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Weekly Announcements 05.31.19

TO FULFILL ALL THINGS

June 2, 2019

Ascension

Some act and feel as if Christ were removed from us by His Ascension, but nothing could be further from the truth! We now have our Savior, best friend and faithful advocate seated at the right hand of glory. Because of Jesus’ ascension, we are closer to God than ever before.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHARE LIFE WITH OUR SHEPHERD—We want to celebrate and join you in praising God for your blessings! Please let us know ( ) about graduations, weddings, and births.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—You can be a blessing by supplying food for the meals and snacks served to the children during the week of VBS. Check out the donation tree across from the coatracks to see what is needed. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, you may do so at the Welcome Center or on the registration page at vbspro.events/p/events/ourshepherdroar.

HENDRICKS COUNTY RIB FEST—Our Shepherd will have a booth at the Hendricks County Rib-Fest, and we are looking for volunteers to man our booth. You are our best ambassadors! Sign up online at http://bit.ly/OSRIBFEST19

NAME BADGES—Orders are being taken for OSLCS magnetic name badges. The cost is $10 per badge, and payment may be placed in the offering plate, clearly designated. Please email Kim Mourer, , by June 21 if you would like to place an order.

LADIES CIRCLE LUNCH—The Ladies Circle invites all women of the congregation to join them at a luncheon at Dawson’s in Speedway on June 20. Please sign-up outside the Luther Room if you would like to attend.

OSLS—As God continues to provide blessings to our ministry, we’d like to announce that Jena Mackay has accepted our offer to teach 2nd grade next year.

OSLS is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time resource teacher and a part-time Spanish teacher through June 7. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to principal Hedges. 

We are excited to share worship with our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters in Christ in a bi-lingual service led by Pastor Sam Ruiz on Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet Pastor Ruiz and find out more about the Hispanic Ministry in and around Indianapolis.  

IN OUR PRAYERS

Don Brewer, Chloe Campbell, Laura Czerwionka, Lois Etheridge, Marie Olson, Al Schafer, Marcia Stoner, Dian Summerlot, Karen Tyler, Bob Wagner, and Sig Zielke. For all of our homebound members including Kay     Levenhagen. For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Alyssa Anders (LCMS missionary to Russia), and persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military including Rex Rafferty. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

VBS Volunteer Orientation, TODAY, 12 pm

VBS Dinners, Jun 9-13, 5:30 pm

Vacation Bible School, Jun 9-13, 6-8 pm

National Youth Gathering, July 11-15 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

FIRST READING, Acts 1:1-11

1In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

 

SECOND READING, Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 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, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

GOSPEL READING, Luke 24:44-53

44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” 50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.