Discovery Church Update
Church Schedule Update
November 28, 2021
In This Week's Update
  • South Dakota Kids Belong Event RESCHEDULED for December 12th
  • What Child Is This?
  • Available Bible Studies/Fellowship Opportunities
  • Adopt A Family
  • Discovery's first Pie Challenge
This Sunday's Sermon and Song List
This week begins our advent series: Christmas In the Beginning. We're doing something a little different this Advent Season by staying (mostly) in Genesis. Hence, Christmas "In the Beginning". The goal of this series is not only to continue exploring Genesis but also to see how the story of Genesis is truly meant to point forward to the coming of Christ.

To get yourself ready to sing on Sunday you can start listening to the songs we'll be singing together:
  • God Is Able
  • Behold Our God
  • Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
  • Joy to the World
We created a playlist on Youtube in case you want to start listening today. You can find that by clicking HERE.
What Child Is This?
It's Advent season and so I've got Christmas music on my brain! I think some of the most profound biblical teaching can be found in the old "Advent Hymns". It's probably beyond the scope of my space here to prove it, but let me get you thinking about it by looking at one great old Christmas song: What Child Is This? Take a look. 

Verse 1: 
What Child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Hast, haste to bring Him laud
The babe, the Son of Mary

Seems simple enough, right? Not so fast. Like many songs that tell the incomplete truth about Jesus being the King of our hearts (which, again, he is) this song tells the whole story and says that Christ is THE King. He's the King that is worshiped by angles all the way down to shepherds. Then, everyone in ear-shot is commanded, "Haste, haste to bring Him laud." In other words, "Attention everyone: You need to hurry, run, don't walk so you can bend the knee to King Jesus." 
Interested in Fostering or Adoption? 
"South Dakota KIDS BELONG" is Coming to Discovery Church

SD Kids Belong is hosting a "Next Steps Event" at Discovery Church for anyone in or community interested in what they can do to help kids find loving homes. Even if you don't feel called to foster or adopt, you CAN still learn about some amazing ways to support those who do.

We empower leaders in government, faith based, business, and creative sectors to end the crisis for kids in foster care in South Dakota. Our state has around 1,500 children who are in the foster care system through no fault of their own. Of these children, on any given day nearly 70 are legally-free for adoption and are waiting for their forever family. The rest of the children need a loving, safe, and supportive foster family to care for them while they wait to go home to their biological families.

When children age-out of the system at 18 without a family, they are significantly more likely to experience homelessness, crisis pregnancy, unemployment, incarceration, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Trafficking.
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. 
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 Psalms in the Fellowship Hall
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 on break through the holidays. They will resume in January.
Adopt A Family
Discovery Church has the opportunity adopt the families at Pathways this Christmas Season. A Christmas tree will be displayed in the Sanctuary with ornaments on it. Each ornament will be labeled with a gift for someone staying at Pathways. Once you pick an ornament and purchase the gift on that ornament, we ask that you bring the gift to the church office. Please be sure to keep the ornament and turn it in with the gift. Women of Discovery are invited to help wrap the gifts at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 16th and then go to Pathway's to sing Christmas carols. If you have any questions please call the church office (605)689-2211.
Pie Challenge to Benefit
Pathways Shelter for the Homeless
Calling all bakers and pie fanatics!! The Women's Ministry Team is hosting Discovery Church's first Pie Contest to benefit Pathways Shelter for the Homeless. They will be doing this in conjunction with The Holiday Festival of Lights. Stop by Discovery to warm up with free hot chocolate and cappuccino, vote for your favorite pie, place a bid to take one of those delicious pies home, and then step outside to watch the parade!

You can enter a pie in one OR both categories: Best Tasting or Best Looking. There will be a $5 entry fee per pie. You can drop your pie off at Discovery Church any time between 8:30 am and 5:00pm on Thursday, December 2nd. The Best Tasting pie will be judged by a group of judges from Discovery and the Best Looking pie will be judged by the community before the Festival of Lights.

If you have questions please call the church office (605)689-2211.
Elder Meeting Minutes
To read the minutes from our most recent elder meeting, please click HERE.
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