Adult Education and Ministry

Adult Education and Ministry

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At St.Johns

Adult Sunday School Class

Adult Sunday school class is offered for adults each Sunday during the Sunday school hour from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Past topics of study have included Isaiah and Mark, the Sabbath, the basic principles of worship, “Our Christian Faith and American Politics”, the “Luther” movie and a film on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Everyone is welcome. Please stop by and join in our group for discussion, fellowship and enjoyment of being together.

BYOB (Bible) Study

This group meets through the year for a time of fellowship and very lively discussions. Some of the past topics include: Bible Trivia, 2nd Psalm- Lectio Divina method of study, Bullying, The Christian Response, a Lenten study of Psalms, the Life Application Bible Studies-“13 Lessons To Help Take The Message Of Christ To The World” (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.), and Acts – “Spreading Like Wildfire”.

Monthly Men’s Bible Study Breakfasts: Fill Your Belly with Breakfast, Your Heart with Fellowship, and Your Soul with God’s Word

Our monthly men’s Bible Study breakfasts continue to offer men of St. John’s an opportunity to relax over breakfast, share conversations, and receive encouragement by hearing God’s word. The group meets on the last Saturday of each month in the Parish Hall at 8 a.m. Breakfast is followed by Bible Study that wraps up by 9:30 a.m. Each month’s Bible Study features an interactive discussion of a scripture reading that relates to men and the unique challenges that men face. Past topics have included obedience and was based on the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22:1-19 and Acts 10:1-23.

WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America)

St. John’s Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is an auxiliary of the church at large with a mission to provide:

Growth – a learning experience to help strengthen each woman;
Action – to enable each woman to act upon her faith as Christ’s disciple in all areas of life.

Monthly programs and meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through June at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. After a brief business meeting, visiting speakers or members of our own congregation provide us with programs that are informative, educational and interesting, ending with fellowship and refreshments. Program topics are announced in a yearly program “booklet,” which is published and available at the monthly meetings, listed in the monthly Newsletter, and in the Sunday worship bulletins. Past meeting topics include “Tamela Spins a Hare Raising Yarn” by Tamela Seitz and her rabbit, Violet; “Setting the Stage for Birds” by Fred Buse, Master Gardener; “Moments Like This” by Sylvia Havlish; and “Hanky Panky” by Linda Moyer.

Christian Service Workshops are held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. During the year, a group of dedicated women knot blankets that are distributed through Lutheran World Relief.

Prayer Bead Ministry

The Prayer Bead Ministry group meets about four to five times a year to make Anglican prayer beads. The group has made prayer beads for shut-ins and veterans. It is their prayer that these prayer beads will bring comfort in times of trouble and help deepen your relationship with God in prayer.