Discovery Church Update

March 1, 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
  • Wednesday Activities
  • Praise, Update, and Prayer Potluck
  • ZoeCare Event -God, Mom, and Me Tea

This Sunday's Sermon and Song List

This week we start a three part series from Ephesians chapter 5 on the subject of marriage, gender and how we glorify God as men and women. Ephesians 5:15-17 says,"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is." I think we can all agree we live in evil days. Supreme Court justice candidates will refuse to define what a woman is. People can lose their jobs for refusing to refer to men as women or vice versa. And this is to say nothing of the continually shifting definition of marriage and family. It's no coincidence that Ephesians 5:17 gives way to Ephesians 5:22-33 where Paul calls believers to embrace God's design for marriage. Apparently, honoring marriage as God designed it is a key part to living in evil days for the glory of God. I am praying that this short series will not only encourage you to strive for excellent marriages but also honor and build up the marriages around you. I pray also that it will give us a fresh sense of gratitude for God's design and equip us to live as men and women who are made to glorify God.  

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

  • Leaning On The everlasting Arms
  • Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean
  • Grace Greater Than Our Sin
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  • O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

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

Adult Sunday School

This 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 April
  • COMING SOON- Women's Zoom Bible Study- Thursday nights starting in April
  • 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.

Wednesday Night Activities!

This week will be Discovery Zone. Next week will be small groups. If you are interested in joining a small group please contact the office to get connected with one.

Praise, Update, and Prayer Potluck

On March 3rd we will host a congregational meeting after church to share testimonies of praise, give a few church updates, and have a time of prayer. This is a time that people should feel free to share ways in which they really need prayer right now as well as encourage the body by sharing how the Lord is showing up in their lives. Simply bring a dish to share and we'll share testimonies and pray as we enjoy fellowship time together. 

ZoeCare Event!

Elder Meeting Minutes

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

Pastor Cory

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