DSQ FOR ADULTS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
A STUDY OF NEHEMIAH: A life of prayer
We will be using as our guide, Bishop Daniel Beaudoin’s study of Nehemiah. Here’s what Bishop Daniel writes about Nehemiah and this Year of Prayer. “A long time ago, Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, Book of Nehemiah, we read that before Nehemiah lays even one stone; Nehemiah prays. He prays for strength. He prays for protection. He prays for forgiveness. Nehemiah takes everything to the Lord in prayer. One of my “go to” Bible verses related to prayer is Philippians 4:6, and this will serve as our Year of Prayer memory verse. “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). This powerful Bible verse captures God’s desire for us to pray.
What follows is a 6-session Bible study on the Book of Nehemiah. I want to encourage you to open your Bible, gather with a group of friends, get outside the 4 walls of the congregation, and learn what God desires to teach you. But, be careful. Be very, very careful, because God’s Word has the power to transform people and communities from who we are into the people and communities that God longs for us to be. During the time of Nehemiah, the city of Jerusalem experienced a similar transformation. At the dedication of the rebuilt city wall, we read, “They offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43). May we also experience the great joy of God, the gracious love of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit to renew and transform our lives and communities. Prayer and God’s Word has that power.”
Here is the modified weekly Sunday schedule ...
March 25: Lists, Lists, and More Lists (Nehemiah 7; 10:1-29; 11;12:1-26)
April 1: EASTER BREAKFAST
April 8: Scripture, Prayer, and Promise (Nehemiah 8; 9; 10:30-39)
April 15: NO CLASS-PASTOR ON VACATION
April 22: Celebrate and Separate (Nehemiah 12:27-47, 13)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS …
Beginning on Wednesday, April 25 a six-week series on The Revelation to John will begin. We will gather at 6:30 pm.
Revelation is a rich book of the Bible to study. God is profoundly concerned with the plight of the world, and faithful even amid the ordeals, tribulations, and plagues of the present and future. God is also exalted in the highest heavens and brings about a renewed creation. In the end, the promise that Jesus will return is reason for hope, anticipation, and expectation.
This 6-session course explores selected passages from Revelation.
1. April 25 … Revealing Revelation (Revelation 1:1-20)
2. May 2 …Life and Faith in Pergamum and Laodicea (Revelation 2:12-17, 3:14-22)
3. May 9 … Visions of God and the Lamb (Revelation 4:1-6a, 5:1-10)
4. May 16 … Destruction and Protection (Revelation 6:15-7:17)
5. May 23 …The Great “Battle” (Revelation 12:1-17)
6. May 30 … Our New Home is Here, But Not Here (Revelation 21:1-8) and Jesus Is Coming, Soon (Revelation 22:8-21)
ALL CLASSES WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 PM.
|Mary Martha Circle||1st Thursday at 1:30 p.m||419-734-4343||~ Betty Christiansen|
|Naomi Circle||3rd Monday at 9:00 a.m.||419-635-2506||~ Doris Libben|
|Priscilla Circle||3rd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.||419-732-2900||~ Marcia Bloom|
|Rachel Circle||2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.||419-734-2448||~ Pat Gip|
Confirmation Ministry will be concluding by the end of April. Here are the last two scheduled events:
Sunday, April 8 … The Nellett Family Providing the Meal … 5:00 pm!
Sunday, April 22 … Movie Night at the Lehman’s (507 E. 11th) … 5:00 pm!
Faith is a journey.
Folks of all ages are on a quest that begins in the waters of Baptism, and continues throughout life as we all seek to grow in faith and in our practice of the things that disciples do. Many of which can be practiced during this hour dedicated to Christian nurture on Sunday mornings (for example Reading the Bible, Praying, Giving and Encouraging one another.)
BLESSING OF BACKPACKS , STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ... IS AUGUST 15 AND 16!
Our Kick-Off Sunday for DSQ
is September 6 at 10:15 am.
CALL THE CHURCH TO GET A DSQ REGISTRATION FORM FOR YOUR CHILDREN!
Come join us
On Sunday mornings at 10:15 am, there’s room for all on the Disciple-Ship Quest!
We have a great crew of teachers who faithfully share God’s Love as students and teachers gather around God’s Word and grow as disciples of Jesus. Classes are available for all ages from 3 year old through adult.
On Sunday, November 26 we welcomed three children as they have joined us at the Lord's Table ... Emma Johnson ... Eliza Stout ... Jessica Toris.
Classes are held for those who are seeking to learn more about Christian faith and for those who are coming from other faith traditions. Contact the Church Office (419.734.5548) to find out about the next scheduled class.
LECTIONARY TEXTS FOR THE SEASON FOR EASTER
March 31 and April 1 Isaiah 25:6-9
Easter Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
White John 20:1-18
April 7 and 8 Acts 4:32-35
Easter 2 Psalm 133
White John 20:19-31
April 14 and 15 Acts 3:12-19
Easter 3 Psalm 4
White Luke 24:36b-48
April 21 and 22 Acts 4:5-12
Easter 4 Psalm 23
White John 10:11-18
April 28 and 29 Acts 8:26-40
Easter 5 Psalm 22:25-31
White John 15:1-8
May 5 and 6 Acts 10:44-48
Easter 6 Psalm 98
White John 15:9-17
May 12 and 13 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Easter 7 Psalm 1
White John 17:6-19
May 19 and 20 Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Red John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15