Adult Studies

Fall 2021

SUNDAY Adult Bible Study: Beauty, Building, and Re-Building
There can be no doubt that we are in a time of re-building in our families, friendships, and our fellowship at St. Peter.  But WHAT exactly is God calling us to build, and WHY?  This fall we will seek answers by exploring the themes of beauty and “building” in Scripture and Church history.  What can we learn for our lives from Abraham’s altars, Israel’s Temple, and early Christian patterns of worship?  What can we learn from the way Christians have approached architecture and the “places” where they lived, worked, worshiped and played?  Each week we will explore one big idea in Scripture and church history, so each week will be self-contained (no worries if you miss a week). 
When: Sundays, 9:00-9:50am | Starts on Sept 12 with a Prayer Walk!
Where: Church Fellowship Hall

TUESDAY Community Table: The Psalms
In this small group, we will learn the structure and theology of the Psalter as a whole; we will also look closely at key psalms on themes like blessing, praise, creation and sin, death, anger, and more. How do these psalms reveal God and order our prayers–and our lives? Each week, a short lesson from Eugene Peterson will help us find initial answers individually at home. Then we’ll discuss our musings as a group and Pastor Clark will supplement with insights from various theologians, including Martin Luther (did you know Luther had all 150 Psalms memorized and lectured on them extensively as an OT prof ?!)
When: Tuesdays, Sept 14-Nov 16 | Food: 6pm, Study: 6:45-8pm
Where: Church Fellowship Hall
Cost: $10 for Peterson book (church will cover if you can’t)
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FRIDAY Breakfast & the Bible with Pastor Borger – Sept-Nov
Breakfast and the Bible will be 2-3 Friday mornings in Sept-Nov. Breakfast will be at Peggs in downtown south bend 7:45-9:00am. If you are interested please sign up at church on Sunday morning or contact Pastor Borger: revborger@mac.com or cell 574-386-6401.

FRIDAY Night Bible Study – “Revelation: the Lamb of God”
The Book of Revelation offers profound insights into the reign of Christ, the Lamb of God, in our lives—if you can understand its many symbols!  Join us to explore the book with the help of a text from the Rev. Dr. Louis Brighton and other LCMS theologians and bible scholars as we support each other in the faith.
Time: 6:30pm Meal | 7-8:30pm Study and Group Discussion
Dates: Starts September 24th, then 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Where: Probably in homes of participants who want to host
Cost: $10 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email Mike Fonck at mfonck@comcast.net

SATURDAY Night Bible Study – “Matthew’s Gospel, Part 1”
The Gospel of Matthew proclaims the story of Jesus Christ with an eye toward his fulfillment of Old Testament law, prophecy, and kingship. Come explore the Gospel’s first thirteen chapters in-depth with a Lifelight study guide from Concordia as we build each other up in the faith.
Time: 7-8:30pm
Dates: Starts September 18th, then 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month
Where: Homes of participants who want to host
Cost: $13 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email John Schroeder at jschroeind@aol.com

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