Shepherd 7-3-22

Since shortly after Creation, the world has been FILLED with evil.  Scripture relates that fact throughout its pages.  Since the fall, human nature has been corrupted.  We can’t help but sin.  We even learned the fancy theological word for that – “concupiscence.”  But yet the media and most of the population seem to be shocked when bad things happen.  Our Psalm for this week (Psalm 10) relates David’s observation of wickedness and its relevance to today.  Join us this Sunday at 9:00 am in the Board Room of the Ballard Middle School as we look at that Psalm, some related readings, and their applicability to today.

Deby and Paul are going to help with treats and communion this week.  THANK YOU!!

The readings for this week will be included in the message.  They will be:

Job 23:1-9

Psalm 10

Romans 1:16-32

John 14:15-24

Upcoming events:

Sunday, July 3, etc. – 9:00 am – Worship at Shepherd (BMS)

Sunday, September 18 – 11:30 am lunch, 12:30 pm Benefit concert at Bethany for the orphanage in Tanuku

October 21-22 – Lutherans For Life National Conference – Rock Island, IL

PLEASE pray for:

All mothers especially today.

The people of Ukraine as their nation is under attack

James Puotyual while he awaits a kidney transplant

Paula, that her health might be restored

Please continue to keep the following friends in prayer:  Amy, Bev, Bonnie, Byron, Dave, Dick, Doug, Justin, Paula, and Twyla

The Grulke’s 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.  They are going to have to move soon and rent will undoubtedly increase.  Please prayerfully consider whether you could help to defray some of those costs.

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 

Tim T. as he begins this new chapter of his ministry

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

See you NEXT Sunday, May 1, at 9:00 am in Ballard Middle School.

Blessings, Scott

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