Here’s what Martin Luther had to say about 1 John, “This is an outstanding epistle … so beautifully and gently does it picture Christ to us.”
1 John provides us with insight into the early Christian community … where beliefs were deeply rooted in their understanding of the good news … and then expressed in the living out of their daily lives. “We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)”
Here’s the schedule for this exploration of 1 John …
September 30 … Chapter 2
October 7 … Prayer Buddy Event
October 14 … Chapter 3
October 21 … Chapter 4
October 28 ... Chapter 5
JOIN US AT 10:15 AM IN THE LOUNGE!
|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 IN OCTOBER
Classes are be held (for the most part) on the first and third Sundays of each month; beginning at 4:30 pm. Each time we gather there will be two classes, a meal and activities with the whole youth ministry group. The evening will conclude at 7:00 pm.
October 7 … Killing and Adultery … (Linehan Family providing meal)
October 21 … Stealing, Coveting, Bearing False Witness … (IN NEED OF A HOST FAMILY!)
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.)
Our Kick-Off Sunday for DSQ
is September 9 at10:15 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.
HOLY COMMUNION WORKSHOP
The Holy Communion Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 10am-2pm. This event is open to all children and youth who have a desire to join us at the Lord’s Supper.
You may recall a few years ago that our By-laws were amended as follows.
This congregation invites all of its members, who have been prepared to receive the Sacrament, to participate regularly in Holy Communion.
a. Baptized children may begin to commune on a regular basis at a time determined through mutual conversation that includes the pastor, the child, and the parents or sponsors involved. In all cases, participation in Holy Communion will be accompanied by learning appropriate to the age of the new communicant. When young children are prepared for their first communion, parents are included in the instruction.
Youth are asked to bring a two-liter of pop/appropriate beverage and a snack to share. Pizza will be provided at Noon.
Parents are encouraged to be a part of this educational experience, as together we learn about God’s great gift, and we are “Fed and Forgiven.”
Youth will also be meeting on Sunday, November 18 to paint chalices in preparation for First Communion.
Please contact the Church Office to let us know if your child/youth will be present for this annual workshop.
First Communion will take place on Sunday, December 2 at 9:00 am. If you need or desire more information, contact the church office or talk to Pastor Jim.
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 MONTH OF OCTOBER
October 6 and 7 1 Chronicles 29:10-14
Receiving God’s Blessings 1 Corinthians 4:1-7
Green Luke 19:1-10
October 13 and 14 2 Chronicles 1:7-12
Managing God’s Blessings 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
Green Matthew 25:14-30
October 20 and 21 Exodus 36:2-7
Sharing God’s Blessings 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Green Luke 10:25-37
October 27 and 28 Jeremiah 31:31-34
Reformation Psalm 46
Red Romans 3:19-28