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Upcoming
August
Sunday
1
2021

Bread, in one form or another, is a diet staple in most every culture. Though today we can be overwhelmed at the grocery store with countless types and styles, even in its simplest form, bread continues to sustain stomachs in a variety of ways. Bread, or the simplest form of manna, is what the Lord would use to sustain His people in the wilderness, and the image of bread is what He would use to help people understand the greater gift He came to give in His own Son. Yet, more than sustaining a diet for this body and life, Jesus, the bread of life, has come to serve us salvation, sustain our souls, and feed us with His forgiveness.

Back To School

August
Sunday
29
2021


The Human Care Board is collecting school supplies for Kenwood Elementary and Opportunity Place. A supply list is available in the Narthex. We will take care of delivering them to the schools! If you don’t feel like shopping, donations are gladly accepted and we will do the shopping for you. Please for more information contact: Jean, 850-217-1932

Adult Sunday School (Out of Nothing)

August
Sunday
1
2021
9:30 AM

New Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study. Out of Nothing: The Word, Creation and Faith. In Person or Live Stream. This Lutheran Hour Ministries study, hosted by Pastor Ray, examines Scripture, considers the geologic record, and evaluates prevailing theories of evolution - from Darwin's earliest schema to contemporary scientific statements on the matter - to show how God's creation and Justification through faith in Jesus Christ are intimately connected. For more information contact Pastor Ray.

Sunday School (Corinthians)

Upcoming
July
Sunday
25
2021
9:30 AM

There are many similarities with the culture of Paul's time and our own. Paul wrote words of encouragement for us to hold fast to the salvation found only in Christ over which reason and wisdom stumbles. Family Life Minister Curtis


Sunday School (End Times)

Range
May
-
July

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - End Times. In Person or Live Stream. In contrast to the interests of American evangelicals, this Bible study does not even begin with the end times. It begins with the personal end that each person faces - death. Lutherans have traditionally started their study of the second coming of Christ, His final judgment, and heaven and hell with the topic of death because until Christ returns, that’s how we will enter the end times. This represents a different approach from most Christian teaching. Instead of waiting for the coming reign of Christ, Lutherans focus on living in Christ now through the Holy Spirit’s work. For more information contact Pastor Ray

Past Sessions:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Session 6

12/7/2021 8:12:39 AM

Children's Sunday School

Upcoming
August
Sunday
1
2021
9:30 AM

Historically attendance for Sunday School in the Summer is low. However, our hope is not lost, for our hope is in Christ. Efforts on restarting Children's Sunday School are now aimed at September where it is traditional to hold a Rally Day to raise awareness to be in the Word of God. For more information contact Family Life Minister Curtis.

Midweek Bible Study

Upcoming
July
Wednesday
21
2021
10:00 AM


The Book of Acts.

This week: Chapter 14.

The preaching of salvation through Jesus “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). Saint Luke continues the story of Jesus’ work in and through the apostles and other disciples. The Book of Acts records the Church in mission to reach the ends of the earth with the promise of forgiveness and everlasting life in Christ -a mission that continues today.

Links to previous sessions are online at www.shalimar.church, select option Sermons then Adult Studies.




Stewardship

Upcoming
July
Sunday
25
2021

Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. . .” We often shortchange God by failing to remember what Paul says here: God can do far more than what we can think or ask. His power, and His love, are without bound and without measure. So why do we fear to follow His word? Isn’t it in fact fear that keeps us back from a life of joyous generosity and open-handedness? But God is able to do far more abundantly! So let us not be afraid to take the Lord at his Word and live according to it.

Lutherans For Life (Life Quote)

Upcoming
August
Sunday
1
2021

“Your Heavenly Father loves you in spite of your many failings. The Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is now interceding on your behalf at the throne of God every time you stumble and fall. The Holy Spirit of the blessed Trinity is at your side convicting you of your sin but then also assuring you that every last one of your sins has been totally forgiven. He, the Spirit, then also plants deep into your heart God’s gift of faith and hope.” Rev. Dr. Wallace Schulz, The Lutheran Hour – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org

Youth Group

Upcoming
July
Sunday
25
2021
6:00 PM

Nurturing discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary.

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For more information contact Family Life Minister Curtis

Youth Jr

Upcoming
August
Sunday
1
2021
12:00 PM


Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids. Another activity is planned to connect our with God and each other. To connect our God give faith with our actions. For more information contact Curtis.

American Heritage Girls

July
Sunday
18
2021

It's time to LIVE FREE!

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."

- 2Corinthians 3:17

This Program Year AHG is diving into the Theme, LIVE FREE.

Our relationship with Christ allows us to wear different lenses and see things through His eyes. We know that His grace frees us from many things that try to trap us in life. We are free from worry, doubt, and fear because our rest is in Christ. We are free from allowing circumstances to defeat us, knowing God can use them to growing our character. We are free to live a Compassionate, Helpful, Honest, Loyal, Perseverant, Pure, Resourceful, Respectful, Responsible, and Reverent life in Christ! Join us!

For more information contact Laura Nimmo

Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
July
Tuesday
27
2021
7:00 PM

What do you do when life seems completely unfair? Join us as we discuss this and try to understand how to cope when life seems unfair during “Where’s the Justice?” next week at Lifetree Café. Schedule of Lifetree Episodes

Altar Flowers

July
Sunday
25
2021


Given this week to the glory of God by Linda Babiak in memory of Elsie Kelly

Lawn Team

July
Sunday
18
2021

We are still recruiting for additional team members.

Our 6, 2-person teams keep our Church grounds attractive and welcoming to visitors! The normal frequency is for each team to work every 6 weeks for about 3 to 4 hours.

Please notify our Properties Board Chairman, For more information contact Darrell Bittle@ (850) 314-6807 or any member of our Lawn Teams at either of the Sunday worship services to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your help!

Usher Recruitment

July
Sunday
18
2021


User recruitment underway! At the heart of an usher is the heart of a servant, who does their work for our Lord (Colossians 3:24). Ushers help ensure a smoothly running church service while fostering an atmosphere of reverence and worship. If you are willing to serve as an usher please contact an elder or the pastor. For more information contact Family Life Minister Curtis

Human Care Project

July
Sunday
11
2021

Our Summer Project Is providing One Hopeful Place 60 toiletry kits. Your donation of $10 will allow us to fund one Avon kit (valued at $15) containing toothpaste. toothbrush, deodorant, lip balm, sanitize, and hand wipes.

One Hopeful Place's mission is to help the homeless families find permanent housing solutions.

Your donation is accepted as a check filled out to GSLC and memo "HCB Toiletry Kits", cash, or online through our website. For more information contact Jean Grieve.

Proverbs 11:25: “The generous person will prosper, and whoever refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Life Together Digest with Synod President

June
2021

In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the work of the 1,885 LCMS schools across the country and their 21,222 teachers to bring faithful instruction to over 200,000 students over the course of the past school year, even amid the ongoing challenges of hybrid learning and other pandemic-related measures.

“Never has providing a rich, Christ-centered education been so very important,” says Harrison. “Political and social ideologies contrary to God’s Word permeate many other schools, but our Lutheran schools provide a Christ-centered alternative, where Christ and His gift of forgiveness, life and salvation are taught and lived out.”

Grace Destin

Upcoming
August
Sunday
1
2021


Grace Lutheran Church Destin extends an invitation to join them for worship and dedication of their new church home on August 1st @ 3:00 PM follow by a reception. Their new building is located at 125 Main Street, Destin. They have been meeting at Immanuel Anglican Church since the sale of their previous campus.

Lutheranism

Upcoming
July
Friday
23
2021
4:00 PM


We're back. An introductory level discussion into the core beliefs of Christianity from a Lutheran perspective where we will touch upon the topics of the 10 Commandments, the Apostle's Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Communion, and Confession.

An examination of the promise and covenant given through Moses and the fulfillment of that promise in the work of Christ.


Small Catechism

Funeral Marilyn Gieseking

July
Monday
19
2021

Marilyn Gieseking passed away this morning about 5 am and went to be with Jesus in heaven.  She died peacefully in her sleep.   Marlyn reports that the date of her memorial service will be sometime next week depending on travel arrangements for our children.  The service will be at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, GA.  Details will be sent when arrangements are made.