April 3rd, 2016 John20:19-31, theme: "Unlocked Doors"
Locked doors keep us out of buildings and cars. They keep us out of places we shouldn't be in — often for our own safety. They can also keep us out of homes and cars that just happen to be our own. I won't ask for a show of hands of those who've locked themselves out of their own vehicle or even their home, but that explains why our neighbour has a spare key to our house. I knew of some seminary students years ago who had just arrived in town and locked themselves out of a town home they shared — a home in a somewhat troubled neighbourhood. Forgetting to ask, now what would Jesus do, one helped the other climb onto the roof above the entrance so he could climb through a window that had been left ajar, and all of this - just as the local police arrived and with a powerful spotlight helped illuminate the evening darkness. Sadly though, Brentwood, Missouri's finest doubted the seminarians' story which then resulted in a crash course in prison ministry even before the fall semester had begun. Fortunately their time of study was quite short as before long a roommate, who shared the apartment, arrived and was able to vouch for their integrity.
Parking is available at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home on Sunday mornings. Please park on the south end of the large east parking lot unless otherwise posted. Our thanks to Connelly McKinley for the privilege of using their parking lot.
Tenebrae Devotions 2016
We believe that there is only one true God, Who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator of everything that exists. The Son is Jesus the Savior. The Holy Spirit inspired the entire Bible. It is the errorless Word of God that brings God's message of love and hope for all people. We accept that Scripture is accurately and faithfully interpreted in the documents contained in the Book of Concord.
“New Every Morning”
+ “Ten Simple Ways to Love Your Neighbour”
= Spring Grace Vine Article from Team Boehm!
From Pastor Curtis...
Are you a morning person? Some people seem to have an uncanny ability to leap out of bed in the early morning and start their day. For others, it's more of a battle. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, or somewhere in between, there is a sense in which all of us who call Jesus Lord are morning people. That’s because we’re Easter people, living each day in the dawn of a resurrection world. Early or late, we can learn to pattern our lives according to the rhythm of the days Jesus gives us. “Good morning, Risen Lord! What do you have in store for me today? Good night, faithful Lord. Thank you for this day.”
My faithful wife and team-mate in ministry has had some “morning inspiration” lately so I think it will be refreshing to hear some of what Jesus has been filling her up with! So...over to you, Andrea!
Are you interested in serving in Sunday School?
There are a number of positions that require filling next fall . . .
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LWMLC June Event
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 18- 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. until Noon
Jump into a VBS that’s all about Jesus!
Fund-raising Drive for Concordia Seminary Students
The Rock requires more volunteers to help with our Community Breakfasts in the inner city.
LCC Restructuring:Nine Insights on the Survey
At the February Voters' Meeting the following motion was approved: "That Grace Lutheran Church in partnership with Bethel Lutheran Church, initiate a special mission project to pursue the blended sponsorship of a refugee family ...
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Thursday Night Basketball
Since October the church has been hosting a drop-in basketball time on Thursday evenings.