We encourage both children and adults to spend time learning and growing in Christ. We offer Sunday School for children (ages 3 and up) and several different adult Bible Study options each Sunday morning, as well as other educational opportunities throughout the week. The current schedule is listed below. We have Women's studies, Men's studies and other small groups.
Until restrictions are lifted, all Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies are on hold. They will begin again as soon as possible.
Youth Sunday School (Ages 3 - Grade 8)
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the basement
The Sunday School lesson today focuses on “Solomon Builds the Temple.” Though God resided within the Old Testament temple, He was hidden behind the veil in the Most Holy Place. Jesus is the unveiled Most Holy Place, accessible to all, enfolding believers in the arms of His Word and Sacraments. Parents might ask, “What kinds of things would you have seen in Solomon’s temple? Where do we see Jesus today?”
Religions of the World -- Understanding Islam
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall
If we are to engage in dialogue and witness with our neighbors, we need to understand where they are coming from. With a growing Muslim population in Peoria, it is good for us to get a basic understanding of Islam so that we can have good dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. We will look at the history of Islam, its major teachings, and discuss the current challenges Islam poses.
Men's Bible Study
Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at Bob Evans on Allen Road
The Gospel according to St. Matthew: Join us as we read through Matthew’s Gospel (the foundation for this year’s Sunday Gospel readings). While there are arguments about how early it was written, the Church has always placed it at the front of the New Testament because of the emphasis on Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy.
Evening Study Group
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall -- On Hiatus until after Easter
Book of Isaiah - Perhaps the greatest of the “writing” prophets, Isaiah’s voice continues to speak to us with promise about the future, redemption, and the work of Christ. Join us as we do a “quick” read of the prophet and discuss God’s Word given to us through him.
Afternoon Bible Study
Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Judges: – Sure, you know about Gideon and Sampson – but what about Ehud, Jephthah, Elon, or Abdon? Join us as we read the book of Judges and are reminded again of how God is faithful even when His people are not.