Discovery Church Update

July 31, 2022

In This Week's Update

  • Sunday Sermon and Song List
  • Men's Movie Night
  • James- Women's Bible Study
  • Prayer Meeting- July 30th
  • Sunday School and Small Group Opportunities
  • Church Calendar
  • Hy-Vee Gift Cards
  • New Sunday School Class
  • First Friday Fellowship
  • Discovery Zone - The African Experience 
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List

It can be easy to read certain portions of the Old Testament and get a bit discouraged by how many times we see the people of God fail and falter in their faith. Last week we saw how our faithlessness often shows itself as a desire to take and control rather than ask God and wait on Him. After what Jacob did to his father you might expect God to remove His blessing or back out on His promise. But instead, we see something truly great. God will not let HIStory be defined by our failures. No. God will have His story defined by grace. So, this week, after we consider the sorrows and troubles that come from faithlessness, we will look at Genesis 28 and consider the "Right Responses to God's Grace."

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

  • The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
  • Because He Lives (Amen)
  • Great Are You Lord
  • Your Name

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

Men's Movie Night

Thursday, August 4th at 7:00PM the men of Discovery are invited to watch Collision. Collision is a documentary film that follows the debate tour between Pastor Doug Wilson and the late Atheist Christopher Hitchens. The movie chronicles their debate over the question, "Is Christianity Good for the World?" The film gives a great example of the arguments against modern atheism AND it shows that Christianity can be defended with dignity, joy, confidence in Scripture, and no apologies!

You can watch the trailer HERE.  

Women's Bible Study!
Understand that works don’t save us, rather good works follow true faith as our beliefs and actions line up with each other.

James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus, but his letter clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief.

This 13-session study examines the core message of James: the relationship between faith and works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. Without faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; we work because we are saved. Faith apart from works can never be sustained.

This study will be offered on Thursday mornings at 9:00am. Childcare is provided. Books are $15. If you have any questions please contact the church office. 

Prayer Meeting THIS Saturday at 6:30PM

On Saturday, July 30th we will gather together to lift our church, community, and any requests up in prayer. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us.

Sunday School Class List
  • Combined Sunday School Class (4 years to 6th grade students)- Torch Lighters- in classrooms downstairs
  • Revival grades 7-12, taught by Pastor Brandon in the attic
  • Adults - Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall
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
  • 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 Matt Chandler's teaching on the book of James. Child care will be provided.

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

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. 

New Sunday School Class Continues This Sunday at  9:00AM

Philippians is a profound call to joy! One of the things that makes it especially profound is that Paul wrote it from prison. Imagine that! A man in prison, with joy! The church has the same amazing opportunity today: to have profound joy in times of great trouble. This amazing letter shows an intensely personal pastoral call to joy in Christ, gospel focus, doctrinal seriousness, intense prayer and growth in Christ-likeness. We will simply walk through this book, verse by verse, and sit under this timeless call to unique Christian joy.  

First Friday Fellowship 

Come join us on Friday August 5th at 5:30pm for First Friday Fellowship! Bring your favorite and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

The African Experience

Friday August 5th 6:00-7:15PM

Calling all Discovery Zone students! We would love for you to join us as we spend the evening learning about Africa. We will have an African inspired snack, make a popular African game, and listen to Sammy Weber speak to us about his time in Africa. 

Elder Meeting Minutes

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

Pastor Cory

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