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Many educational opportunities are available for adults.  Bible studies and small groups meet at various times throughout the year which allow for discussion and relationship building.

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the church office.   Remember…There is always room for more!



Ladies Bible Study – break for summer

This group will meet from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Wednesdays in the Conference Room by the church office.

If interested in joining this group of ladies or if you have questions, please contact Paula Orthaus


Men’s Power Lunch – break for summer

The Men’s Lunch group meets Wednesdays during the school year.  All men are welcome to these gatherings that begin at 12:15 with lunch, followed by a study led by Pastor Kent and concluding with prayer. A donation of $5 is suggested for the lunch.



MomLIFE…Living In Faith Everyday: for moms of every season of their life! We will read short devotionals/bible study books independently, meet to discussion and then have fun socializing. Activities for each gathering will be decided upon by the group and will change on a regular basis…we are open to any idea you may have! Can’t make it every time- that’s ok! We will be happy to see you when you are able to join us. We will meet once a month on a Sunday evening (6-8pm).

Proverbs 31:25 – She is clothed with strength & dignity and She laughs without fear of the future.

  • June 24, 2018 1-4pm   Freezer Meal Prep with Megan Olson. Meet in the Great Hall.  Bring a friend!!!

LCOOR Book Club

Gather on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00am in the Youth Room for discussion of a book chosen the previous month.

  • June 28, 2018 – Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry
  • July 26, 2018 – A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park


Women of the ELCA

Gather Bible Study Summer 2018– Let Us Pray

Anna Madsen a freelance theologian and proud mama to daughter, Else, and son, Karl. She works with OMG: Center for Theological Conversation ( and enjoys seeing the occasional moose and bear in their woods.

Come for one or all sessions. Bring a friend and join in on this pastor led study and fellowship this summer!


June 12, 2018 at 9:30am   Session one: the paradoxes of prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-23)

Called to pray, but for what purpose? Can we persuade God with prayer? Do we actually encounter God in prayer? Is the practice of prayer intended for the sake of the one praying or for the One to whom we pray? The Bible references all of these scenarios; however, each comes with biblical, theological and practical questions. In this first session on prayer, we’ll investigate the paradoxical truths of this spiritual practice. Download here.

July 10, 2018 at 9:30am   Session two: the practices of prayer  (Psalm 19:14)

Jesus taught us how to pray by way of the Lord’s Prayer. But both in Scripture and in the Christian tradition, people of faith have developed a wide variety of ways to come before God. In this session, we’ll look at different ways to pray, what each might offer and how knowing an array of prayer styles can enrich our devotional life. Download here.

August 14, 2018 at 9:30am   Session three: the products of prayer (Romans 8:26-28)

It is indeed true that many results of prayer are intangible—and even impossible—to discern. But it is also true that prayer can demonstrably change the brain, reduce stress levels and, some studies say, appear to correlate to otherwise inexplicable healing in those for whom people have prayed. In the final session of this series, we will investigate the effects of prayer personally, communally and on the mission of the church.Download here.


Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Small groups, called circles, meet monthly in the morning or afternoon. Prayer, Bible Study and service program planning are part of each meeting.

For more information on the Women of the ELCA, visit their website.

Also from the Women of the ELCA is  Cafe.

Café is an on-line magazine for young adult women. It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today.

Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation.


The quilters will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Friday every month at 9am.  Knowing how to sew is not a necessity of being part of this group.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Come together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to make these shawls.  Completed prayer shawls, infant blankets and quilts are blessed on the last week of each month during worship services.

  • Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  This is a great place to learn!!
  • Do you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl? Shawls are given to our own members and others in the community. Call the church office for more information.