Continuing with my goal of reviewing words heard during worship, I asked my kids: What is an epistle in the Bible? During church, we have an Epistle reading, but what does that mean?
A: The Epistles of the Bible are the 21 books in the New Testament that were written as letters to churches or individuals by the Apostles and other church leaders. A formal “letter” of instruction would be a good way to describe “epistle.” Thirteen of the Epistles were written by the Apostle Paul, three by the Apostle John, two by the Apostle Peter, and one each by James and Jude. Wait… that only adds up to 20. The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews is unknown.
Well, that wasn’t the answer I was given by either of the kids. I knew the Epistles were letters written by the Apostles, but I wouldn’t have known how many without looking it up.
Are you ready to put winter behind you and get ready for summer camp? SUGAR CREEK BIBLE CAMP registration is now open! Don’t delay registering your child for camp so that the dates don’t fill up. RLC has funds set aside to assist in sending our youth to Bible camps. I’d love to see the youth from our congregation go to camp this summer! Visit http://wp.sugarcreekbiblecamp.org/ or call 608-734-3113 or email [email protected] for information on elementary programs through high school programs, family camp, youth retreats, and more. Bible study, campfires, swimming, crafts, village games, horseback riding, creek stomping, challenge course, pool parties, hiking, mountain biking, and nature time are just some of the things you’ll enjoy. There are specialized camps, such as JAM Camp (music), Farm Camp, and Horse Camp. Sugar Creek Bible Camp is located south of La Crosse, near Ferryville, WI.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FEBRUARY 24th – CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECT
The annual youth pancake breakfast will be Sunday, February 24th, 2019, following the worship service. Please join us for a delicious, hot breakfast to raise funds for the trip to the LCMC Regional Youth Event in Warrens, WI, on March 1-3, 2019, and other Youth Group events.
Boy Scout Sunday is Sunday, February 10th, 2019. The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week. We welcome Boy Scouts of all ages to wear their uniform!
The Second-grade class will do their memory builders on February 10th at the 9:00 AM church service. They will be reciting the Ten Commandments. After they recite their memory work, they will sit together as a class for the remainder of the worship service. Pews will be reserved for them. Letters will be mailed out to parents and students with details.
The Third-grade class will recite the Apostles Creed on February 24th at the 9:00 AM church service. They will sit together as a class for the worship service in reserved pews. Letters will be mailed out with more information.
The Fifth and Sixth grade classes are making valentines for the Good Shepherd Nursing Home residents and Bremmer Suites residents. Remember to share God’s love with someone! “Love each other with genuine affection.” Romans 12:10
Please keep collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Our 4th graders will tour the Ronald McDonald House in April and are really excited! Please help us support this worthy project by bringing in your pop tabs to the family education area.
Thank you to the P3, P4 and Kindergarten classes for sharing their memory work of the Lord’s Prayer in January. It is wonderful to hear them recite this important prayer!
Memory Builders Dates:
Feb. 10th: 2nd Graders
Feb. 24th: 3rd Graders
The Apostle’s Creed
March 10th: 5th and 6th Graders
Books of Old/New Testament
March 24th: 4th Graders
April 28th: 1st Graders
Please practice the memory work at home and have your child attend the memory builder dates. This is a class effort and is easiest when the whole class shows up. Remember: Strength in numbers!!
Have a fabulous and, hopefully warm, February.
God bless you,
Family Education Director
Cell #: 507-858-5968