Living in the Word

2015 Summer Adult Learning Series

A new offering for the summer of 2015-Book of Faith. This adult study will include an emailed scripture component for personal study, reflection and prayer. The Bood of Faith group will meet on Sundays following worship to discuss the scripture readings for the week and their reflections.

Devotions - Daily at 9:00 a.m. 
Weekday Prayer: A brief reading of scripture and time of prayer is offered each weekday morning in the church lounge, usually 9:00-9:15 am.

Sabbath Morning Prayer
Every Sunday morning from 8:40-8:45 pastors and members pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the Sunday morning worship, learning & fellowship.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  (Sundays, 8:40 a.m., at the altar in the sanctuary.) 

Circle Bible Study 
Women are invited to participate in the monthly Circle Bible Studies and meetings. The Circles meet monthly except for July and August.

Mary-Esther Circle, First Tues., 1:30 p.m. ♦ Martha Circle , First Tues., 7 p.m.

Online Bible 
The ELCA web site has several links for connecting to the Bible. There are links for bible studies, the daily lectionary, and for the ELCA Book of Faith initative. Go to the ELCA resource page Read The Bible. To search for and read particular scriptures the ELCA web site recommends Oremus Bible Browser.

Lectionary
The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) provides a three-year plan for Sunday readings starting with the season of Advent, four weeks before Christmas day. For each Sunday and festival, four readings are suggested and include: a Gospel reading, an Old Testament reading, a reading from the Psalms, and a New Testament reading. To learn more about the RCL visit the ELCA web page Growing in Faith, Worship, Lectionary