New Digging Deeper Classes Beginning
Sunday, February 22 at 9:15 a.m.
1) Coming Home – This series will explore the many ways we can get lost from God and the various ways Jesus works to bring us home to God. Meeting in the Office Conference Room.
2) “We are in Bondage to Sin.” Really? – We will explore the Biblical basis for the conviction that our wills are bound by sin, so that Christ alone can free us for faith and new life. Meeting in the Faith Center.
3) Candid Confessions of Imperfect Parents – How to connect with and teach lasting values to your teens in an R-rated world. Meeting in the Sanctuary.
Faith Lutheran Church is offering a class called the Smart StepFamily.
This class is highly recommended by PreMarital and Marriage Counselors for Blended and StepFamilies.
This class is also recommended for single parents, individuals looking at a relationship with someone with kids, adult children with a remarried parent, grandparents trying to understand their children’s step family or anyone who works with blended and step families.
This is an 8 week DVD series by Ron L. Deal that will show you useable solutions for everyday living, you will glean valuable insight and practical tips for raising your stepfamily the smart-not-hard-way.
This class will be offered Thursday Evenings beginning February 5th and going through March 26th from 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost is $30 per individual or couple but there are scholarships available for materials if needed.
Childcare may be offered if there is a need.
Pastor Dave Wollan 12.28.14
Simeon Says Text: Luke 2:22-40
It’s almost like Simeon had a “faith bucket list.” What’s on your faith bucket list?
How do you think Mary & Joseph must have felt about Simeon’s words?
Simeon and Anna saw Jesus redemption for their people. What kind of redemption do you see in Jesus?
Did you see the Stump the Pastor Section in Decembers Faith Matters?
Q: Was God ever a baby? Does God have a Dad?
A: These questions from a confirmation group are perfect for Advent and Christmas. They go straight
to the mystery and joy of this season.
The answer to both questions is No. The witness of the Bible is that God has no beginning or
ending. Anselm of Canterbury famously defined God as “that, than which nothing greater can be
conceived.” In other words, if you can imagine anything before God, after God or greater than
God, you haven’t gotten to God yet. God is eternal—as hard as that is for us to grasp.
The answer to these questions, though, is also Yes. The great wonder of the Incarnation is that
God’s Son “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.” (Philippians
2:7) God chose to become a human baby, to live among us and to die on the cross to rescue us from
sin and death. And that child, Jesus of Nazareth, revealed God as his Heavenly Father, and also ours.
Just imagine! The eternal, all-powerful God who made heaven and earth also knows what it is to be a
mortal human being, to suffer and to die. God endured all of that in Christ, and then raised him
from the dead, because he knows you and me, and loves us with perfect, steadfast love. That is what
makes the Gospel such immeasurably good news
Imagine Meeting Tomorrow, October 30th at 10:00 a.m.
See what all the Buzz is about, stop into the Faith Center for some conversation and coffee.
NOTE – Conference has been CANCELLED due to low ticket sales!
The next round of Digging Deeper opportunities begin Sunday, February 24, and run through March 24. We’ve got new options, we’ve got repeated options, and we’ve even got one option that is being continued.
Come learn about Joseph… or C.S. Lewis’s writings… or Holy Communion… or how to play hand bells… or how to raise your kids faithfully. Learn more here.