Emmanuel offers Sunday and weekday classes based in scripture and centered in Christ. Our adult Bible-study program is designed to help us better know and understand the Bible, strengthen our relationship with God and one another, and give us hope and courage for daily living.
Winter’s here, and it’s a brand new year—a great time to check out the winter classes.
A brochure with schedules and room locations for adult, Sunday school, confirmation, and youth classes is available in the rack in Ebenezer Hall.
BEGINNING JANUARY 19
POETRY AND THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY
January 19-February 23 (6 sessions)
Instructors: David and Shelly Habecker
Location: Room 101, Middle Level, School
Poetry is as ancient as Scripture—much of the Bible is written in verse—and through the centuries, poetry in the Christian tradition has enriched, reflected on, and told anew the story of God with us.
In this discussion-based class, we will see how poetry can give us deeper appreciation for the beauty and endless possibility of God’s creation, can help us wrestle with realities of love, loss, joy, and suffering, and can provide us with a language for understanding mysteries of the Christian life.
ROMANS 1—8: A MESSAGE JUST FOR YOU
December 1—February 23
Instructor: Pastor Dennis McFadden
Location: Activities Center, 3rd Floor, School
Join us as we study the first half of Romans and see why this book’s message is “just for you.” Discover why Martin Luther said, "This... is truly the most important piece in the New Testament... It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.”
January 5—April 5 (14 sessions)
Instructors: Pastors Thomas A. Eggold and Daniel Sheafer, Mrs. Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall
A course for every new member and anyone else who’d like to explore what Lutherans believe and why we believe it. Questions about God, faith, and church are welcomed.
Monday Morning Motivation 6:45-7:30 a.m. (for women; continuing)
Provides a devotion, Bible study, fellowship, and COFFEE to start your week off right.
Leader: Sarah Martin Location: Mocha Lounge, Covington Road
Monday Morning Moms’ Study 9:00-10:30 a.m. (for women; bi-monthly, calendar provided in class)
“The Patriarchs” by Beth Moore
Facilitator: Bridget Eggold Location: The Loft
St. Paul’s Pastoral Letters 12:30-2:00 p.m. (1st and 3rd Mondays, continuing)
First, snack and visiting time; then Bible study. Learn why we do what we do in worship.
Leader: Jim Croxton Location: Ebenezer Hall
LifeLight: Genesis 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Begins January 6, continuing)
Leader: Pastor Thomas A. Eggold Location: Ebenezer Hall
Women’s Christian Book Study 8:00-9:00 p.m. (continuing)
“Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World” by Gene Veith Jr. and A. Trevor Sutton
Leaders: Hayley Buchholz and Beth Williams Location: The Loft
Men’s Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
Leaders: Pastors Thomas A. Eggold and Daniel Sheafer Location: Brandt Hall
Women’s Bible Study 8:30-9:45 a.m. (continuing)
“Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran”—stories that help us talk about what we believe.
Leader: Lana Hille Location: Brandt Hall
Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00-11:00 a.m. (continuing)
Leaders: various presenters Location: Ebenezer Hall
Lutheran Women in Mission (for women; 1st Thursdays, continuing)
1-2 p.m.—Mission Project
2-3 p.m.—Bible Study: “Peter…from Fisherman to Fisher of Men” by Donna Pyle
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level
Men’s Ministry Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
We’ll examine readings for the upcoming weekend with discussion, prayer, and COFFEE.
Leader: John Martin Location: Mocha Lounge, Covington Road
The Gospel of John 1:30-2:30 p.m. (continuing)
Leader: Pastor Manfred Fremder Location: Lutheran Life Villages, South Anthony (3rd floor conference room, Independent Living)