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Christ Window

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 Family Centers Class is in recess during the summer but will resume on September 15, 2019 led by our staff teacher, Katie Wine. This interactive and intergenerational class meets in the fellowship hall in an open room concept of various activities 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.

We have two adult Sunday School classes: Adult Bible Study and Christian Perspectives. Please join us! New members are always welcome and you can even switch between the classes.

Adult Bible Study. This class, which focuses on the study of scripture, will continue throughout the summer. We are currently exploring St Luke's Gospel with reference to N. T. Wright's book, Luke for Everyone. We meet in classroom #1 on the second level. Leader: Lindy Freitag and others.

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 is in recess during the summer but will resume September 15, 2019. It meets in the combined classrooms #2 and #3 on the second level. Various presenters will lead class discussions. All are welcome.

Previous Perspectives: Discussing Jesus's parables guided by the book Short Stories by Jesus by Amy Jill Levine. Loving Refugees and Immigrants because God First Loved Us. Good & Bad Traits for Christians, Death Penalty, Resurrection Proof, ELCA Statement on the Death Penalty, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Centers ClassFamily Centers Class with Teacher Katie Wine

Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Discussion

 

Gather Bible Study

Holy Bloomers Bible StudyThough currently on break for the summer, the "Gather Bible Study" meets every Wednesday at 10:30am. We will resume on Wednesday, Septermber 11, 2019. Before break we were 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, coffee, tea, treats, and unhurried study of the Bible. New members always welcome!

Here are some of our previous Bible Adventures. 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.