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The Deep Thinkers class meets at 8:30 AM
every Sunday morning in the Conference
Room. The book we are currently discussing is
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's
The Cost of Discipleship.   
One of the most important theologians
of the twentieth century illuminates the
relationship between ourselves and the
teachings of Jesus.  What can the call to
discipleship, the adherence to the word of


Quest Class meets at 10:00 AM Tuesday
mornings in Memorial Hall.  We are currently
studying the life of King David, as told in the
Book of 2nd Samuel.  Pastor Paul Arnold is
leading the study with Pastor Bill Dohle
of St. Paul Lutheran Church assisting.  
Discussions are lively and fun.  
Everyone is welcome, including those who are not able to be with us every week.
Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat?  What did
Jesus mean to say to us?  What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount,
Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the
dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace."  "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote,
"is the grace we bestow on ourselves ... grace without discipleship .... Costly grace is the
gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for,
the door at which a man must know ....  It is costly because it costs a man his life,
and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
                               
Anyone is welcome to join the group.
A new Bible study has begun meeting
in the home of Gordon and Andrea
Roskamp-Molina, located at 6512 N. Syler
Street, Peoria, IL.  The group plans to meet
at 6:30 PM Thursday evenings,
with Gordon leading our study.  
Currently the group is studying the Book
of Romans.  We are planning to do
about one chapter a week.  
All are welcome to participate.
If you plan to come, please bring a Bible.  Tasty snacks and warm fellowship will accompany
our learning.   Hope to see you there!