Small Groups Update for January 2016

One of the many blessings of being a part of First Lutheran Church is our wonderful worship, including sermons that challenge us to think about how we live a Christian life in this secular world. To help you “take the sermon home” and let it stir in your mind and heart beyond just the worship service, we have begun to develop sermon notes.

Sermon notes are meant to be used during worship to write down things you hear that surprise, shock, or otherwise strike a chord with you. Sermon notes are meant to be used at home, to think about what you heard during the sermon and what it means to you, in your life, right now. Sermon notes are meant to be used in small groups, to share your thoughts and to listen to others talk about how they heard the sermon and were moved by it. Maybe right now you aren’t in a small group. You can still use the notes to discuss the sermon with your family. Or, you might decide this is the time to join a small group because the use of sermon notes is an easy way to have a discussion without spending a lot of preparation time—though you do have to listen to the sermon.

Sermon notes are available from the ushers. If you aren’t always able to make it to worship, Sunday sermon recordings are available on our website, and the sermon notes will now be available too.

If you’re interested in starting a small group, or have questions about using sermon notes in your small group, contact me. I am happy to help.