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Weekly Announcements 05.19.17

May 21, 2017 — The Sixth Sunday of Easter 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT = LIFE REVEALED

There is a hidden dimension to life, an aspect of existence only perceived by faith. Christians have been given the Holy Spirit to perceive the spiritual realm. In this realm, Christ reigns by faith. He orders the affairs of this world and life. We may see His power at work in death and life, good and evil, prosperity and poverty. When we are aware of God’s presence, His love is revealed to us and He reveals Himself to others through us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VOTERS’ MEETING ~ Join us May 21st at 12:15 p.m. when we will discuss the budget and announce the Governing Board's decision regarding concurrent worship and how it will impact our ministry. We will also hear how confirmation is changing and provide details about the Kenya mission trip.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~ Please join us for Vacation Bible School June 11-15th from 6-8:15 p.m. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we'll learn how Jesus is our Mighty Fortress through music, crafts, interactive storytelling, lesson time, cool snacks and more! Sign-up to volunteer (completed grade 7 to adult) or attend (preschool 3 yrs. old to completed grade 6) on our website.

2017 GRADUATES ~ We ware compiling a list of high school and post-secondary graduates. Please let the church office know of any current members that will be graduating this year so that we can celebrate their accomplishments!

KENYA MISSION ~ A mission team from Our Shepherd and the Lepley family will be going to Point of Grace Academy in Kisumu, Kenya in June. Suggested donations for the collection bin outside of the Luther Room:   

playing cards, toothpaste, toothbrushes, nail polish, boys boxers, children’s socks, classroom wall décor, maps/charts, crayons/markers, masking tape, Wiggles DVDs, LEGOs, Christian CDs, scissors, over-the-counter medicine, and first aid supplies. 

CONFIRMATION PARENTS’ MEETING ~ Parents of incoming 5th - 8th graders: there will be a very important parent meeting on Sunday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary about Confirmation instruction. Our Confirmation program is getting a complete makeover with in-home videos, Sunday morning small groups, fellowship events, and more. Come and learn how Our Shepherd is expanding our Confirmation program to foster deeper learning and more opportunities for youth to connect.

OSLS ~ After faithfully serving as principal for the past six years, Mr. Huntington has decided to step down as principal and serve the Lord in another capacity. Please pray for Mr. Huntington and the OS School Board as they seek the Lord’s guidance and direction.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Ray Brabo, Joan Carnagua, Wolfgang Daube, Jackie Hilmer, Marian Schafer, Herb Schortemeyer, Nancy Schuch, and Annette Stoneking. For all of our home-bound members including Ray Brabo. For our active Armed Forces members: Jeff Bick, Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Robert Ritter, and Shad Singer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Voters’ Meeting, May 21st, 12:15 p.m.; 8th grade graduation, May 25th, 7 p.m..; VBS,  June 11-15th, 6-8:15 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Acts 17:16-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21

Weekly Announcements 05.12.17

May 14, 2017 — The Fifth Sunday of Easter

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE

Some falsely assert that Christianity is an exclusive religion. They quote passages like this from John 14 to support their view. What they fail to realize is that Jesus became human to love all people, free all people and bless all people. His life of sacrifice proved He loves all, even those opposed to Him. Sometimes His love is “tough love” because Christ only ever tells the truth. Even then, He is open to all and invites all to receive Him by faith.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOTHER’S DAY ~ Being a mother is more than a biological act; it includes caring, nurturing, loving, encouraging, supporting, and being present for whenever life happens. In honor of everyone who “mothers” others, we share flowers with all adult women present today. We thank you for sharing your love on this Mother’s Day.

VOTERS’ MEETING ~ Join us on Sunday, May 21st at 12:15 p.m. when we will discuss the budget and announce the Governing Board's decision regarding concurrent worship and how it will impact our ministry. We will also hear how confirmation is changing and provide details about the Kenya mission trip.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~ Plan to join the fun; VBS is Sunday, June 11th - Thursday, June 15th, 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. Come enjoy music, games, crafts, and Bible lessons based on the theme Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory is Won! A meal will be served each evening beginning at 5:30 p.m.

2017 GRADUATES ~ We ware compiling a list of high school and post-secondary graduates. Please let the church office know of any current members that will be graduating this year so that we can celebrate their accomplishments!

KENYA MISSION ~ A mission team from Our Shepherd and the Lepley family will be going to Point of Grace Academy in Kisumu, Kenya in June. Some donation suggestions include:

playing cards, toothpaste, toothbrushes, children's underwear, boys boxers, children's socks, classroom wall decor (such as educational posters, border, pocket charts), nail polish, Wiggles DVDs, LEGOs, Christian CDs, scissors, crayons, markers, over-the-counter first aid supplies, over-the-counter medicine, and masking tape.

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE-UP/DROP-OFF ~ Bring in your donation of non-perishable foods on the weekend of May 20-21st. Just drive-up to the blue tent and drop-off your goods before parking your car. Thank you for providing a blessing to those who benefit from our ministry!

OSLS ~ After faithfully serving as principal for the past six years, Mr. Huntington has decided to step down as principal and serve the Lord in another capacity. Please pray for Mr. Huntington and the OS School Board as they seek the Lord’s guidance and direction.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Ray Brabo, Joan Carnagua, Wolfgang Daube, Jackie Hilmer, Marian Schafer, Herb Schortemeyer, and Nancy Schuch. For all of our home-bound members including Jim and Doreen Schneider. For those who mourn including the family and friends of Ray Orebaugh. Thanksgiving for the baptism of Carolyne Keefer. For our active Armed Forces members: Jeff Bick, Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Robert Ritter, and Shad Singer. For our confirmands that God give them the faith to live out their confirmation vows.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ladies Circle, May 18th, 10 a.m.; Voters’ Meeting, May 21st, 12:15 p.m.; Food Pantry Drive-up/Drop-off, May 20-21st; VBS,  June 11-15th, 6-8:15 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14

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