"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

Bible Study Invitation

Join a Bible Study Class Today!

WHY ATTEND A BIBLE CLASS? Christians cannot expect to resist the values of the unbelieving world if they devote only one hour of the week to meditating on God's Word and the other 167 hours to providing for the needs of their bodies and enjoying worldly entertainment. We need to regularly search the Scriptures with fellow Christians. We need to recognize the important of regular family devotions and personal Bible study. We need to cultivate the habit of remembering and applying the truths of God's Word when we are confronted with temptations or faced with decisions in daily life. God's children will find their greatest joy and satisfaction in studying His Word and thinking about it day and night"
(Psalms: Part One, People's Bible Commentary, 42). God's Word is a "change agent" and being a part of a Bible class can be an important part of your spiritual well-being. Please give prayerful consideration to participating in one of the Sunday morning classes. Classes are available throughout the week covering a wide range of topics. To view a list of the classes available this fall click the appropriate link below:

Spring 2018

SUNDAY CLASSES

Youth Bible Classes

Sunday School is underway! Please join us on Sundays September-May from 9:15-10:15 AM. K-5th grade will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:15 AM for the Sunday School opening. The other classes will begin in the room listed at 9:15 AM. If you’re unsure about where to go, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d like more details about Emmanuel’s Sunday School please check out this flyer.

Class

Location

Me Too (Birth, 1, 2, & 3 years Old)

Me Too Room / AR Center

4-5 year old

Preschool Room 6

K-1st Grade

Room 5

2nd-3rd Grade

Room 105

4th-5th Grade

Room 104

6th-8th Grade

School Conference Room

9th-12th Grade

The Loft - Ebenezer

Adult Bible Classes

There will be no classes on April 1 (Easter) or April 29 (Missions Sunday).

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CHURCH.

Beginning February 18, we will continue our mental health focus with classes that help us explore forms of mental illness, discover resources available to us, and learn how we—Christ’s Church at Emmanuel—can minister to ourselves and our sisters and brothers.

 Starting February 18

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CHURCH
Location: All sessions held in Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level

February 18
YOU ARE NOT ALONE:
The Church’s Response

February 25
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, & COMPASSION
Video presentations followed by reactions and discussion.

March 4
FIRST-HAND STORIES FROM SURVIVORS
A mother who lost her son to suicide and a pastor who experienced parental abuse, addiction, and depression share stories and invite questions.

March 11
GETTING HELP FROM THE CHURCH
Stephen Ministries and Cross Connections: What do they do and how can they help us? Includes a question and answer session.

March 18
GETTING HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY
Four community groups (National Alliance on Mental Illness; Alcoholics Anonymous; Great Kids, Great Communities; Lutheran Social Services) describe the help and support they offer.

Saturday, March 24: 9—11:30 a.m.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
A workshop to help participants identify and respond to signs of potential suicide in loved ones or strangers. Limit, 40 participants; sign-up required (sheet in Ebenezer Hall).

March 25
GETTING HELP ON LINE
A virtual tour of resources available on the Internet: where to find them, how to use them.

April 8
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
A panel of professionals—pastor, youth worker, police officer, family physician, counselor, teacher—respond to questions submitted by class members.

 

LUTHERAN CHRISTIANITY

February 18—May 20
Instructors: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold, Rev. Daniel Sheafer, Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall
For all new members and anyone who would like a refresher, this course explores what Lutherans believe and why we believe it. There will be chances to ask questions about God and faith, plus an inside look at our Emmanuel family and the building where we worship.

Starting February 25

THE STORY IN THE BIBLE—Part 3: Return from Exile • New Testament • New Heaven & New Earth

February 25—May 20
Instructor: Josh Eggold
Location: School Activities Center
The final section of the Bible’s story line. Join us as we get to know people and events in the Bible and see God’s love and forgiveness at work. We’ll use three resources: a story Bible as basic text, the Bible itself, and a student binder. Bring your Bible and, if you’ve got them from last quarter, your story Bible and binder (if not, we’ll order more).

 

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

February 25—May 20
Instructors: Greg Wasson and Richie Cummins
Location: Room 4, Lower Level of School
Discussion of the book Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge.

 

Starting April 15
FIRST PETER—A Letter to “Strangers in a Strange Land”

April 15—May 20
Instructor: Rev. Dennis McFadden
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level
Join us for a look at the New Testament letter Luther loved and called "one of the noblest books in the New Testament…the genuine and pure Gospel." The letter tells us that Christ has taken away our sin and teaches us how to live during strange times. If hard times get you down, this epistle is for you!

 WEEKDAY CLASSES

Mondays
Love Rules: A Study of the Ten Commandments 9:00-10:30 a.m. (for women)
Do the Ten Commandments show your frailties and send you on a guilt trip? Or do they hold life-changing love? Even after thousands of years, the commandments still hold everything we need to live in relationship with God and one another. In this study, we will see how pride, insecurity, and coveting will damage relationships and why we still need Jesus and his perfect, commandment-keeping love.
Facilitator: Bridget Eggold
Location: The Loft

Selections from John’s Epistles 12:30-2:00 p.m. (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Worried that his readers were losing confidence in the message and the original messengers, John wrote them a vigorous letter to wake them up and shake them up. We will study that letter—1 John—to discover what we, too, can learn from it. And we will have a time of personal sharing and light refreshments.
Instructor: Jim Croxton
Location: Ebenezer Hall

LifeLight: The Gospel of John 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold
Location: Ebenezer Hall

 

Wednesdays

Men’s Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
Instructor: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold
Location: Brandt Hall

St. Paul’s Letters from Prison 8:30-9:45 a.m. (for women)
We will explore the letters Paul wrote from prison to the New Testament churches.
Instructor: Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall

Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00-11:00 a.m. (continuing)
Instructors: various presenters
Location: Ebenezer Hall

 

Thursdays

Lutheran Women in Mission 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (for women, first Thursday of each month)
1-2 p.m. - Mission Project
2-3 p.m. - Bible Study
Leaderr: Joyce Schumm
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level

 

Fridays
Men’s Ministry Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
Instructor: John Martin
Location: Mocha Lounge, Covington Road

Moms and More Bible Study 9:00-10:30 a.m. (for women, childcare provided)
God Loves Moms—a study that digs deep into the stories of 13 biblical women for a fresh look at how God reveals his grace through Christ.
Instructors: Lisa Moellering and Holly Diffendarfer
Location: The Loft

 

Saturdays
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study: Luther’s Large Catechism 8:30-10:00 a.m. (second Saturday of each month)
Instructor: Rev. Daniel Sheafer
Location: Brandt Hall

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman 9:00-11:00 a.m. (for women, schedule given in class)
An in-depth examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. Beth Moore shows how applicable Esther’s story is to our lives.
Instructors: Laura Jackson and Eileen Taylor
Location: The Loft

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (of which Emmanuel is a member) offers an online daily devotion series. You may read this devotion by clicking here.

Or if you prefer the Portals Of Prayer daily devotion may be read here.

You may also want to check out Dr Dale Meyer's, Meyer Minute which you will find here.

Sunday School is underway! Please join us on Sundays September-May from 9:15-10:15 AM. K-5th grade will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:15 AM for the Sunday School opening. The other classes will begin in the room listed at 9:15 AM. If you’re unsure about where to go, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d like more details about Emmanuel’s Sunday School please check out this flyer.