Saturday Traditional Service @ 4:30 pm
Sunday Contemporary Service @ 8:15 am
Sunday Traditional Service @ 10:30 am
Sunday School/Table Talk @ 9:20 am
Men's Breakfast meets the last Saturday of the month. The next breakfast is Saturday, October 25, at 8:00 a.m. at church. See you there!
Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. The next meeting is on November 15, at 8:00 a.m.
The Women's Bible Study afternoon group meets one Thursday each month. Our next gathering is November 13th at 1:30.
A new "Gathering" study for women has just begun meeting once a month on Thursday evenings. Join us on November 20th at 6:30 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome!
Senior Fellowship Lunch meets on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All "seniors" are welcome. Our next gathering is November 21st, where we'll be having a Thanksgiving lunch. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 580-0860.
The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30.
Join us for our next gathering on Wednesday, November 12th, at 11:30 am at church.
We enjoy a light lunch together, share a devotion, and relax with conversation. This group is for any woman who has lost a husband, recently or years ago. It is a time for sharing, fellowship, and support.
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Sunday, October 5
By Intern Daniel Flucke
Ever shown up for something thinking that you were all prepared, then suddenly realized that what you had prepared didn’t matter?
In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul describes something kind of like this. He goes through a whole list of his religious credentials, all the things that give him authority. He’s done everything right. Circumcised on the eighth day, met all his religious obligations, faultless when it comes to following the law.
And then, after laying out all of his credentials, he says that none of it matters. Everything Paul’s worked for is useless, worse than garbage. He’d spent his whole life preparing for one thing, then discovered all his work was ultimately useless, compared to Christ.
When we lose all the other stuff we rely on, that’s when God finds us. When we come to the Lord’s table with hands outstretched as beggars looking for a tangible sign of God’s love, we encounter God. When we don’t understand it, we hear again the story of what God has done for us, the God who comes down to personally be with us, even when we keep rebelling.
We hear of God’s love, the sacrifice that the Son of God made for us that we can go free and live. God finds us even when we’re not prepared.
3200 Asbury Road | Dubuque, IA 52001 (563) 583-0860 | Email us at -email@example.com