Sunday, Feb 16, 2020. 9AM

Are we sinners because we sin or do we sin because we are sinners?  Are people innately good or bad?  The list of questions could go on and on, but you get the picture.  I’ll answer these and many other questions Sunday morning at 9:00 in our new usual room in the Ballard Middle School as we look at one of the most fundamental teachings: original sin.

I will incorporate the readings into the message again this week, but I don’t think anyone volunteered to bring treats.  Please reply all if you would be able to help (or if you had volunteered and I forgot – sorry).  The readings for this week are (and there will probably be more):

Genesis 3:1-19

Psalm 51:1-12

Romans 5:12-21

Mark 7:14-23

Upcoming events:

February 26 – 7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday

March 4, 18, April 1 – Midweek Lent Services at Shepherd

March 11, 25 – Midweek Lent Services at Bethany

April 9 – 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Service

April 10 – 7:00 pm – Good Friday Service

April 12 – 7:00 am – Easter Service

May 17 – Tim Tjernagel preaching 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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