THE PENTECOST SEASON is a season of growth. Scripture readings direct us to live out our faith, which God grants to us, so that His name may be honored and the people He loved may be served with His goodness. Green paraments adorn our altar, lectern, pulpit and pastor to remind us to “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. II Peter 3:18
EVENING WORSHIP will be Saturday, July 20th, at 6:05 pm. All are welcome to come and join God’s people in worship, especially if Sunday must be a workday.
THE RESTORATION FUND CHALLENGE has been met. The remaining work to be done in our sanctuary will be to repair the plaster behind the altar and to paint it. There will be new lights installed to light the altar, as well. Work is being planned for the week of July 22 and July 28.
ELECTRONIC EARPHONES, are available for use to help hearing in the sanctuary. If you need help, please see an usher before the service begins.
WORSHIP DVDS are in the church office. People may borrow them to share with those who have not been able to be with us in church.
LERT NEWS: The Lutheran Early Response Team has not been activated in Wabaunsee County, but has been contacted about possible help needed in several parts of Kansas. Please pray that we may be the hands and feet of Christ to offer help and assistance as needed.
THEOLOGICAL STUDIES have been prepared by the Commission on Theology & Church Relations (CTCR) of our Synod.Current topics may be found at: http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=503
PLEASE PRAY: Talk to God with joy! Show Him gratitude as you come before His throne of mercy. Then ask God for wisdom and ability to encourage neighbors, friends and family to look to life in Christ as the only life worth living. Beg God for mercy to the lost, both at home and abroad. Pray for your home, your family, your church, your nation. Seek to love and serve Christ and your neighbor; Desire Christ’s blessings of life and salvation. Be grateful for growth in the fruits of the Spirit.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING: St. John is sending 11 high school youth to the event in Minneapolis. They leave Alma, early July 9, and return home July 15. We will send them with our prayers for growth in wisdom, grace, and faith with a recognition and commissioning in the worship service July 7th. Youth attending are Aaren Becker, Kylie Evans, Brayden Meseke, Kaytlyn Meseke, Jacob Meseke, Hannah Mumpower, Mayah Mumpower, Andy Parnell, Kaytlin Savage, Kinsey Stuewe, and Caden Yonke. Randy and Jenniefer Meseke, Pastor and Gayle Grimm, and Jennifer Mumpower are attending as leaders. We all thank you for your financial support through the past two years, and for your continued prayers as we travel, learn, and serve. You may watch the Mass Events online. (Google: “NYG mass events.”)
LUTHERAN WITNESS: is a monthly news magazine about Lutheran events and thinking published by our Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Subscriptions will be due again in August, so watch the bulletin for details and pricing.