House of Prayer 14045 Space Center Blvd • Houston, TX 77062 • 281.488.4439

Adult Sunday School- Sundays, 10:00-10:45 a.m., beginning on September 23
In this DVD course, Dr. Larry Hurtado, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of Christian origins, explores when, where, and why Christians first believed in the divinity of Jesus. Dr. Hurtado focuses especially on what early Christian “devotional practices,” such as prayer and worship, tell us about their beliefs. Contrary to many popular — and nearly all sensational — treatments of Christian history, Dr. Hurtado demonstrates that such beliefs and practices arose extraordinarily quickly; they were not the product of a decades-long evolution. Furthermore, they were embraced first by Jewish, not Gentile, believers. These are keys which any account of emerging Christianity must take seriously.



Fill My Cup- Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
High school youth are invited to join Lindsay Youngdahl at the Starbucks in Randall's (Space Center Blvd and Clear Lake City Blvd) for conversation, fellowship, and coffee.

Confirmation- Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. The Confirmation program is geared for those in 6-8th grades, and will be held on Sunday mornings in the youth center. This year we will be focusing on the Apostles' Creed, the New Testament, and Martin Luther. Bring your friends!
                         

Youth Sunday School
Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
The Sunday School program is open to those in 5th grade and younger, as we gather each week under the banner of "Getting Connected!"  Members and non-members, friends of the church or just guest for a Sunday...all are welcome to join us as we grow in faith and learn about Jesus.  We meet upstairs in Room 205.



Women's Bible Study-
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
This fall we will utilize a study by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni called Repentance. Our September session in "Time after time: Turning to God". "Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love."  With these words, the prophet Joel reminds us that repentance is nothing to be afraid of- for when we turn to God, we find grace.  What does it mean to (re)turn to God with all our hearts...and how do we do it?

Thursday Bible Study-
Thursdays, 10 a.m.- beginning September 20.
Our study this fall will focus on the Psalms.  Martin Luther had a real love for the Psalter, as he used it as his daily prayer book when he was a monk.  Luther said that the psalms could be divided into five groups:  prophesy, instruction, comfort, prayer, and thanks.  We will be looking at the psalms through the eyes of Martin Luther, but also through our own interpretations as to how the psalms are relevant to us today.



Book Club- 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
This month we are looking at the novel, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.  A synopsis:

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life--as she sees it--is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?