Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

I work with “Life” issues all week long, someone would think that all you ever hear about from me are sermons about the Sanctity of Life.  Unfortunately, as you know, I’ve not been doing that all that often.  This Sunday, then, we’re going to celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday.  We missed the “official” date of January 21, but Life is important to talk about EVERY Sunday, so better late than never.

 

The theme for this Sunday, and for the whole year of Lutherans For Life things, is “Hope For Life.”  We’re going to look at reasons that we can still have hope, and proclaim that hope, in spite of everything that’s going on around us.  Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 in Ms. Freese’s room of the Ballard Middle School when we share our reasons for hopefulness in a dark world.

 

We need a lector and treat-bringer for this week.  Please Reply All if you can help out.  The readings for this week will be:

 

Jeremiah 29:4-14

Psalm 130

1 Peter 3:15-22

Mark 4:1-9, 26-32

 

Calendar items:

 

– January 30 – February 20: Doug Jones and I will be in India

 

– February 4, 11, 18 – 9:30 am Combined worship at Bethany

 

– February 14 – 7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday at Bethany

 

– February 21 – 5:30 and 7:00 pm – Soup Supper and Lent Service at Bethany

 

– February 28 – 5:30 and 7:00 pm – Soup Supper and Lent Service at Shepherd

In your prayers this week:

 

The Tjernagels in Spain; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, and Jayasingh as they minister in India

Janis and Ieva Diekonts, Don Richman, and David Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe.
The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as civil war continues to rage – and for the South Sudanese Christians who have been forced to flee to Ethiopia

The children and staff at the Bethany-Good Shepherd Orphanage in Tanuku.  PLEASE prayerfully consider whether you could help out with a donation to help out the orphanage.

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, as they rebuild their church.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a ministry to help aging women in their village.  Support of all kinds is needed.

Our nation and its leaders – for a return to God and the values on which this country was built

I pray that the rest of your week goes well, and I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday at 9:00 am.

 

Blessings,

 

Scott

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