Discovery Church Update
Church Schedule Update
January 3, 2021
In This Week's Update
  • This Sunday's Sermon Info and Song List
  • New Adult Sunday School Study
  • Colin Reisner Accepted to the Timothy Pastoral Apprenticeship
  • Search Team Progress
  • Available Bible Studies/Fellowship Opportunities
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List
This week we are starting a new series in the book of Esther. "Secret Sovereignty" will cover the story of Esther and show us how, even when it seems like God is silent, he is never absent. Charles Spurgeon famously said that, "if we can't believe God when our circumstances appear to be against us, we do not believe in him at all." Esther drives this point home, calling on all of us to trust in God even when he seems distant and silent. 
 
Here are the songs we'll be singing together along with a link to a playlist so you can prepare yourself to sing out this Sunday:
  • Lord I Need You
  • Another in the Fire
  • God You're So Good
  • God of Miracles
We created a playlist on Youtube in case you want to start listening today. You can find that by clicking HERE
Before coming to church PLEASE REMEMBER:
  • If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms please do not come to church. Use caution and seek medical advice instead.
  • If you are in a high-risk category (e.g., compromised immune system, etc.) consult a medical professional that you trust to help make the right decision for you when it comes to public exposure. 
  • Don't feel pressured to be back in church or volunteering as usual if you're not ready. If you're wondering how to make a decision about when to get back into a church routine, seek advice from trusted brothers/sisters in Christ, wisdom from God's word, and listen to your conscience.
  • Remember that masks are available in the church building if you want one. We will not bind the conscience when it comes to masks but we are happy to provide them for any and all that would like one.      
*NURSERY and CHILDREN'S CHURCH NOW AVAILABLE! Both nursery and Children's Church volunteers will continue to abide by safe and sanitary procedures when caring for all the children in their care.
New Adult Sunday School Study
"Shield of Faith: Better Living Through Doctrine" is a walk through the book of Ephesians. Paul's letter to the Ephesian church is neatly divided into two major sections. The first part is a beautiful description of the gospel and God's work through Jesus Christ. It's all about telling us the truth. Then the second part is all about connecting that truth to the life of the believer. So, we're calling it "better living through doctrine" because that's Ephesians: It tells us about how TRUTH shapes our WALK. Sunday School starts at 9:00AM every Sunday at Discovery Church.
New Pastoral Apprentice: Colin Reisner
Congratulations to Colin Reisner and his recent acceptance to the Timothy Pastoral Apprenticeship Program! The TPA is an academically rigorous, church-based pastoral training program. This ministry is focused on training men for ministry in a way that is radically church-centered and gives students not only an excellent biblical education but also hands on ministry opportunities and mentorship. In the coming years we'll be walking alongside Colin through this program as his sponsoring church. This will mostly involve prayer for Colin and encouraging him as he grows in wisdom and grace. The TPA started in 2012 with only one official student and a bunch of pastors eager to see more young men raised up for ministry. Today there are 14 students enrolled, some of them from as far away as New York! If you'd like to know more about the TPA you can check out their website HERE.
Sunday School, Discovery Zone For Kids classes and youth group are back in full swing. The Adult Sunday School Class will continue our study of Ephesians in the Fellowship/Gathering Grounds Area (grades 7-12 welcome to join in or volunteer to help in other classes). Discovery Zone For Kids and Youth Group will continue every Wednesday at 6:30PM. Beginning this week Discovery Zone for Kids will begin in the sanctuary with a short opening, then children will be dismissed to their individual classes.
Sunday School Class List
  • Ages 4-Grade 3 "Answers In Genesis" taught by Brenda Vermeier and Mary Neal
  • Grades 4-6 "Answers In Genesis" taught by Julie Steffen and Roxie Pier
  • Adults - "What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage" (grades 7-12 welcome to attend or to select another class to help out)
Discovery Zone For Kids Class List
  • Age 4 taught by Angie Maibaum
  • Grades K-2 "He Has Been Clearly Seen" taught by Peg Wittmeier
  • Grades 3-6 "How Majestic Is Your Name" taught by Taylor O'Bryan
New Mask Mandate in Effect in Yankton
For information about Yankton's new mask ordinance and how it affects our weekly gatherings please click HERE
Pastor of Family Ministry: Search Team Progress
We are excited to be continuing conversations with an individual that we think God may be calling to be the Pastor of Family Ministry. Right now we are discussing the logistics of a good and healthy transition from his current ministry. Before an invitation is extended he and the team want to be sure that this transition from one ministry to another can be done in a way that is honoring to the Lord and sets up both ministries for success in the future. Continue to be in prayer for our candidate, his current ministry, and for our team as we discern the Lord's will.. 
Here are all the study/fellowship opportunities currently available through our church:
  • Monday Morning Men's Group (6:45 AM at Fryn' Pan)
  • Women's Praise and Gratitude Group, Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30PM at Lita Stucky's home 1400 Burleigh, (605) 661-0562
  • Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study in 1 Corinthians at 6:30PM at Discovery Church. Childcare available. Zoom will also continue to be available.
  • Men's Thursday Noon Bible Study (In-person at Discovery Church - bring a lunch if you like)
  • Women's Thursday morning at 9:00 AM will continue our study of "Everyday Theology" by Mary Wiley Session 2, days 4 & 5. Child care available. The women's Tuesday night will resume January 12 at 5:30 PM using "Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley. Questions? Contact the church office at (605) 689-2211.
Elder Meeting Minutes
To read the minutes from our most recent elder meeting, please click HERE.
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