July 18, 2021

This week we will finish up the roll call of the faithful in Hebrews 11 and we have some iconic readings from the lectionary.  And, once again, they all fit together very nicely.  Join us this Sunday morning at 9:00 in the Board Room of the Ballard Middle School.

Karen is going to bring treats this week.  THANK YOU!!!  The readings for this week will be:

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm 23

Hebrews 11:23-40

Mark 6:30-44

Upcoming events:

July 18, 25 – 9:00 am – Sunday morning worship at Ballard Middle School – enter through door 13 in the SW corner of the building

July 17 – 1:00-4:00 pm – Open house for Dolores Williams, celebrating her birthday and retirement – Nord-Kalsem Park

August 1 – 9:25 am – combined worship at Bethany – Pastor Jesse is on vacation

August 2-6 – NALC National Convocation – Corpus Christi, TX

August 22 – 9:25 am – combined worship at Bethany – I’ll be at an LFL Conference

September 11 – Iowa NALC District Convocation – Emmons, MN

October 3-6 – LCMC National Gathering – Hilliard, OH

PLEASE pray for:

Paula that her health might be restored.  Prayers also for the whole family as they prepare to inter Hannah’s ashes and visit friends in Spain.

The Grulke’s are back in Botswana; Enrique Estrada in Mexico; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, Abdul, Subin Raj, and all the other faithful pastors as they minister in India

Janis Diekonts and Ieva Diekonte, David and Angela Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe

The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as the 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 with a donation for the orphanage.  

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, rebuilt their church and are now worshiping in their new space.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a Lutheran School of Theology there. 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.

See you Sunday at 9:00 am in Ballard Middle School.

Blessings, Scott

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