Altar flowers this weekend are from the parents of the new Confirmands! Congratulations to all of you! CONFIRMANDS: Josh Aguallo, son of John & Kara Aguallo, Avenell Soriano, daughter of Mark & Karena Soriano, Keera Stanec, daughter of Rich & Tara Stanec, Amelia Gibson, daughter of Sierra Gibson & Samuel Bartek
ARTWORK IN THE NARTHEX: The artwork in the narthex this month was made by Miss Jill’s Preschool class.
LCMS MEMORY VERSE: “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you … that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:16–20
LIFE QUOTES: “Little though you can see it now, God intends to do wonderful things with you. If He is taking it slowly, that’s no surprise; He did it the first time, too. Nothing the devil can do will stop the Lord from finishing His work in you. After all, He has already laid down His life to make you His own.” Dr. Kari Vo, Lutheran Hour Ministries – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org
STEWARDSHIP OF THE WORD DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS COMING WEEK: 9. 1 Chronicles 27-29 10. 2 Chronicles 1-2 11. 2 Chronicles 3-5 12. 2 Chronicles 6-8 13. 2 Chronicles 8-12 14. 2 Chronicles 13-17 15. 2 Chronicles 18-20
1 John 5:3 – “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” God’s commandments are not burdensome. That’s only true for Christians precisely because we know that we are not saved by our keeping of the Law. We are saved by grace. Therefore, we are set free by grace to walk in newness of life, to grow in faithfulness, and to rejoice in the Law of the Lord. The love of God is that we keep His commandments.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: The family of Jerry and Lois Iossi will be hosting an open house honoring their parents of their 50th wedding anniversary. Please join us for cake, punch, and memories on Sunday June 6, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church fellowship hall.
THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Bayard, NE will have Divine Service with Holy Communion on Thursday, May 13 th at 7:00 pm. If you plan on communing, it has been requested you speak to the Pastor before the service begins.
ASCENSION DAY SERVICE: You are invited to attend the Ascension Day Service at Zion, Hay Springs. There will be a carry in dinner (please bring a dish to share) at 6:00pm with Divine Service with Holy Communion at 7:00pm