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Weekly Announcments 03.01.19

GLIMPSE OF GLORY

March 3, 2019

Transfiguration of our Lord

The Transfiguration was but a glimpse of the glory of Christ. The disciples had no idea what lay ahead for themselves and Jesus. But this glimpse gave them hope when confronted with questions and struggles. Who do you turn to for hope when life throws you a curveball?

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH WORK DAY—Special thanks to all who used their time and talents to help make our Work Day a success!

LENTEN SERVICES—Join us Wednesdays in Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6, for services at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal served each week in the gym between the services at 5:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be collected by the group that is hosting the meal. Weekly Bible study will immediately follow the 6:30 p.m. service.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING FUNDRAISER—Our Shepherd is sending 33 youth and 7 adults to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis this July for a weekend of incredible spiritual growth experiences. You may help support the group by making a donation through our envelope fundraiser. Choose an envelope from the display at the entrance to the school hallway and follow the instructions inside. The youth truly appreciate your generous support and are excited for the 2019 NYG!

CONCORDIA NEBRASKA CONCERT—The Concordia University, Nebraska Wind Ensemble will perform on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. here at Our Shepherd. Invite friends and neighbors to join us as we welcome these forty-one student performers on their tour. The primary goal of the tour is to serve as ambassadors for Concordia University by sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through sacred and traditional band literature. Host families are still needed for the students. Contact Carlie Eberhard, , to find out how you can help.

OSLS—During National Lutheran Schools’ Week, our students collected over $1,000 from the Penny Wars classroom competition to send to Our Savior Lutheran Preschool in Paradise, California, a Preschool destroyed by the California wildfires last fall.

SHARE CHRIST WITH OTHERS- 

This weekend, 11 youth and 3 adults from Our Shepherd joined youth from Holy Cross and Messiah, Eagle Creek for a 30 Hour Famine lock-in. They fasted to experience hunger and bring awareness to the local and world-wide hunger crisis. Participants prepared and served a meal to some of Indianapolis' homeless population in partnership with DreamCenter Indy. To learn more, visit 30hourfamine.org. 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Vicki Ade, Joseph Brockway, Laura Czerwionka, Jason Douglas, Judy Lehr, Abby P., Ron Stoner, Earl Swart, Karen Tyler, Connie Vance, and Sig Zielke. For all of our homebound members including Lori Boettcher. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson and Rex Rafferty. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ash Wednesday Services, Mar. 6, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Concordia Nebraska Concert, Mar. 7, 7 p.m.

Kenya Water Project Sending Service, Mar. 10, 10:45 a.m.

Lenten Services, Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10

                                  4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Congregational Voters’ Meeting, Mar. 24, 12 p.m. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. And the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land,12 and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel. 

EPISTLE READING, Hebrews 3:1-6

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

GOSPEL READING, Luke 9:28-36

28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.