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Weekly Announcements 9.11.2020

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DANGEROUS WATERS

September 13, 2020

Holy Cross Day

 Sailors for hundreds of years have relied on the stars for navigation. It is because of their light they guide ships in the night. Lighthouses have and are continually used by sailors even today because they provide safety with their light. In today’s    Gospel, we see Jesus as a light for us!

IN OUR PRAYERS

Scott Brown, Nicole Cook, Marcy Eckhoff-Wagner, Debbie Homeier, Dorothy Levihn, Tee Lipsey, Dee Ortoff, Lois Perko, Evelyn Presley, Pastor Logan Scheiwe,  Marjorie Sims, Linda Tangman, Tom Weaver and John Widau. For all who mourn, especially the family of Lois Etheridge. For all schools, students and educators. For all missionaries including Alyssa Anders, LCMS Missionary to Russia. For all who are imprisoned. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Corey Cook, Jr., Dominick Greci, Katelyn Harvey, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PTL City BBQ Dine Out, Sept. 14

Second Grade Bible Presentation, Sept. 19-20

Work Day, Sept. 26

“Day Away” Women’s Retreat, Oct 3

Clothing and Food Pantry, Oct 3

Church Worker Appreciation, Oct 4

SGO Presentation, Oct 4

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Remembering how our nation was forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001, we lift up all of our members who serve in the military, law enforcement and emergency responders. We thank God for you and your service!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SECOND GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION — Celebrate this important milestone in the faith-life of our children during all worship services next weekend.

CLOTHING PANTRY — We are collecting clean and lightly used men's, women's, and children's clothing and shoes for the month of September. We would also appreciate packages of new socks and  underwear. As winter is approaching, please consider donating coats and gloves. Bring all donations to the Luther Room. We will distribute clothing and food on October 3rd  and 17th. If you are interested in volunteering to sort and prep donations, please contact David Rieger at (317) 362-8748  or  . We are so blessed by God, let us share these blessings with our community!

WORK DAY—We are in need of some volunteers to assist with several outside projects on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9am – 4pm. If you are available we would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please contact Kim Meyerholtz at  .

CHURCH WORKER APPRECIATION—Help us show appreciation for the dedicated service of our pastors and church workers this month by providing notes of encouragement, cards, or tokens in blessing bags beginning this weekend. These gifts will be presented to our church workers on Oct. 4 at the 8:00 am service.

OSLS—We are blessed to be able to announce the hiring of Ms. Mackcine Jordan as our kindergarten teacher for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The Lord has blessed us with a candidate that considers educating her mission and ministry to the world. We compel you to give a warm welcome to this diligent servant as she joins the Our Shepherd faculty.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Genesis 50:15-21

15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21 So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

 EPISTLE READING, Romans 14:1-12

1As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

 GOSPEL READING, John 12:31-36a

[Jesus said,] 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Announcements 9.04.2020

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LESS THAN, GREATER THAN

September 6, 2020

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 God has tendency to lift up the lowly and bring low those whom the world exalts. That's good news for those who think little of themselves, but bad news if you think you some how "measure up." Only in Christ can we measure up! Despite ourselves, God loves us and lifts us up. That's great news for us when the world treads us down.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Scott Brown, Nicole Cook, Marcy Eckhoff-Wagner, Dorothy Levihn, Tee Lipsey, Joe Manger, Dee Ortoff, Pastor Logan Scheiwe, Marjorie Sims, Linda Tangman, John Widau, and Pastor Jon Zehnder. For all who mourn, especially the family of Barb Stoner. For all schools, students and educators. For all missionaries including Pastor Sam Ruiz, Luterano Indy. For all who are imprisoned. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Corey Cook, Jr., Dominick Greci, Katelyn Harvey, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Labor Day, church office closed, Sept. 7

PTL City BBQ Dine Out, Sept. 14

Second Grade Bible Presentation, Sept. 19-20

Camp Lakeview “Day Away” Women’s Retreat, Oct 3

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We are pleased to announce this past Sunday we voted to call Vicar Kyle Borcherding as Pastor and Steven Hohnstadt as Sanctuary Music Director. We praise God for the many blessings He has bestowed on us. Please keep Steven in your prayers as he considers his call.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SECOND GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION — Celebrate this important milestone in the faith-life of our children during all worship services on September 19 and 20! We will present each second grade student with a Bible of their own and pray a blessing over them and their family.

 “Day Away” Women’s Retreat — is Saturday, October 3 at Camp Lakeview. For more  information or to register visit https://lakeviewministries.camp/women/

 LWML MISSON PROJECT — LWML is requesting donations of seventy page spiral notebooks for Orphan Grain Train school packs. A bin is marked by the Luther Room for donations until mid—September.

 FELLOWSHIP OPTIONS FOR THE FALL— Please take a few minutes to take a three question survey to help the Fellowship Team and our Trunk or Treat leadership team decide on a direction for events this coming fall. Check your email or fill out a hard copy on the Welcome desk.

 OSLS—is working daily to be an unwavering place of faith and normalcy for our       students and their families. Our God is never changing. He is steadfast in His love and protection of us. As it says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”’ One of the benchmarks of "normal" for many students is sports. We have been able to offer our young people the chance to connect, compete, and better themselves through Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball. We are honored to be able to give these kids a well rounded  experience at Our Shepherd Lutheran School.

PTL — Will be hosting a dine out on Monday September 14th at City BBQ.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Ezekiel 33:7-9

[The Lord said,] “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

 EPISTLE READING, Romans 13:1-10

1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 GOSPEL READING, Matthew 18:1-20

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their    angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” 

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