No Sunday School classed March 11 due to Spring Break.
Maundy Thursday Service – March 29, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., fellowship hall. Pot Luck Dinner and worship service
Good Friday Service – March 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m., sanctuary
Easter Sunrise Service – April 1, 2018, 6:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the church, followed by a light breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.
Easter Morning Worship is at 9:30 a.m., sanctuary
The community is invited to join us in the Resurrection of Our Lord.
There is a local organization AIRA – Ames Interfaith Refugee Alliance. This is an interfaith and community organization to encourage Ames to be a welcoming community for refugees. They focus on networking with service providers, address community concerns, contact national leaders about funds, and hope in the future to sponsor refugees to come to Ames. Melody F. receives updates from this committee. Anyone who has questions or interest in learning more about this group, please contact Melody Franje.
The Simple Preacher Blog – Pastor Kelly Vander Woude is currently doing a study on the Psalms in his weekly blog called The Simple Preacher. You are invited to visit the blog each week or sign up on his blog page to receive an email update every time there is a new post. There will also be a paper copy each week on the back table of the latest blog.
All are welcome to participate in any of our small group opportunities. If you would like to join us or are interested in learning more about one of these groups please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our small groups are on Summer break. Check back in the Fall for additional small group opportunities.
- UFO small group will meets once a month. You are invited to bring your unfinished objects and join us for food, fellowship and devotions.
- 5:59ers –Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 5:59 p.m. in the fellowship hall. They are taking a “fresh look at Genesis” via Rev. John Timmer’s book, Like Sand, Like Stars. Come join us as we hope to gain a new appreciation for God’s earliest dealings with the creation that sprang to life at God’s decree.
- Wednesday Night Small Group – This group meets at the Sterenberg home on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for a time of fellowship and discussion based on various Bible studies. For more information contact Jane Sterenberg. All are invited to join us.
- Roots – The first Wednesday of each month the youth will serve at Bickford Assisted Living at 6:30 p.m. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays will include Bible study and fun activities at the church from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- Women’s Bible Study – The women of the church are invited to join us for a Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Christina Helfer’s home. Fellowship from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. study starts at 7:30 p.m. We will be studying the book of Psalms followed by discussion.
- Young Builder’s Club – This program meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Young Builders Club is for children Kindergarten thru 5th grades. During our Young Builders Club we will begin with a Bible lesson, then an activity, and end with a snack. Come join us for a great time! If you have any questions please email Jeff and Kristy Kopaska.
Areopagus College Student Ministries
- You can contact Tyler Helfers – Areopagus Director at email@example.com
- Covenant and Calling: A Missional Study of Deuteronomy— In Deuteronomy, God reminds his people of their relationship with him and calling in the world. We will examine both the historical and ongoing significance of this book as we seek to live on mission in the world today. Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union room 3517.
- Grad Student Dinner Discussions— Are you a graduate student? Join us once a month for a home-cooked meal and discussion at Tyler and Christina Helfers’ house. We will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the following Sundays: March 18, and April 8.
- Food at First— Join other students and members of TCRC as we prepare and serve a meal for the community on the 1st and 2nd Fridays of each month. Meets at First Christian Church (611 Clark Ave.) beginning at 3:30 p.m. for prepping and 5:30 p.m. for serving.
ALTI (Areopagus Leadership Training Initiative)— A multi-faceted program for ISU students to help prepare them to serve as leaders in the church, community, and in their given vocations. Engage in biblical-theological study; learn from pastors, professors, and civic leaders; and gain experience through practical modules throughout the semester. Those who participate are eligible for $500 scholarships. Currently taking applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Areopagus Spring Lecture–This year’s lecture, entitled “Creation/Vocation,” will be on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. Morrill Hall Room 2019, and will feature Dr. Craig Bartholomew. Dr. Bartholomew is the Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics at Tyndale House (Cambridge), and the author of numerous books, including Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction and Beyond the Modern Age: An Archeology of Contemporary Culture (co-authored with Bob Goudzwaard).
Scripture Preview –
March 11, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Mark 14:1-11
March 18, 2018
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Mark 14:32-5
Children and Worship – Children and Worship is a program developed for children to worship God in their own worship center and see and hear Bible stories with visuals that they can then use themselves. The time we spend in the worship center is a time of worship, not a social time or play time. At Trinity we use this program for worship with children ages three through second grade. Children and Worship meets during our worship service. Our children experience worship in the same order as in the sanctuary: we approach God in reverence, hear His Word proclaimed, respond in praise, and go forth in peace and love to serve in God’s name. Bible stories are presented using wooden figures and felt pieces that allow children to see as well as to hear the Word of God.
Our youth and adult Sunday School classes are at 11:00 a.m.
Our youth, pre-kindergarten through 8th grades, are studying the Dwell curriculum. It is designed to awaken the ongoing story of God.
High School Students – The topic of the high school Sunday School class for 2017-18 is “Jesus in the Gospels.” The high school Sunday School class has a four-year curriculum. Future topics will be: “Acts and Epistles” (2018-2019), “What We Believe and How We Live” (2019-2020), and “The Old Testament” (2020-21).
The adult Sunday School class is working through understanding our own gifts, talents, and passions. We are discussing why that is important to understand and how we are to serve God and others with these gifts. The curriculum is coming from numerous different studies, but all of it is framed around our understanding of Scripture and God’s calling for us to see the beauty of the many different parts of the same body and how we are to serve each other with the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we have received.