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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.

 

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Children's Sunday School - Recess!

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, which meets at 9:30am, started January 7, 2018 and ran through May 27. Following a summer recess, it will resume in September. Our children ages 4 and up explore Bible stories and are invited to contemplate how these stories apply to their own daily lives. Lessons are structured around a central hand-on activity and follow the lectionary calendar to reinforce the weekly worship service.

  • Pre-K: Designed for little ones starting at age 4. Perfect for children with little or no school experience and are pre-literate
  • Primary: For elementary-aged children who have more school experience.
  • Youth: These students have the maturity and curiosity to delve into a deeper and more thorough exploration of the Bible. Recommended for teenagers.

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

 

Adult Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.

Summer. Although Sunday School will be in recess for the summer months, we will be offering a Sunday Bible Study at 9:30 AM. Please join us. There will also be a few special summer Sunday sessions:

  • June 24, 9:15am: History of Our Stained Glass Windows. Dale Molnar, the artist who designed and created our wonderful stained glass windows, will give a one-hour presentation on the theme, creation and description of St. Luke’s stained glass windows installed in 1998 and 2001– from the creation windows above the narthex to the depiction of Christ on the cross at the front of the nave.
  • Jul/Aug: Climate Change and Sustainable Power. Michelle Moore of Groundswell will report how churches in Georgia are contributing to sustainable power. To be scheduled.

THE NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS kicked off on January 7, 2018 with non-political discussions of Christian perspectives on current events facing our city, state, nation and world. All are welcome, especially parents of children who will be participating in the new pre-service Children’s Sunday School Program at the same time. Here's what's been happening:

May continued discussions of Social Concerns: LGG Refugee and Immigration Services, Christian Perspectives on the Second Amendment.

April featured speakers from four of our Social Concerns areas: Habitat, BCM, Grace House and Russell Elementary. We learned how to get involved and have fun doing it.

March. To follow up our February discussion of Woman & Justice, Pastor Summer led us in a Bible Study focusing on Strong Women of Faith. The Old Testament has many examples such as Ruth and Sarah as does the New Testament.

February. Our topic was "Women & Justice" including the "MeToo" issues. We discussed the ELCA Draft Statement on Women and Justice.

January. We looked at First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Speech and the Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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" normally meets every Wednesday at 11:30am but we are taking a break for the summer. When we resume in the fall, we will look at the 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. Before Pastor Summer's arrival, we had started 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.