Virtual Bulletin – 5/16

May 16th, 2021 – 7th Sunday of Easter

WORSHIP & Bible Study

Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.

This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6458485288?pwd=R2xGZkRNVi9TdzFPQzlaVnluNWo4QT09

Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles

Bible Study after service or 11:15ish.  I’ll keep the zoom line on. 

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: May 23rd @ 3 PM. Go home, get lunch, take a nap, and come back.  This is an important meeting and we would like everyone present.

Devotion & Prayer Thought

Our reading of 1 John ends with the season of Easter, and it ends somewhat back were we started – John’s clear division.  “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  And John’s final basis of this division is the testimony of God.  I believe that John would say this testimony of God came to us in a variety of ways.  It came through John the Baptist.  “There was a man sent from God whose name was John.  He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light (John 1:6).” And in John the Baptist you have the entire prophetic tradition.  The testimony of God came through the miracles as he wrote about Cana, “this, the first of the signs, Jesus did in Cana in Galilee, and manifested his Glory. And his disciples believed in him.”  And in that first miracle you have all the other signs that Jesus performed. The testimony of God came through the words and teachings of Jesus directly.  I am thinking specifically of John 6 which (pace Luther) is about the Lord’s Supper.  “Truly, Truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”  Many of his disciples “turned back that day.”  But Peter confessed Him as The Holy One of God who had the Words of Eternal life.  And to John the greatest witness is the action of Jesus on the Cross.  He laid down his life for his friends.  And truthfully, we were not his friends, not yet.  He endured the cross for sinners.  The resurrection to John is just one more proof of who Jesus is, the witness of God, but the cross is his great act of witness to the Love God has for us.

This is the ancient question put to Eve.  Does God really intend good for you?  The serpent told Eve, “God’s lying to you, He’s just trying to keep you down.  He knows if you eat this you will be like him.”  So this is the testimony given to us by the cross.  Does this Christ intend good for us?  He says he intends eternal life.  He says we are his friends.  He says we are the Children of God.  And the apostle is here to tell us it is all true. Which leaves us either accepting the testimony of God in the prophets and Apostles, in the Word and Sacrament, in the cross, or we call God a liar and Satan the truth teller.

The Apostle leaves us with his prayer which can also be our prayer.  John says “this is our confidence in God, that if we ask according to his will he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us, we know we have the requests we have asked.”  I don’t think John says that out of a Pollyannaish mood.  I think he is telling us that if we have believed in the name of the Son of God, what we have believed is that God is good.  We have believed that Christ is faithful to his people and promises.  And if we take all things to him in prayer, we can trust that same goodness that we believe in, to cover those we are praying for.  As Christ prayed for all believers that they would be one as He and the Father are one, so we pray.  And in this prayer is the mystery of how God builds his kingdom.  How he includes us in it, and delights to answer it, if in his own mysterious ways.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF:  May 17th – May 23th

Mon. – Fri. ……….….…  9:00amPreschool

Monday: ……………….  6:00pm    Women’s Group

Tuesday: ……………….  9:00am    Pastors’ Circuit Meeting

Wednesday: ……………. 7:00pm    LAF

                                            7:30pm    Church Council Meeting

Thursday: ……………… 10:00amBible Study

Sunday: …………………. 10:00am    Worship

                                           11:00am    Bible Study

                                            3:00pm     Congregational Meeting

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Thurs 10am: Ezekiel & The Temple – Chapters 45 & 46; Next up: How to think about The Timeline
  • Confirmation:  The confirmands passed the Elder questions. Confirmation 5/23 in Service
  • Life Application Fellowship (LAF):  May 27th? See you on the Zoom line.
  • Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, Walking through the gospel of Mark – the one read in this year’s lectionary.
  • Catechism Moment: We are on the Creed.  If you are not receiving these let me know and give me your email address.

WOMEN’S GROUP: We will be meeting in person on Monday, May 17th at 6pm for supper.  Our meeting will begin at 6:30pm and anyone who is not present may join us on Zoom.  A sign-up has been posted for those who will be joining us for supper.

I Chose You

Biblical Text: John 15:9-17

The core assertion in the text is that you did not choose Christ, but Christ chose you. And there are three things that flow from that election: joy, love and friendship. Joy in that we have been given both the victory and a vocation. Love in that we are to emulate Christ’s love for us toward our neighbor. And friendship in that we have been invited into a deep union with God. We are no not slaves of the law, but we are friends in the gospel. We have been made children of the royal household who do not need to seek an audience with the law giver, but merely need to ask our dear Father.

Virtual Bulletin – 5/9

May 9th, 2021 – 6th Sunday of Easter (Happy Mother’s Day!)

WORSHIP & Bible Study

Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.

This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6458485288?pwd=R2xGZkRNVi9TdzFPQzlaVnluNWo4QT09

Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles

Bible Study after service or 11:15ish.  I’ll keep the zoom line on. 

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: May 23rd @ 3 PM. Go home, get lunch, take a nap, and come back.  This is an important meeting and we would like everyone present.

Devotion & Prayer Thought

First John continues on, and it bears important witness.  It holds that there are three who testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood, and these three agree.  And these three are the testimony of God, contrasted with the testimony of men.  I think that is John’s way of saying Word and Sacrament.  The Spirit testifies through the proclaimed Word.   The water is baptism, and the blood is the Lord’s Supper.  The Children of God receive these and so know that Christ is the Son of God.

First John continues on, but it speaks not to me today.  It is something that we discussed a few weeks back in Bible Study after worship – Mark’s record of Jesus walking on water – that speaks to me.  It is Matthew’s account that we have in our minds, because in that one Peter gets out of the boat.  Matthew’s account seems to focus around that rash decision born of faith.  When you are flying high, and your Rabbi is walking on water, sure, why not, I’m going to join him.  Mark’s account feels to me like it has a much different focus.  Jesus has hurried the disciples into the boat after feeding the 5000 and tells them to go ahead.  And then he goes up a mountain to pray.  And looking out, I can’t say if by divine sight or if Jesus’ natural eyes were just that sharp, he sees them  “making headway painfully, for the wind was against them.”  That has been my feeling for a while.  “Making headway painfully.”  Or maybe even more honest, rowing as hard as I can, and ending up a few yards back of where I started.

And Jesus sees them in this condition, but waits until the 4th watch of the night.  That is the last one, between 3 AM and sunrise.  And Mark says “He meant to pass them by”.  There is a question what “passing them by” means.  There is a strong case that we should take this positively.  God passes by Moses and Elijah when they “see” him on Sinai/Horeb. And the Spirit of God passes by the dry bones in Ezekiel valley vision.  Job laments that God passes by him, but he does not see.  Maybe Jesus meant to pass them by in such a theophany.  But that honestly doesn’t feel like what it means.  Because the plan changes when they do see him and become terrified.  That is what the Christian life today sometimes feels like.  I’ve rowed all night, and have little to show for it.  Prayers ascend, yet God means to pass by.  And if I catch a little sight, it is as if a ghost to terrify me – the bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang.

And yet, in the midst of exhaustion and fear and not even the little faith of Matthew’s Peter that jumps out of the boat, Jesus speaks, “Take heart, stop fearing, I am.  And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased.” Wherever you have the Spirit and the water and blood, there is the Lord with you.  Sometime the wind stops.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  But there God is with you.  And the point of the miracles is that we might have faith.  Faith not in this world alone, faith that the Lord has conquered this world.  That even the wind and the waves obey him.  And you will not be lost in the ocean forever.  Because he sees and remains with you.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF:  May 10th – May 16th

Mon. – Fri. ……….….…  9:00amPreschool

Thursday: ……………… 10:00amBible Study

Sunday: …………………. 10:00am    Worship

                                    11:00am    Bible Study

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Thurs 10am: Ezekiel & The Temple – Chapters 45 & 46
  • Confirmation:  The confirmands passed the Elder questions. Confirmation 5/23 in Service
  • Life Application Fellowship (LAF):  May 27th? See you on the Zoom line.
  • Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, Walking through the gospel of Mark – the one read in this year’s lectionary.
  • Catechism Moment: We are on the Creed.  If you are not receiving these let me know and give me your email address.

UPCOMING EVENTS (please contact Ellen or Mindy if you would like to lend a hand with any of these projects)

  • June 24th (Thursday) … collecting begins for our Rummage Sale
  • June 28th (Monday) … sorting and pricing begins for our Rummage Sale
  • July 10th (Saturday) … RUMMAGE SALE
  • July 14th (Wednesday) … Saver’s Delivery

WOMEN’S GROUP: We will be meeting in person on Monday, May 17th at 6pm for supper.  Our meeting will begin at 6:30pm and anyone who is not present may join us on Zoom.  A sign-up has been posted for those who will be joining us for supper.

Abiding in the Vine

Biblical Text: John 15:1-8

Why does faith feel attenuated or faint today? What is different today than even say 100 years ago? It is a question that I find myself asking over and over. And I think that that answer is what we refuse to take seriously. We will take faith itself seriously, sometimes so seriously it is just “the big lie” or maybe the necessary lie. We take works deadly seriously. Well maybe not Christians as much catechized on grace, but the world right now is all about justice which is nothing if not a demand for good works. But what we do not take seriously, as something worthy of contemplation in itself, in Himself, is God. The ground of all faith and works, the precursor to these things, is God. We are invited to abide in Christ. He is the vine and we are the branches. That is not an image of faith, but of union. And we feel that ache of desire without understanding what it is pointing at. We always get turned inward which finds nothing when the object of desire is outside of us.

Virtual Bulletin – 5/2

May 2nd, 2021

WORSHIP & Bible Study

Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.

This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6458485288?pwd=R2xGZkRNVi9TdzFPQzlaVnluNWo4QT09

Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles

Bible Study after service or 11:15ish.  I’ll keep the zoom line on. 

Devotion & Prayer Thought

So I want to pause for a second and recall where we have been in reading 1 John:

  • John likes his either-or images, the stark divides.
  • God has called us out of darkness into the light, so we walk in the light
  • God has made us His Children, so we live according to the house rules
  • And we know that we are in the light/living as Children by the abiding presence of the Spirit.

Ok, but what about the great deceiver, the darkness, the enemy of the household of God?  Doesn’t Satan disguise himself as the Spirit?  That is what John takes up in this week’s Epistle.  And the answer is yes, but you – Child of God – can discern the Spirits.  “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Umm, how do I do that?  “By this you know the Spirit of God, every Spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come into the flesh is from God. And every Spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.”  The doctrine of the church received from the Apostles is how one discerns the Spirits.  If we were left to our own devices, we would choose Satan’s lies every time.  Satan’s lies tend to be what we want to hear at that time.  “They are from the world, and the world listens to them.” But God has not left us on our own.  God has come to us in Jesus Christ.  God has taken our flesh.  He has put down that flesh for us, and taken it back in the resurrection that we shall share.  Any Spirit that denies this, or the catechism and creeds, those basic Apostolic teachings, is not the Holy Spirit, but Satan.  “We are from God.  Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us.  By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” Yes, it sounds triumphalist, unless it is true, unless John had seen the risen Christ and was told to preach it to us.  Then it is just fact.  One that our salvation depends upon hearing.

And from that point the argument isn’t really about doctrine.  Testing the Spirits is hard only because we want to believe Satan’s lies.  It isn’t really hard if we are willing to listen to John and Peter and Paul and Jesus.  And none of them lived by the sword.  The message proclaimed wasn’t believe or die.  The message was and is “beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God.”  Christ was manifest in the flesh, and loved us enough to suffer and die.  He put down his life for his enemies to be the propitiation for our sins.  And because He has loved us, “we also out to love one another.” If we are listening to the Holy Spirit we are guided ever deeper into the love of God and the love of our neighbor.  May we manifest the Spirit and love of God daily. 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF:  May 3rd – May 9th

Mon. – Fri. ……….….…  9:00amPreschool

Tuesday: ……………….  7:00pm    Board of Elders Mtg – Confirmation Questioning

Wednesday: ……………   9:00amConfirmation Class is finished

                                            7:00pm    LAF (Possibly moved)

Thursday: ……………… 10:00amBible Study

Sunday: …………………. 10:00am    Worship

                                                      11:00am    Bible Study

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Thurs 10am: Ezekiel & The Temple
  • Confirmation:  We have finished our course of study. Elder questions 5/4, 5/23 in Service Ceremony
  • Life Application Fellowship (LAF):  Maybe May 13th? See you on the Zoom line.
  • Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, Walking through the gospel of Mark – the one read in this year’s lectionary.
  • Catechism Moment: Moving on to the Apostle’s Creed

UPCOMING EVENTS (please contact Ellen or Mindy if you would like to lend a hand with any of these projects)

  • June 24th (Thursday) … collecting begins for our Rummage Sale
  • June 28th (Monday) … sorting and pricing begins for our Rummage Sale
  • July 10th (Saturday) … RUMMAGE SALE
  • July 14th (Wednesday) … Saver’s Delivery

BEEF ON WECK Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!  We sold out (over 300 meals) in approximately an hour and a half.

RUMMAGE SALE … July 10th / SAVERS DELIVERY … July 14th

Is your spring cleaning already underway, but haven’t done anything yet with your un-wanted items?  Please set these items aside for St. Mark’s Summer Rummage Sale. (We cannot take items before the specified date.)  We have moved the date to the middle of summer in order to work around the Preschool schedule and lessen the pressure on time and space. 

We will be accepting:  kids clothing and toys, adult clothing and accessories (scarves, hats, purses, shoes etc.), housewares (dishes etc.) bedding, curtains, towels, tablecloths, books, CDs and DVDs, games, puzzles, small appliances and furniture. We can NOT take TVs, or computers. You can drop off items in the Multi-purpose Room anytime between June 27th and the afternoon of Thursday, July 8th

If you are interested in volunteering we will need help sorting and pricing throughout that week. We also need volunteers to work the sale on July 10th.  Please contact Ellen (585-201-0756) or Mindy (585-489-4972) if you want to help. Feel free to email with any questions or suggestions as well.

Anything remaining at 3pm will be boxed up, so extra hands at this time would be greatly appreciated.  The boxes will be taken to Savers in Webster on Wed., July 14th at 11am.  People willing to drive to Webster are also needed.  Savers will then send us a check based on the weight of what we deliver (fabric items gets the best rate).

Thank you for your support!

Sheep and Wolves, Shepherds and Hired Hands

Biblical Text: John 10:11-18

This sermon attempts to us John’s Good Shepherd passage as an icon, an image through which we can see reality. The reality in this case is who the Good Shepherd is which is pictured clearly. It also includes the images of others on the Spiritual field – wolves and hired hands. It is in the comparison that the full goodness of the Shepherd is clear.

Virtual Bulletin – 4/25

April 25th, 2021

WORSHIP & Bible Study

Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.

This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6458485288?pwd=R2xGZkRNVi9TdzFPQzlaVnluNWo4QT09

Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles

Bible Study after service or 11:15ish.  I’ll keep the zoom line on. 

Devotion & Prayer Thought

We are the children of God.  That was the animating phase of John’s letter last week.  And the first thing that should inspire in us is the willingness to personally live as the children of God which John defined as righteousness.  Our loving Father has given us the law for our good.  If we love God, if God is our Father, then we will not make a practice of sinning, of breaking his law.

And if we have absorbed the image of the Father in Jesus Christ, such love toward God might be easy.  “We know love in that He laid down his life for us.”  But our imitation of Christ in these regards is that we are to love our brother.  “He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” God is the source of all true love.  That love flows from Christ to us, and from us to our neighbors, and from our neighbors to the ends of the word accomplishing the task that God intends.  Our imitation of Christ is in loving those first who might not love us, just as while we were sinners, Christ died for us.

And according to John it is in attempting to live out the love of Christ in our lives that we find our comfort.  “By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him.”  And I think that it is important to examine John’s use of “heart” here, because it means something much different than I think we take it for.  We take heart as the seat of the emotions, especially when we are talking about love.  It is the symbol of Valentine’s Day.  And we tend to be Romantics – the heart wants what it wants.  But in the biblical world the gut was the seat of the emotions.  The belly desired what it desired.  The head might supply the reason.  The heart was the seat of the soul which is the will.  The head and the gut made arguments to the heart to do.  We are reassured before Him in what we choose to do.  And this is not works righteousness, because you are already children of God.  Christ has already claimed you.  This is fighting off imposter syndrome.  “Whenever our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”  You are God’s Children.  But also according to John this can be our confidence.  “If our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God…because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.” Your sanctified life should give you comfort before God.

Now we might ask what has made our heart so strong.  After all our heart used to will all kinds of wrong.  “Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him.  And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.”  The fact that we find we can choose to do what God desires is proof of God’s abiding presence. Even the fact that we struggle against sin is proof of God’s presence. The hardened heart wouldn’t give it a second thought. But the new heart “loves not in word or talk, but in deed and in truth.” The new heart follows Christ by loving our brother.  Create in us this clean heart O God and renew in us a right spirit.  Cast us not away from thy presence, but restore to us the joy of your salvation and uphold us with your Free spirit.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF:  April 26th – May 2nd

Mon. – Fri. ……….….…  9:00amPreschool

Wednesday: ……………   9:00amConfirmation Class is finished

Thursday: ……………… 10:00amBible Study

Sunday: …………………. 10:00am    Worship

                                           11:00am    Bible Study

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Thurs 10am: Ezekiel & The Temple
  • Confirmation:  We have finished our course of study. Elder questions 5/4, 5/23 in Service Ceremony
  • Life Application Fellowship (LAF):  May 5th. See you on the Zoom line.
  • Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, Walking through the gospel of Mark – the one read in this year’s lectionary.
  • Catechism Moment: Continuing on the 10 Commandments, 9th/10th commandments

UPCOMING EVENTS please contact Ellen or Mindy if you would like to lend a hand with any of these projects)

  • June 24th (Thursday) … collecting begins for our Rummage Sale
  • June 28th (Monday) … sorting and pricing begins for our Rummage Sale
  • July 10th (Saturday) … RUMMAGE SALE
  • July 14th (Wednesday) … Saver’s Delivery

Beef on Weck – 4/24

What: Beef on Weck, The World’s Best Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Brownie & Pickle

When: Saturday, April 24th, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Or whenever we are out, even making a lot more we ran out about 6:00 last time.)

Where: Here @ St. Mark’s

How Much: $10

Carry Out only this time! Drive Thru!

Yeah, I’m biased, but this is good eats!

Satan’s Peace/Christ’s Peace

Biblical Text: Luke 24:36-49

The third Sunday after Easter is usually the resurrection account from Luke. Everybody’s favorite is the road to Emmaus. It has that air of mystery that tickles. But in year B you get Jesus’ appearance to the disciples after that. This appearance mirrors the 2nd Sunday’s account from John. Jesus appears and show the disciples his hands and feet. And while faith is always a point, Luke’s emphasis is on the peace of Christ and how we can be sure of it. What starts with the mystery of the road to Emmaus is explained by Jesus as the fulfillment of the promises of God. God desires us to know his peace which is distinct from that offered by Satan in that God is always revealing more of himself. This sermon looks at that revelation in the resurrection light.

Virtual Bulletin – 4/18

April 18th, 2021

WORSHIP & Bible Study

Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.

This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6458485288?pwd=R2xGZkRNVi9TdzFPQzlaVnluNWo4QT09

Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles

Bible Study after service or 11:15ish.  I’ll keep the zoom line on. 

Devotion & Prayer Thought

The letter of 1 John is our Epistle reading during the season of Easter. It started last week, and I’m going to base these meditations during Easter on it.  I’d encourage you to take your Bible and read the entire letter in a sitting.  It is short, only 6 pages in my palm sized bible.  Probably 10 minutes quick, a little more if you read closely.

I mentioned last week that John is paradoxical.  On the surface, he is the one everybody likes.  He talks about “love” all the time.  In today’s epistle the likable phrase is “children of God.”  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are.” A big warm fuzzy even to my cold analytical heart.  But I also said that John is the dualist meaning that the words he often uses are like light and dark.  In this case the children of God are opposed by “the World.”  In saying what John is saying, Paul would use a martial metaphor, something like “put on the full armor of God, so that you might be able to stand. (Eph 6).” The Christian life is clearly one of struggle.  The devil, the world and even our own sinful nature all hate the New Adam.  But to John?  “The world does not know us, because it did not know him.”  It is just a case of mistaken identity, but one that will be cleared up soon.  “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared, but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him.” Until then, “everyone who thus hopes in him purified himself as He is pure.”   Easy peasy, right?

Ok, enough of my cracking on the Apostle and his inspired words before I get hit with lightning, because John is not wrong.  It is as simple as you are now a child of God.  If we keep that truth before us many mundane decisions become easier.  And it is that deep galactic truth that allows John to repeatedly say hard-easy things.  Things like “little children, let no one deceive you…no one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.”  Easy in that it is self-evidently true.  Hard in that it forces a choice on us.  If we want to keep sinning intentionally – make a practice of it, and practice makes perfect, which our flesh certainly wants to do – then we cannot be the Children of God.  We will still sin because we were born sinful, but we have also been reborn, born of God in water and the Spirit. And such children of God will crucify those sinful desires (Gal 5:24).  There is Paul again with his stark images.  To John, it is easy.  You have been made the children of God, so act like it.  “Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as He is righteous.” May we lean to walk this hard-easy path of the Children of God growing up fully into His grace and glory.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF:  April 19th – April 26th

Mon. – Fri. ……….….…  9:00amPreschool

Monday: ……………….  6:30pm    Women’s Group meeting on Zoom

Tuesday: ……………….  9:00am    Pastor’s Circuit Meeting

Wednesday: ……………   9:00amConfirmation Class

                                           7:00pm     LAF

                                           7:30pm     Church Council Meeting

Thursday: ……………… 9:00am     Browning baking and Beef cooking

10:00amBible Study

Friday: …………………  9:00am    Potato Salad Prep

Saturday: ………………  4:30pm    Beef on Weck Fundraising Dinner

Sunday: …………………. 10:00am    Worship

                                           11:00am    Bible Study

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Thurs 10am: Ezekiel & The Temple
  • Confirmation:  Elder questions 5/4, 5/23 in Service Ceremony
  • Life Application Fellowship (LAF):  April 21st. See you on the Zoom line.
  • Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, Walking through the gospel of Mark – the one read in this year’s lectionary.
  • Catechism Moment: Continuing on the 10 Commandments, 8th commandment this week

UPCOMING EVENTS (please contact Ellen or Mindy if you would like to lend a hand with any of these projects)

  • April 22nd (Thurs.) … Brownie baking and Beef cooking for Beef on Weck
  • April 23rd (Fri.) … Potato salad & Cole Slaw Prep day for Beef on Weck
  • April 24th (Sat.) … Spring Drive-Thru BEEF ON WECK Fundraiser Dinner
  • June 24th (Thursday) … collecting begins for our Rummage Sale
  • June 28th (Monday) … sorting and pricing begins for our Rummage Sale
  • July 10th (Saturday) … RUMMAGE SALE
  • July … week after the 10th … delivery to SAVERS