St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!

Adult Education


Sunday Morning Adult Classes

Join a class this Sunday!
We offer a variety of classes during the school year. Please sign up at the display table or on the DO (Discipleship Opportunities) insert in the worship folder, or drop in on any class even if you have not been in it from the beginning. Classes are normally 9:45 a.m., between services.
Class offerings January 3-January 31, 2016 
The Celebration of Discipline Led by Vineta Means. We will be discussing the Biblical call to explore scripture and find out how we can incorporate the disciplines outlined in Richard Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline.
We will continue with the “Corporate Christian Disciplines”, which are Confession, Worship, Guidance and Celebration. We will include time to learn how to do these disciplines. The writings of the author Richard J. Foster have been included to make your time for study at home minimal. There will be freedom in class to ask questions, discuss, share and care for one another.
The Way of Discernment – Part II.  How do we discover God’s direction for the decisions we need to make individually and in community? In part two of this class, we will continue to explore faith practices, scripture, and the wisdom of the spiritual masters as we seek to hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance. You are invited to join this class even if you didn’t attend part one in the fall. However, before January 3 we encourage you to pick up the book from the office or Pr. Martha and review the first 4 chapters then read chapter 5 and do the exercises.
The Book of 1 John Led by Pastor Jim. 1 John is a book of comfort and challenge. It comforts us with the reminder that we are children of God. It challenges us to make our faith genuine by expressing in our lives what we believe in our hearts. Participants will explore this important book by examining the following key questions: Who is Jesus— really? (1 John 1:1—2:2); Who are we—really? (1 John 2:29—3:24); How can we love—really? (1 John 4:1-21); and How can we live—really? (1 John 5:1-13) 
“Last in a lifetime opportunity” to study the Bible with Pr. Martha!
Old Testament with Pr. Martha
For years now, Pr. Martha has been teaching a “critically acclaimed” class on the Old Testament to middle schoolers and parents. For a limited time only, she is opening it to all interested adults. 
This will be a chance to learn or review the key stories of the Old Testament and reflect on how they intersect with your faith story. Pr. Martha promises lots of fun, interaction and insights. It may even be spiritually transforming!
The class meets January 13 to February 3 and April 13 to May 18, beginning with praise worship in the sanctuary at 6:45 pm and class from 7 to 8 pm in the Davis Room. If you behave, you may also come to the party on May 25.
And yes, you have to bring your own pencil to class. A Bible would be good too (Contemporary English Version preferred) but we have extras in the classroom. Since hardly anyone does the homework that is assigned, don’t feel like you have to do it either. 
Spaces for adults are limited – for more information or to sign up, contact Pr. Martha at the church office.
New to St. Andrew? Join us for “Come and See”! - Led by the Journey of Faith Leadership Team
All those new to our church, or who have never joined, are invited to this class to learn and ask questions about Christianity, Lutheran beliefs and St. Andrew Lutheran Church. You’ll get to know other class members and share your joys and concerns. After these classes, you may choose to continue in the Journey of Faith process to deepen your faith life and to become a member of St. Andrew. Contact the office for details.


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