Wind! Flames! Bunches of languages! What’s going on? Does the Holy Spirit have their attention? Then listen to the Apostle Peter. Now that the Spirit has their attention, they hear a sermon that proclaims Jesus who died and rose again and who washes our sins away in the waters of Holy Baptism. It’s Pentecost on Sunday. Pentecost reminds us that the Lord established His church for the sake of the whole world. The church, the body of Christ, exists in this world to announce the Good News that Jesus has triumphed over sin and death. In a world full of selfishness and idolatry and the fear of death, the Christian church proclaims loud and clear: Jesus died for your sins. You are forgiven. Jesus rose and defeated death. You will rise again. The church isn’t just one more earthly institution. It’s not just another group or club that people join. It is the living Body of Christ in this dying world. Jesus has sent His Spirit to make you a part of this Body and the work we do of proclaiming the wonderful works of Him who has called us from darkness to light. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from or even what language you speak: this Good News is for you! It’s for everyone! That’s Pentecost this week!
VBS PLANNING MEETING
A reminder to our VBS Volunteers that we’ll be meeting THIS SUNDAY after worship to finalize plans for our VBS program.
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
We’re going to welcome our new members NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 12 during the Divine Service. We’ve had many folks who have become a part of our congregation even during the pandemic and we’re going to welcome them as part of our church family next Sunday. Please introduce yourself and say “hello!”
Following worship NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 12, we’re going to take some much-needed time for church fellowship and fun. Council and Elders are providing meats and drinks. Everyone is asked to please bring a side dish, dessert, chips, or other items to share.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – GOD’S WONDER LAB
Our Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wonder Lab” is June 13-17, 9-11am.Children of all ages are invited! Don’t forget to use your VBS Offering envelopes if you’d like to help contribute toward materials and supplies for our VBS! You can stop by the Office to register your child in advance if you like.
RESULTS OF OFFICER AND BOARD ELECTIONS
Here is the list of those elected to serve during our May Voters Meeting:
Chairman– No Election
Vice-Chairman – Jeff Foerster
Secretary – Dale Stieber
Treasurer – Jim Hayman
Financial Secretary – No Election (however Pattie Lewis has agreed to serve and will be appointed to the position)
Elders – Nick Marcellis, Paul Pasche, Don Stade, and Brian Ohlrich (taking Jim Witt’s remaining term)
Board of Property – Glenn Sturtevant and Danny Meier
Board of Christian Dayschool – Julie Luedke and Anita Magel
Board of Outreach – Pam Brackmann, Vanessa Wagner, and Kathy Morales
Endowment Committee – Pam Brackman and Dale Stieber
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 2022-23
Our school is now enrolling for next year. If you know anyone with children ages 3 years old through Second Grade, send them our way for more information on our Christ-centered academic excellence!
LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
The service will not be streamed this week. Please join us in person at 9:00 a.m. or at Fish Lake at 10:30 a.m. You can always watch our previous services on Facebook or YouTube.
Our videos are also live and recorded on YOUTUBE HERE.
The lesson of the Tower of Babel is that when we want to make a name for ourselves, the Lord will dash our self-centered plans to pieces and confuse our efforts. The message of Pentecost is that all people, regardless of language, have been given Jesus’ Name to call upon and be saved. Mankind is always trying to find a way to exalt itself. The Good News of the preaching of the church is that Christ has given us His Name and that Name is for the whole world to hear and believe in. It is by His Name that we are saved. So the Spirit gathers us in the Lord’s house to once again call on that Name and rejoice that we are saved! See you in the Divine Service!
Fish Lake Campground Service!
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