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First News First Luther an Church LCMS June 2013 Monthly News letter VOL. 104 NO. 6

First News is a monthly publication of: First Lutheran Church 1200 Pinecrest Court, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-3022 firstlutheran@sbcglobal.net www.first4others.org Pastor Mark Haas…………………....(530) 344-9410 Church Office……………………….…...…622-3022 Editor……………………….……..….Jean Haldeman

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Placerville, CA 95667 Permit No. 342


A Rabbit-Tale By

Pastor Mark Haas

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! Wow! I can’t believe it’s already June and that by the end of the month half of the year will be behind us! So much to do and so little time for a grand procrastinator like myself! Maybe I can catch up. Hmm! June always brings with it some pretty significant memories, a holiday, and a sprinkling of birthdays for members of my family. I have a first cousin and uncle in Idaho, as well as my dad’s (+) and my birthday in June. Like many June weddings, I would have had a 44th anniversary this year, and then there is Father’s Day! But there are two significant dates this year that are more meaningful for me than most years! Sunday, June 2 will be for me, the 50th year since my Rite of Confirmation as a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Whittier, CA, June 2, 1963. My confirmation verse is Luke 11:28…where Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.” There were 39 members in our confirmation class that year. A vacancy pastor guided us through the previous Friday night’s confirmation questioning. He had taught the Saturday morning classes for the church’s youth who did not attend the sister parochial school at Trinity, where we had Tuesday and Thursday morning classes for two years in addition to Monday-Wednesday-Friday religion classes. There were a few of us who felt we were more prepared than we needed to be, especially two of us who had been through eight years of parochial school! But, it was a big day for my classmates and me. Somewhere I have a few pictures of the afternoon’s celebration in my family’s backyard, before mom and dad put in a swimming pool. I was the oldest of the grandchildren so everyone in the extended family turned out to celebrate. I still have the Bible my uncle gave me as a gift, as well as a red stole which we all wore over a white gown to mark Pentecost Sunday that year. To this day, I’m still not a very good typist; however, one of the other gifts I received was a portable typewriter that got plenty of work over the next six years or so of high school and junior college. When Dee and I married, she took over typing duties and transcribed my scribbles to type! The other date is June 7, my birthday! I’m not looking for any recognition of the day’s coming and going, but this birthday marks…. On June 1, 1967, just a few days before I turned 18 and graduated from high school, the Beatles released their “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band” album. One of the tunes on the second side of the original vinyl recording (I still have my original!) has Paul McCartney singing… “When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now! Will you still be sending me a Valentines, birthday greeting, bottle of wine? If I’d been out till quarter of three, would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” Well, this month of June, I’ll be sixty-four! Now, I realize that some of you were able to retire before age sixty-four, and believe me I get a bit defensive when folks at pastoral conferences ask how I am enjoying retirement…since I look older than I am chronologically, but I can and have related to the song about hair loss, let alone graying and whitening,

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and I really do miss my Valentines, though I’ve got plenty of wine! It’s been a while since I’ve not been in bed by quarter of three, so if I find myself outside my locked home at that hour of the night, and can’t find the key…then I must be at least sixty-four and on the street! When Nicodemus came to Jesus under cover of darkness to ask about whom Jesus really was, Jesus referred to Nicodemus as “the” teacher of Israel…he must have been a really good teacher, but he couldn’t understand how a person could be born “from above” or born again! Our church’s Rite of Confirmation addresses this question as the confirmand answers questions first posed at the time of Holy Baptism and ones parents and God-parents responded on their behalf…when the typical infant or toddler receives faith by water and the word: the Holy Spirit giving the child new birth, born from above or born again. The confirmand acknowledges what happened before and now believes to be true, based on the confirmation classes that were attended, knowledge gained, and faith nurtured. Nicodemus eventually came around and became an ardent, faithful supporter of Jesus and the early church! So, we have two birthdays: one physically and one spiritually…when you came to faith in the Lord Jesus! Do you know your Baptism birthday? I don’t recall the events, but I know I was baptized on July 10, 1949 at Faith Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, the Rev. Carl Berner, Sr. presiding. As it turns out, Pastor Berner also baptized my two younger brothers. He had a son, named James, who eventually became a pastor and actually served two stints as a vacancy pastor at the congregation I previously served in Sacramento: Peace in Natomas. Not long after I had begun serving at Peace, James brought his dad, to worship one Sunday! We didn’t recognize each other! Ha! It’s a small world in Lutheran circles! So, in a few days, I’ll be physically sixty-four years old and about five weeks later, I’ll have been in the kingdom of God for sixty-four years. As a confirmed Lutheran it will 50 years by the time you’re reading this column. As far as which was the most important date, the day of my Baptism is what counts most as it connected me to Jesus and the Holy Catholic Church, totally by grace through the gift of faith. A little five week old can’t do any better than receive, and what a gift it is! I just received a telephone call from my oldest son. He’s been in Iceland for three weeks and another week visiting a good friend in Providence, Rhode Island, that he grew up with in Sacramento and with whom was a room-mate for several years. It reminded me that Gregory was baptized on our twelfth wedding anniversary, June 14. Later on he was a member of the largest confirmation class I’ve ever had…nine in 1995! Funny how dates and ages are important, and yet for Christians, Baptism is the most important, vital action of God towards us! Think about your dates…anything about which to give God glory, thanks and praise in your life? Yours in Christ’s service, Pastor Mark Haas, S.D.G.

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2013 Sunday

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Saturday 1 11a-3p

Templo Wedding 5:30p Concert Cindy Flaherty

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7:45a BHG Practice 8a Adult Bible Study 9aContemporary Worship 9:15a Adult Bible Study 9:15a Sunday School 10:30aTraditional Worship w/Holy Communion 6p Templo Youth 6:30p A.A FSR

8:15a 3p 6:35p

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7:45a BHG Practice 8a Adult Bible Study 9aContemporary Worship w/Holy Communion 9:15a Adult Bible Study 9:15a Sunday School 10:30aTraditional Worship 6p Templo Youth 6:30p A.A FSR

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7:45a BHG Practice 8a Adult Bible Study 9aContemporary Worship 9:15a Adult Bible Study 9:15a Sunday School 10:30aTraditional Worship w/Holy Communion 6p Templo Youth 6:30p A.A FSR

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8a BHG Practice 8:15a 8a Adult Bible Study 9aContemporary Worship w/Holy Communion 9:15a Adult Bible Study 10:30a Sunday School Picnic 10:30aTraditional Worship 6p Templo Youth 6:30p A.A FSR

4 Fit ‘n Fun Stephen Ministers Jubilate

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7a Marshall Meeting 8:15a Fit ‘n Fun 9a String Band Practice

10a Joy in the Word Bible Study 6p BHG Practice 7p AlAnon

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8:15a Fit ‘n Fun 9a String Band Practice

10a Joy in the Word Bible Study 3:30p Upper Room 6p BHG Practice 7p AlAnon

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8:15a Fit ‘n Fun 9a String Band Practice

10a Joy in the Word Bible Study 6p BHG Practice 7p AlAnon

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5:45p Board of Trustees 7p Spiritus

8:15a Fit ‘n Fun 9a String Band Practice

10a Joy in the Word Bible Study 6p BHG Practice 7p AlAnon

8:15a 9:30a 7p

3:30p 7p

Angel Choir Spiritus

11 Fit ‘n Fun Property Board

3:30p 7p

Angel Choir Spiritus

18 Fit ‘n Fun Stephen Ministers

Fit ‘n Fun

7p

Spiritus

8 Fit ‘n Fun Templo El Mesias

15 Fit ‘n Fun Quilters Templo El Mesias

22 Fit ‘n Fun Templo El Mesias

10a

VBS Training

29 Fit ‘n Fun Quilters Templo El Mesias

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Church Garage Sale

30 8a BHG Practice 8a Adult Bible Study 9aContemporary Worship w/Holy Communion 9:15a Adult Bible Study 9:15a Sunday School 10:30aTraditional Worship w/Holy Communion 1:30 Concert/Cindy Flaherty 6p Templo Youth 6:30p A.A FSR

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Servants for Christ June 2013

9:00

June 2

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30

Lionel Rogers

Lionel Rogers

Lionel Rogers

Lionel Rogers

Lionel Rogers

Stephen Cass

Stephen Cass

Stephen Cass

Bill Swift

Stephen Cass

Bob Rios Phil Dawson

Bob Rios Phil Dawson

Sound 10:30

Bob Rios John Brady

9:00 Elders 10:30 Bob Rios

Larry Adloff

Bob Rios

9:00 Acolytes 10:30

9:00

Phil & Doris Corson Lee Holderman Harold Williams

Phil & Doris Corson Jean Liddell Harold Williams

Phil & Doris Corson Jean Liddell Harold Williams

Phil & Doris Corson Lee Holderman Harold Williams

Lee Holderman Dick & Jean Liddell Harold Williams

10:30

Dave Rethwisch The Thomures Barbara Calvo

Dave Rethwisch The Thomures Barbara Calvo

Dave Rethwisch The Thomures Barbara Calvo

Dave Rethwisch The Thomures Barbara Calvo

Dave Rethwisch The Thomures Barbara Calvo

Cindy Isdahl

Kathy Tong

Ushers

9:00 Altar Guild 10:30

Mindy Durand Gerry Henkell Ida Brady

Diane Lemke LeeAn DeMoss

Kathy Tong

Liturgist

Rich Yanick

Pastor Mark

Rich Yanick

Pastor Mark

Rich Yanick

Counters

R. & M. Durand

K. & F. Jones

P. & D. Corson

C. Schultz, L. Hertzberg

J & K Cass

9:00

Cindy Terpe

Cindy Terpe

Cindy Terpe

Cindy Terpe

Cindy Terpe

10:30

Jean Haldeman

Jean Haldeman

Jean Haldeman

Jean Haldeman

Jean Haldeman

Video

Just a Reminder for Altar Guild: Remove the candles into the wooden holder and fill each candle with the liquid wax. Light each candle to make sure they are all burning at the same height. Please do not cut wicks to adjust flame, simply push down or pull up gently. Return the candles to the holders and make sure they are secure and straight. Fill two(2) communion trays, four (4) on the Sundays when communion is held in both services. Fill all center cups in each tray with the white grape juice. This amount is subject to change when we grow in membership!! Keep the filled trays in the refrigerator. Straighten and fill in the cards as needed and make sure all the pencils are sharp in each pew. Fill the coffee and water pots. The directions are on the closet door. All these functions can be done on Friday or Saturday. On Sunday set out communion prior to service and clean up and put it away after the service. 5


A Reception for Katy Our DCE, Katy Wozniak, will be arriving the end of June. On July 7 she will be inducted during the early service and introduced at the late service. We are planning a reception for her between services. The Fellowship committee thought it would be fun to do a gift card tree to help her with necessities for her apartment. Use your imagination. They could be cards for restaurants, grocery stores or department stores. We will be collecting these cards all month. If you would like to participate, purchase a gift card of your choice and turn it in to the office. We will lock them up until time to decorate the tree for the reception.

By Carol Schultz

Mark your calendars! The big bus will be parking in our lot for our annual blood drive on Sunday, July 7th. I say “annual”, because we will only be having one blood drive per year until we are able to increase our donor numbers back to at least 25 people. In the past, we have held 3 blood drives per year with good participation, but our numbers have been slowly declining for multiple reasons. Having the mobile unit on premises is somewhat costly for BloodSource, but it is very convenient for us donors! So we wish to thank all of our very faithful donors and ask everyone to seriously consider supporting this larger community outreach in order to continue sponsoring it. If you have questions, you can speak with Roberta Hendry, Carol Schultz or call BloodSource’s general inquiry line at 800995-4420. Giving blood is the easiest way to save lives!

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CONTINUING/COMING IN JUNE 2013… We conduct our worship services at 9 AM (Contemporary) and 10:30 AM (Traditional). Adult Bible Classes on Sunday are offered at 8 AM and 9:15 AM. Sunday School for nursery/preschool age children through age 12 is conducted during the contemporary service, beginning with the Lamb’s Sermon, after which they go to their classes with their teachers! There will be a Sunday school picnic/games on June 23! The entire congregation is invited to participate in the Fellowship Hall and in the preschool area! REVITALIZATION We continue to receive donations to the “Revitalization Fund” established to raise monies to offset the expenses of calling a DCE/Family Life MinisterIntern, to us this summer 2013. You may recall that our stewardship program 2011 involved these items…Financial Growth by Three Means: (1) Commitment to tithing, (2) Increased contribution in 2013, and (3) Specific pledge to the Revitalization fund. DCE INTERN We have been placed with an Intern from Concordia Chicago (River Forest): Katy Wozniak. Katy is from the Chicago area. Katy’s mom lived in Southern California. The two of them, along with Katy’s boyfriend, David, have been vacationing at Disneyland, Knott’s, and the San Diego Zoo over the last two weeks of May. They are returning to their homes near Chicago and will be back, in Placerville by June 30. We are arranging for housing for Katy to begin July 1. She will be assisting with Vacation Bible School the week of July 8 -12 and become more deeply involved as she gets settled. COOKS FOR THE HOMELESS Ida Brady has a friend, Dee Hook, who helps prepare lunches for distribution to the homeless camps around town, as identified by Mike Parr with Mercy Rescue Way Mission. If you would like to assist in the meal preparation, contact Ida or contact Dee directly at 916-941-9541 or via email … deehook@att.net.

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MUSICIANS/SINGERS “By His Grace,” our contemporary service worship leaders are seeking out more instrumentalists and singers to accent their ministry. They would dearly love to have an every-Sunday keyboardist… thanks Denise for your current efforts! In the meantime, Bill and Jenny on guitar, and sometimes Dick on guitar or harmonica, are the core along with Clydene, Jenny and Bill as vocalists! Know someone, maybe you, who could join along? Let Bill Rosenberry or pastor know! MISCELLANEOUS “Little Back Packs” for Schnell School, 21, were filled again in midMay…the donations of nutritional snacks and drinks were very much appreciated! This ministry is complete until the fall months! Your generosity was outstanding! Thank you very much! PASTORAL ACTIONS Transfer-In: Clifford Thomure from St. Matthews, Harbor City, CA 5/9/2013 Baptisms: Lucas James Templeton 5/11/2013 Dillon Zander San 5/26/2013 Jason Roger Cardwell 5/26/2013 Jared Patrick Cardwell 5/26/2013 LCMS NATIONAL OFFERING On Sunday, June 2, you will receive an offering envelope with your bulletin to participate in the National Offering to support the ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. You may send the offering directly using the envelope as a mailer. Or, you can make out a check payable to First Lutheran and we will accumulate monies to be sent along with our Circuit 19 delegates to the LCMS National Convention in St. Louis, July 20-25, 2013. Our delegates are Rev. Todd Peperkorn of Rocklin and Mr. Gil McMillan of Auburn. STEPHEN MINISTRY Training and continuing education remain the focus for our nine Stephen Ministers and three Stephen Leaders throughout the summer and into the fall months. Do you know of someone whom you believe would benefit by having a Stephen Minister? Check out one of our “yellow” information flyers available in the church entrance (Narthex) and see just how broad and yet narrow the scope of care-giving is and can be for you or someone you may want to refer to us! Questions: contact Judy Bryld or Pastor. 8


FLC Evangelism Update 1 June 2013 This morning Alice called my attention to the following internet commentary on a current message by the new Pope: “Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet. In a private homily, Pope Francis described doing good not as a matter of faith, but "duty, it is an identity card that our Father has given to all of us, because he has made us in his image and likeness." Then, referring to non-Catholics and nonbelievers, he said, "if we do good to others, … we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. “ Two key elements of contemporary evangelism appear in the above message. Pope Francis related doing “good works” as a common objective of humanity. Also, he explained: as we do good to others we initiate a relationship; in his words “make that culture of encounter) we need so much…... During our recent Lutheran Regional Outreach Seminar in Sacramento Rev Greg Seltz, Speaker of the Lutheran Hour encouraged us to “dig deeper into common non-Christian worldviews and develop effective ways of presenting your Christian witness.” I co-related these messages directly with one of my readings this Memorial Day. Namely, I have been reading Bill Hybels' “Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith”. On pp 60 and following, Hybel posits the question: “... ask your Christian congregation “whether they are actively doing the work of telling their lost neighbors, family, friends ... about how to have a relationship with God, What do you think they'll say?” The response of a majority, in many instances; “ … That's not really my gift. Not my personality, etc... Thereupon, Hybels continues, here is the big problem with that response: “ ... according to the Bible …” you are called, equipped, and expected to share the gospel.” Under the caption “Horse Trading with God,” Hybels states: many people salve their consciences with “Here is my deal, God. I'll throw myself into good works like building Habitat for Humanity homes- -every summer, in fact. I will do all kinds of volunteer projects; just let me off the evangelism hook.” One may initially see similarity of the “good works” thesis of Pope Francis's comments featured above, and Hybel's reporting of Christians “horse trading with God”. However, I think the final paragraph in the quoted portion above of the Pope's message above reveals his goal is congruent with that of Hybels perspective as detailed in his “Simple Steps to Pointing People to Faith”. Hybel expounds upon an approach “Living n 3D.” The 3 D's he summarizes as: - Develop friendships – by engaging in the lives of people around them (their neighbors) - Discover stories – before sharing their own story and God's redemptive story - Discover next steps – by following the Holy Spirit's direction FLC members who viewed and participated in discussion of our Outreach Ministry sessions based upon the Lutheran Hour Ministries webinar by Rev. Greg Finke may recall the following key points: 1. Each Christian member is called to the Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Cor 5:17-21, 6:1-2. 2. Commence this Ministry by getting acquainted with each neighbor: Mt.22:39, Ro 13:9-10 (this is an easy step! Simply schedule your self to walk in your neighborhood, stop and get acquainted. Use the the 3 D's above, and proceed on relationships with a few neighbors at a time. Over time and with prayer the Holy Spirit will help you discover the unchurched and guide you in developing those relationships as you pray for your neighbor. God will use you to reveal His loving kindness through your care, concern, and discernment. Ro 12:1-2. 3. Allocate personal time every week or two for this ministry. 4. Feel free to consult with and seek prayer support from Pastor, Elders, Outreach Leader(s). He is Risen!

Harold Williams

Outreach Chair

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Women’s Bible Study Outreach Progress House On a beautiful day in early May, our Women’s Bible Study made our bi-annual visit to Progress House in Pollock Pines to share some Christian love with the women there. Our goal is to provide some caring outreach and encouragement to the women working to rehabilitate their lives through a 12 step program. We carried with us lovely quilts made by the First Lutheran Quilters. We were barely in the door and the ladies were deciding which one was perfect for each of them, picking out the perfect colors or patterns. They were so thrilled to know these were made with love for them to keep and cherish. We then shared a devotion and prayer about quilts and their stories and the comfort they can bring. So thank you, Quilters. Your labor of love was a huge hit! To add a touch of spring, we brought up a fun craft project. The gals really had a great time painting terra cotta pots and plant stakes and then filling the pots with dirt and spring flowers. We are always so amazed at their creativity and joy in this activity. They were profuse in their thanks for brightening up their week and relieving the boredom. It was a joy to be there! We ask you to join us in keeping Progress House, the clients, counselors and helpers in your prayers. Over the years as we have looked around the facilities there we have seen opportunity for some minor repairs and or paint that might also brighten their days. It could be an opportunity for yet another kind of outreach….hint, hint to all you hammer and nail, paint and brush types!! Marcia Swift & the Women’s Bible Study

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June Birthdays 7

Pastor Mark

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Lamar Fairchild

June Anniversaries

6/4/1982 Tom and Brenda Anderson

Doug Lambert

6/5/2004 Ray and Carolyn Labahn

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Wendy Olmstead

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Robert Farley

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Sophia Buethe

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Doug De Valon

6/14/1969 John and Ellen Mooney

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Agnes Hartmeyer

6/17/1950 Russ and Jeannette Salmen

6/6/1981 Pat and Terry Monahan

Stephen Cass 21

Karen Cassell

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Judy Bryld

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Marge Hanson

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Sandy Wienholz

6/28/1952 Phil and Doris Corson 6/30/1990 Robert and Maryanne Farley

June 29, here at church in the parking lot there will be a big multifamily garage sale. Bring your own stuff and sell your own stuff, all proceeds go to you! Many people have asked if they could use the parking lot to set up their garage sales, so we decided the bigger the better! We have a few tables that can be used, those would be on a first come first served basis. If you would like to bring your things that day to sell, let the church office know so we have an idea of how many to expect, I’ll put an ad in the Gold Panner and you will be ready to go!

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LOTH & FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH PRESENT WOMEN’S RETREAT-2013 SATURDAY, OCT. 5th 9:00AM-3PM @LOTH

CONFIDENT GRACE Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Come and enjoy a day of fellowship, Bible Study, prayer, meditation time and singing with your friends. Snacks and lunch, too! Our speaker is Susanna Foth Aughtmon a pastor’s wife, mother and author from Palo Alto. She loves connecting with people of all ages and from all walks of life. She brings the message of God’s love for us and His ability to close the gap between the person we are and the person He created us to be, using scripture, humor and real life examples. Her talks revolve around the themes of her books: God’s grace, God’s truth, and His ability to restore us as we give ourselves completely to Him. Susanna’s books will also be available for purchase: All I need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans, My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Blame Eve. She loves signing her books! PLAN TO ATTEND........SAVE THE DATE!! BRING A FRIEND!!

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Prayer Warriors Corner Kathy Cass, Lay Prayer Minister

“…and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18:b

What is the greatest expression of love for another person? To pray for them! It is to bring them before the throne of LOVE, God the Father Himself. God has assigned us the task of caring for one another, and the physical acts we do are vitally important but nothing is as important as bringing others in need before the source of all love, our God and all that He can do. TO PRAY – there is no single greater task that a Christian can do. To withdraw into the presence of our God is what we are created for – there is no greater joy than to leave behind distractions and basked in the presence and love of our God. And it brings joy to the Father’s heart when with love we bring someone in need to Him. There is one task that only Christians can do – to pray to the living God and Creator of all! Only we, who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and have accepted Him as Lord and Savior, have an open line of communication to Him and His Father. And whether those in need realize it or not, they are desperately relying on us to use that open line. Over the last year and a half, I have been relying on you to be using your access to Our Father and Lord Jesus. Any of you who have been paying attention to the prayer list, know my mother had a stroke in October 2011, and a few months after my brother nearly died (God sent Stephen and myself down to find him in time), and it has been one challenge after another ever since then. Our Lord knew the strengthening I would need and arranged that I would attend the women’s retreat in Auburn just before all this broke loose. It was a wonderful weekend with Him and in fellowship with other women. But since then I have been relying much on your prayers. To those of you, who have been praying, thank you so much. I do have a concern I would like to bring to your attention for you to pray about. God uses the prayer list in our Sunday bulletins, to bring to our attention those He wants us to pray for and to be used during the week to remind us to pray for these concerns. However, after each Sunday service a large amount of these bulletins are being collected and thrown away. If things are going well for you at this time in your life, praise and thank our Father. However, remember none of us are going to get through this life without times of great need, when we will need the prayers of our brothers and sisters in Christ just as now there others in need of our prayers. However, don’t limit yourself to the list, pray for all those God puts on your heart. Also, concerning the bulletins, I encourage you to daily use the scripture of the week insert. The prayer at the beginning is a good way to start your morning devotions. Remember all scripture is God breathed and as such is meant for each and every one of us individually. The holy imagining section is to help us to get a grasp on the idea He was thinking about each one of us individually when He inspired His Word to be written down. The dialogue section is to run the ideas we pick up concerning the verse by Him and to pause to train our spirit to listen for His reply. The prayer at the end to praise, thank Him and help us to draw into a closer, more intimate relationship with Him. I pray each day Our Lord’s Holy Spirit will draw you into a deeper, more intimate relationship with Himself. God’s blessings to each of you, Kathy

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Announcements thank you for all the donations for VBS. There will be an updated list in next week’s bulletin that will show the things we no longer need. We still need volunteers, contact Donna if you can help in any capacity.

End of Sunday School Carnival! June 23rd Change is good! We are now going to have the carnival downstairs and out onto the back patio! It’s so much cooler down there! The festivities will start after the early service and they will continue for as long as you want to stay! Late service people, be sure to join us after your service! We will have food, root beer floats, popcorn, and a cake walk. There will be booths for both young and old! Be sure to stop at the photo booth and have your picture taken. There will be a lot of props for you to wear for your photo. We will have game booths and face painting and so much more! Bring the family, the grand children, nieces and nephews, neighbors! The more the merrier!

You can now make your church donations to the church with your credit cards. Go to www.first4others.org

We need canopy tents for VBS. If you have one that we could borrow, please contact the church office. We need six all together. We have three, plus two people have offered theirs. So we need one more and if we get more then we’ll make more Market place shops! The sky is the limit…. Thanks

Vacation Bible School July 8-12th 9:00am to noon Need volunteers!

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