First, We Give Of Ourselves:
Adult Education on Sunday Mornings
Growing in Faith through the study of the Bible, serving with others to make a difference in the world, and making lasting friendships give purpose to Christians of all ages. With that in mind, please note all the opportunities there are to become involved in Adult Small Groups at St. John’s following worship on Sunday mornings.
* Wired Word – This group for both men and women is led by Richard Althaus and effectively applies the Bible to stories taken from the headlines of the day. They meet weekly in the library following Fellowship Time.
* Soul Sisters – This is a women’s group for women of all ages. Currently they are reading together the book: The Jesus We are Yearning For by Lisa Harper. They meet in the Luther Lounge.
* New Bible Study Group – This is a newly forming group for both men and women which will meet for the first time on November 6th. They will be using the series: Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton. Everyone is invited to be at the ground floor of establishing this new Adult group which will meet following Fellowship Time in the North Fellowship Hall (on the other side of the wall.)
* Fellowship Time – Volunteers set out coffee, lemonade and light snacks each week in the Fellowship Hall so that people have the opportunity to greet friends and meet new people. There is still time to attend other classes following this time of friendship.
These groups are open to all people. We invite you into the friendships and learning and service they provide.
Do you receive your Eagle by email?
To help decrease our postage and special paper costs, we would like to send as many Eagle newsletters by email as possible. If you currently receive a paper copy of the newsletter in the mail, would you please consider giving us your email address? We will continue to mail newsletters to households that prefer to receive a paper copy, and we will also have some available in the office. Thank you!
Why Sunday Fellowship?
The Merriam–Webster online dictionary defines a fellowship as a “community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience,” and “a company of equals or friends.”
God designed His church to be a fellowship, not just a community, but a family of brothers and sisters who share God’s ideals and beliefs, and who can help us improve ourselves.
The importance of fellowship in our lives is part of the reason that the people of God are commanded to consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Every week, on Sunday, Christians gather both to hear the Word of God taught and to strengthen each other through fellowship.
Sunday Fellowship at St. John’s requires your participation. We are the Church. Please consider signing up for one Sunday during the year to make coffee and serve donuts to your fellow members so that we can meet, get to know each other and focus on God’s desires and goals for us.
There is a calendar in the Church kitchen, pick a Sunday to do your part as a member of the St. John’s community.
Several of our quilting ladies have been working on “Walker Bags” for residents of area nursing homes. They are also making them available to members of our congregation. You will find a basket full of these colorful and handy fabric bags in the Narthex. Please feel free to take one for yourself or someone you know.