Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. 

In A Man Named Martin – Part 3: The Movement


From Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, God was at work in the Reformation. Fierce debates over Scripture, church doctrine, and late medieval church practice led to theological positions articulating salvation as God’s grace in action, with man being left to add nothing to his own salvation. In A Man Named Martin – Part 3: The Movement, viewers will see how the Reformation transformed European society and, eventually, left a profound impression around the globe.

A Man Named Martin – Part 3: The Movement will show how the Reformation accelerated the transformation of a world already in flux. While armed conflicts, theological disputes, and heated controversies marked segments of society throughout medieval Europe, the march of the Reformation left its imprint on the face of culture and citizen alike. Everything from education, politics, science, theology, marriage, and the family-and even extending to one’s view of vocation and his relationship to God-came under the shaping and seminal influence of the Reformation.

European politics changed in that state-to-state relationships were increasingly governed by political concepts of state and not by notions of Christendom. Ultimately, the Reformation contributed a number of ideas that traveled across the Atlantic which, in turn, influenced our Republic via ideas of individual rights and representative democracy. According to Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, program host and Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, “The greatest thing about the Reformation are the solas: grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone, Scripture alone because, in reality, what it does is it establishes the worth of a human being before God in a way that can’t be done by people; it’s done by God in Jesus Christ.”

This study, of a short video followed by discussion, will be led by Michael Nelson beginning Sunday, August 13th during the Education hour (9:30 a.m.)

Tuesdays @ 11:30 a.m. (Beginnning September 5th)
Angels are everywhere, on TV. In the news.  We even decorate our homes and clothing with angels.

In truth, these amazing messengers are everywhere, but they are not the kind of angels we hang on our walls or read about in a news magazine.

Are angels real?  What do they look like?  What do they do?  Are there evil angels as well as good ones?  The best place to learn the truth about angels is in the book that always tells the truth – God’s Word.

Join Holly Nelson for these four sessions. We will take a careful look at what the Bible says about angels.  We’ll discover they are very real and play an important role in God’s plan.



Thursdays: @ 7:00 p.m. – Join Pastor Russ and Cecile Howen.

Beginning October 5, Cecile and I shall lead an eight week Bible study titled “The Odyssey of Saint Paul”, in Trinity’s Parish Hall which begins Thursday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m.  The individual sessions are titled:

     October 5 – “Young Saul”

October 12 – “The New Saul”

October 19 – “The First Missionary Journey”

October 26 – “Quarrels and The Second Missionary Journey”

November 2 – “The Second Missionary Journey and Greece”

November 9 – “The Third Missionary Journey”

November 16 – “Arrest and Imprisonment”

November 23 – No class, Thanksgiving Day

November 30  – “The Voyage to Rome”

The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier, the Russell H. Siebert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, will give a visual presentation, which will include Biblical material from the Book of Acts and Paul’s Letters, as well as geographical, archaeological and secular literary evidence to provide a fully dimensional portrait of Saint Paul, the man and his mission.

Pastor Russ and Cecile Howen will lead the class in additional Bible study, including areas for discussion as well as other helpful materials.Thursday

night Bible Study planned program:

Note:  All Bible Studies are in the Parish Hall unless otherwise noted.

Christ Care Groups – (meets in homes)
Leader: Varies

Two small groups, with a variety of goals, are active in this ministry.  Each group is under the direction of a small group leader who has received 40 hours of training.  Each group decides when and where to meet and how often.  Some concentrate on increasing their spiritual growth and Biblical knowledge, while others concentrate on providing spiritual support and fellowship.


Come study the book of Revelations Fridays at 9 am.  We meet at the home of Audrey Klienhans.




You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times


The 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s at 1 pm we are studying “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado.

This is a study of hope and help for those turbulent times.  This study follows the trials  of Joseph.  His life offers this lesson: in God’s hands intended evil becomes ultimate good.

This Bible study is also at the home of Audrey Klienhans  – please call 783-9082 for more information.