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Weekly Announcements 06.28.19

FIT TO FOLLOW

June 30, 2019

Third Sunday after Pentecost

 

Elijah had had enough! He was a wanted man, condemned for doing the Lord’s work, exhausted and weary. God responded to His prophet’s need by sending a new helper, Elisha. Together, these two faithfully ministered to God’s rebellious people. We are likewise blessed when God sends us faithful pastors and teachers. May God’s Spirit rest upon them, and us, so that we may faithfully follow wherever the Lord leads.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LCMS National Offering—Every three years, our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod meets in convention to determine mission and ministry priorities for the coming three years. We will collect a special offering on July 20-21 during all services. Pamphlets with more information and giving envelopes are available at the Communication Center in the narthex.

NYG Sending Service - Join us next Sunday, July 7, at the 10:45 am service to pray blessings upon the students and adult leaders headed to Minneapolis, MN, July 11-15 for the National Youth Gathering. For those not attending, a livestream of the Mass Events and Monday Worship will be on www.lcmsgathering.com.

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL—LHS is seeking a Band Teacher and a Math Resource Tutor. Both of these positions are for one period per day. There is also a job opening as a Receptionist/Communications person, Mon–Fri, 1–4:00 pm. Please contact Bev McIntosh,  , or Michael Brandt, Head of School, , if interested.

OSLS—OSLS has an immediate opening for a half-day Early Childhood Teacher. We are also still interviewing for a part-time teacher who would be willing to teach 1st-8th grade Spanish, with additional middle school responsibilities. Send Mrs. Hedges a letter of interest and resume at   by THIS FRIDAY, July 5th.

SCRIP PROGRAM—Scrip cards are available every Sunday from 9-10:45 am and weekdays in the church office. PTL representatives will be available on July 28 and August 4 to answer questions, set-up online accounts, and guide you through the ScripNow purchasing process. Please see your church mailbox for a Scrip flyer with more information or email us at  with questions.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Laura Czerwionka, Lois Etheridge, Marie Olson, Becky Roth, Marcia Stoner, Dian Summerlot, Laurie Tucker, and Bob Wagner. Thanksgiving for the safe births of Emma Grace to Kelsey and Kyle Borcherding and Kate Rosalie to Kelly (Kris and Tom Rafferty) and Andrew Weisner. For all of our homebound members including Al and Marian Schafer. For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Pastor Dennis Ouellette of LAMP Ministries. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Brian Flannery, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe, Rex Rafferty, and Brandon Richey. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NYG Sending Service, July 7, 10:45 am

National Youth Gathering, July 11-15

NYG Thank-You Ice Cream Social, July 21, 6:30 pm 

SCRIPTURE READINGS 

OLD TESTAMENT READING, 1 Kings 19:6b-21

And he ate and drank and lay down again.And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God. There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 15 And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. 18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” 21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

 

SECOND READING, Galatians 5:1, 13-25

1For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

 

GOSPEL READING, Luke 9:51-62

51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went on to another village. 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”