By Ruth Brighton
Fall Adult Bible Classes
(look for additional classes with description in the weekly bulletin)
Galatians - Lutherans emphasize that salvation comes from grace “alone” through faith “alone”. But if we add to this any requirement for salvation, Paul shouts “Stop”. Paul writes to the churches in Galatia as a Pastor deeply concerned that his people are straying from the pure gospel and urges them to return to the true faith. As so many people and churches today are adding requirements to the gospel; “you have to do this and you must not do that”, it is good to hear the warnings and encouragement that Paul had for the Galatians and for us. Leader: Dave Sonnenberg
A Man Named Martin, Part 3: The Movement - The Movement will show how the Reformation accelerated the transformation of a world already in flux. While armed conflicts, theological disputes, and heated controversies marked segments of society throughout medieval Europe, the march of the Reformation left its imprint on the face of culture and citizen alike. Everything from education, politics, science, theology, marriage, and the family-and even extending to one's view of vocation and his relationship to God-came under the shaping and seminal influence of the Reformation. According to Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, program host for The Lutheran Hour, "The greatest thing about the Reformation are the solas: grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone, Scripture alone because … it establishes the worth of a human being before God in a way that can't be done by people; it's done by God in Jesus Christ." Final study of the three part series.
Leader: Ron Niesen
LIGHT - (Ladies In God's Hands Together)
LIGHT is a small group of women that meets every Wednesday from 9:30-11am in the CMLC Library to study God’s Word, pray together and support one another in daily life. Our first Bible Study for the Fall will be Beth Moore’s Beloved Disciple beginning on Wednesday, September 14th. ALL women are welcome to attend. Childcare is provided. For more information contact Irene McFadden at 484-252-4489.
LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) -
The LWML Bible Study meets Thursday morning in the church library at 9:30 am for fellowship and 10:00-11:30 for study and prayer. We are currently taking a summer break. We will begin the LWML Bible study on September 29th. Our first study will be Golden Fruit - Living the Fruit of the Spirit Through the Best Times of your Life by Julie Maschhoff. This nine session Bible study helps Christian women put all these roles, characteristics and emotions into perspective. Each session focuses on one fruit of the spirit. Please plan to join us in the fall in the church library. All women are welcome and invited to come. For additional information contact Dorothy Koschmann 484 -887 -0623 or Diane Scherzer 610 -738 -4821.
Men’s Bible Study (M.I.G.H.T.) —
Please join us Saturday mornings in the Church Library from 8am-9:30am . We are studying the book of 2nd Corinthians. Please join us as we reflect on this most important scripture. MIGHT meets year round.