schaeffer
  • Previous topics: First Amendment Rights, Women & Justice including "Me Too", Strong Women of Faith in the Bible, Our Social Concerns projects: Habitat, BCM, Grace House and Russell Elementary, Second Amendment Rights, History of our Stained Glass Windows by the artist, Dale Molnar.

Adult Bible Study. Week to week, this class will focus on the study of scripture. Selection of scripture will be determined by the class on September 16. This class meets in classroom #1 on the second level. Leader: Lindy Freitag

Introduction to the Bible. This new class is designed to discuss your questions about the Bible. For example, What is the Bible? How did it come to be? This class will meet in the nartex on the ground level. Leader: Rev. Eric Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Sunday SchoolChildren's Sunday School with Teacher Katie Wine

Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Discussion

 

Soup & Song Bible Study

Holy Bloomers Bible StudyThe "Soup & Song Bible Study" meets every Wednesday at 11:30am. After a summer break, we resume September 12 using the Bible studies in Gather, the magazine of WomenELCA. Reading the magazine before meetings is NOT required! We enjoy about an hour of refreshing conversation sharing faith, fellowship, a couple favorite hymns, healthy treats, and unhurried study of the Bible with Pastor Summer.

Here's some of the Bible Adventures we have had in the past. Exploring the teachings of Jesus as found in all four Gospels and other parts of the New Testament. Reading the book A Simple Way to Pray - the life and wisdom of Martin Luther by Dr Archie Parrish. During 2016 we studied other world religions including Roman Catholicism, Judahism, and Islam, guided by the book "Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith". We focused on the Apostle Peter in the Book of Acts followed by the two Epistles of Peter. We explored the Psalms starting in January. Previous studies have followed Moses and the Israelites through the Book of Exodus, a peek at Leviticus, and through Numbers where we left the Isrealites wandering in the wilderness. Earlier we had ventured through the Book of Genesis, the Apostle Paul's letters to the Romans and Corinthians, the Gospel of John and the book of Philippians. In 2013, we took on the fascinating and enigmatic book of Revelation. All are welcome to join us and ask lots of questions.