The 10:10 Faith & Fellowship hour is designed to be a time for all of us as a community of faith to deepen our relationships and grow in our faith together. Consider staying an hour after 9:00 a.m. worship, or come an hour early before the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Participate in Bible study, book study or small group sessions. Join others at a table in the Social Hall for breakfast and good conversation. Make 10:10 a consistent part of your Sunday morning routine and participate in RLC’s community. Let’s grow in our faith together.
The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People
Sun 10:10 – January 12 – February 23 – N/S Lounge
Wed – January 15 – February 26 – Room 40
Jewish writer and activist Elie Wiesel once wrote that “God created mankind because He loves stories.” The Bible confirms this in many ways, and as we read it, we are reminded of the stories of how God has come through for His people again and again. But our stories are important too, and when we consider them in the context of God’s story, it is often both humbling and exhilarating to see how God is with us. This fall, along with the children’s ministry, we will embark on a study of the Bible called The Story. One reason we have chosen The Story is because of the way it sets the entire Bible into chronological context instead of as separate books that sometimes repeat each other. In other words, the Bible is presented as…well, a story.
Here’s a great description from Judson Poling of Willow Creek Church: The Bible contains an Upper Story and a Lower Story. The Upper Story tells the big picture, the grand narrative of God unfolding throughout history. The Lower Story contains the sometimes delightful, other times appalling particulars of human experience. Without the lens of the Upper Story, the Lower Story seems out of focus and perplexing. As we make our way through the Bible—The Story—we will be mindful of both the temporal, easily-seen events, and the not so obvious yet truly eternal realities. In the opening chapters of Genesis, the two stories are virtually one. God, who is love, creates the universe, and places humanity at the crown of all he brings into existence. Man and woman, as individuals and also in their collective, reflect God’s image. People are both the objects of God’s love and lovers in return.
We will offer two opportunities for The Story beginning with a seven week session this fall. The Sunday morning option runs from January 12th through February 23rd during the 10:10 hour, and the Wednesday night option runs from January 15th through February 26th from 6:30 to 7:45. Come and join us as we journey together through The Story of God’s relentless love for His people.
Don’t think you can make it on Wednesday because you don’t want to miss dinner? No problem! Dinner will be available on Wednesdays here at RLC from 6:00 to 6:30 for a nominal price.
Your leaders for The Story Sessions are Linda Borgstrom, Lon Erickson, Sandra Raup, and Geri Skogen.
Books and materials for adults and children are available for minimal cost. If you have questions, please contact Mary Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pete Sherry, Director of LIFE Ministry, at email@example.com or at 651.487.7752 ext 201.
The Gospel of John
November 24 – December 15 – Held in North/South Lounge
The Gospel of John vividly comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text
John’s Gospel presents readers with a portrait of Jesus that is at once engaging and profound. By identifying Jesus as the light of the world and good shepherd, the Gospel gives readers accessible ways to begin thinking about who Jesus is, while inviting them to go deeper, so that readers continue growing in their understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to be related to God through him. The purpose of the Gospel is that people might have faith, and faith is a relationship of trust in God and Jesus Christ. People were created for relationship with God, and as the Gospel tells the story of Jesus in compelling ways it helps to bring people into that relationship, which is true life.
November 24 Week 1 John 1:1 – 6:1 “The Word was God & the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
December 1 Week 2 John 6:2 – 10:40 Miracles, signs, witnesses, opposition & belief.
December 8 Week 3 John 11:1 – 17:26 Conflict and Jesus last words to his followers.
December 15 Week 4 John 18:1 – 21:25 Jesus last days. Disciples see him resurrected.
September 29 – December 8 – Held in Room 43 (Led by Don Sandborg)
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