July 2, 2017 — The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
FREEDOM TO DO WHAT?
We Americans cherish our freedom. A tremendous price has been paid by others for the freedom that we enjoy. As Christians, Jesus paid an unimaginable price for our freedom. You have forgiveness and have been given freedom from sin as a gift. How you treat others in light of God’s gift of earthly and eternal freedom is your gift to God, your country and the world.
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. Contact Pastor Matt 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 (note the change of date so that Joel’s family can attend). We will welcome Joel and his wife Nicole at all of the services on July 22-23.
SGO ~ Are you looking for a way to support the mission and ministry of Our Shepherd Lutheran School while also receiving a large tax break for doing so? Please consider donating to our account at the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana (SGO). This program allows the school to give tuition assistance to qualifying families while returning dollars to the overall budget of the church.
KENYA MISSION PRESENTATION ~ Join us in the gym on July 9th at 9:30 a.m. for a special presentation by the Mission Team and the Lepley family.
BABY PHOTO CONTEST ~ OSLC and Lutherans for Life are hosting a booth at the Hendricks County Fair July 16-23rd. There will be a baby photo contest (newborn-18 months) with the fair-goers voting for the winner. If you would like to submit a photo for the contest, be sure to write your name, baby’s name, address, and phone number on the back of the photo and place it in the church office.
OSLS ~ We are seeking an Interim Principal for the 2017/18 school year as well as an Extended Care Director. For more information, or to apply, please contact the School Board via e-mail: schoolboard@ ourshepherd.org.
IN OUR PRAYERS
Ray Brabo, Wolfgang Daube, Rich Gagnon, Jackie Hilmer, Marian Schafer, Herb Schortemeyer, Nancy Schuch, Norie Strakis, and Annette Stoneking. For all of our homebound members including Don Olson. For those who mourn including the family and friends of Bob Stahlhut. For our active Armed Forces members: Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Robert Ritter, and Shad Singer.
Mission Team Presentation, July 9th, 9:30 a.m.; Servant Event Send-off, July 9th, 9:30 a.m.; Induction of DCE Intern Joel Marquardt, July 23rd, 9:30 a.m.; Ladies Circle Workshop, July 20th, 10 a.m.; Teacher Dedication and Recognition, Aug. 6th, 9:30 a.m.; Church Picnic, Aug. 27th, 12:15 p.m.
Jeremiah 28:5-9, Romans 7:1-13, Matthew 10:34-42