Sundays 9:45 am LONGER LOOK AT THE LESSONS
- moderated by various church members
- each weekly study is not dependent on the previous studies, so you can attend om a regular or sporatic basis
- 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 the 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 THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
- moderated by Mark Zimmerman
- meets in the conference room next to the church offices
Jesus didn’t just give us difficult marching orders in The Sermon on The Mount… He made them impossible… without Him.
Saturday 9:00 AM “LIVE” BIBLE STUDY
- moderated by Donna Robinson
- meets at Arabica Coffee Shop, 12626 Chillicothe Road, West Geauga Plaza Shopping Center
Using the LIVE method, we will focus on one or two Scriptures each week.
Journals are available for $10.00. Feel free to attend regularly or just on occasion.
(L) Learn Write the verse
(I) Inspect- What do you see God doing in these verses? Who are the main characters? Who else is included in the story? What are they doing? Why? What are their relationships with each other? With God?
(V) Value – In what area of your life can you use this message from God? What strengths in your life are
reinforced by this? Are there areas in your life you can use this message to grow?
( E ) Express – After listening to God speak to you in these verses, what is your prayer to Him?
Attendees are encouraged to study the following verses using the LIVE approach prior to the class &
bring your journals with you. We will then share our work in the group setting. Each person’s
discoveries will be uniquely powered by the Holy Spirit. The excitement comes as we help each other
grow as believers! *Remember: pray that the Holy Spirit guides you during your study of God’s Word.
He will, and the results will be amazing!
Any questions, please contact Donna Robinson.
“Life with God”
- moderated by Pastor Ken
These classes are structured to help those interested in church membership, a review of the teachings of the Lutheran Church, and anyone seeking to know more about Christianity. The first class is a trial class and people may go home and decide whether to take the entire course of seven classes. Non-members who try the class receive a nice gift for coming (one per family). Please contact Pastor Ken at 440-321-7510 with any questions and to find out when threnext class begins, or with referrals of anyone that might be interested.
Tuesday 11:00 AM “The book of Revelation”
- Pastor Matzke leads this study
What do Lutherans believe about the end times? Come and find out as Pastor Mark Matzke walks us through this interesting prophetical book, experience engaging Biblical truth, lively discussion, and a caring community!
January 14, 2020, Audio led by Rev. Gerald Matzke
January 21, 2020, Audio
January 28, 2020, Audio
February 4, 2020 Video
February 11, 2020 Video
WeDnesday 7:00 pM “Conversations about christian growth” stared Feb . 5th !!
- Pastor Matzke leads this study
A New study by Pastor Matzke, “Conversations about Christian Growth” will be a setting in which we will process Biblical ideas together. The idea is to be informal yet informative, and all are welcome. Even if you would rather do more listening than talking, there is a place for you in this conversation!
Wednesdays 6:00 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.
- Grades 7 and 8 confirmation study by Pastor Mark
- Grades 5 and 6 pre-confirmation study led by Beth Christopherson
contact the church office (729-1668) to enroll your son or daughter in this class Wednesdays
Fourth Thursday of the month- St. Mark Book Club
*All members of St. Mark are welcome and encouraged to invite guests. You can attend as many or as few meetings as you wish.
*Contact Sue Matzke with any questions. Feel free to call/text (440)346-5588 or email RaggedyMom@gmail.com
*Meetings will be from 6:30-8:30pm and start with a potluck. You can join us for just the book discussion portion of the meeting that begins roughly at 7:15pm. We generally meet in the small dining room off the kitchen.
*There will be signups for the potluck portion. You are always welcome to drop in without a dish. You are also not required to read the book. You can come just for the Christian fellowship.
*Discussion questions will be made available prior to the meeting. They will be posted on the church website and near the potluck signup
Donna will lead us in a discussion of “Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall. This true story is about three very different people whose lives intersect. This title is readily available to purchase from new and used bookstores and Amazon. Sue will have copies available to borrow.
Mary Ann will lead us in a discussion of “Thunder Dog” by Michael Hingson. This true story is about a blind man who survived the Twin Towers on 9/11 because of his guide dog. This title is readily available to purchase from new and used bookstores and Amazon. Sue will have copies available to borrow.
We will read Nancy Peacock’s “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson: A Novel.” We will discuss this first-person narrative of a slave who becomes a Comanche warrior. This title is readily available to purchase from new and used bookstores and Amazon. Sue will have copies available to borrow.
We will read “It’s All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan” by Tristan Donovan. We will discuss this book who shares the interesting and varied stories behind some of our favorite games and perhaps learn some new ones. This title is readily available to purchase from new and used bookstores and Amazon. Sue will have limited copies available to borrow.
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