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Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021

Are you rich or poor? Some people answer that question by checking their finances and others by considering how popular they are. Christ was rich in the glories of heaven but became a poor and despised human being. He did so that we by His poverty might become rich, joining Him in eternity. In the meantime, the Epistle encourages us to thank God by sharing whatever blessings He has given us. Moreover, both the Old Testament Reading and Gospel make clear that we need to keep in direct communication with God, who has given us all we are and have. He will hear our every word, for the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Indeed, both Jairus’s fervent prayer and an unnamed woman’s desperate touching of Jesus’ robe were both answered by our Savior. We have the ear of almighty God! We are rich indeed!

Sunday School (End Times)

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021
9:30 AM

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 email: Pastor Ray

Past Sessions:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

24/6/2021 8:09:12 AM

Sunday School (Corinthians)

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021
9:30 AM

A New Bible Study begins in the Youth Room. Paul encourages the Corinthians to be one in faith and love, and to see to it that they learn well the thing over which all reason and wisdom stumbles…. that Christ is our salvation. Most of the questions and problems that confronted the church at Corinth are still very much with us. And yet, the book contains some of the most familiar and beloved chapters in the entire Bible.

Children's Sunday School

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
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 email: Family Life Minister Curtis

Midweek Bible Study

Upcoming
June
Wednesday
30
2021
10:00 AM


The Book of Acts.

This week: Chapter 10.

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.




Summer Sermon Series

June
Sunday
20
2021

Summert Sermon Series: We are looking at what’s going on in the world around us and what the Bible says about Jesus’ Return.

Jesus’ warns about being misled. What does the Bible say about the End of the World? What do Lutherans teach and how is it that different from denominations?

When Jesus ascended into Heaven, angels appeared to His disciples and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10
Christians in the Book of Acts had an eager expectation of His return. Do you have the same expectation? What are the Signs of His Coming?

For more information email: Pastor Ray

Stewardship

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021

2 Corinthians 8:3 – “For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will.” St. Paul lifts up an example of faithful Christian generosity in the Epistle lesson today. Read those words again this week and ponder them. How is the Lord calling you to increase your generosity toward His work?

Lutherans For Life (Life Quote)

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021

“Such commands to ‘practice hospitality,’ ‘to entertain strangers,’ ‘to care for the poor, the widows, the suffering,’ and to ‘remember the least of these’—all of these are invitations to step further into all that the resurrection said and did and says and does now through us.” Jill Carattini – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org

Youth Group

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
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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A time for service. Bring work gloves and a cheerful heart as this week we will tackle some outdoor projects that need a little care.

"Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken." Genesis 3:23.



For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis

Youth Jr

Upcoming
July
Sunday
4
2021
12:00 PM


Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids. Another activity is being planned that will allow us to connect to God in a fresh way and with each other. For more information email: Curtis

American Heritage Girls

June
Sunday
27
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 email: Laura Nimmo

Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
June
Tuesday
22
2021
7:00 PM

Could a healthier life be as simple as laughing a little more frequently? Could a laugh a day keep the doctor away? Let’s ask a doctor who’s serious about helping people laugh. Don’t miss “Laughter Is the Best Medicine” this week at Lifetree Café.

Altar Flowers

June
Wednesday
27
2021


Flowers are given to the glory of God by Kathy Shaw in memory of her mother..

Lawn Team

June
Sunday
27
2021

Thank you James Bier and Nick Martino for volunteering for the lawn team! 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 email: 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!

Altar Guild

Update
June
Saturday
26
2021
10:00 AM


The Altar Guild is meeting together on the last Saturday of the month to address and coordinate some housekeeping issues.

The Altar Guild duties include preparing and setting out the elements of communion and preparing the altar vestments that coordinate with the liturgical seasons. They place the flowers, water the plants and refill the candles. They are also responsible for washing the used linens and disposing of leftover communion elements according to tradition.

For more information email: Jean Greive

Voters' Meeting

Upcoming
June
Sunday
27
2021
12:00 PM


An upcoming Voters' Meeting to take care of some annual housekeeping tasks, namely to receive the Financial Review Committee's report for the fiscal year 2020.

For more information email: Garry Haase

Usher Recruitment

June
Sunday
20
2021


It has been sometime since we last had ushers. You have been missed. Some feel we are ready to resume this service. There is not currently a timeline for resuming receiving the offering. But passing the plate is not the only function of the usher. If you are willing to serve as an usher we are in the process of filling out a schedule. Please, Please, let me know of your willingness and comfort level of serving. For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis

Human Care Project

June
Sunday
27
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 email: Jean Grieve .

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