ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
Friday, May 7, 2021
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Jesus tells us to ask for anything of the Father in His Name. God always hears our prayers. He always answers them, too. He doesn’t always answer them the way we may think we want, but He always answers them for our good. That’s why Jesus tells us to pray in His Name. To praying “in the Name of Jesus” doesn’t just mean adding those words to our prayers. It means that we come to our Heavenly Father with every care and need, trusting that He loves and hears us for the sake of His Son, Jesus. Jesus died for you and rose again. He made you a child of God. How can God not pay attention when you call upon Him in every trouble, when you pray, and when you give thanks? As the Catechism reminds us: we pray because God tells us to but also because He promises to hear us. While we may not see the answer we think we want instantly, have no doubt that because of Jesus, God the Father hears and answers your prayers and is working all things out for your good. That’s what we’re celebrating this Sunday, “Rogate!” (Ask!) Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
COLLECTION FOR FISH OF MCHENRY FOOD PANTRY
This Sunday is our collection day for the F.I.S.H. of McHenry Food Pantry. You can bring non-perishable food items. Even better, consider a donation as the pantry can buy food at a greatly reduced price.
NO LIVESTREAM THIS WEEKEND
Please note that the service will NOT be live-streamed this week. Join us in person or watch another service on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL
THE FESTIVAL OF THE ASCENSION – WEDNESDAY!
We’ll observe the Feast Day of Our Lord’s Ascension at our Wednesday Service this coming week. Take time out to hear the Good News of Jesus ascending to the Father’s right hand for you! Service is the usual time, at 7 PM. We are planning to live-stream this service.
SOFTBALL THIS WEEK
Zephyrs play Monday at 6:30 p.m. Township 1. Bring a chair to sit and watch and help cheer them to a win!
VOTERS MEETING, MAY 16
Voters Meeting is coming up on Sunday, May 16 at 9:00 AM. (No Bible Study or Learning the Faith that Day). Main items are Elections and the 2021-22 Budget. Please plan to attend.
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS
Here are some dates to note coming up soon.
SUNDAY, MAY 16 – VOTERS MEETING, 9 AM (No Bible Study/Learning the Faith)
SUNDAY, MAY 16 – VBS PLANNING, 11:30 AM
SUNDAY, MAY 23 – FIRST COMMUNION SERVICE, 10:30 AM. We will also have a 9 AM service that day to accommodate those who would normally got to the 10:30 AM service.
SUNDAY, MAY 30, 10:30 AM – Worship at Fish Lake (through Labor Day Weekend).
JUNE 7-11, 9 AM – NOON – Vacation Bible School
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS BACK
We’ll be having VBS this Summer, the week of June 7-11. If you’d be willing to help us make it happen, let Pastor know. Our next VBS Planning Meeting is Sunday, May 16 after the Late Service.
Prayer is hard. It doesn’t come naturally. That’s why Jesus teaches us to pray in His Name. It’s why He gave us the Lord’s Prayer. It’s why we have the Psalms. The Lord gives us the very words we can always use to call upon His Name and grab hold of His promises. Faith cries out in need and ends with the “Amen!” That is, “Yes, yes, it shall be so!” See you in the Divine Service this weekend!
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
Learning the Faith
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