As a new year begins, wouldn't it be wonderful to devote more time to understanding the Holy Scriptures and our faith? Local small groups provide this opportunity and are always happy to welcome new members.
The benefits of these groups are countless. They often provide accountability and encouragement for learning more about the Church and the Bible, but even more than that, members find that their personal relationship with God is strengthened. Marla Habiger noted that one of the greatest benefits she has experienced is "hearing Him" in the "voices" of her her group members. How amazing is that?!
Here are a brief description of the groups currently meeting in Ellinwood:
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group: Tuesdays at 9 am, a group of parish women meet to focus on praying for the needs of its group members, the parish, and the community. This group often meets at The Gather as well, but in the last year they have also met at members' homes, the Girls Home in Great Bend, and the homes of local elderly parish members to offer prayer. During Lent, individual members select a day to fast while all other members pray for that individual and their intentions. For more information about this group, to share a prayer request, or to schedule a visit for a home-bound parishioner, contact Marla Habiger: (620)786-9625.
The Rosary at Woodhaven: Mary Tudor and Jenny Kasselman lead a weekly Rosary and prayer group at Woodhaven Care Center. They meet Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Including in their weekly meetings are prayer requests, the Gospel reading, and an offering of the Rosary for the unborn. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Jenny Kasselman: (620)566-7310.
Perhaps you would be interested in starting a prayer group or Bible Study of your own? Or you have a group that is currently meeting and would like to advertise for new members? Please send your contact information to the Parish office and one of our group organizers will be happy to assist you.