The Weekly News

June 25, 2017


JEREMIAH KNEW the frustration of having his words rejected. Jesus declares that his words may not bring peace, but division. In baptism we are buried with Christ that we may walk in newness of life. As we take stands for the sake of justice and lose our lives for the sake of others, we need not be afraid. The hairs of our head are counted. In baptism we are marked with the cross of Christ forever.

THIS SUMMER, we will be learning some new hymns to build our repertoire.  We will sing each hymn 3 or 4 Sundays in a row to gain familiarity, and then sing them throughout the remainder of the year.

THIS MORNING we thank God for warm weather and summer fun!  Following Sunday worship a blessing will take place in the gymnasium of bikes, scooters, motorcycles, fishing poles, canteens, swim goggles, and anything else you like to do during the summer months.

“A CHRISTIAN Response to Teenage Depression/Suicide” this evening: An open forum/discussion on teen suicide and depression for MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, TEENS, PARENTS and ANYONE who wants to attend will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5901 E. 135th St., Grandview, MO. Led by two mental health experts who are members of Holy Trinity, this one-time, informal presentation will open discussions on the topic. The church’s Education and Youth boards are presenting the free forum because of recent teen suicides in local schools and the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why." The leaders will facilitate discussion and together we will work toward Christian responses to these issues. It is open to anyone but especially families of 5th through 12th graders. Pizza will be served during the evening. RSVP by calling the church office: 816-763-3211.

PLEASE HAVE information for July’s LOL LifeLine on the Secretary’s desk (or e-mail) by noon tomorrow. Thanks!

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WELCA TEA Saturday, July 8, 1:00 pm: We will have a fashion show, silent auction and new & gently used clothing for sale. Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend. Tickets are now on sale for only $10.00, but tickets will NOT be sold at the door! See Arnita Winders or Carol Huggins.
Help needed:

  • Thursday 7/6 to hang clothes
  • Friday 7/7 to finish hanging clothes, set up tables and decorate
  • Saturday morning 7/8 to make sandwiches, get food ready, set up tables.
  • Saturday afternoon, clean-up crew
We will be collecting donations for the silent auction. If you can help any or all of these days, please contact Carol Huggins or Arnita Winders.

ONCE WE Were Refugees, a sewing ministry in Kansas City, was created for newly located refugees to learn skills to gain employment.  The ministry is in need of sewing machines, tools, fabric and thread.  Supplies may be dropped off at church.  For more information, see Madelon Gott.

NECA MILLS  will resume taking photographs of Lord of Love members after the church service each Sunday for the next several weeks. We plan to publish a new pictorial membership directory soon.  So to please contact Neca after the worship today set up a time to have your photo taken!!

  SERVING IN WORSHIP TODAY: SERVING NEXT WEEK:
ORGANIST: Debbie Lynch Vicki Hedger
USHERS:

Richard & Marlys Yotter

Alec/Julie/Doug Adolphson

GREETERS: Merl Teigen & Ernie Franke Alec/Julie/Doug Adolphson
ACOLYTE: Adam Prosser-Gebhardt Meagan Boze
GIFTS BEARER:

Abby Fowler & Tulie Brown

Addison & Kayden Miller

LECTOR:

Carol Petznick

Darrell/Jo Rose

ASSISTING MINISTER: Merl Teigen Ryan Tinkler
OFFERING COUNTERS: D/J Rose & R/M Yotter Gale Hankins & Ryan/Mary Tinkler
ALTAR GUILD:

Joye Conklin 

Tinkler/Winders families

WE PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING:  

  • Marge Barglof
  • Leon Briggs, hip replacement surgery 6/26; prayers for successful procedure & swift healing
  • James Dean
  • Dorthy Johnson
  • Yvonne Salmon
  • Valerie Trigger
  • Sean Ward, Eagan’s nephew, shoulder rotator cuff surgery 6/30; prayers for swift healing
  • Chandra Ward, Sean’s wife, uterine & ovarian cysts, polyps, tumors; Checked for cancer

LECTIONARY READINGS FOR
July 2:
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42

Suggestd Food Pantry item for next week:
Chunky Soup, Canned Stew, or Crackers

PASTOR MEGGAN is in the office on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Should you need pastoral assistance at any time, please contact her directly. 
Cell phone: 913-749-3869.