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SUNDAY


ADULT BIBLE STUDY –  ‘Paul’s Letter To Titus’  Begins September 15th

September 15, Tom Bird will begin an in depth study of  Paul’s Letter to Titus. The letter to Titus is a little known pastoral letter in the New Testament; but it is a treasure trove of rich teachings to discover.  Martin Luther says of Titus:  “This is a short epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is comprehended in a meaningful way all that is necessary for a Christian to know and to live.”   Our goal is 1) to picture the actual situation and issues of the church on the Island of Crete where Titus served as pastor; 2)  to understand the inspired teaching of the Apostle Paul relating to the situation and issues; and 3)  to apply those very teachings to our individual spiritual development and to our congregation as a whole in our day in age.

Again Luther says of the letter to Titus;  “Paul teaches various estates-the older, the younger, wives, husbands, masters, slaves-how they are to act, as those whom Christ, by his death, has won for his own.”

All are welcome to the class held in the Fellowship Hall.  Coffee in one hand, Bible in the other, you are ready to get started?

LEADER:       Tom Bird 

LOCATION: Fellowship Hall

TIME:             9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

 

MONDAY


Life Light Bible Study –‘Isaiah’  Begins  Sept. 9

Isaiah was called by God to speak His word to a people who were committing spiritual adultery. Through Isaiah God warned them to repent before the coming day of His wrath. And He gave them wonderful promises of the Messiah to come and of the glorious future of God’s restored people.

 

Isaiah Part 1, Table of Contents:

 

Lesson 1—Isaiah, Mighty Seer (Isaiah 1, 6, and Related Historical Texts)

Lesson 2—The Day of the Lord (Isaiah 2-5)

Lesson 3—Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Immanuel! (Isaiah 7:1-9:7)

Lesson 4—His Hand Is Stretched Out Still (Isaiah 9:8-12:6)

Lesson 5—Fallen Is Babylon the Great (Isaiah 13-17)

Lesson 6—Hope for the Hopeless (Isaiah 18-23)

Lesson 7—In That Day (Isaiah 24-27)

Lesson 8—What Are You Waiting For? (Isaiah 28-30)

Lesson 9—The King in His Beauty (Isaiah 31-33)

 

LEADER:       Pastor Michael Roth

LOCATION:  Lighthouse Café, Ministry Center

TIME:             9:30-11:00 a.m.

 

TUESDAY


ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS     Begins  September  17th

Membership Class or Review of Christian Doctrine 

 (10 week class)     

This is a class that is designed for those who would like to learn about the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective. It prepares people for membership in the Lutheran Church and Trinity. It is a great way to get your questions answered in an informal and non-threatening atmosphere. Childcare and all the necessary materials are provided. The following topic will be covered.

 

  • God’s Word
  • God’s Grace
  • The Triune God
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
  • The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Living the New Life of Faith
  • Fulfilling the Great Commission and Living the Great Commandment
  • Rejoicing in God’s Gift of Community
  • Integrating into the Life of the Church

                                                                                

All the materials are provided. There will be childcare on the premises for those who need it. Bring a friend and learn together! 

LEADER:       Pastor Michael Roth

LOCATION: Ministry Center, 1st Floor

TIME:             6:30-8:00 p.m


GREEK

Anyone interested in getting their Greek on? A small group of former Vicar McCalley’s Greek class is going to continue their Greek education by delving into the book of John.  Robert Lawrence will be leading. No previous Greek required. We will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7p.m., in the Ministry Center upstairs. If interested, please contact Nancy Pedde, 269-470-5611 or nancylovescubs@gmail.com.

LEADER:       Robert Lawrence

LOCATION: Ministry Center, 2nd  Floor

TIME:             7:00-8:00 p.m.  (1st & 3rd Tuesdays) 

 

 

WEDNESDAY


SON-RISERS BIBLE STUDY – ‘Vocation: God Serves through Us’  Begins September  11th

Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions proclaim and teach the true meaning of vocation. As children of God, we not only have a place in God’s heavenly kingdom, but we also have been given a new status here in God’s earthly kingdom. How do we balance this dichotomy?

Christians are faced with many questions about living a Christian life in a secular world: How can I live a Christian life in a secular workplace? Is my job, which is not directly affiliated with the Church, God-pleasing? How can I balance my calling as a Christian with my calling as a citizen of this community?

This study will examine these questions from a distinctly Lutheran perspective. The richness of the Gospel will be extolled as we explore this doctrine of vocation—a Christian’s service to others and their service to us in this world.

 

LEADER:     Pastor Michael Roth

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café, Ministry Center

TIME:            6:45-7:45 a.m. 

 

“THE WIRED WORD”    Begins September 11th

The Wired Word class uses questions and Scripture considerations from current events, topics, and happenings in the United States and around the world as a basis for adult, intelligent and provocative discussions. Members of the class are truly thinking about their beliefs and the Biblical applications to their own day-to-day lives.

 

LEADER:       Rich Hackbarth

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café, Ministry Center

TIME              6:30-8:00p.m.

 

THURSDAY


ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Begins September 12th

Join with a host of other adults for a time of fellowship and study of God's Word. Plenty of breakfast treats abound in this group.

 

LEADER:       Pastor Tom Batsky

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café, Ministry Center

TIME:             9:30a.m.– Coffee and breakfast treats

                       10:00-11:00 a.m. – Bible Study


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