WORSHIP ON THE LORD'S DAY AT 36TH STREET
We extend a cordial invitation for you to attend worship services at 36th Street this Lord's Day.
Bible study for all ages begins at 9:30 AM. The worship hour will start at 10:30 AM. The title of Mark's morning sermon is "Symptoms of Being Born of God". His text is 1 John 4:7-21, and is a continuation of the sermon series from the letters of John which will be presented through the month of December. During this hour we will also observe the Lord's Supper, sing hymns of praise, offer prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, and have fellowship together.
At 6:00 PM, we will assemble for the evening service. Mark will present "On the Other Hand" from 3 John 1-15.
Hope to see you at 36th Street!
EARLY MEN'S BIBLE CLASS
The Early Men's Sunday AM Bible Class will break for the holidays and will resume on Sunday, January 14th.
DECEMBER SERMON SERIES!
If we could borrow Marty McFly's time machine and set it to the 1st-century AD, let's say December, 95 AD, in Ephesus, and we could find the church there and listen to a sermon or two, what might we hear? Would we hear a 'Christmas' sermon? Well, perhaps. But it certainly would not use the word "Christmas," invented much later, nor would it probably deal with the popular themes of modern Christmas messages like angels and shepherds and mangers and stars.
In fact, if we were fortunate enough to hear a sermon from the apostle John, author of the gospel that bears his name (along with 1-3 John and the incredible book of Revelation) he may well talk about the coming of Jesus Christ into this world, but I doubt it would sound much like what you can hear from a pulpit in December of 2017.
John, we believe, was an overseer and evangelist with the church in Ephesus. His first letter sounds a lot more like a sermon than a letter. And one of the foci of 1 John is the truth of Jesus' first-coming and what is important about it. I plan to explore this with you at 36th Street in December.
I want to lead us through some of John’s most important teachings on this theme. We will do this not only on Sunday mornings but also at our evening assembly, where we will address some special topics related to this that come from John’s letters – things like the Anti-Christ (1-2 John), and the danger of false teachers (2 John), and the importance of hospitality (3 John).
I hope this will be a helpful and challenging and meaningful series of message for our spiritual family in December! Hope you’ll come!
DELLA'S CHILDREN'S GIFT COLLECTION
Della Poling is collecting Christmas gifts and donations for children ages 3-13.
There will be a wrapping party in the MPR Room on Saturday, December 16th at 1:00 PM to wrap all the gifts. Snacks will be provided.
DECEMBER BIBLE STUDY - ADULT LESSONS/TEACHERS
- Sunday, December 3 - John 4:1-26 (Mike Moss)
- Wednesday, December 6 -John 4:27-45 (1pm - Bill Butterfield; 7pm - Mike Moss)
- Sunday, Sunday, December 10 - John 4:46 - 5:17 (Mike Moss)
- Wednesday, December 13 - John 5:18-47 (1pm - Bill Butterfield; 7pm - Mike Moss)
- Sunday, December 17 - John 6:1-25 (Bill Butterfield)
- Wednesday, December 20 - John 6:26-65 (1pm - Dennis Menear; 7pm - Dennis Menear)
- Sunday, December 24 - John 6:66 - 7:39 (Dennis Menear)
- Wednesday, December 27 - John 7:40 - 8:20 (1pm - Dennis Menear; 7pm - Dennis Menear)
- Sunday, December 31 - John 8:21-59 (Bill Butterfield)
LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE CLASS
THE TUESDAY LADIES CLASS WILL MEET EACH TUESDAY AT 10:00 AM IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM.