Bible Studies

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. - Proverbs 2:6

Sunday Morning


This study is spurred on by the events of the past year.  Some people have sadly determined that they can do “church” in their homes, in their recliners, with their cup of coffee, watching on TV.  This is a dangerous precedent.  We will look at what the church is, where the church is, and who the church is through the lens of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

In this class, we will study how God chose special people to share His words of command, comfort, and warning to His people.  Elijah and Elisha, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and others told the kings and people of Israel and Judah to turn from their evil ways, or God would scatter them among the nations.  The prophets also did miracles and announced God’s promises of forgiveness and salvation, and blessing.  Their prophecies especially pointed to Jesus, Who would come as David’s “righteous Branch” to save God’s people.  You might be surprised just how much their words apply to our life in this present time! 

We live in a world of rapid change. As the world has changed so quickly sometimes Christians can feel left behind or unsure of how to confess, live, and witness in such a world. In this course we will explore some of the most pressing questions that the church and her people must reckon with today. Such as, “how should Christians operate in a pluralistic world?” “How should Christians relate to scientific findings?” “How come people can say ‘I’m a man trapped in a woman’s body and it sound completely normal?’ and what can the church do about this?” We will explore questions like these and many other so we might continue to be equipped to confess, live, and witness in our present context.


This course will look at the essential teachings of the Bible about life, God, the world, and the future.  It provides the basic information needed for someone who is thinking about joining our church and can be a good review for members who have been here all their life.   We will look at the Bible's perspective on evil in a world God made good; how we can speak of God's creation in view of current scientific theory; and how Scriptures written long ago are reliable for us. We'll also address how we can  we be certain of salvation and how our beliefs are similar to and different from other Christians.  Using the Bible, a workbook, the Catechism, and discussion, we'll discover real answers for tough questions, including the ones you want to ask.  This class will prepare non-members to join the church, but there is no obligation to do so.  

 

Weekly Bible Studies


 

Pastor Bloch + Monday 12 pm  + Heritage Room + Begins on 3/8/2021

Unique to this type of study will be the students copying their version of the Gospel of Mark into their study guides and answering questions and gaining insights along the way.  All are welcome!   

Pastor Bloch +  1, 2, 4, 5 Tuesdays from 9:30- 10:30am + Walnut Room 
Begins 3/9/2021

There are differences in each of the Gospel accounts. Together, the four paint a complete picture of Jesus. In Jesus: A Study of the Words of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John follow the Prince of Peace from the eternal existence of the Son of God to His glorious resurrection and ascension. This comprehensive Bible study includes 24 sessions that use passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to encompass Jesus’ saving mission. Invite participants to enjoy deep background information, focus on theology, and delve deeply into each Gospel. 

 Pastor Bloch +  Tuesdays evenings 7:00-8:30pm + Walnut Room 
Begins 3/9/2021

This Bible study will explore the main Bible narratives from Genesis to the Early Church. Each lesson contains brief opening worship, questions under discussion based on the Biblical narrative, a summary of the lesson, a meditation, for further study, and devotions for the week that strengthens the material just studied.

Pastor Blomenberg +  Thursdays 12 noon + Fellowship Hall  
Begins 3/11/2021

Whether retired or working in town, you are welcome to Lunch with Pastor on Thursdays! We allow time for people to get here from work and return to work as they need, so our class time is from 12:15-12:45. Bring your own lunch, if you would like.

Pastor Bloch +  Fridays 10:30-11:30am + Walnut Room 
Begins 3/12/2021

There are differences in each of the Gospel accounts. Together, the four paint a complete picture of Jesus. In Jesus: A Study of the Words of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John follow the Prince of Peace from the eternal existence of the Son of God to His glorious resurrection and ascension. This comprehensive Bible study includes 24 sessions that use passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to encompass Jesus’ saving mission. Invite participants to enjoy deep background information, focus on theology, and delve deeply into each Gospel.

Pastor Blomenberg +  Wednesdays 7:00pm + Social Room  

This course will look at the essential teachings of the Bible about life, God, the world, and the future.  It provides the basic information needed for someone who is thinking about joining our church and can be a good review for members who have been here all their life.   We will look at the Bible's perspective on evil in a world God made good; how we can speak of God's creation in view of current scientific theory; and how Scriptures written long ago are reliable for us. We'll also address how we can  we be certain of salvation and how our beliefs are similar to and different from other Christians.  Using the Bible, a workbook, the Catechism, and discussion, we'll discover real answers for tough questions, including the ones you want to ask.  This class will prepare non-members to join the church, but there is no obligation to do so. 

Vicar Fredstrom + Tuesdays 7:00am + Fellowship Hall
Begins 3/9/2021

Join Vicar Fredstrom on Tuesday mornings, 7 AM, in the Fellowship Hall (breakfast provided by members on a rotating basis). We will be working through the Lectionary, the Sunday readings! Year A in the Lectionary focuses on Matthew’s Gospel account. So, come and journey through the Lectionary, and especially the Gospel of Matthew, as we follow Jesus’ journey from Bethlehem to Calvary. Come and be strengthened by the Word, encouraged and supported in fellowship with your fellow brothers, and fed and nourished with some great food!

Patti Miller and Michelle Downey + Wednesdays 6:30pm + Social Room
Begins 4/7/2021

Who are disciples? What is a life of discipleship? As a follow-up to Praying Luther's Small Catechism, this book answers those important questions by looking at Luther's Small Catechism as a field manual for how to live in faith and serve in love according to God’s commandments. Join Patti and Michelle in this great and lively study of the Small Catechism and how we as women can be equipped to use Luther’s Small Catechism in our daily lives.

Vicar Fredstrom + Fourth Thursday 7:00pm + Poplar Street Restaurant

Looking for a way to fellowship and study God’s Word on a weekday evening? Well look no further! We are gathering every fourth Thursday night at 7 PM at Poplar Street Restaurant (513 South Poplar Street). Come for a casual time of fellowship, conversation, and a couple beers with brothers and sisters in Christ as we focus on relevant and current issues and topics and then seeing what God’s Word has to say regarding these issues! These gatherings are open to the community, as well, so invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or a random person you run into at the grocery store!

A Virtual Sunday School for Families During Epiphany

“Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I have formed and made” - Isaiah 43:7

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