Sundays 9:45 am LONGER LOOK AT THE LESSONS
- moderated by various church members
- meets in the library
Delve deeper into each week’s three Scripture readings with A Longer Look at the Lessons. This Bible study based on the lectionary in Lutheran Service Book provides information about the readings and their contexts. A look at Greek or Hebrew words or phrases is sometimes included. Questions and answers mine the riches of the pericopes while encouraging class discussion and personal application.
Sundays 9:45 am
Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation
starts Sept 10, 2017
The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe-in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich-and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin’s reform of Geneva. Erwin W. Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western civilization. A Book study by Mark Zimmerman
Sundays 11:00 am
“Life with God”
A study of the main teachings of the Lutheran Faith
For those seeking a review of our main teachings, preparing for possible church membership or for those just seeking answers to important questions in Christianity.
- A new “Life With God” class will be starting Sunday Sept. 24, 2017 at 11:00 am
Contact Pastor Ken at 440-821-6822 with any questions or to register for class
Tuesdays 11 am and Thursdays 7 pm
starts Sept.12, 3 weekly sessions
A Man Named Martin
The Moment examines the errant teachings and wayward traditions of the Late Medieval Church that eventually sparked the Protestant Reformation, a theological overhaul set in motion most notably by Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg. led by Ron Meister
Tuesdays 11:00 am Gospel of Mark
resumes Sept. 26 2017
Pastor Matzke leads a study focused on the a Lenten Look at the Gospel of Mark
Wednesdays Confirmation Studies (will begin 9/20/17 at 6 pm)
Young men and women ages 12 and 13 have the opportunity to learn about Christianity. This 2 year study leads to a presentation by the confirmands on a Sunday in May to the entire congregation as they are presented to the congregation as adult members.
- 12 year old and 13 year old study by Pastor Mark
- contact the church office (729-1668) to enroll your son or daughter in this class
Third Thursday of the month- St. Mark Book Club (starts in September)
- Led by Sue Matzke – 440-729-1668
Everything you need to know about the new and improved St Mark Book Club
Starting in September, we will begin our new format for St. Mark’s monthly book club.
Things that haven’t changed:
*All members of St Mark are welcome and encouraged to invite guests. You are also welcome to attend as many or as few meetings as you wish.
*Contact Sue Matzke with any questions. Feel free to call, text, or email her.
*Meetings will still be the third Thursday of the month with a potluck.
Things that have changed:
*We will be reading and discussing a new book each month.
*There will be signups for the potluck portion. You are always welcome to drop in without a dish.
*Books will need to be purchased by individuals or borrowed directly from Sue.
2017 Books (2018 titles will be announced shortly)
September 21st – “And After the Fire” by Lauren Belfer An award-winning friction book that follows the manuscript an anti-Semitic cantata by J.S. Bach through the centuries and the impact it has on each of its owners.
Amazon – $10.63 new and used
Kindle and iBooks – $9.99
Available to borrow using the Overdrive app
A limited number of CD audiobooks plus large and regular print books will be available first come, first served to borrow through Sue beginning in mid-August. Keep an eye on the bulletin and St Mark FYI emails for availability date.
Bible Study Audio Archives
- Selected Bible Studies and Audio from past studies Click Here