VBS IS APPROACHING FAST: This year's theme is Miraculous Mission: Registration is now open. The online link to register is https://vbsmate.com/immanuelevlcmsVBS2019. Jesus saves the World. Key Bible Verse is John 3:16!! We are currently looking for a few more Leaders for this year. Storytelling Leader, and Games Leader. The dates are June 3rd thru 7th. Grades Pre-K-5th (Must be potty trained) If you are willing to fill one of these leader spots, please contact Samantha Steinman at 760-2833.
WYOMING DISTRICT FATHERS AND SONS RETREAT: “Looking Forward to Sunday Morning” Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher. June 21-23, 2019 at Camp Roberts- Big Horn Mountains
The Beauty and Challenges of the Sermon: How a sermon is prepared and the important work put into it; Why proper distinction between Law and Gospel is paramount; How the sermon can and should teach; and Examine various themes and applications that go into sermon writing. Visit WYLCMS.ORG for more details and information! Registration forms are also available in the Narthex.
BIBLE BREAK: is moving to Sandhills Samaritan Assisted Living as of May 27th 2019. Will continue to be on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am.
FASTING WORKSHOP, sponsored by the Board of Stewardship, will be held on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 1:00 pm. Come and learn more about both the physical and spiritual benefits that fasting can provide (as well as how to do it). Dr. Tim Narjes and Pastor Schnare will be speaking on this topic from both a physical and spiritual health perspective.
ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE NEWS: How greatly our congregation has been blessed. Since the endowment’s inception some 3 years ago, it has grown rapidly. The committee made the decision to allow each of the specific funds to grow to $100,000.00 before using any proceeds to support the work of the congregation. The Lord has blessed the congregation with gifts large and small. Current values for each fund: IELS Scholarship $52,926.00 and IELS Operations $82,837.00 (including the addition of recent gifts totaling $32,350.63). What a blessing. An additional $18,000.00 to the school operations fund will allow the endowment to begin supporting the school. The committee is asking each member to prayerfully consider a special gift of any amount to the fund. Upon reaching $100,000, the fund can start providing support. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing and guidance on the work of the congregation. Prayer is the most important thing we can do.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHTS: Acts 16:9 – “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.” Judas sold out our Lord for 30 pieces of silver. That is, he sold out his friend, Master, and teacher for the sake of greed. That is a sharp reminder for us to search our own hearts for greed and to pray that the Lord would help us turn away from greed before it consumes us.
LIFE QUOTES: “Instead of dreaming of what your spouse will do for you, you should ask yourself, are you willing to serve him or her sacrificially? To paraphrase John F. Kennedy: Ask not what your spouse can do for you, rather ask what you can do for your spouse.”
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