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Weekly Announcements 05.25.17

THE TRINITY IN HISTORY

May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday

In our Gospel reading, we see Nicodemus seemingly joke around with Jesus about being born again. However, being born again is no laughing matter! Jesus was telling him  how the Holy Trinity is involved in our salvation. Let us take a closer look at Jesus’ words and see for ourselves how the Trinity has saved us!

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 on June 3 at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

NEW MEMBER CLASSES—If you desire to transfer your membership to Our Shepherd from another LCMS Lutheran church, please contact the church office at 317-271-9103. Orientation Classes will be held on June 3 and June 10. Please see Pastor Matt for details.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PICNIC—We would like to thank every volunteer for your commitment to the discipleship ministries at Our Shepherd! You and your family are invited to join us on Friday, June 1 from 4-9 p.m. at the Avon Town Hall Park pavilions for a relaxing evening of food, fun, and fellowship. RSVP to Joel Marquardt by May 30.

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.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS—The church office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Summer hours begin on May 29: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Our pastors are always on call in case of a pastoral emergency.

FINAL CIRCUIT VISIT—Pastor Lepley is at Peace Greencastle for his final circuit visit this weekend. Rev. Jacob Sutton from Immanuel Terre Haute will be Circuit Visitor for the next three years.

OSLS—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.

IN OUR PRAYERS

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SWANS Dinner, May 31, 6 p.m.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, June 1, 4-9 p.m.

Confirmation Parent Meeting, June 3, 9:30 a.m.

Voters’ Meeting, June 3, 12:00 p.m.

VBS Volunteer Meeting, June 3, 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,  Isaiah 6:1-8

1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

EPISTLE READING, Acts 2:14a, 22-36

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them:

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; 26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. 27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ 29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

GOSPEL READING, John 3:1-17

 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?”Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these thing be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.