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Lord's Ladies Class

This is a class designed to provide study and fellowship for women of all ages as they experience their journey of faith through Jesus Christ.

 

 

The Lord's Ladies Class is in the middle of this study and we find it so helpful and inspiring. Come join us at any point!

Five Means of Grace

Experience God's Love the Wesleyan Way

 

Wesley showed us ways to reorder our lives through the “means of grace.”

John Wesley gave the Methodist movement (and all Christians in general) a discipleship pathway to follow. Wesley began with Three Simple Rules (or "General Rules"), and followed this instruction a year later with the Five Marks of a Methodist (or "Character of a Methodist"). Wesley observed the need for continuous renewal of relationships with God and others, so he established a recurring annual process for God's people to make One Faithful Promise: The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal. The study by Heath turns to the practices at the center of Wesley's understanding of spiritual growth: the means of grace.

This book/study guides readers through the five means of grace that John Wesley called "instituted," meaning these are spiritual practices in which Jesus himself participated and which he encouraged his followers to do. One of the beautiful aspects of Wesley's theology is that spiritual practices are seamlessly integrated with practices of loving our neighbors well. This is why Wesley said there is no holiness but social holiness. A life of genuine prayer inevitably leads to a life of hospitality, mercy, and justice.

Through this book/study we will consider how each of the five means of grace help us as communities of faith to pray more deeply and live more missionally as followers of Jesus Christ. These means are the ordinary channels that God uses to draw us into a fruitful relationship. These five means or channels are:

- Session 1: The Means of Grace Are Spiritual Practices
- Session 2: One--Prayer
- Session 3: Two--Searching the Scriptures
- Session 4: Three--The Lord's Supper
- Session 5: Four--Fasting
- Session 6: Five--Christian Conferencing

Author Rev. Dr. Elaine A. Heath is the Dean of Duke Divinity School, Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology, and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

 
 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

 

Jill Collins shared a Bible reading guide
that had been handed down
to her some time ago.
We all plan to test the plan in our readings in the future!


 

For Every 10 Chapters you should find:

 

1. A promise to claim

2. A warning to heed

   3. A command to obey

 

 

 

 


 

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

 

Between studies we met during the Sunday School hour
for breakfast at Denny's Restaurant. 

                     

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ina Dubberly's 90th Birthday Party

 

Ina had a blast and so did everyone else. Happy Birthday Ina!!!

 

 

 

L-R: Linda Gillespie, Earline Reese, Lou Bonett, & Ina Dubberly

 

 

Ina Dubberly and Lord's Ladies teacher, Joyce Slade

 

 

 

Lord's Ladies on the Go!

 

 

Lord's Ladies Class has been resetting and replenishing the Sanctuary
each week for YEARS now! This is a long term service to our church 
that we took on starting back in August 2012!

 

                      

 

                     

 

Cathy Stacks caught Ina Dubberly and Joyce Slade working
the Sanctuary on a hot and humid afternoon in July!
Some of us like to catch James Montgomery 
practicing on the organ while we add envelopes and visitor cards,
fold and place the church throws where they should be, 
refill the hand sanitizers,
and more. 

 

 

 

Caught being Patriotic by Cathy Stacks:
L-R: Kay Weathers, Jill Collins, and Juanita McBee

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Clockwise from 6 o'clock: Sue Martz, Carolyn Sanders, Jill Collins, Juanita McBee,
Lou Bonett, Peggy Collins, Kay Weathers, Ellen Miller, & Earline Reese.

 

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Juanita McBee is our top volunteer for just about anything -- a shy violet she is not! Behind the scenes people who manage to avoid pictures are: Jill Collins and Ellen Miller. 

 

Joyce Slade is ALWAYS available to do for just about anything, too!

 

 

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Togetherness.....

 

Lord's Ladies have occasional outings together. This year we are attending the Prestonwood Baptist Church's THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS! 

Lord's Ladies and friends attend Prestonwood Baptist presentation of The Gift of Christmas! Outstanding - Amazing - Breathtaking!

 

After we returned to Ennis that day in December, we all went to The Wildflower to eat a late lunch or early supper. We know how to have fun, too.

               

            The year before last we took the tour of homes in Waxahachie together. We took some of our friends along on this trip! Here we are below at one of the homes!

 

 

 

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