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As We Gather

Upcoming
July
12
2020

When Nineveh repents, Jonah is angry. Jonah does not want God to show his enemies grace. Is there an enemy for whom you do not want God’s grace? God’s grace not only forgives us, it calls us to forgive others.



New Sermon Series: Re-Opening The Church

Upcoming
July
19
2020

New Sermon Series: Re-Opening The Church
Throughout this pandemic, church buildings have been closed. As things begin to re-open, the Church has a chance to ask: What have we learned? What can we do differently? In this series, we will look at the heart of who we are called to be as God’s people so that, as our church re-opens, more people can be welcomed!
As We Gather/Scripture Readings
July
19th - Am I Open or Closed Off?
(Week 1) Acts 15:5-11, 13-14, 19
It can be so easy to become click-ish. We have our friends, our cultural sensibilities, and our faith community. The early church struggled with this, too. But Peter and James reminded the early church that the Church should not put up barriers to entry, for it is by grace that we are counted as God’s family.
26th - Am I a Contributor or a Consumer? (Week 2) Acts 9:36-42
One of the best ways we can show our faith to our world is by contributing to needs. In the early church, Tabitha was well known for serving others. Her death caused many to grieve, but her new life became a testimony of Jesus’ power. What do we want our lives to contribute to this world?
August
2nd - Am I Playing Offense or Defense?
(Week 3) 1 Samuel 17:4, 10-11, 32, 45, 48-49
It is so easy to try protect what we have. We can try to protect our finances, our health, and even our church. David stepped up to fight a giant when everyone else was simply trying not to be conquered by the giant. We are reminded how we can be brave in how we live for Christ!
9th - Am I Known for What I’m For or Against? (Week 4) John 8:2-11
It can be so easy to look at others and judge them! We all struggle with self-righteousness. As Jesus reminds us, however, judgment starts with discerning our own sins rather than decrying the sins of others. When we jump to judging others, it can be very difficult to be for others.
16th - Am I in Love with Jesus or _______? (Week 5) Mark 10:17-22
The First Commandment reminds us that God is to be first. Yet, every one of us struggles with putting other things before God. We all struggle with idolatry. We are reminded that nothing - no matter how good - is to come before God. He is our focus and our hope.


For more information email: Pastor Ray.



Children Sunday School

Upcoming
July
12
2020

Samson was the subject of this week’s Sunday School lesson. Students learned that Jesus repeats and completes Samson’s deeds of deliverance for us and for our salvation. When we are weak, He is strong! Consider asking, “What was the true source of Samson’s strength? Who is the source of our strength?”



Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
July
14
2020

Polls indicate a large majority of Americans believe Jesus walked the earth, but a smaller percentage say he’s the Son of God. Why? Join us and share your opinion during “Who Was Jesus—Really?” next week at Lifetree Café.



Stewardship

Upcoming
July
12
2020

Romans 8:12 - “So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

We owe the flesh, the world, and the devil nothing at all. We are not debtors to these enemies; we are freed by the blood of Christ. We are joyful servants in Christ’s kingdom - servants that He calls friends. We share our Lord’s plans and purposes, and this gives direction and purpose to our lives.



Life Quotes

Bulletin
July
12
2020

 “Today we thank God that He believed so strongly in freedom from pain, sadness, mourning, and death that He was willing to sacrifice his Son for us. So even as we celebrate with our ‘close’ eye, our ‘far away’ eye is ‘longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them’ (Hebrews 11:16).” Linda Buxa, Time of Grace - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org



Youth Jr

Upcoming
July
19
2020

Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids.

1st and 3rd Sundays
Noon

Youth Group

Upcoming
July
12
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. .

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



This Week at Church 12 July

Week of
July
12
2020

Sunday 7/12
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Youth Jr    Noon
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM

Monday 7/13
    
Tuesday 7/14
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM

Wednesday 7/15
    Quilting    9:00 AM

Thursday 7/16

Friday 7/17

Saturday 7/18

Sunday 7/19
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM



This Week at Church 5 July

Week of
July
5
2020

Sunday 7/5
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Youth Jr    Noon
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM

Monday 7/6
    
Tuesday 7/7
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM

Wednesday 7/8

Thursday 7/9

Friday 7/10

Saturday 7/11

Sunday 7/12
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Praise Band Practice    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM