Discovery Church Update

May 10, 2024

In This Week's Update

  • Sunday's Sermon and Song List
  • Sunday School
  • Small Group Opportunities
  • New Church App
  • Hy-Vee Gift Cards
  • Living Free Jail Ministry
  • Adult Discipleship Night- 4 Weeks on Marriage
  • Graduation Sunday

This Sunday's Sermon and Song List

This week we jump back into Jesus' "Upper Room Discourse" in John 14:15-31. Jesus says these stunning words in v. 15, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." And, "boy am I in trouble" said every human heart. But, that's why we have verses 16-31. While the disciples are troubled by the prospect of being separated from Jesus and while present believers certainly struggle to be assured that they love the Lord as they should, Jesus speaks here to assure all His disciples (past, present and future) that He has provided all that we need to follow Him, obey Him, and spread His kingdom to the ends of the earth. Join us Sunday as we deny the world's claims on us and seek to be assured of the Lord's love and power at work in us!

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

  • Only King Forever
  • Build My Life
  • The Lord's Prayer (It's Yours)
  • I Will Rise
  • King Of Love

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

Adult Sunday School

Sunday we'll continue our Sunday School Class designed to walk us through the book of Exodus. If you don't like mirrors held up to the contents of your heart then Exodus can be an uncomfortable book. Ancient Israel continually forgot the goodness of God and longed to return to their chains in Egypt. And we can often be just like them. But, if you enjoy seeing the enduring faithfulness of God and His amazing grace on display then Exodus is a "can't miss" kind of story. As always, we'll make an extra effort to consider how Exodus points forward to Jesus Himself so that we don't forget the ultimate picture of God's faithfulness in the gospel! Join us Sunday morning at 9!

Did You Know About These Different Small Group Opportunities?

Here are all the study/fellowship opportunities currently available through our church:

  • Monday Evening Men's Group - 7:00PM at Dave Hofer's Home
  • Wednesday Night Discovery Zone and Small Groups 5:45PM
  • Women's Friday Afternoon Study at 1:00PM -Resumes in the fall.
  • Saturday Morning Men's Group- Please contact the office for dates, times, and locations.

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

Get Connected With Our New App

The new and free Church Center App allows our members and attenders to access a few handy features that will keep us all "in the loop".

Downloading the app on your smartphone allows you to access the church calendar of events and our directory. You can sign up for events or groups through the app as well.

While we encourage folks to save their giving for the worship service, as an act of worship, the app also has an electronic giving option in the event that you can't be in worship.

Church Center is provided by a service that is officially replacing Church Community Builder (CCB) so, it's important that you check your e-mail for an invitation to join Church Center so that you can view the directory and other features in the app. Your invitations were sent out in July. Be sure to check you spam or junk folder as the email came from Planning Center not the office. As always, reach out to the office if you have any questions. Thank you!

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 can purchase. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the church office. 

Living Free Jail Ministry

Every Thursday 2 volunteers from Discovery lead a group of incarcerated women through Stepping Into Freedom.

Each attendee receives a work book and a Bible.

Please be in prayer for our volunteers and the women they meet each week. May their hearts be open to receive the gospel.

If you would like to donate towards the cost of the workbooks or Bibles, you may put donations in with the offering, but please mark it as jail ministry. There are envelopes in the brown offering box located on the east wall by the sound booth if you are giving cash.

If you have any questions please contact Peg, Brenda, or the office.

Adult Discipleship Night:

4 Weeks on Marriage Concludes This Wednesday

All adults are invited to attend our four week class focused on marriage. The class concludes this Wednesday at 6:00PM. We will learn about and discuss:

  • Week 4: Children and Marriage

Childcare will be provided and everyone with an interest in building up their spouses and the marriages around you are encouraged to attend. This could also be a good way of getting to know other folks in the church if there are more people you'd like to meet and get connected with. There is no need to sign up and all are welcome!

Discovery Church Graduates!

Join us on May 12th as we celebrate our graduates, Hannah Dodge and Nathanael Van Gerpen. We will have a celebration for them during our Sunday Coffee Fellowship time (10:00am) before the service. You are also invited to attend their separate graduation parties as well. The information for their parties are located on the pictures above.

Elder Meeting Minutes

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

Pastor Cory

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