"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:



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.



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

September 10—November 19
Rev. Thomas A. Eggold, Rev. Dan Sheafer, Lana Hille, Michele Kausch
Location: Brandt Hall
For all new members and anyone who would like a refresher, this course examines what Lutherans believe, why we believe it, and why it’s important. 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.

September 10—November 19
Rev. Dennis McFadden
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level
Who is Jesus Christ? Is he a Good Teacher? One Option among Many? Therapist Extraordinaire? Giver of Bling? The New Moses? Super Patriot? Teddy Bear? Or something else? We will look at cultural images of Jesus and compare them with what the New Testament actually says about the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Our study will use video clips, discussion, and PowerPoint presentations as we explore the true identity of Jesus Christ.

THE STORY IN THE BIBLE: From Adam & Eve to Young David
September 10—November 19
Bob Klausmeier
Location: Science Room, School
Genesis through Revelation—the Bible’s story in one year. This is a class for everyone who wants to discover, or rediscover, the people and events in that story and see the power of God’s love. It traces the thread of goodness, sin, forgiveness, and promise that binds the story of God and his people. We’ll use three resources: a story Bible as our basic text, the Bible itself, and a student binder with explanations and questions. Join us. Bring your Bibles.

September 10—October 15
(six sessions)
Instructors: Craig Dahlkamp and Charlie Pratt
Location: Sanctuary
Martin Luther said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Join us as we explore Luther’s German Mass and see how his Reformation theology changed hymns forever.

September 10—October 15
(six sessions)
Instructors: Greg Wasson and Richie Cummins
Location: Room 4, Lower Level, School
We will use videos from Lutheran Hour Ministries as springboards to explore and discuss books of the Bible.


On Sunday, October 29, we will celebrate the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary, Martin Luther, and our Lutheran heritage. Join us for a “Luther Lunch” after church (good German food), followed by a showing of Rick Steves’s DVD, "Luther and the Reformation"—filmed in Germany and Rome. Watch for the sign-up sheet in Ebenezer Hall.



NEW—Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything (for women)   9:00-10:30 a.m. (Class begins August 28—meeting schedule given at class)
Be amazed by the Bible's story of the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people.
Instructor: Bridget Eggold 
The Loft

Selections from John’s Gospel and Epistles   12:30-2:00 p.m. (Beginning September 18; 1st and 3rd Mondays) 
Instructor: Jim Croxton 
Location: Ebenezer Hall

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

NEW—The Spirituality of the Cross  (for women)  7:15-8:45 p.m. (Beginning October 16, 1st and 3rd Mondays)
Join us as we explore key Lutheran teachings about sin and grace, God’s presence, vocation and ordinary life, and the theology of the cross.
Instructor: Michele Kausch  
Location: Vestry


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

NEW—Eight Weeks with the Colossian Christians (for women)   8:30-9:45 a.m. (September 27-November 15)
We’ll look at how Paul, through his letter to the Colossians, encourages and instructs the women of Emmanuel in 2017.
Instructor: Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall

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


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


NEW—Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman (for women)   9:00-11:00 a.m. (September 16, 30; October 14, 28—continuing schedule distributed in class)
Join us for an in-depth, personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. Beth Moore peels back layers of history to show how applicable Esther’s story is to our lives. If you've ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the study for you.
Instructors: Laura Jackson and Eileen Taylor 
Location: The Loft

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