STEWARDSHIP THOUGHTS– John 15:2 “Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” God is interested in the fruit that we bear in good works, and He even prunes us so that we may bring forth more fruit. Trusting in our Lord’s work for us, being grafted by grace into His vine, we desire to be more like Him, to grow into His image. That’s growth in fruit bearing...and it always comes with some pruning.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will begin a new study on Friday, May 25, 2018, Lutheranism 101: All About Jesus. This new study will present the classic teachings about the person and work of Jesus Christ, going into detail about His incarnation, life, miracles, suffering, death, and resurrection, and what these things mean for God’s people. The more we know about Jesus, the more we understand the enormity of who He is and what He has done, the more we will want to talk about Jesus with others. Join us at Fizzy’s beginning Friday, May 25, for this new study. Books for this study are $12.00 each.
GRADUATION CARDS AND CONFIRMATION CARDS are available in the lower lever of the narthex along with many other cards. If you have any questions, please call Becky Herian at 760.0384 or 762.2417.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEM was posted this week on Facebook by Bruce Kintz, President and CEO of Concordia Publishing House (CPH):
“From an associate this morning at CPH...
“This morning we learned that Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the cph.org domain. They stated that the reason is because of the faith we express on our website. He was told, as an example, that things like our bible challenge on our VBS webpage would clearly need to come down before they could consider us for ads.
“Incredibly sobering and disappointing. It is an uphill battle, but our mission and customers are worth it. It is why we are here.”