Gospel Readings of the Church Year – ZOOM ON-LINE BIBLE STUDY (On-going and in progress)
In this study we will discuss the Gospel reading for the day. The Gospel text carries the theme for the Sundays of the Church Year. As we gather, online via Zoom, we are ensconced in the safety of our own home, yet able to see fellow participates and engage in edifying discussion. A weekly discussion handout will be emailed each week the participants.
LEADER: Deb Pratt
ONLINE: (contact the church office for the Zoom login link)
TIME: Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
"ABUNDANCE FOR YOU IN THE PARABLES" Begins September 18th
On Sunday, September 18th, we will begin a new study of the parables in the Gospels. What is Jesus saying to Christians today through the parables recorded in the Gospels? When we study the background and meaning of the text we can see the relevance of Jesus' words in the face of the issues confronting our Church as a whole and for us as individuals. We believe that the resurrected Lord is through the Holy Spirit speaking to
men and women in their concrete life situation right now. Ask yourself in the next month: Could Jesus's parables actually help me get through the troubles, challenges, and strains that prevent me from grasping the peace and joy of being God's children? If the answer is yes or even maybe, an hour from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday morning may very well be worth your while.
LEADER: Tom Bird
LOCATION: Church Fellowship Hall
TIME: Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m
LIFE LIGHT BIBLE STUDY – 1 & 2 Peter Begins September 12, 2022
By inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the apostle Peter writes his two epistles to those concerned about living their Christian faith in a sometimes unreceptive and even hostile environment. Peter’s words of hope are just as timely today as they were for the believers of the first century who first received them. This nine-session Bible study includes:
1. Called to Live in Christ Forever
2. Called to Reflect Our Redeemer
3. Called to Follow Christ’s Example
4. Called to Mature in Suffering
5. Called to Care for Fellow Believers
6. Know the Certainty of Your Election
7. Know the Reliability of God’s Word
8. Know the Folly of False Teachers
9. Know the coming of the Day of the Lord
LEADER: Pastor Roth
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Lighthouse Café, Ministry Center
BE STILL and KNOW by Deb Burma See important dates below
Description: Study Psalm 46 in detail, examine stormy situations, and look to narratives in the Gospels that showcase how Jesus met women in the midst of their storms of life. He provided rest, refuge, strength, and hope to women, who met Him with a cry and need. Have you ever cried to Him too? Jesus responds to you as He did to these women in Scripture with care that goes further than immediate or recognized need. He transformed their lives by His redemption, and He began by meeting them where He will meet you: in the storm.
INFO/REGISTRATION: Tuesday, September 13, - 9:30 am
MEETS: WEEKLY – Tuesday mornings 9:30 to 11:30 starting on September 27
LOCATION: Solid Rock
FACILITATED BY: Jeanne Strine Limited to 12 participants
MEMBERSHIP CLASS “Basic Bible Teachings” Begins September 13th
This class is specifically designed to teach the basics of the Christian Faith, as found in Luther's Small Catechism, in easy-to-understand terms and in a highly visual format. Young adults or adults who are new to the faith, or Lutherans looking for a refresher will appreciate this simple synopsis of the Lutheran belief system. Five chapters encourage readers to look at themselves and their lives in the framework
• Living with Expectations
• Living with Jesus as Savior
• Living as God's Child
• Living the Christian Life
• Living Forever with Jesus
This class will prepare people who desire to become a member of Trinity. Please contact the church office or Pastor Roth to sign up.
LEADER: Pastor Roth
DAY: Tuesdays, 6 Sessions
TIME: 6:30-8:00 p.m., flex scheduling (decided by the group)
PLACE: Ministry Center
SON-RISERS BIBLE STUDY - Lutheran Spirituality – Promise Begins Sept. 14th
Spirituality is a common term today, but what does it mean? To find the right answer, Lutheran Spirituality directs adult Bible study participants to God's Word. Lutheran Spirituality explores the Bible, Luther's Small Catechism, and the Lutheran hymnal as integral resources for living out our faith in a spiritually confused-and sometimes confusing-world.
Session 1: God Keeps His Promises
Session 2: Children of the Promise
Session 3: The Promise of Baptism
Session 4: The Promise of Absolution
Session 5: The Promise of the Lord's Supper
Session 6: The Promise of Life
LEADER: Pastor Roth
TIME: 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.
PLACE: Ministry Center
REMARKABLE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
Mature Women’s Bible Study being led by Gladys Pickering at her home from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Wednesday, September 14th, for 4-5 weeks. Wanted 5-6 women interested. Books not required. Contact Gladys at 810-488-3444 for more information.
THE POSITIVE PARENTING SOLUTIONS CLASS
Begins September 14th
The Positive Parenting Solutions Class is being offered again this fall for families with children 3-5 years of age. The 6-week class provides information for families to learn how to promote their children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior and good self-esteem. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
LEADER: Jan Carpenter, LMSW, IMH Specialist.
DAY: Wednesdays, 6 sessions
TIME: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Solid Rock Café
“YOU ARE CHOSEN” Begins September 14th
A study of the book of Mark using details and insights from “THE CHOSEN” - episodes about Jesus and His disciples. Heartwarming and touching – will make you think about “being chosen” and why you have been chosen. A video series hosted by Brandon Robbins with flashbacks from The Chosen written by Dallas Jenkins. Join us for enjoyable viewing, prayer, and fellowship.
LEADER: Rich Hackbarth
LOCATION: Lighthouse Cafe, Ministry Center
TIME 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study
This class has been meeting for over 40 years. It is a group that walks through the Bible each week. It is a group that provides both fellowship and growth as they meet each week.
TIME: 10-11 a.m.
LOCATION: Lighthouse Café
LEADER: Pastor Tom Batsky
DAILY “Jn831” Facebook Daily Study and Discussion
This is a daily, online devotional discussion in a Facebook group. Jn831 is a reference to John 8:31 – Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.” Even when meeting face to face is not possible, we can still read the Word together and share some encouraging thoughts. Join the group and participate as you are able.
LEADER: Pastor Michael Roth
LOCATION: Facebook Private Group
TIME: available Daily, 5:00 a.m.