HOLY SPIRIT, OUR HELPER
June 9, 2019
After blessing His disciples with the Lord’s Supper, Jesus promised to send His Spirit to help them. This is the last promise made by Christ before they left for the Garden. The Holy Spirit is hard for us to fathom, but let’s not underestimate His ability to help and save us. Though we cannot see Him, we sense His leading. Though we can’t predict Him, we know His work is our salvation and blessing!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—VBS begins tonight with a meal at 5:30 pm. Walk-ins for volunteers and participants are welcome. Tell your friends to join us this week for a roaring good time exploring God’s goodness and celebrating our ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life. Can’t volunteer during the week? Be a part of VBS by helping set-up today after services.
LWML NATIONAL CONVENTION—"In Praise to the Lord" is the theme of the LWML National Convention June 20-23 in Mobile, Alabama. There will be mission speakers, voting on new Mission Grants, a new president and other board members, the Mite Walk, fellowship with our sisters and brothers in Christ, a meet and greet with present and past missionaries, and a closing service on Sunday. Please keep the convention in your prayers as we move forward in "Serving the Lord with Gladness" and supporting those in the mission field through our Mites and prayers.
SWANS OUTING—The SWANS invite you to hear Groove Essential at the Indiana Historical Society’s Concerts on the Canal on June 27 at 6 pm. A sign-up sheet with more information is posted across from the coatracks.
NAME BADGES—Orders are being taken for OSLCS magnetic name badges. The cost is $10 per badge, and payment may be placed in the offering plate, clearly designated. Please email Kim Mourer, , by June 21 if you would like to place an order.
OSLS—Looking for ways to support our ministry without any additional cost to you? Here are three easy means for us to be rewarded for your shopping trips: shop via smile.amazon.com and choose to support Our Shepherd Lutheran School, link your Kroger Plus card to OSLS, collect Box Tops and Coke Rewards and return them to the bin across from the coatracks.
SHARE CHRIST WITH OTHERS -
Each day at VBS, children are blessed through adventures that immerse them in activities, songs, crafts, and the Truth of God’s love. Seeds of hope are planted as we show our neighbors and friends the love of Christ through these songs, lessons, and acts of service. Join us in praying for a successful, God-pleasing week of VBS.
IN OUR PRAYERS
Chloe, Laura Czerwionka, Lois Etheridge, Marie Olson, Al Schafer, Marcia Stoner, Dian Summerlot, and Bob Wagner. For all of our homebound members including Mark Gentry. For all who mourn including the family and friends of Sig Zielke. For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Alyssa Anders (LCMS missionary to Russia), and persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military including Rex Rafferty.
VBS Dinners, Jun 9-13, 5:30 pm
Vacation Bible School, Jun 9-13, 6-8 pm
LWML National Convention, June 20-23
National Youth Gathering, July 11-15
OLD TESTAMENT READING, Genesis 11:1-9
1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
SECOND READING, Acts 2:1-21
1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18 even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; 20 the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. 21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
GOSPEL READING, John 14:23-31
23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.