Crown Of Glory Lutheran Church
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 am
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Family Bible Hour at 11:00am each Sunday
(August 25th through August 31st)
Hello Crown of Glory members and friends,
As we head into fall, we are preparing for worship and Bible studies for all ages. Read on to see plans for Sunday services, Bible studies, Sunday School and confirmation classes.
May God bless us as we join together to glorify, grow, and go!
Worship and Bible Study this Sunday
What’s the first thing we hear people say when someone has died? “Oh, she’s in a better place.” The problem is, in many cases, it’s simply not true. It’s a false idea that ignores the reality of hell and that many people will end up there. This week we’ll examine the idea that dead people (all) go to a better place in the light of God’s Word. Our study will clarify our own understanding, help us give a clear witness to the world, and instill a sense of urgency for sharing the truth with others.
Sunday, August 25
11am Bible Study (A closer look at this Sunday's sermon theme)
Serving this Sunday
Usher - Oerther & Schlender
Clean - Klungseth (TJ & Kay)
Greet - Dana
New Worship Series
What does a Crown of Glory member look like? If you observe our congregation on a Sunday morning, you’ll notice that we come in many different shapes and sizes and other physical features. But what does a Crown of Glory member really look like? On Sunday, September 1, we’ll begin a three-week worship series that focuses on our congregation’s core values and what it means to be a member of Crown of Glory. We’ll focus on the three words printed in our worship folders each week: Glorify, Grow, Go!
New Sunday Bible Study
Christianity (including WELS) has been in decline in our country for decades now. What does this mean for you and me? For our congregation? For our children and grandchildren? What can be done to reverse this trend? Beginning next Sunday, September 1, we will view and discuss an engaging presentation on this issue by Pastor Jon Hein. Join us for Bible study on September 1, 8 and 15.
Monday Evening Bible Study
Volumes have been written about “The Seven Deadly Sins.” This infamous grouping has been a popular topic of discussion for centuries in theology, literature, and in movies and television. On Monday, September 9, we will begin a seven-week study of these sins. The purpose is not just to identify certain sins and their effect on our world and society. The primary goal is to expose sins that threaten to dominate and destroy the lives of God’s people and equip ourselves to fight against them.
Get Ready for "The Story!"
During the next nine months (Sept-May) our congregation will be reading through the Bible together from cover to cover. We won’t read every chapter and verse. Rather we will follow the narrative of the Bible from start to finish using “The Story.” The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible (NIV) that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together into a single grand narrative.
A copy of The Story will be provided for each family of our congregation. Each week you will be asked to read a chapter (about 12-15 pages) at home. The following Sunday the sermon will focus on an event from that chapter. The Bible study and Sunday School lesson will discuss the content of that chapter and how it applies to “our story” today.
We will begin this journey through the Bible together on Sunday, September 22. Between now and then we will be distributing copies of The Story and preparing other materials. Copies of the book will be available at church staring next Sunday, September 1.
Our Sunday School program this year will follow the curriculum for “The Story.” See details of that program above. Pre-K and grade school age children (grades 1-6) will be divided into two groups with a teacher for each group. Students in grades 7-8 will join the adult study in the church with follow up in their confirmation class during the week. Sunday School will begin on September 22 at 11:00pm.
Youth Confirmation Classes
We are dividing our youth confirmation class into two groups this year. One group (mostly 7-8th grade) will meet Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm beginning September 11. A smaller group (9th grade) will combine online instruction with face-to-face meetings as arranged by Pastor Bitter and parents.
Our Summer Worship Series...
Dumb Things that Smart Christians Believe
1) Faith Can Fix Anything
July 7th, 2019
2) Fogetting Means Forgetting
July 14th, 2019
3) A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Children
July 21th, 2019
4) God Has a Pre-Determined Blueprint for My Life
5) Christians Shouldn't Judge
6) Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
7) A Valley Means a Wrong Turn
8) Dead People Go to a Better Place
This concludes the summer worship series!