Discovery Church Update
Church Schedule Update
October 10, 2021
In This Week's Update
  • New Class: The Gospel Centered Life
  • Discovery Zone Highlight - Check out what the 4th-6th Grade Class is Doing Each Wednesday Night!
  • Wednesday Night Ministry: Bible Study, Discovery Zone, Revival Youth
  • Did You Know...?
  • Available Bible Studies/Fellowship Opportunities
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List
This week we return to the book of Genesis and begin a series on the life of Abraham. When Genesis introduces Abraham it is not a change in the subject of the book. The story of Abraham continues what started in the Garden of Eden - God continues to take chaos and turn it for good. He calls, he rescues, he redeems in order to accomplish his will: the salvation of the world. Genesis 12 shows us that our faith in Christ today is the same as Abraham's faith in God. Faith obeys. Faith Worships. Faith is a well-founded trust in the God who saved the world at great cost to Himself.  


To get yourself ready to sing on Sunday you can start listening to the songs we'll be singing together:
  • God So Loved
  • Amazing Grace ( My Chains Are Gone)
  • King of Kings
  • Because He Lives (Amen)
We created a playlist on Youtube in case you want to start listening today. You can find that by clicking HERE.
The Bible Project Video on Genesis
Have you ever looked into the Bible Project Videos? They are super helpful and enjoyable. Check out their video that sums up the book of Genesis right HERE.
This Week in The Gospel Centered Life
Lesson 5: Repentance
THIS WEEK'S BIG IDEA: This lesson deals with repentance. In our culture this usually sounds like a bad thing - like getting called into the boss's office on Friday afternoon. Far from being bad or unusual, biblical repentance is the norm for gospel centered living. Becoming more aware of God's holiness and our sinfulness leads us to repent and believe the gospel of Jesus. We are constantly turning from our performing and pretending so that we may live as sons and daughters. Biblical repentance frees us from our own devices and makes a way for the power of the gospel to bear fruit in our lives. But sin taints our repentance and robs us of its fruit. So our aim in this lesson is to (1) expose the ways in which we practice counterfeit repentance, and (2) move us toward genuine repentance. 

Basic Overview of the Class: Lots of Christians talk about the gospel, but how many really understand the gospel and know how to apply it to their lives? Featuring nine self-contained lessons with discussion questions, articles, and practical exercises "The Gospel-Centered Life" helps us understand how the gospel shapes every aspect of life.
Women's Prayer Meetings
Prayer, prayer and more prayer. All women are encouraged to participate in our prayer time Thursday, October 21st, at 7:00 PM. We will meet in the Women's Ministry area and will dedicate our time to prayer for individuals, our church, our city and area, our state, and our nation. We plan to meet for prayer every first Thursday at 2:00 PM and third Thursdays at 7:00 PM throughout 2021. Please join us!
COFFEE SHOP TREATS NEEDED + NEW HOURS
Starting this month the coffee shop will now be fully open Wednesday through Saturday. Thank you to all our generous volunteers! Also a big THANKS! to Robin Neth who has started making treats to serve. But let's not let Robin have all the fun! Contact the office for information about how you can bless the community by providing treats to serve in the coffee shop. 
DISCOVERY ZONE, REVIVAL YOUTH AND ADULT BIBLE STUDY HAVE BEGUN!
Schedule
5:45PM - Free Family Fellowship Meal- Everyone is welcome!
6:25PM - Worship and Prayer
6:35PM - Classes Begin!
7:30-7:45 - Dismiss

Pre K-K: Grapevine Studies: Stories in Genesis
1st-3rd: ABC'S Of God
4th-6th Grade: The Names of God
Revival Youth (7th-12th Grade): The Attributes of God
Adult Bible Study: 2 Corinthians - True Discipleship 
Sunday School Class List
  • Elementary & Junior Sunday School Class (4 years to 6th grade students)- "Answers in Genesis" in classrooms downstairs
  • Revival grades 7-12, taught by Pastor Brandon in the attic
  • Adults - The Gospel Centered Life in the Fellowship Hall
Men's Breakfast Returns October 23rd @ 8:00AM!
Hey guys, join us for the return of Men's breakfast where we'll be studying the subject of sexual purity. Discussions will revolve around Joe Rigney's incredibly helpful book, "More Than a Battle". Our times together in discussion will be especially designed to facilitate small groups of guys who want to dive deeper into the battle in between the monthly men's breakfast meetings. Contact Pastor Cory if you want a book. The book can also be purchased HERE.
Downtown Story Time Event, October 30th, 9:00-10:00AM

The Meridian District is going to be hopping on October 30th and this provides us yet another sweet opportunity to serve our community and get solid stories into the hands of local kids. As it turned out, when we did this for the Riverboat Days Parade we didn't get a lot of attention. BUT, this one will be different because people will be hanging out downtown all day long. Our story time last year for this event was packed! We'll serve hot chocolate and coffee, read some great, God-honoring stories to our guests, and give away a bunch of book prizes! Please contact the office to sign up and help us:
- Set up and clean up
- Serve Hot Chocolate and Coffee
- Read stories
- Greet guests at the door and help them get registered for the prize drawing
- Be friendly face for the glory of Jesus 
Here are all the study/fellowship opportunities currently available through our church:
  • Monday Morning Men's Group (6:45 AM at Fryn' Pan)
  • Men's Thursday Noon Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall to discuss the upcoming Sunday sermon. Bring a lunch if you would like.
  • Women's Thursday morning study, 9:00 AM in the Women's Ministry Area will be studying "Eyewitness The Acts Series". Child care available for Thursday mornings. Questions? Contact the church office at (605) 689-2211.
  • Women's Tuesday night study, "Everyday Theology" is from 5:30-7:00 PM. If you are in need of a book please contact the office.
DISCOVERY ZONE HIGHLIGHT:
4th-6th Grade
How Majestic Is Your Name
How Majestic Is Your Name is a study for students on the names of God, which provides a structure to show the greatness of our God.  The names of God in the Bible are a reflection of His character, which is so glorious that He cannot be described by a single name.
How Majestic Is Your Name begins by presenting the character and work of God through His Hebrew names. Then, Jesus is shown as fully God and His redemptive role is show through the names Lamb of God and High Priest. These build toward the truth that God is the only answer to the longings in man’s soul and to man’s sin problem. God’s awesome nature and majestic name require a response. The “eye-opening” and convicting work of the Holy Spirit is man’s only hope for responding to God and treasuring His great name. Such a response of faith enables us to suffer for the name of the God, who will work to protect His great name, giving us a solid foundation for our trust in Him.
 
Thank you to Taylor O'Bryan and Neal Dodge for teaching this energetic class! Pray for Taylor and Neal this week as they work so hard and so faithfully to show Christ to our kids!
Grief Share Surviving the Holidays Seminar
November 14th at 6:00PM
After a tumultuous year of so much grief, loss, and isolation, this year’s holiday season will be especially difficult for the bereaved. The isolating effects of the pandemic have complicated the grieving process for many bereaved people, and they’re heading into the holiday season feeling especially alone without their loved one. This is why Surviving the Holidays is needed now more than ever.

Discovery will host a seminar to help those in our community that struggle with loss over the holiday season. The 2 hour seminar will be taught by Neal and Kerri Dodge on Sunday, November 14th at 6:00PM. Each participant will receive a personal copy of the Grief Share Holiday Survival Guide of their own to keep. To reserve your spot, please call the church office (605)689-2211.
FREE Books — A table is set up by the coat rack with free books. If you see anything that interests you, please feel free to take them. There is no need to return them.
Elder Meeting Minutes
To read the minutes from our most recent elder meeting, please click HERE.
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