From the bulletin:
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all women of our congregation who mother, mentor, teach and love all of us each and every day of the year. We are so blessed by you, and hope you will take a flower today as a symbol of our appreciation for all you do to reflect the love of our Lord and to make the world a kinder, gentler place.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE ~ Since we share life with Our Shepherd in a special way in worship, we are investing in worship support positions, We are hiring a part time Worship AV Technician, a Praise Team Leader and a Contemporary Worship Director. Visit our website under the Go tab for more info, or contact our music director Joyce Zimmerman.
SEMINARIAN DANIEL ULRICH has completed his studies and recently received his first call as Associate Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Clarksville, TN. Please keep Pastor Daniel and his wife in your prayers as they transition into full-time ministry.
SPECIAL THANKS from Hannelore Brabo to all those who offered prayers and well-wishes while she was hospitalized and recovering from surgery. It was much appreciated.
COMING SOON...Food Pantry Drive Up & Drop Off, May 16-17, before services; Congregational Meeting, May 17, between services; Ladies Circle, May 21, 10am, Luther Rm, hospice projects; Ladies Guild Ladies’ Night Out, May 26, 6:30pm, Mayberry Café’; SWANS Kokomo Opalescent Glass Tour, May 27, 8am; 8th Grade Graduation, May 28, 7pm, OS Sanctuary; SWANS Concert On The Canal, June 4, 5:30pm, Indiana Historical Society.
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK: Those struggling in body, mind and spirit: Lori Boettcher, Phyllis Everett, Heather Fields, Arly Levenhagen, Pam Masterson, Marie Olson, Marcia Stoner, Karen Tyler, Stacy (Weiss) Wedding and Ericka Zwettler. For Dennis & Shara Toole and all of our shut-ins. Our Indiana District, LCMS Synod and Worldwide Missions: for Carmel Lutheran Church. Zeal to pray for missionaries here in the United States and around the world; for Christians persecuted around the world; for the unsaved, for faith in Jesus as their Savior. Our Armed Forces: Jeff Bick, Ryan Enlow, Jacob Lauderback, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, David Rieger Sr., Shad Singer, and Scott Zimmerman.
Members of the Mission Team will be manning a table in the narthex this weekend to promote the January 2017 mission trip to Kenya. Please stop by!
This week, we hosted the inaugural Our Shepherd Art Bee created by art teacher Pat vonStrohe! Eight students competed from grades 5-8, with 8th grader Caleb Yonker taking top honors! Giving Caleb some stiff competition was 6th grader Joann Ncube in second place, and 6th grader Julia Peyton in third. All the contestants did an amazing job of identifying paintings and sculptures by artist and title! The other contestants were 7th grader Elizabeth Kerr; 6th graders Lucy Engle and Christian Juillerat; and 5th graders Ian Hedges and Shelby Rich. Students were selected to participate based upon a qualifying test. The students were quizzed on a wide variety of art styles and mediums from artists spanning the last few centuries. Way to go, students!
The SWANS will be attending an outdoor concert at the Indiana Historical Society on June 4 at 5:30 p.m. The Twilite Nites Dance Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m. and a boxed dinner is available of a ham or turkey sub, pasta salad, fruit cup, two cookies and bottled water. The cost is $14.25/person, or $6.25/person without the meal. In case of a rain, the concert will be moved inside the museum. You may sign up in the Luther Room hallway, noting your choice of sandwich. Make checks payable to Mariann Pasch. We have 24 seats reserved. If you have any questions, please contact Mariann here.
Please join us on May 17 during the congregation meeting between services as we recognize Pat vonStrohe's second retirement from teaching, and thank her for her many years of service to us and our children!
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