Share Life With Our Shepherd

Share Life With Our Shepherd

Weekly Announcements 8.03.18

BREAD OF LIFE

August 5, 2018

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus came to do more than feed 5,000 on a single afternoon. He came to offer Himself, by dying on the cross for sin, giving Himself for the life of the world. In Christ, we are fed with everlasting love, life and hope!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SECOND GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION—As an important milestone in the faith-life our children, we will present all 2nd grade students with a Bible of their own. Join us the weekend of August 18-19 to share this presentation with the church and school families of our 2nd graders.

FALL NEW MEMBER CLASSES—Anyone interested in joining Our Shepherd is welcome and encouraged to attend the next round of New Member Classes, beginning TONIGHT and continuing through Sept. 30. Learn about our teaching and how we share life with Our Shepherd.

WD-40—Our team of volunteers makes Sunday School possible by setting up and tearing down the Contemporary worship space on Saturday and Sunday afternoons once per month. Want to help? Email to fill an open spot.

WD-40 THANK YOU EVENT—Volunteers of the WD-40 set-up and tear-down crews are invited to a Thank You Party on Sunday, August 19 beginning at 5 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate our first year of transforming gym space into a sanctuary.

GO—The Mission Team is assisting Changing Footprints, an organization that collects and distributes shoes to children and adults around the world. They will collect shoes beginning next weekend  through  Aug.  24. On Sat., Aug. 25 from 9-11 a.m. they will sort shoes to send away. They are looking for volunteers, 8 each hour, to help. Please see Karen Robertson for more information. A sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Center, and a collection bin is by the Luther Room.

SCHOOL STAFF RECEPTION—Join us after the 10:30 a.m. service for a reception to welcome our newly commissioned teacher, Mrs. Carlie Eberhard, along with our teachers and staff.

OSLS VOLUNTEERS—Please prayerfully consider being part of our school ministry as a tutor, library helper, lunch/recess monitor, classroom helper, or office helper. We are also looking for substitute teachers to add to our list. Please talk to Principal Amy Hedges if you would like to find out more about these opportunities, or be put on our schedule to help. School starts on August 7!

IN OUR PRAYERS

Henry Felix, Trudy Gierke, Robert Grosskreutz, Don Holman, Bob McKinley, Joey Morris, Dan Pence, Lynda Pruett, and Herb Schortemeyer. For all of our homebound members including Dian Summerlot. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter. For our teachers and staff as the new school year begins. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Teacher Installation and Dedication, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m.

First Day of School, Aug. 7

Second Grade Bible Presentation, Aug. 18-19, all services

WD-40 Thank-you Event, August 19, 5 p.m.

Church Picnic, August 26, *note the time* 5:00 p.m. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Exodus 16:8-15

And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.” Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10 And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 And the Lord said to Moses,12 “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” 13 In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14 And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

EPISTLE READING, Ephesians 4:1-16

1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

GOSPEL READING,  John 6:22-35

22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 

The Indiana District Convention

Every three years the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod holds our District Convention, where the business of the district is conducted.    It was an honor to attend this year’s  convention representing Our Shepherd as a voting delegate along with Pastor Douglas.

This year’s convention had the significance of electing a new District President.  Our current President, Rev. Dr. Daniel May, has retired after faithfully and well serving the Indiana District for 15 years.  There was a fun gathering Thursday night to remember President May’s years of service as a Pastor, his work in district, and as District President.  A bluegrass band led by his daughter provided music. There were presentations by long-time friends from his time as Pastor at St James in West Lafayette, and also by his children and grandson, which made the night special for him.  

In convention, the delegates elected the current District 1st Vice President, Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege, as our new President. 

There were Pastors and delegates from many of the Lutheran churches of the Indiana District.   It was good to visit and catch up with many I know, such as Carl Schulenberg from Zion, who was my high school science teacher.  Until now, I had not been aware of his work with the district regarding accreditation for Lutheran Schools.  He was elected to the District Board of Directors for this next three year term.

T.J. and Tomi Mattick were present as T.J. worked in his role representing the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF).   He even had his picture in the program and gave a short presentation to all the delegates on Friday.

Continuing their service at the district level from Our Shepherd, Joyce Zimmerman was re-elected to the Committee on Worship and Spiritual Care, and Norm Hedges continues his service with the Committee on Constitutional Matters.

The results of this convention will bring changes to our District, which contains all of Indiana and also northern Kentucky.  We will miss President Dan May and his service to our District and particularly all of his help to Our Shepherd.  Even so, we look forward to the future and working toward our part in God’s plan for our District and for Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Blessings to you all.

 

Ken Mikeworth, Head Elder

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