SOV Schedule Change – Sunday, April 26 Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (SOV) will be holding Worship Service – Holy Communion at 9:00 A.M. due to the Groton Road Race. Note: There will be no Sunday School or Adult Discipleship.
On January 11th, the Adult Discipleship Class will begin a study based on the book Good & Evil by Douglas Connelly.
Though we are often hurt, shocked and angered by the evil in our world, it doesn’t catch God off-guard. He cares about our suffering, he’s with us in the midst of our tragedies and sin, and he can even bring good out of the worst circumstances. God doesn’t give us all the answers about why we suffer, but these eight studies by Douglas Connelly will help us trust him and his power more, even in the midst of our pain.
This 8-week study will cover topics such as Understanding the Human Condition, Dealing with Disaster, Disability and the Goodness of God, Struggling with Sickness, Our Enemy in the World, The Enemy Within, Overcoming Death’s Grip, and Finding Hope in a Terrorized World.
Please join us. Come as you can. Adult Discipleship meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 A.M. If you have any questions, contact Kate Aragon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SOV – Adult Discipleship Class – fall 2014
“You pray for your own needs and for the needs of others. You pray in the face of conflict, and you pray for forgiveness. You pray to pour out your heart to God and to gain a glimpse of God’s heart for you. As David Healey leads you through the prayers of men and women in the Bible (Mary, Abraham, Moses, Daniel and more!), you will gain new insights into why, what and how to pray. And you will experience more fully the adventure that prayer can be.”
On May 11th, the Adult Discipleship Class, which meets at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings, will begin a new study based on a book by Phyllis J. Le Peau entitled Kindness: Reaching Out to Others. This is one of the volumes in the eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies published by Zondervan. Continue reading SOV – Adult Discipleship Class – Kindness
The Study of Job – Adult Discipleship
On Jan. 5th, the Adult Discipleship Class which meets at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings, will begin a study of Job, using questions from Job, Wrestling with God, a Lifeguide Bible Study book written by R. Paul Stevens. Each week the participants read and discuss the meaning and implications of a particular biblical passage and address related questions emailed in advance by leader Kate Aragon. Each week’s material is ‘stand-alone.’ New participants are welcome!
Lutheran Theology – Inquirers Class to Start in January:
Whether you are new to Lutheran Theology or a life-long Lutheran you would enjoy a seven-session class that explores the basics of Lutheran doctrine such us Grace, Redemption, Sanctification, Mission, and more. Continue reading Lutheran Theology – Doctrine
One of the greatest gifts that Christ has given us is each other. Through Christ’s body, the church, we discover our unique gifts and experience worship, healing and power. In ten studies, Rob Suggs leads us to grow in community–loving and nurturing one another, and in reflecting Christ’s love to the world around us. Kate will email the readings and 6-8 discussion questions to class members prior to class each week.
Thinking about a New Year’s Resolution?
If someone asked you to define the Atonement and indicate why it might have been necessary or what was/is its significance, what would you say?
How would you compare God’s action in the Atonement with his direction to Hosea to redeem his wife Gomer?
How do sin, forgiveness, the Atonement, and a personal relationship with God fit together? Continue reading Atonement – Adult Discipleship – SOV
Graduations are over and we’ve packed away the caps and gowns. It’s time for beach blankets, sunscreen and the great American novel. But before you know it fall will be here and it will be time to think about adult ed. Continue reading 2012 Fall – Education – Adult Discipleship