CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Tiny Tots will meet January 22 at 4 p.m. in the preschool Sunday school room. We will talk about snowflakes. Note this is a date change from the schedule.
GOD’S KIDS CLUB
Join us on January 29th from 1 to 5 p.m. for Space Day. We will have games, crafts, snack, and a movie, all space related. Bring a gently used item for bingo prizes. Please sign up in advance so we know how many to plan for!
CHANGES FOR NURSERY AND CHILDREN’S CHURCH DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
The Nursery will now share space in the back right classroom of Trinity Chapel with the Preschool Sunday school class. Sherry will still be available from 9:30 to noon.
Children’s Church will meet after The Thought for the Day in the back left classroom of the Kindergarten to 2nd grade classroom. The students will meet the teacher in the narthex of the church and head as a group to the classroom. The teacher will escort the children down to the cross walk and across the street to Trinity Chapel.
Parents will need to come pick children up from both the nursery and Children’s church.
ERUCC YOUTH – January 2018 – July 2018
Sunday, January 7 1:00 – 2:00 Franklinton Center Trip Prep Meeting
Saturday – Monday, January 12 – 15 Work Trip to Franklinton center
$75 per person. (See Pastor Daniel for more detailed flyer.)
Sunday, January 28 Catawba College Concert 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 3 Sub Sale 8-10:00 am
Sunday, February 18 Harry Potter Event
Friday -Saturday, February 23-24 New York – Night Watch with Confirmation Class
Saturday March 3 Overnight at the church
Bread baking and movie night. We’ll bake bread to sell for a fund raiser and bake bread for communion as well.
Sunday, March 25 Youth 6-7:30 pm
Supper and planning for German Visit
Sunday, April 8 6-7:30 Planning for Youth Sunday
Sunday, April 22 Youth Sunday 10:30 Service
Sunday, May 6 Youth
Sunday, May 20 Confirmation 10:30 Service
4:00 pm Dedication of New and Renovated Buildings
Sunday, June 3 German Visit Prep and Fun Activity
Sometime in the Spring – A Talent Show Fundraiser (Alyssa and Autumn)
GERMAN VISIT – JULY 12-26
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR DANIEL
11:00 am – Noon The Lodge at Willow Ponds (Homewood)—Classroom A
The Book of Romans
Paul’s Letter to the Romans is the first of Paul’s letters in the New Testament canon, the longest of them (16 Chapters), and, in many
respects, the most significant. The Letter to the Romans is written to a congregation Paul neither founded nor knew, but was hoping to visit soon. For this reason Romans both introduces Paul and also the major themes of his mature thinking about what God has done in Jesus Christ.
In making his case to the Romans, Paul addresses some of the great themes of the Christian story: sin and
grace, salvation, election, and the trustworthiness of the promises of God. Paul also writes at length about
what the implications of the Gospel and the new life in Jesus Christ are for Christians and their congregations.
Tuesday, January 9 Romans 9: – 10:13
Majestic Mystery: God’s Continuing Story and Promise Tuesday,
January 16 Romans 10: 14-11:36
Majestic Mystery: Adopted in Love
Tuesday, January 23 Romans 12: 1 – 13:4
The Transformed Community: How We Live Within and Without Our Community
Tuesday, January 30 Romans 14: 1-23
The Transformed Community: Can Those Who Share the Same Lord Share the Same Rules?
Tuesday, February 6 Romans 15: 1-33
The Gospel Test Part 1: Extending the Welcome of Christ
Tuesday, February 13 Romans 16: 1-27
The Gospel Test Part 2: Communal Connections and We have copies of the Romans Part 2 books available. You can stop by the church office and pick one up, pick it up on Sunday, or receive it during class.
WEDNESDAY STUDY GROUP
FACILITATED BY ESTHER ZIEGLER
We will continue watching a DVD of lectures by Professor Amy-Jill Levine on “Great Figures of the New Testament.” Amy-Jill Levine is an Orthodox Jew and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She is a gifted lecturer who combines deep academic knowledge of the New Testament texts and the culture of the time with a subtle sense of humor. In the first session, she will focus on her rational for choosing the 20 persons included in the series, as well as introducing some of the tools of critical biblical study and the vocabulary related to it. Some of the people/characters we will learn about in the following weeks are John the Baptist, The Virgin Mary, The Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, Judas Iscariot, and Paul, the Hero of Acts. The approximately 1 ½ hours we spend together on Wednesday evenings combines watching a lecture and discussing it. There is no set text to read ahead but I do sometimes send additional material to participants via email.
SUNDAY MORNING LEARNING OPTION (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
Let’ s Talk: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Meets in Trinity Chapel
THE CHALLENGE OF PAUL
Theme 1: Paul & Jesus
January 7 Prologue In Search of the Historical Paul
Session 1 An Appealing Apostle
January 14 Session 2 How to Read a Pauline Letter (Richard Torian)
January 21 Session 3 The Romanization of a Radical
January 28 Session 4 Jewish Covenant vs Roman Empire (Richard Leslie)
Theme 2: Paul & Luke
February 4 Session 1 The Future of Roman Christianity
February 11 Session 2 Vision & Vocation in Damascus
February 18 Session 3 The Long-Distance Apostle
February 25 Session 4 The God-Worshipers