40 Days of Discovery: Lent 2022

“Christ died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised”

(2 Corinthians 5:15)

Our Lenten journey this year involves forty days of daily reading in The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth am I Here For? It will take us through the Bible’s answers to three very important questions:

 

Why am I alive?                   Does it matter?                   What is my purpose?

 

We will be reminded that everything starts and ends with God. We are not an accident but are made to last forever. Our life on earth is a temporary assignment, and there is a reason for everything. May the Holy Spirit help us all to see our lives from God’s perspective, and to live for His purposes for us

“Why Should I Be in a Small Group?”

That’s a good question. Certainly, our relationship with God is personal, but it’s not really private. God wants Christians to assemble together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25) and for us to have meaningful relationships with each other in the “Body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:27). He calls us to do many things as Christians that we can only do in a community with other people. These are the “one another” passages of the Bible, such as . . .

 

  •  “Love one another” (Romans 12:10)
  • “Forgive one another” (Colossians 3:13)
  • “Encourage one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • “Pray for one another” (James 5:16)

 

Worshiping together is wonderful – the more people the better! But realistically, we don’t have many opportunities in the pews to care for each other and engage in all the “one another-ing” that we’re called to as Christians. We pray that each individual in our congregation would be blessed in personal devotional time during the “40 Days of Discovery,” perhaps even establishing a habit of private prayer and Bible reading that will continue on into the future. But only when we’re in a small group will we benefit from this Lenten experience to the fullest extent. As our Lutheran Confessions remind us, the Holy Spirit works through the “mutual conversation and consolation” of fellow believers (see Luther’s Smalcald Articles III). So pray about it, and find the Small Group that God is leading you to, at least for the six weeks of Lent. You will surely be blessed by the Christian fellowship that it affords.

 

-Paul Naumann

Schedule of Small Groups Meeting

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Late Service Fellowship - Allan Hall (9:15 am)
Learning Hour Video - Music Room
Early Service Fellowship - Allan Hall (10:45 am)
Pastor & Dana Naumann - Allan Hall (12:30 pm)
Moms on Zoom - Angie Heimlich (8:00 pm) Men's Group - Jesse Hogue - Antique Kitchen (6:30 am)
Women's Group Barbara Schubert - Library (6:30 pm)
Mixed - Carol Conklin (7:00 pm - starts 3/15)
Lenten Supper (5:00-6:30 pm)
Confirmation Class (6:00 pm)
Worship (6:30-7:00 pm)
?? - Small Group Time (7:15 pm)
Mature Women's Group - Connie Chadderdon - Allan Hall (9:30 am) (5:00-6:30 pm)
Women's Group - Jan Chilcott - Room 230 (9:30 am)
Young Men's Group - Jay Koski's house (7:00 pm)
Father/Sons on Zoom - Todd Foster (7-8:00 pm
Mom's Group - Angie Heimlich (10:00 am) Men's Every Other Week - Jerry Lentz - Room 230 (8:00 am)
Young Couples - Pastor & Jenny Maske (10:00 am)

SUNDAY

Late Service Fellowship - Allan Hall
(9:15 am)


LEARNING HOUR VIDEO Music Room (9:45 am)


Early Service Fellowship - Allan Hall (10:45 am)


Pastor & Dana Naumann - Allan Hall (12:30 pm)

MONDAY

Moms on Zoom - Angie Heimlich
(8:00 pm)

TUESDAY

Men's Group - Jesse Hogue - Antique Kitchen (6:30 am)


Women's Group - Barbara Schubert – Library (6:30 pm)


Mixed - Carol Conklin (7:00 pm – starts 3/15)

WEDNESDAY

Lenten Supper (5:00-6:30)


Confirmation Class (6:00 pm)


Worship (6:30-7:00)


?? - Small Group Time (7:15 pm)

THURSDAY

Mature Women's Group - Connie Chadderdon - Allan Hall (9:30 am)


Women's Group - Jan Chilcott - Room 230 (9:30 am)


Young Men's Group - Jay Koski’s house (7:00 pm)

FRIDAY

Mom's Group - Angie Heimlich -
(10:00 AM)

SATURDAY

Men's Every Other Week - Jerry Lentz - Room 230 (8:00 am)


Young Couples - Pastor & Jenny Maske (10:00 am)


?? - Todd Foster - ?? (3:30 pm)