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Weekly Announcements 07.21.17

July 23,  2017 — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

THE MERCIFUL GROWER

Our gospel lesson answers one of the most difficult questions of the faith. “Why does God allow evil?” The reason God allows evil in the world is because He is merciful to all. This doesn’t make sense when we suffer at the hands of evil. But our nation’s forefathers followed similar wisdom when they enshrined, “innocent until proven guilty,” as a tenet of our justice system. It is love, not wrath, that allows evil to endure so that evil doers may be forgiven for the sake of Jesus Christ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Beginning Sunday, September 10th

SUNDAYS

TRADITIONAL SERVICES (sanctuary)     8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE (gym)                                10:45 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL                                                          9:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS

SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PREACHING                     6:30 p.m.

SATURDAYS

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE                                         6:30 p.m.

We extend a warm welcome to our new DCE Intern Joel Marquardt and his wife Nicole! We look forward to the blessings that come when we SHARE LIFE WITH OUR SHEPHERD.

NEW MEMBER CLASS ~ Interested in becoming a part of the Our Shepherd family? Join us for new member classes beginning TONIGHT. Eight weekly classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 185.

OSLS ~ It's not too late to enroll your child at Our Shepherd Lutheran School! August 1st is the final registration date for the 2017/2018 school year. Contact the office for more information.

OSLS is seeking individuals with a desire to serve as volunteers within the school as tutors, library helpers, and teacher helpers. We would be thrilled with any amount of time you can share with our students! We are also seeking paid substitute teachers. Contact Amy Hedges about these volunteer and substitute opportunities by calling the office .

IN OUR PRAYERS

Ray Brabo, Wolfgang Daube, Henry F., Rich Gagnon, Jackie Hilmer, Dennis Rosebrough, Marian Schafer, Herb Schortemeyer, Nancy Schuch, Annette Stoneking and Brenda Tierney. For all of our homebound members including Vi Riczo. For all those who mourn including the family and friends of Marilyn Gruenhagen. For our active Armed Forces members: Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Robert Ritter, and Shad Singer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Teacher Dedication & Recognition, Aug 6th, 9:30 a.m.; BLAST Event, Aug. 19th, 3:30 p.m.; Church Picnic, Aug. 27th, 12:15 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:18-27, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Weekly Announcements 07.16.17

July 16, 2017 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

THE GENEROUS SOWER

Jesus compared the work of the Kingdom to a farmer who sows seed generously. God has blessed us richly with His Word. His Spirit encourages our faith to grow. When we focus on the Sower, it becomes apparent that the life we have is rich and abundant. Instead of wondering, “which seed am I,” or, “which soil am I,” let’s explore God’s generosity and how the fruit of His love is in seen in our lives.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW MEMBER CLASSES ~ Interested in becoming a part of the Our Shepherd family? Join us for new member classes beginning Sunday, July 23rd. Eight weekly classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 185. See Heather at the Welcome Center for more information.

DCE INTERN INDUCTION ~ Please join us for the induction of our new DCE Intern, Joel Marquardt, during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on July 23rd. We will welcome Joel and his wife Nicole at all of the services on July 22-23.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ~ Now that stores are stocked with school supplies, it is a great time to pick up some extras to donate to the boxes that the OSLS children prepare and send to Samaritan’s Purse. A donation bin is located near the Luther Room. Please note that we do not need shoe boxes this year. Your gift will show the love of Christ with a needy child somewhere in the world.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ~ The new worship schedule and dedicated Sunday School hour opens up a number of new opportunities to serve as Sunday School teachers and assistants. The teaching materials are available online with many choices; videos, crafts, object lessons, and more. Teachers develop the lesson to fit their style. If you are interested in hearing more about helping, contact Mark Borcherding at

OSLS ~ Our Shepherd Lutheran School is seeking individuals with a desire to serve as volunteers within the school as tutors, library helpers, and teacher helpers. We would be thrilled with any amount of time you can share with our students! We are also seeking paid substitute teachers. Contact Amy Hedges about these volunteer and substitute opportunities at  or by calling the office at (317) 271-9100. 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Ray Brabo, Wolfgang Daube, Amber Davis, Henry F., Rich Gagnon, Jackie Hilmer, Dennis Rosebrough, Marian Schafer, Herb Schortemeyer, Nancy Schuch, Norie Strakis, Annette Stoneking and Brenda Tierney. For all of our homebound members including Francis Wells. For all those who mourn including the family and friends of Marilyn Gruenhagen. For our active Armed Forces members: Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Robert Ritter, and Shad Singer. For our youth mission team serving in WI and missionaries throughout the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ladies Circle Workshop, July 20th, 10 a.m.; Induction of DCE Intern Joel Marquardt, July 23rd, 9:30 a.m.; Teacher Dedication and Recognition, Aug. 6th, 9:30 a.m.; Church Picnic, Aug. 27th, 12:15 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:12-17, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 

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