1. Financial Health
2. Read the Gospel of Matthew
Financial Peace University: Discovery Night
Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 pm
It has been a challenging year with inflation and rising interest rates. It will be especially hard for those of us carrying a balance on our credit cards from the Christmas Holidays.
Stresses like this are hard on all of us, but they are especially hard on families. Study after study has shown that when marriages fail, over 80% of couples list financial problems as the major cause. So, when I hear that over 70% of American families are living paycheck-to-paycheck, right now, that is a concern. It is no wonder people are stressed out by money. What is a wonder is that we put up with that stress!
Now, if you are one of the 70%, or you love someone who is in that group, then this course is for you. It can change everything, your money, your story, your life. At Financial Peace University, you can learn God’s ways of handling money.
You are invited to see what it is about for yourself on Thursday January 12th. Once you have had a chance to see it, then decide whether this might be just the thing for you or someone you love.
Read the Gospel of Matthew
Begins Sunday, January 1, 2023
Jesus has changed the world for all eternity. To quote another Gospel writer, “It is Good News of Great Joy for ALL the People.” (Luke 10:b). A survey from 2021 found that 11 percent of Americans read the Bible daily. Trends in reading habits over four years showed that the majority of Americans never read the Bible outside of worship. You are invited to be counter-cultural by reading the Gospel of Matthew weekly or daily; alone or with others. Some complimentary scripture is included to fill out the reading plan. Enjoy!
Weekly Readers: Attend Worship between January 1 – April 16 and you will hear a majority of the Gospel. This includes Special Lent Worships.
Daily Readers: Read all 1,071 verses of Matthew. This is done by enjoying all the Worship Readings, plus additional readings Monday – Friday. This starts on January 1 and is completed April 16.
Bible Study Options:
Wednesday Night Study, 6-7 PM in the Great Room. Each week will stand on its own. Come as often as you are able. Contact: Mollee Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Individual Study, Follow the daily reading plan. You choose time and place. There are Serendipity Bibles available in the St. Luke’s Library next to the Great Room. It provides questions and insights to deepen your study. Another alternative is to listen to it online, just 2 minutes a day: https://youtu.be/mgUWg3ZY_C8
Small Group Study, is one of the best ways to read the Bible. If interested, contact the office or Pastor Rob. The best days and times will be chosen by those interested. For those who are already in a Bible Study, please let the office know if you would like to open it to others. Questions contact Pastor Rob.
Contacts: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
952-881-5801 952-881-5801 ext. 103
Here’s the First Week: January 1-6 (No readings for Saturdays, or use it to catch up.)
Jan. 1 – Sunday Worship. Matthew 2:1-12
M: Jan. 2 – Matthew 1:1-17
T: Jan. 3 – Matthew 1:18-25
W: Jan. 4 – Matthew 2:13-15
Th: Jan. 5 – Matthew 2:16-18
F: Jan. 6 – Matthew 2:19-23