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.


Lord's Ladies

(format for the next few weeks, as far as we know for now)



Sunday, August 9, 2020


Began our new study

Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple

Adam Hamilton



In-Person (5)


At the computer: Joyce Slade (teacher), left to right clockwise - Cathy Stacks, Jill Collins, & Ellen Miller.

Taking the picture:
Juanita McBee (pictured below)




Zoomers (7) 

Left to right - The five attending in Memorial Hall, Kay Weathers, Earline Reese (no video this week), 

 Sue Martz, Carole Elkin, Ina Dubberly,

Virginia Haynes and unidentified person!


August 2, 2020


9:00 a.m. Zoom class session in preparation for another meeting this same day. Class completed the book, The Walk (ironic title considering last week's walk!).


Overall summary of goals learned from this book by Adam Hamilton:

Worship, Study, Serve, Give and Share.............the chapters we have read. We were challenged to attempt to strive toward this plan:

  • Pray five times a day and worship weekly
  • Read five verses of the Bible daily and study the Bible in a small group
  • Practice five acts of intentional kindness a week and serve with others
  • Extend five acts of generosity toward others each month, and give generously to God through the church
  • Let others know you are a Christian and invite five people to church each year

It was suggested that we might need to start with lower goals, if necessary. The point is to do them all as much as possible.

Here are the ladies who made it to our early morning Zoom session this day!




July 26, 2020


Zoom would not let us in this day, so class had a "WALK" for the first time!


July 19, 2020



We are about to complete the book, The Walk!

Next we are planning to study a book we want to do AGAIN

--- Simon Peter, by Adam Hamilton.

Most people have their books at home, but books are available!




July 12, 2020



This sharing chapter of Adam Hamilton's The Walk has been helpful in learning more
about how we can make our WALK even better!!


July 5, 2020



Lost the picture this week due to Internet glitch
before picture was saved,
but we were together studying, talking, sharing........
next best thing to being there in person!



June 28, 2020


Lord's Ladies met on Zoom. 
They are continuing the study of
Adam Hamilton's, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life!

Class completed Chapter 4: Give



June 21, 2020

Lord's Ladies met on Zoom minus a few who had Father's Day activities!
They are continuing the study of
Adam Hamilton's, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life!

Class discussed Chapter 4: Give


June 14, 2020


Lord's Ladies met on Zoom met again as a class!
They are continuing the study of
Adam Hamilton's, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life!

Completing Chapter 3


June 7, 2020


Lord's Ladies met on Zoom for the first time as a class!
They are continuing the study of
Adam Hamilton's, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life!

Chapter 3



May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday


First face-to-face Sunday School session since all this began in the middle of March 2020!

Class met in Cathy Stack's backyard
-- social distancing and masks were used as felt necessary!
GREAT class session!

Plans are to use Zoom for next week's lesson!

Studying Adam Hamilton's The Walk, chapter 3 - Serve: Here I Am Lord, Send Me!





Stay Home Sunday School

Lord's Ladies


During this time apart, the Lord's Ladies are having varied studies.
At this time, all communications are via email - the one form of technology all members did have!

Thank you, Lord!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Gospel of John
Bible Study
Chapter 21
1. What is another name for the Sea of Tiberius?
2. From a reading of Gospel of Matthew Chapter 4, verses 18-22, why does it seem natural that some of the disciples were at the Sea of Tiberius fishing? See the first 3 verses of the Gospel of John Chapter 21.
3. What does Didymus mean and why was it used when Thomas is named?
(See the Gospel of John Chapter 11, verse 16; the Gospel of John Chapter 20, verse 24; and the Gospel of John Chapter 21, verse 2)

FYI: A team of four of the Lord's Ladies will be meeting on Monday via ZOOM to discuss and plan how to finish our book, The Walk, and how we will proceed for the next several months. You will all be invited to help in the final decision of when and how and where we will be meeting!
We want to make EVERYONE happy (if possible) and comfortable! So we will get back to you soon with plans to consider!
If one of you has a great idea that you would like to share, please feel free to do so! Talk to you later!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2020


Gospel of John 20
No Questions this Sunday - Scripture Only
Just Read and Enjoy
Read the following verses. Please realize that when we are believers and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and his resurrection, we too will rise from the dead to eternal life. There is no question to answer here - just read and enjoy the truth of eternal life.
Gospel of John 11:25-26
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
Romans 8:11
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
1 Corinthians 6:14
By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
2 Corinthians 5:1-4
1 Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Colossians 3:16-17 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Gospel of John Chapter 20


1. Summarize Jesus’ message to the disciples from his two appearances to them after his resurrection in this Chapter of the Gospel of John.

  • Verses 19, 21, 26: Peace be with you
  • Verse 20: It’s me
  • Verse 21: As the Father has sent me, I am sending you
  • Verse 22: Receive the Holy Spirit
  • Verse 23: If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven
  • Verse 26: Peace be with you
  • Verse 27: Stop doubting and believe (Thomas)
  • Verse 29: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed

2. Jesus told his disciples at least nine times (see Matt 16:21; Matt 17:22; Matt 20:17-19; Mark 8:31; Mark 9:9; Mark 9:31-32; Mark 10:33-34; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:31-34) that he would rise from the dead. Why then do you think it was so hard for them to believe or understand that he was going to be raised from death into life?


3. Rewrite verses 30 and 31 of the Gospel of John in your own words.


Sunday, May 3, 2020
God, We thank you for your continuing presence with us in spite of the seeming chaos going on around us. Help us to recognize your love and care that is with us always. We ask your healing power to be with all those in need of you in special ways; those who are ill and those who are caring for those who are ill as well as all of us dealing with the unusual circumstances around us. We also ask you to help us to continue to recognize ways of reaching out to others as we continue the social distancing necessary at this time. We especially ask your guidance to continue to be with all the decision makers in our community, state, nation and world. We thank you for answered prayer and for always being there for us.
In the name of Christ, Amen (-Joyce Slade)

Gospel of John Chapter 20


1. Why do you think Jesus showed the disciples his hands and his side as provided in verse 20 of the Gospel of John 20?
2. Why did Thomas not believe the other disciples?
3. Read Acts 2:36-39, 10:39-43; and 13:38-40. What do you think was the disciples understanding of Jesus telling them “If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven." in verse 23 of the Gospel of John?


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Gospel of John Chapter 20

1. Why do you think Mary stayed at the tomb when Peter and John left, and why do you think she looked back into the tomb (Gospel of John vs 10-11)?
2. Verse 8 of the Gospel of John says John “saw and believed.” What do you think it was that he believed?
3. What facts about Jesus’ in his resurrected body does this chapter of the Gospel of John tell us?

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Gospel of John Chapter 20

PPT - Chapter 20 PowerPoint Presentation, free download - ID:1961189
1. What is it that Mary did not understand from a reading of verses 2 and 13 of the Gospel of John?
2. What were the two messages Mary delivered that day to the disciples from this Chapter of the Gospel of John? How were the messages received by the disciples?
3. Describe the mindset of Mary Magdalene at the following points in her day:
  • When she was on her way to the tomb before sunrise (John 20:1)Mindset:
  • After she arrived at the tomb and saw the stone rolled away (John 20:1)Mindset:
  • On her way to tell Peter and John (John 20:2)Mindset:
  • After Peter and John left as she stood outside the tomb weeping (John 20:11)Mindset:
  • After the angels spoke to her (John 20:13)Mindset:
  • When she saw the “gardener” (John 20:15)Mindset:
  • When she recognized Jesus (John 20:16)Mindset:
  • When she told the disciples she saw Jesus (John 20:18)Mindset:


Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

1. Please read John 20 in your Bible or from this link (John 20:1-30)
2. Please find the answers to the questions below the scripture using your Bible
3. Next Friday, the answers will be sent to you via email
4. Next Saturday, you will receive the Sunday, April 19th questions on this same reading


Sunday, April 12, 2020



1. Who rolled away the stone from the tomb’s entrance according to Matthew Chapter 28?


2. What does the Chapter 16 of the Gospel of Mark tell us about the “we” in verse two of the Gospel of John and why Mary went to the tomb?


3. Describe the reaction of the women to seeing the angels from the following verses:

  • Matt 28:8 
  • Mark 16:5-8 
  • Luke 24:5 


March 29, 2020 & April 5, 2020

Study of Proverbs

Click HERE for the Study Information about Proverbs! 



March 22, 2020



The Lord's Ladies Class went on the entire Tour of Homes
held in Ennis this year on December 8th!
Here those present are lounging on the front porch
of the Culpepper House or
historically known as the Barkley House!

After the tours, the class went to Bella's for dinner together. Fun was had by all!




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





Ina Dubberly Celebrates Becoming 91 
August 3, 2019



The Lord's Ladies Class has a very talented class member
who makes handmade cards of all kinds - Lou Bonett! 
Lou made this card for us to individually sign
and present to Ina for this birthday!




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


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



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!






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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