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Upcoming
October
4
2020

The vineyard is frequently used in Scripture to denote a special place in God’s creation. To have a vineyard and enjoy its fruit is a blessing. When the prophet Isaiah speaks of the goodness of the Lord, he says that God’s favored people “shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit” (Isaiah 65:21). Vineyards were planted with a fruitful harvest in mind. We are the Lord’s planting, and we eagerly await our harvest home.



Clergy Appreciation Month

Month of
October
2020

Clergy appreciation emphasis is in October but we also want to encourage you to celebrate, honor and affirm your pastor all year long. Often pastors and their families feel isolated and burnt out and often wonder if what they are doing is making a difference. Take time to appreciate our ministerial staff (Pastor Ray and Family Life Minister Curtis). .



Reformation Celebrations

Upcoming
October
25
2020

On October 25th we will celebrate the Reformation with a congregational picnic, live action drama, Lutheran trivia, pumpkin carving, and fellowship. The conclusion of the first act of our two act play will signal the start of the picnic at 2:00pm. For more information see a member of the Fellowship board or Family Life Minister Curtis.

The Reformation commemorates the rescue of the Gospel (Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone) from a corrupt medieval church. The catalyst for the reformation was the Oct 31, 1517 posting on the door of the Wittenberg Church a disputation protesting clerical abuses and the sale of forgiveness.



Hurricane Sally

Posted
September
18
2020


The damage to Pensacola from Hurricane Sally is worse than expected.

Immanuel Lutheran Pensacola's buildings is said to have significant storm damage. Picture above is Pastor Blankshaen with Pastor Ray in Pensacola after initial supplies were delivered. Pastor Blankshaen's home had 14" of water in it.

We are taking up a special offering on Sunday for our fellow LCMS Pensacola churches who suffered damages so that they may continue minister to their members and their community.

We are adding a special Hurricane Sally option through online giving at: http://www.gslcshalimar.org/give

You are also welcome to come by the church office to drop off a contribution.

Thank you for your prayers and support for those affected by Hurricane Sally.



Altar Flowers

Upcoming
October
4
2020

Flowers are given to the glory of God by Diane Beck in celebration of her Mom's Birthday.



Red Letter Challenge

Dated
September
14
2020

The Red Letter Challenge is to help us live more like Jesus. Sadly, when people think of Jesus-followers it is a far cry from who Jesus actually is. After all that Jesus has done for us, we are not content with the picture and representation that we are sharing. We want represent the true story and change misperceptions of who Jesus is.

So, we are going back to Christ’s words. Those red letters in your Bible. It turns out Jesus had a lot to say to His followers about what we are called to do and how we are called to live.

We will examine Christ’s literal words and have practical daily challenges based on those words. We will have targets to shoot for to help us measure how we are practically following after Christ. We want to be the best Jesus followers that we can be not out of obligation, but out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for us! For more information email: Pastor Ray.



Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
October
6
2020

What is the dark secret that’s killing marriages all over the U.S.? Join us as Dr. Doug Weiss, a licensed psychologist, discusses this rapidly growing problem during “Intimacy Anorexia” this week at Lifetree Café.



Stewardship

Upcoming
October
4
2020

Matthew 21:43 - “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.

The Pharisees were not bearing fruit. Though they were faithful to the letter of the Law in keeping the Sabbath, tithing, and all the rest: they neglected the heart of God’s will. The grace of God belongs at the center. Our giving and all our other good works flow forth from receiving God’s grace and living in that grace on a daily basis.



Children Sunday School

Upcoming
October
4
2020

Gideon’s amazing victory over the enemies of God’s people recorded in Judges 6-7 was the subject of today’s Sunday School lesson. Christ, the light of the world, overcomes the darkness of sin, death, and the devil, even as God overcame Israel’s enemy while the light streamed from the lamps of Gideon’s men. Discuss with your children, “What do you think was the most amazing part of Gideon’s victory? Why is it important that Jesus won the victory over sin and death?”



Life Quotes

Upcoming
October
4
2020

“Whenever I read Scripture that talks about how much God loves each of us, that He has created us, and that He wants us to share His love, I am always struck by the lack of qualifiers. I do not see where God makes distinctions about who He loves and calls into His family. He loves and calls all—each and every one of us.” Mona Fuerstenau, Bethesda Lutheran Communities - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org



Youth Jr

Upcoming
October
4
2020

Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids.

1st and 3rd Sundays
Noon




Youth Group

Upcoming
October
4
2020

Our goal with Youth Group is to nurture discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary.

We are working on the Reformation Drama and perhaps a craft, time permitting.

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



American Heritage Girls (Meeting)

Upcoming
October
7
2020

American Heritage Girls Troop 1517

Meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 PM

Our theme for this 2020-2021 Program Year is CHOSEN.

"I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Lord. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common." - 1Cor 1:10 (The Message)

For more information email: Laura Nimmo.



Confirmation

Upcoming
October
1
2020

Confirmation is a lifelong Christian education and relational experience, within the congregation, that began when you came to faith in Jesus Christ.

Unit Bible Basics
Goal: With the help of the Holy Spirit, students will approach scripture with a set of principles that will better enable them to experience a relationship of Jesus Christ.

Bible 2 - Principles
Lesson Objective: Given Scripture references TLSB, SC, and class discussion, students will...
1. know how to find Scripture passages by demonstration.

2. know the purpose of the Bible.

3. know the Lutheran understand of Law and Gospel.



This Week at Church 20 Sept

Week of
September
20
2020

Sunday   9/20
   Traditional Service with Communion   8:00 AM
   Sunday School 9:30 AM
   Contemporary Service   10:45 AM
   Youth Jr. 12:00 Noon
   Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
   Lawn Team #2 (Humphrey & Philpott) This Week
Monday   9/21
   
Tuesday   9/22
   LifeTree 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9/23
   Quilting 9:30 AM
Thursday 9/24
   Confirmation 5:00 PM
Friday   9/25
   
Saturday 9/26
   Praise Band 8:00 AM
Sunday   9/27
   Traditional Service   8:00 AM
   Sunday School   9:30 AM
   Contemporary Service with Communion   10:45 AM
   Puppet Practice 12:00 Noon
   Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
   Lawn Team #3 (Haggerty & Haag) Week of 9/27



This Week at Church 13 Sept

Week of
September
13
2020

Sunday 9/13
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    10:00 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM

Monday 9/4
    
Tuesday 9/15
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM

Wednesday 9/16
    Quilting    9:00 AM

Thursday 9/17
Confirmation 5:00 PM


Friday 9/18

Saturday 9/19

Sunday 9/20
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    10:00 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
Youth Jr    Noon
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM