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Weekly Announcements 01.04.19

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January 6, 2019


Epiphany is when we celebrate God’s revelation of Jesus, the Light of the world, to the gentile Magi. He guided them to Jesus by a bright star. They came from the east, from the area of Midian and Ephah. May God open our hearts, as He did theirs, to reveal Jesus as the Christ, their Savior and ours.


CHURCH UN-DECORATING—Join us TODAY at 12 p.m. to un-decorate the campus.

ISRAEL TRIP BIBLE STUDY—The study to prepare pilgrims for our Israel trip is open to all who'd like to learn more about the Old Testament history of Jesus' ancestral home. Join us to learn about Bethlehem, King David's hometown, following worship on Jan. 23 in the narthex.

MARRIAGE RETREAT—Registration is now open for all couples who'd like to grow in their relationship by learning how to Get Connected, Feel Connected and Stay Connected Feb. 15-16 at the Comfort Inn, Avon. Cost of $175 includes materials, activities and meals. Family Counselor Nancy Eisenman, MSW, LCSW, will lead our retreat. Itinerary and sign-up are at the Welcome Center. For those who'd like to make this a get-away and spend the night at the hotel, a reduced rate is available. Registration is limited, so sign-up before the cost goes up to $195 on January 28.

LIFE SUNDAY—This year we join with fellow Christians throughout America in observing Life Sunday on January 20. We celebrate the gift of life with our Savior; Jesus said, “... I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10b

GO MISSION EVENT—The January mission event will once again be serving families at Riley Hospital’s Ronald McDonald house. Help prepare and serve a taco lunch on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Be sure to sign-up at the Welcome Center.

OSLS-Current school families and church members may begin our online re-enrollment process now! We offer a discount for those who complete their enrollment before March 23 – $125 enrollment fee. Beginning March 24, the enrollment fee increases to $150. The Kindergarten class is expected to be at capacity, so secure your child’s spot today! Open enrollment for the community begins on January 7. 


Nicole Cook, Trudy Gierke, Connie Hawk, Lynda Pruett, Al & Marian Schafer, and Frances Wells. For all of our homebound members including Judy Lehr. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson and Rex Rafferty. 


New Member/Catechism Class, Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m.

Church un-decorating, Jan. 6, 12 p.m.

Life Sunday, Jan. 20

GO Mission Event, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lutheran Schools Week, Jan. 28– Feb. 2 



Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord.

EPISTLE READING, Ephesians 3:1-12

1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

GOSPEL READING, Matthew 2:1-12

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. 

Weekly Announcements 8.03.18


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!


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!


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. 


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. 



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.