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, November 29, 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 December 20, at 8:00 a.m.
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 Women's Bible Study afternoon group meets once a month. Our next gathering is Wednesday, December 17th 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!
The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30. However, we will not meet until after Christmas.
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 26
By Intern Daniel Flucke
Martin Luther’s struggle was that he was a perfectionist, and he thought God was too. He thought that to please God and get to heaven, he needed to be perfect, to repent and do penance for every single one of his sins. But no matter how much he did to make up for his sins, he was never sure if it was enough. And he kept committing new sins! It was a crushing, depressing cycle.
As a priest living in a monastery, struggling and trying his best to find acceptance from God, he had a revelation. No matter how hard he tried, he would never be able to meet God’s standard of perfection. But – and this is the important part - God forgave him anyway. In Jesus’ death, God had already made up for all his sins.
This was Luther’s biggest insight - it’s not up to us. God has come to us in Jesus Christ, bringing forgiveness. We’re all saved by God’s grace through faith, not by anything we do. So what we’re celebrating today on Reformation Sunday is that insight of Luther’s. Our emphasis on God’s grace as the only source of salvation is what makes us Lutheran.
As Paul puts it in his letter to the Thessalonian church, we have been entrusted with the Gospel. We carry the message that the greatest commandment is to love God by loving our neighbors. All the other laws in the Bible are just ways of explaining how we live out this core of being a Christian.
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