Reformation Walk, October 29th

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and protestants everywhere (and some Roman Catholics) are celebrating!  St. Paul Lutheran, our mother church, is putting on a fun and educational Reformation Walk at their facilities (1100 SE Sharon Dr.) on Sunday, October 29th from 2-5pm.  All are welcome!

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The Gate’s First Birthday Party

The Gate is celebrating one year of sharing the love of Jesus with the Ankeny Community.  To celebrate, we are throwing a party. When?  Sunday, September 10th. What is it?  We will have worship at 9:30am and then a FREE meal and games to follow (until 2pm) Where?  Ashland Ridge Elementary (where we worship) 2600 NW Ash Dr. Who?  All […]

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Rev. Carl Grulke and Lutheran Bible Translators

Rev. Carl Grulke will be joining us Sunday, August 27 to share about the mission of Lutheran Bible Translators and his future work in the country of Botswana in Southern Africa.  Come and join us at 8:45am for a special presentation and worship at 9:30am.  For more info on Lutheran Bible Translators, CLICK HERE.  You can contact pastor Carl at […]

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Back to Basics week 7: Tuesday

Read 1 Corinthians 5 Reflect and Discuss Why do you think Paul says not to associate with sexually immoral people who claim to be Christian? (What’s the danger in associating with them?) How do you reconcile Paul’s admonition to purge the evil person from the ranks of the church with Christ’s forgiving the woman caught in the act of adultery? […]

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Back to Basics week 7: monday

  Read Matthew 19:1-12 Reflect and Discuss Who unites a man and woman together in marriage? Was Jesus’ teaching on divorce and remarriage more or less stringent than that of the Pharisees? Pray Creator of all good things, teach us to value that which you have created and to honor that which you have blessed. Amen.

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Back to Basics Week 6: Saturday

Read Matthew 27:3-10 Reflect and Discuss – What is the only unforgiveable sin? – What do you think leads people to take their own life? – How can we help people who think suicide is the only way out? Pray: – Defender of the downtrodden, use us to help those who cannot see how this life is a gift and […]

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Back to Basics Week 6: Friday

Read Jeremiah 1:4-5 Reflect and Discuss – When did God know Jeremiah? – When does life begin? Pray: – Lord Jesus Christ, you experienced our life from conception to death to resurrected life everlasting. Give us an awe and appreciation for the miracle of life that we might see things through your eyes. Amen.

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Back to Basics Week 6: Thursday

Read Genesis 9:5-7 Reflect and Discuss – What does God allow for in this passage? – Why is the penalty for the taking of human life so severe? Pray: – Almighty Judge, keep us mindful to protect the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. Use us to defend the unborn, disables and aged to the glory of your holy […]

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