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Weekly Announcements 06.01.18

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GOD'S DESIGN FOR SEX

June 3, 2018

Second Sunday after Pentecost

God’s Word teaches that the union between man and a woman is a mysterious gift of intimacy. The world we live in treats sex like it’s no big deal. As Christians, we do well to treat each other and our own bodies with love and respect. With love, faithfulness, and respect, we honor God’s gift of sex.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VOTERS’ MEETING—Due to last minute changes to the budget, it was not available to the congregation before the May 20 meeting as required by our Constitution and By-laws. We will be voting on the revised budget TODAY at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

KENYA MISSION TRIP—Join the Mission Team and the Meekers for a meeting on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the narthex to explore interest in a mission trip to Kenya in June 2019 or June 2020.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—We will embark on a SHIPWRECKED adventure to learn that we are RESCUED BY JESUS June 10-14! Summer V.B.S. registration for children and volunteers continues online or at the Welcome Center. Register by June 4 to receive a free t-shirt! Catch a fish out in the narthex and return your donation to the church office or the bins near the Luther Room.

OSLS—Preparations have begun on our new Early Childhood program! There are many opportunities to serve in the school this summer. A few of the classrooms will be changing places, and so we are taking this opportunity to clean, patch walls, and paint those rooms. Please contact Principal Amy Hedges if you are willing and able to help with any of these tasks over the next month.

Please join the All Saints' Fest committee June 9 for stage 1 of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) outdoor trailblazing. We are seeking volunteers who are able to spend a few hours clearing brush, painting signs, assembling items, and preparing an early childhood outdoor area. Use the following link to sign-up: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/VQqY2ZQy  Email  with questions.

THANK YOU—I sincerely appreciate the lovely cards, your heart-felt notes, and the fun celebration at this time of my retirement from teaching in the Lutheran schools. My 21 years at Our Shepherd have passed by so quickly, and I've truly been blessed through my students, fellow teachers, staff, parents, and the congregational members here. God is good and will have many more years of shepherding our school in teaching His Good News. My prayers will continue to be with all of you. Thank you, Margo Martin    

IN OUR PRAYERS

Adler G., Henry F., Tee Lipsey, Lynda Pruett, Phyliss Renolds, Marian Schafer, and Laura Wilson. For all of our homebound members including Mary Ann Dressler. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Confirmation Parent Meeting, TODAY, 9:30 a.m.

Voters’ Meeting, TODAY, 12:00 p.m.

VBS Volunteer Meeting, TODAY, 12:30 p.m.

VBS, June 10-14, 6-8 p.m.

Ladies Circle Meeting, June 21, 11:30 a.m., @ Emmy’s

SCRIPTURE READINGS 

OLD TESTAMENT  READING, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

EPISTLE READING, Ephesians 5:15-17, 22-33

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

GOSPEL READING, Mark 2:23-28

 23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”