Discovery Church Update

November 20, 2022

In This Week's Update

  • Sunday Sermon and Song List
  • New Children's Sunday School Class
  • Parade Of Lights & Story Hour
  • New Sunday School Class
  • Wednesday Night Meals
  • How to survive Sundays with small kids
  • Small Group Opportunities
  • Women's Bible Studies
  • Church Calendar
  • Hy-Vee Gift Cards
  • Discovery Zone Schedule
  • Cowboy Christmas
  • Prayer Reminders for ZoeCare
  • Baptism Sunday
  • Small Group Sign Up
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List

This Sunday's Sermon:

There is no shortage of teaching material on the tongue. Ben Franklin once said that "a slip of the foot may soon recover but a slip of the tongue you may never get over." He also said, "Three people may be able to keep a secret...if two of them are dead." In other words, we all know the tongue can get us into a lot of trouble. James 3 is famous for its warnings about the tongue but one thing we don't often notice is why James even starts talking about the tongue in the first place. He starts talking about the tongue because his overall subject is teachers in the church. Notice how the chapter starts: "Not many of you should be teachers...". So, James has a ton of wisdom for us about the tongue BUT he is mainly warning those who want to use their tongues to be teachers. Not only that, he is also helping the church identify who should be teachers among them. Join us this Sunday and get your tongue ready for something other than Thanksgiving!

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

  • Your Love Awakens Me
  • Revelation Song
  • How Great is Our God
  • How Great Thou Art
  • You Are My All In All
  • Awesome is The Lord Most High

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! "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

Parade of Lights and Story Hour- December 1st

Discovery Church will be one of the family activity stops this year for the Parade of Lights festivities. We will have story time as well as offer hot chocolate and coffee. We will need volunteers for the hot chocolate and coffee stations, greeters, and readers. Please contact the office for more information or to sign up to volunteer.


Some have argued that Romans is the most important book in the Bible and even contains the most important chapter in the Bible (Romans 8). Of course, that argument won't be settled until the other side of eternity. Until then, we can just enjoy working through this rich letter in the weeks (months?) to come. We had a great time in our separate men's and women's classes on Proverbs but now it's time to come back together and enjoy this essential New Testament book with one another! See you Sunday!

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 for next semester is located on the back table.

How to Survive Sunday With Small Kids

I saw this great little post on Desiring God the other day and thought it would be good to share. Even if you don't have small kids anymore, it can make you aware of how to pray for families with small kids or for yourself as you experience a worship service with small children. 

Here are some of the highlights, followed by a link to the whole article:

1. Families with young kids can get a lot out of Sunday when they don't forget it's for their joy!

2. Families with young kids can get a lot out of Sunday when they remember they are an important part of the body of Christ. 

Read the whole thing right HERE.

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 -6:45AM at Fryn' Pan
  • Monday Evening Men's Group - 7:00PM at Discovery
  • Women's Tuesday evening study will resume in January.
  • Wednesday night activities- 5:45 PM meal and 6:15PM classes for all ages
  • Wednesday Evening College Bible Study
  • Women's Thursday morning study will resume December 1st at 9:00am in the annex. They will be studying Philippians and will be facilitated by Mary Holdahl. If you need child care, please contact the office.

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

Women' s Bible Studies

Thursday morning study will not meet this Thursday. They will begin the new study in Philippians on Thursday December 1st at 9:00 AM. They will go to lunch after and then go to the Mead building to see Tom Cihak’s Lego creations on display. If you will need childcare please contact the office.

The Tuesday evening study will resume in January to study Philippians: Count It All Joy. Childcare is not provided for this study.

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 can purchase. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the church office. 

No Discovery Zone This Wednesday!

Cowboy Christmas at the Ranch!

Discovery Church would love to get a group together to attend this event on Saturday, November 26th from 2-4 pm. If you are not able to attend at that time, we encourage you to attend the event when you are able. If you have questions, please contact the office.

Prayer Reminders:

Would you like to join us in praying every Monday at noon for the unborn and the over-all spiritual awakening of our nation? You can opt in for reminders every Monday at noon to either fast and pray or just stop and take a quick moment to say a prayer for our nation to be healed from the pain of abortion. Contact the office and we'll get you signed up for the weekly reminder!


Mark your calendars for December 4th: We'll be kicking off Advent with a Baptism Sunday! If you've wondered whether you should get baptized or if you have questions about baptism now might be a good time to settle on that decision. Here at Discovery we believe that baptism expresses a believer's unity with Jesus and with the church. It's also a way of the whole church affirming and supporting your faith in the Lord. It's an encouragement to the church and a bold witness to the world of the saving news of Jesus. If you are a follower of Jesus and have never been baptized don't wait any longer! If you want to get baptized you should talk to one of the pastors and we'll help you get ready for Baptism Sunday.

Small Groups

Our small group meets on Mondays, but we are adding more small group opportunities. If you would like to be apart of a small group please sign up on the clipboards by the bulletins or call the office.

Elder Meeting Minutes

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

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