ARTWORK IN THE NARTHEX: The artwork in the narthex this month was made by Miss Jill’s Preschool class.
HOLY BAPTISM: This Sunday we celebrate the baptism of Stella Bren Benzel, the daughter of Brad Benzel and Bridget Blankenship.
Altar Flowers this weekend are from Brad and Marlene Stewart in memory of Brad’s sister and brotherin-law.
LCMS MEMORY VERSE: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14
LIFE QUOTES: “God has placed each of us here at this very moment in time for His purpose: to be lights in the darkness, to be warriors in His battles, to be the hands and feet and voices that bring the good news of salvation to the whole lost world. He asks us to strengthen our feeble arms and weak knees, to open our mouths to the words He will give us, and to run the race to the finish line.” Dr. Barbara Lane Geistfeld, Regional Director of Texas for Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org
STEWARDSHIP OF THE WORD DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS COMING WEEK: 30. Esther 1-5 31. Esther 6-10 JUNE 2021 1. Job 1-4 2. Job 5-7 3. Job 8-10 4. Job 11-13 5. Job 14-16
John 3:6 – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” In Holy Baptism, we receive a new birth: spirit from Spirit. With that rebirth we receive new desires, new lives, and new purposes. To the (fleshly) world, Christian generosity makes no sense. The total minus a percentage is less than the original total. But Spirit-reborn Christians know that God’s math works differently – as we might expect from the Trinity! A blessing received from God becomes more of a blessing when it is used in generosity to bless others.
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.
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need a few youth or adult volunteers to help guide the children from one activity to the next and to assist the teachers with some activities. Please call Samantha at 760-2833 or register to volunteer online at vbsmate.com/ielcvbs2021.
VBS MATERIALS: We are needing a lot of medium/large square or rectangle boxes for decorations for VBS. We will be making them into boulders. Please drop them off at the church office or contact Samantha and she will pick them up from you!
THIS COMING WEEK’S BIBLE STUDIES: Sunday 9:00 am Adult Bible Class Thursday 9:30 am Bible Break
NOTE: Both Pastors will be attending continuing education classes and will be out of the office Monday thru Thursday this week.