Looking to go deeper into scripture and enjoy some good company at the same time? Come and join us for a Bible study.
-Women’s Bible Study: Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am in the Church Library
-Men’s Breakfast Bible Study: Thursday mornings from 7-8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall
The American Lutheran Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8pm in the Fireside Room. A few of the books that have been discussed include: The Shack, The Help, & Same Kind of Different As Me.
At American Lutheran Church, an opportunity for fellowship and Bible study is offered to the women of the church through the Peace Circle on the third Tuesday of the month from Noon-1pm. Peace Circle, is a self-selected cluster of members who bond together in Christian love, who help to bear each other’s burden, while sharing Bible studies, opportunities for food, fellowship, social activities, and community service. A study lesson of the month is provided through the use of the Gather Magazine, WELCA’s official magazine. We have no formal WELCA meeting, but do the business of the women’s group during circle. We organize the food and craft sale in the fall, with proceeds going to missions. We meet in the Spring and Fall with other WELCA groups in northeast SD and learn what they are doing and what new projects are needed. The school bags the members fill are sent through the national WELCA group to needed areas. All are welcome to join us when you can, or if interested in another time, let us know.
The Altar Guild is a group of members who take care of anything associated with the altar and chancel area. Duties include setting up (and cleaning up after) communion, changing and taking care of the paraments (colored altar cloths) for each season of the church year, and taking care of the alter needs and chancel area. At this time, we would like to have 24 members (2 for each month), in which you sign-up for one month a year. If interested, please contact Peg Dohrer or Karla Wellnitz for more information.
Prayer shawls are provided to people suffering from a long-term illness, surgery, or death of family member. Yarn is provided to all who crochet and knit and would like to serve in this way. Crocheters and knitters are encouraged to pray for the recipient of the shawl. The quilters have also donated a few quilted shawls. Open to all crafters. Janelle Kelly is in charge.
Love in Action
Every seven months, a group of congregation families are able to serve in different capacities including greeting on Sunday morning, reading scripture lessons, usher, serve communion, as well as serving for funerals and others events slated for the month. Typically a few weeks before your group’s month to serve, a Love in Action meeting will be held during Sunday morning Coffee Fellowship to allow time to visit and sign-up on a convenient date for your family to help serve.