Orphan Grain Train
Collection Site (See Missions OGT)
Worship: Sunday, 9:30am
10:45 - 11:45am
LENTEN SERIES Return to the Lord - A Lenten Journey 6:30pm Lenten Schedule
February 14, Ash Wednesday: Return to the Lord Who Is Gracious February 21: Return to the Lord Who Has Redeemed You February 28: Return to the Lord Who Will Restore You March 7: Return to the Lord Who Will Raise You Up March 14: Return to the Lord Who Does Not Change March 21: Return to the Lord Who Does Not Tire of Calling You Maundy Thursday: The Lord Returns to Jerusalem with Mercy
Good Friday, 12 Noon and 6:30pm: The Word of the Lord Returns to Him with Success Easter Sunday, 7am & 9:30am: The Resurrection of Our Lord—Easter Day
Our Mission and Vision
To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known
Our Vision Statement
Educate, Equip and Encourage ouselves and our families through worship and study,
and engage our community through discipleship, example and Acts of Kindness,
using the unique gifts bestowed on each member of our congregation
by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ______________________________
Jesus spent a lot of time with His disciples. He taught them, sang with them and prayed with them. He gave them the authority to forgive and retain sins. He commissioned them to enlarge the body of believers by His command to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." He led by example showing them that Gentiles (those outside the Jewish race/religion) are allowed into the kingdom.
Our task is two-fold. Our first task is to teach our people about Jesus and how He would have us live and witness to Him. We do this through corporate worship where Jesus invites us to His Table to be fed. He feeds us and washes us clean through His sacrifice on the cross. He is the lamb that was slain. He feeds us with living water and the bread of life. He feeds us with His body and His blood poured out for the forgiveness of our sins. We are also fed by His Word. We hear the Word in worship and study the Word in our various Bible Studies.
Once fed, our second task or command is to go and feed others. We do not perform miraculous healings or cast out demons in Jesus name but we do bring the healing Word of love and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. This Word is what people crave. In our brokenness as a fallen sinful human race, we need to know that there is life on the other side. We need to know that our Father will pick us up, brush us off and give us the biggest hug ever, all because He loves us more than we can humanly understand or imagine. So we reach out to people with the hands of Jesus. We help the sick and the hungry in Jesus name. We pray. We open our hearts. We listen. Through us, God brings His reign now giving us a sampling of what God’s reign will look like when Jesus comes again. This life is not a rose garden but in Jesus, who bears us up in His arms, we step forth each day in faith and hope. Our mission is to be Christ to those around us. Our vision is to look with the eyes of Jesus upon those who need salvation in Him
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS — The Gospel of John We are studying the Gospel of John together. There we find Jesus in the 'I AM' statements among His teachings. Come grow in the WORD.
MONDAY EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - Starting Feb 12 at 6:30pm the next women’s study on “The Tangible Kingdom.”
From Amazon – “Written for those who are trying to nurture authentic faith communities and for those who have struggled to retain their faith, The Tangible Kingdom offers theological answers and real-life stories that demonstrate how the best ancient church practices can re-emerge in today's culture, through any church of any size. In this remarkable book, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay "two missional leaders and church planters" outline an innovative model for creating thriving grass-roots faith communities.”
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S STUDY meets at St. Paul Lutheran, Stevens Point from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. We welcome any man who would like to start his day off with Bible Study and prayer support. If you can’t come every week, come when you can.
FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS —OUR AWESOME GOD by Donald F. Ginkel
The concept of God by many religious people today is that He is simply a higher power, a cosmic force, and a loving grandfather who is especially fond of America. But the God of the Bible is anything but. Moses encouraged Israel not to be fearful, saying “...the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God” (Deuteronomy 7: 21) “The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us … With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine presence … If we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think of God more nearly as He is”.
This study is an invitation to see and experience God more nearly as He is. And it will nurture and improve the greatest relationship you will ever have. Please join us.
Today, March 19 - Pastor @ ICPC Chaplain Training in MerrillToday, March 19, 6:30pm - Womens' Study @ BSLCTuesday, March 20 -
Tuesday, March 20, 9:00am - OGT Sort / Pack @ BSLCTuesday, March 20, 10:00am - Pastor @ Caregiver CoalitionTuesday, March 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Grief Share Support Group @ BSLCWednesday, March 21 -