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(updated 08-25-23)  14As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have known sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that the person of God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17 NRSV 
                I have always had a mixed relationship with September. On the one hand was the shortening of daylight, the return to school and the perceived loss of summer freedom. On the other hand, was the invitation to a fresh start – a new beginning with fresh notebooks and books and pencils and crayons. That’s right, crayons. 
            I remember graduating from the 8 pack of Crayola’s to the 16 – up to the 24! I remember in 5th grade being seated beside a very pretty girl and being intimidated when she pulled a 64 pack of Crayola’s out of her bookbag! Seemed a bit too much then and I suppose even now. 
            As we prepare ourselves and our church family for the fall, I have an exciting invitation for you.  I want to invite you to join me on a journey through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. This journey will take us 34 weeks, so we need to start soon if we hope to finish before next summer!
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of each participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. 
           The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four-week overview of the entire Bible. 
            I will talk more about the structure and workload for this exciting study in worship over the next few weeks – please pray for this adventure and consider coming along. If there is sufficient interest, sessions will be offered at least one weekday, one evening and perhaps a weekend and on-line option. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the greatest book, the greatest love letter ever written!
Come and join us for worship at 9am Sunday morning for our Heritage worship service featuring special music and familiar hymns. It has been exciting to have our church family returning and worshipping together. If you can’t make it to church on Sunday morning, you can find us live on Facebook at around 9:20am each Sunday – you can go back and watch or rewatch these services anytime! We’ll save you a seat!
Serving Christ with You,   Pastor Bill Mudge