Bible Study: The Book of Job
Job is a complicated book, asking life’s most difficult questions. For millennia, it has confounded many as well as been a blessing to countless generations. It is one of the most brutally honest and raw books of the Bible, and at the same time provides some of the brightest rays of hope. Come, and discover what it has to say about you and your existence on earth. Even more, may it reveal to you a God of comfort, who accompanies us at all times, and even dares to enter into the difficulties of our human condition. As our guide, we will be making use of Concordia Publishing House’s LifeLight resource. Copies are available for just $12.00.
Day & Time: Sundays, at 9:00 A.M., Tuesdays, at 10:45 A.M.
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall, Tuesdays in church overflow room
Men’s Book Study
Calling all guys! Mark your calendar for the fourth Saturday of each month for a regular time of prayer, fellowship, and study of God’s Word together. Breakfast will be provided, too! The men’s group is currently studying the book, Man Up: The Quest for Masculinity, by Jeff Hemmer. Get your copy here.
Day & Time: Saturday, July 27 at 9:30 A.M.
Location: Church overflow room
Women’s Book Study
The ladies group is taking a look at He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfort, edited by Katie Schuermann. The book is available for purchase on Amazon for $18, and we’ll cover chapter five at the next gathering. Join your sisters in Christ to discuss important topics like Christian faith in the public square, issues of infertility, mental illness and chronic disease, caring for aging parents, sexual temptation and a host of others.
Childcare will be provided!
Day & Time: July 27 at 9:30 A.M.
Location: Church narthex
Popcorn & ‘Pologetics: The Case for Christ
Need a boost by mid-week? This six-week discussion-based investigative look into the Christian faith will do just the trick. Adapted from
Lee Strobel’s now classic apologetics text, The Case for Christ, you will explore how God has grounded His plan of salvation in the people, places, and events of history. Our Lord has left evidence behind for us to find, and it has His fingerprints all over it. Discover not just the what of faith, but also the why with this unique study!
Day & Time: Wednesdays, at 7:30 P.M. from August 7 – September 11
Location: The Millers (address in directory)
Baptism: The Christian Identity
Who are you and what are you here for? Two of your most important questions can be answered simply by studying the miracle of Baptism. Don’t miss this essential four-week study!
Day & Time: Sundays, at 9:00 A.M. from August 11 – September 1
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall
Men’s Group: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Join the guys this summer on their annual pilgrimage to SunTrust Park! Signup sheet available in the narthex. Ticket prices coming soon.
Day & Time: Saturday, August 17 at 7:20 P.M.
Location: SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Minor Prophets Bootcamp
Throughout this twelve week study, each Sunday will offer an overview of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Bible. General themes and highlights of each text will be drawn out. Not only will the historical context be discussed, but also how the prophet points all generations to Christ and still speaks to us today. Books covered will be according to the following order: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Buckle your seatbelts, it’s going to be a fast ride!
Day & Time: Sundays, at 9:00 A.M. from September 8 – November 24
Location: Sundays in church fellowship hall
All Nations Society of Atlanta
Would you like to reach out as a member of Christ’s body to embrace those in your community? A group of LCMS Christians from several local congregations in Atlanta would like to give you such an opportunity for outreach. Meeting each week, they invite you to join them in welcoming new immigrant and refugee families to the area with fresh produce and a word of prayer. Please contact the Rev. Adam Ellsworth of Grace Lutheran Church, Midtown for more information and to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day & Time: Saturdays at 10:00 A.M.
Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2110 Brockett Road, Tucker, GA 30084
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Open Arms: Georgia Pre-K!
Our very own Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center is thriving with their new Georgia Pre-K program! Visit the Open Arms website or the Bright from the Start website for more information. And … please share the news at work, on Facebook, and tell your friends, because the more the merrier!
Update: Mercy Efforts of Ascension’s LWML
The ladies of Ascension who make up our congregation’s LWML have been busy caring for those in need. Partnering with Lutheran World Relief, they have provided eight total baby care kits. Each kit includes 2 tee shirts, 2 gowns, 2 receiving blankets, 4 diapers, one hooded jacket or a set with sweat shirt and hat, 2 pairs of socks, 1 hand towel, 2 bars of soap, 2 diaper pins. Thank you,
ladies! May God bless your merciful care!
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