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June 2017 Discovery Navigator
Banner Days
In case you haven't seen, our new lower level education 
sp ace is lined by banners representing previous years' study themes and stories.  Each banner tells a story.  Each year we enjoy a pocket of sc ripture, theology and experiences in a combination unlike any other year.  We give God all thanks for each year of learning.
Last Sunday we gave thanks for a  banner year, 2016-2017 where we have been "Building Christ's Community" and studying Genesis and Luke.  At the beginning of worship a banner celebrating the previous year's study was processed in.  At the end of the service we pivoted and 
 looked ahead.  We revealed the next program year's theme.
This year the Session struggled a bit to discern the next theme phrase.  We brainstormed words on the white board about what we sensed God was doing in Discovery.  We thought in terms of identity, ministry, study areas and events.  We could project that we'd study Exodus after Genesis.  And our next Gospel is John.  And then there's the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in October.  Then we remembered it's the 150th Anniversary of Nebraska statehood.  How old will Discovery be next January?  5!  Thus in 2017-2018 we have some banner events to mark!
It was definitely a work of the Holy Spirit how members 
of Sess ion put together some words for the coming year.  
A bit of R eformation (Grace), a bit of Nebraska (spurs), and  a bit of Discovery (moving forward).  
Thus, our new theme:  
Grace Spurs Us Forward!  

Well, partners, saddle up!  
Truly another banner year lies before us!
Grace, Peace & Spurs,
Pastor Sarah
 Palooza 2017
Transfers to Discovery
Learning about Church
Getting together
Considering your next step 
in the spiritual journey.
August 20:  
Lunch & Learning
August 27:  
Worship Celebration (including baptisms)
See Madeline G. or Pastor Sarah to share interest or questions. Welcome!
Summer Study!
       We are finishing up the Gospel of Luke in June.
In July we will study prayer.
In August we may begin our study of Exodus.
Summer Study Groups  

Th ursday Bible Study   
Noo n to 1:00    June 1, 8
Summer Break
Resumes August 24
W ednesday Lawn Chair Bible Study
June 14- August 16   7-8 PM
Fr iday Bible Study
1:30-2:30 Year Round
Sunday Study for All Ages
Summer Break
Resumes September 17 9:15AM

All are welcome to take a study guide or find it on our Website - under the Ministries tab.
Giving Thanks for Recent Ministry
Youth Sunday, Discovery Garden, Crossroads Mission
May 7th Youth Sunday

Discovery Garden coming together

Crossroads helpers 
Sacred Journey
April 29 - Congratulations Erin & Mysti Kane

Shared Birthdays in early May

Blessings to 2017 Graduates

Youth Sunday

Rest in Peace Rosalie Porter 
May 17, 2017
  A service celebrating her life will be on
Saturday June 3, 2017
10:00 AM Discovery Presbyterian Church.
Discovery Calendar!
         May 2017 Calendar 
 Date Start Time Event Description
1 Noon-1:00 PM Bible Study
2 1:30-2:30 PM  Bible Study
3 10:00 AM  Funeral for Rosalie Porter
  4:.30 PM Seafarers @ Maass' Home for Picnic (Bellevue)
4   Pentecost Sunday
  9:30 AM Summer Worship
    Pot Luck Brunch Fellowship
    Nominating Committee Meets after Fellowship
5 All Week Pastor Sarah @ Hastings Pastor School
6 6:00 PM Fellowship & Fun Meeting
  6:45 PM Deacon Meeting
8 Noon-1:00 PM Bible Study
9 1:30-2:30 PM  Bible Study
11 9:30 AM Summer Worship
  4:00 PM Book Club
13 6:45 PM Session
14 5:30 PM Garden Orientation
  6:15 PM Meal Provided
  7:00 PM Lawn Chair Bible Study Begins
16 1:30-2:30 PM  Bible Study
18    Barry & Shelly Dawson, SE Asia Visit Discovery
  9:30 AM Summer Worship 
    Sloppy Joes & Sides Fellowship
20 6:00 PM Youth Grill Out & Activities 
  7:00 PM Evening Circle
21 7:00 PM Lawn Chair Bible Study
22 7:00 PM Building & Grounds Meeting
23 1:30-2:30 PM   Bible Study
25 9:30 AM Summer Worship
  PM Choir, Chimes, Band Gathering 
27 7:00 PM Finance Meeting
28 7:00 PM Lawn Chair Bible Study 
30 1:30-2:30 PM  Bible Study

July Sneak Peek
 July 2 - Red, White, & Blue Fellowship
July 11 - Youth Meal & Activities 
July 16 - Nicaraguan Visit  & Nebraska 150th Fellowship

9:30 Worship Begins this Sunday!
May 28
Celebrate Memorial Weekend at Discovery!
  S un da y M ay 28 
9:30 Worship
Snack Luck Fellowship

9:30 Worship through 
Labor Day Weekend
        (September 3)

Peace, Love, Bananas!
June 4 Potluck Brunch!
All are welcome to e njoy a delicious brunch after worship on June 4.
Please bring items to share as you are able.
This is our way of celebrating the start of summer!
Lower Fellowship Hall
Lawn Chair Bible Study
June 14 - August 16
7-8 PM Wednesdays - meet at Front Main Door
All are welcome to join 
in this informal setting & study.

We'll start off by meeting at the front main door of the church.
You are welcome to bring a lawn chair, or we have extra chairs available.   We have extra bibles, too.  This is a great way to connect mid-week and be nourished by God's word & community.
Discovery Garden Begins!
Listen each week for how you can help!  All welcome!
Special Garden Orientation
June 14 - 5:30PM
Gather in garden
6:15 Meal provided
Dress for light gardening activity.
You may join in Lawn Chair Bible Study afterward.
Youth Summer Activities

June 20 6:00  Youth Grill Out & Activity Night
July 11 6:00 Youth Meal & Activity Night
& help with the garden & other mission projects!
Are you on the Youth Email Newsletter List?
More pictures and information are there. 
For youth, households and youth ministry supporters
Contact the church office to get on this special list.
The Embarrassing Trifecta
Youth once again are transcending fear and shame and challenging the congregation in a drive...for embarrassing products.  Discovery is collecting TP, feminine hygiene and, wait for it, adult diapers (Depends) for the Stephens Center.
 Pentecost Offering 2017
Supports Stephens Center 
& Embarrassing Products Mission this year
Share Gladly & Shape our Church's Future! Give to the Pentecost Offering, and you help provide opportunities for our young people to forge a deep and lasting faith on which to grow and build their lives.  
Three ways to give: 
Through your congregation 
Text YOUNG to 20222 to give $10.00
June 18 - Visitors from Southeast Asia
                  Smaller Missionary Dawson Visitors
Barry & Shelly Dawson are coming 
           from Bangkok, Thailand to Discovery this Summer!
We will welcome them in
and then enjoy a Sloppy Joe fellowship lunch afterward!
We will also support them through 
a special Sticky Rice Basket offering.
We will have a special container out that represents how part of the world enjoys its main course of food.
Mission Updates & Prayers
Thank you, Discovery, for the wonderful collection of desserts for Crossroads Connection Ministry (May 21).  Those on work release and their loved ones appreciate this time of worship, meal & fellowship!

Nicaraguan Partners of the Month
Church Name                                 Name of Pastor

Akobo West Presbyterian Church - South Sudan. 
This is Samuel and Mary's home area.
For peace and healing amid violent situations near and far
Discovery Book Club

June 11
4:00 PM
For our next Book Club we will be reading
"Waking Up White" by Debby Irving (One Book, One Church - PC(USA)
Meet @ the Dickinsons' home.  
Come even if you didn't read the book.

Summer Music - Sign up
We invite the congregation to sign up to offer special music or perhaps some other special "offering" during the part of worship where the choir ordinarily would be singing. 
 (They will be taking their well-deserved summer break.)
Prayers for Summer Campers & Travelers
Our first campers head to Calvin Crest soon!
Synod School convenes in late July.  It's probably not too late to register and Discovery has generous scholarships  for active members and worshiping friends.
Prayers for all to travel, learn and grow this Summer!
Office Notes from Michelle
  You are always welcome to e-mail the office or you can give me a call from 
10:15 AM until 3:15 PM 
Monday through Friday. 
If you have something on your mind, or when you would like to put something in the Navigator I'm here for you.

Thanks and God bless!!   

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