Christian Education Sunday
September 11, 2011
Oh, ever be our guide, Our shepherd and our pride, Our staff and song. Jesus, O Christ of God, By your enduring Word Lead us where you have trod; Make our faith strong. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 515:4)
Worship Focus: “Let the children come to me”
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 512, 515, 509, 619
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Let the words of our Lord be upon your heart and impress them upon your children.
Psalm 119b, p. 110
How precious God's Word is!
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:22 - 2:3
We've tasted the goodness of your Savior. Keep drinking in his true Word. For it is your life and salvation.
Gospel: Luke 18:15-19
Jesus' word is not only for adults but for all ages.
Sermons available on the website or in the narthex
Church Council: The church council will meet after service today.
Bible Translations: Our Synod faces a decision. The NIV publisher has discontinued the Bible translation we have been using. Even though the Synod only decides what translation Northwestern Publishing House will use, no doubt that decision will also have a long term impact on our congregation.
The first few Bible classes this year open this discussion up for us. What are your thoughts or questions? What translations do you prefer? What makes a “good” translation? Come to share your ideas and ask your questions. The class is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, starting today and repeated on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm, starting September 14.
September ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Scott Boettcher, Ryan Flaten
September cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown
Today's Greeters: David and Connie Paul