Discovery Church Update

September 18, 2022

In This Week's Update

  • Sunday Sermon and Song List
  • New Children's Sunday School Class
  • Small Group Sign Up
  • New Adult Bible Study
  • Wednesday Night Meals
  • Great Sermons
  • Supper for Six
  • Small Group Opportunities
  • New Women's Bible Study
  • Church Calendar
  • Hy-Vee Gift Cards
  • Discovery Zone Wednesdays Schedule
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List

This Sunday's Sermon:

Genesis 34 is one of those "is this really in the bible?!" kind of stories. It's not the most horrifying story in the Bible, but it is heavy with tragedy and human folly. While it might not seem like an obvious passage to cover it is absolutely essential for the growth of God's people. First: the people of God are not grown by avoiding hard passages. By sitting under the whole Bible we submit ourselves to the WHOLE COUNSEL of God. Second: By seeing God's people in their darkest moments we come to appreciate God's grace even more. Third: When our children see us tackle hard passages like this one they'll know that the whole Bible is for them and that it's normal for adult Christians to accept that the whole Bible is useful for equipping the saints for ministry. So, join us this Sunday as this story in Genesis 34 teaches us that God's plans for marriage are best. His plans for justice are best. That, ultimately, God is a better father than Jacob was and Christ a better older brother than Levi or Simeon. Most of all, I hope you'll come ready to share the love and hope of Jesus with each other. 

To get yourself ready to sing on Sunday you can start listening to the songs we'll be singing together:

  • Happy Day
  • Love So Great
  • How Great Is Our God
  • I Lift My Hands
  • Holy Is The Lord

We created a playlist on Youtube in case you want to start listening today. You can find that by clicking HERE.

New Children's Sunday School Class

We're super excited for our new Sunday school curriculum for grades 1st-5th starting this Sunday! "What's In The Bible" will take our students from Genesis to Revelation. More than just the greatest hits or most popular stories, the "What’s in the Bible?" class is designed to engage children in the whole narrative of God’s Word. The Bible is not a book of rules, but a book of rescue – the beautiful story of the Father who longs to be in relationship with His people, and who went to extraordinary measures to bring us into His Kingdom!  

You Can Watch The Trailer HERE!

Sunday School Class List

  • Combined Sunday School Class (4 years to 5th grade students)- What's In the Bible- in classrooms downstairs
  • Revival grades 6-12, taught by Pastor Brandon in the attic
  • Adults - Women study on Proverbs - Annex

                           Men study on Proverbs- Fellowship Hall

Small Group Sign Up! 

Interested in being part of a small group? We're gauging interest in small groups here at Discovery and are hopeful that many of you will be excited about the opportunity to benefit from regular fellowship and Bible study with other Christians in your midst. There will be multiple sign up sheets on Sunday and you can reach out to the office anytime if you'd like to sign up. 

NEW Adult Bible Study Continues

Wednesday, September 21st @ 6:15PM

You are invited to join our new adult Bible study on Wednesday nights as we dive into the book of Daniel. Daniel is divided into two major sections. Section 1 is all stories - amazing stories of God vindicating his people in the midst of extreme hardship and persecution. The second section is a record of visions that Daniel saw concerning the future and the supremacy of Christ over all nations. We will cover section 1 over the next four weeks and then we'll move into the second section when Discovery Zone starts in September.  

Wednesday Night Meals

Volunteers will provide the main course for Wednesday nights. You may turn in a receipt for the meal if you desire to be reimbursed. The meal begins at 5:45PM. Volunteers will need to have the meal here ready to eat at that time or bring frozen to the office ahead of time with instructions for cooking. The sign up sheet is located on the back table in the sanctuary. 

Great Sermons

In 2002 there was a Youth Evangelism Conference held in Alabama and a little known preacher named Paul Washer was invited to preach. There were 5000 students in attendance. Those students had no idea what they were in for. What would follow would be one of the most biblical, confrontational, loving and powerful messages on the gospel I've ever heard. The message is based on Matthew 7:13-27. Since making it online the sermon has been watched millions of times. I can heartily recommend you add a few more views to the list. You can watch it HERE.   

Supper for Six

Looking for more fellowship opportunities or a chance to exercise your "hospitality muscles"? Sign up for "Supper for Six". This is just an opportunity to be a part of a small group that rotates sharing meals in each other's homes and getting to know one another better. If you're looking for more connections with your church family (and some good food!), you should try it out. Reach out to the office to sign up or look for the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary and Frank or Brenda Vermiere will contact you and get you looped in! Special thanks to Frank and Brenda for getting this ball rolling!

Did You Know About These Different Small Group Opportunities?

Here are all the study/fellowship opportunities currently available through our church:

  • Monday Morning Men's Group -6:45 AM at Fryn' Pan
  • Monday Evening Men's Group - 7:00PM at Discovery
  • Women's Tuesday evening study will meet in the Annex at 5:30PM. They will be studying Judges facilitated by Roxie Pier.
  • Wednesday night activities will resume on September 14th.
  • Wednesday Evening College Bible Study: RESUMES IN THE FALL
  • Women's Thursday morning study will meet in the Women's Ministry area at 9:00 AM. They will be studying Judges facilitated by Mary Holdahl. If you need child care, please contact the office.

Questions? Contact the church office at (605) 689-2211.

NEW Women' s Bible Study

The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

We will meet 9:00 AM Thursday mornings in the women's ministry area beginning August 18. Questions or if you need childcare please contact the office or Mary Holdahl (605) 661-1966. 

Starting Tuesday, September 6th the study of Judges will be held from 5:30-7:00PM. This study will be facilitated by Roxie Pier each week and childcare will bot be provided.

What is happening?

If you would like to stay current on what is happening here at Discovery, please be sure to check out our monthly calendar in Church Community Builder. You can access the calendar by clicking HERE. Church Community Builder is our online church directory. In order to view the information in the directory, you will need to register for access.
To begin the quick and easy registration process, please visit our website, and click on the Get Connected tab. To keep this information secure, once you register the office will send you an authorization code to complete the registration process. This prevents random people trying to access our information. 

Did You Know You Can Give To The Church By Purchasing Hy-vee Gift Cards?

Discovery Church receives 5% back on all gift cards purchased from the church. You can purchase your $50 or $100 gift cards on Sundays from Jeff and Dawn Herron (Fellowship Hall) or weekdays from the office. There is no limit on how many you purchase. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the church office. 

Discovery Zone Begins THIS Wednesday

September 14th! 


5:45PM - Free Family Fellowship Meal- Everyone is welcome!

                  Hamburgers and Hot dogs are on the menu this week. 

6:15PM - Classes Begin!

7:00PM - Dismiss

Pre K-K: Grapevine Studies: Stories in Genesis

1st-3rd: ABC'S Of God

4th-6th Grade: To Be Like Jesus

Revival Youth (7th-12th Grade): Doctrine of Scripture

Adult Bible Study: Daniel

Elder Meeting Minutes

To read the minutes from our most recent elder meeting, please click HERE.

Pastor Cory

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