May 12, 2013
Oh, Lord, we come before your face, In ev’ry home bestow your grace On children, father, mother. Relieve their wants; their burdens ease, Let them together dwell in peace And love for one another. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 503:3)
Worship Focus: God blesses families with mothers
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 250, 503, 234, 610
First Lesson: Proverbs 31:10-31
A description of a wife (and mother) of noble character. One of the children’s songs this morning was based on these verses.
Psalm 139b, p. 117
Our God knit us together in our mother’s womb
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5:22-6:4
God’s design for family.
Gospel: Matthew 19:3-9, 13-15
Jesus speaks about marriage and children.
May Ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Dave Joos, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth
May Cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke
Today’s Greeters: Delroy & Jane Thielke
Trustee Projects: We have new flooring in the front of the church. Thank you to Duane Hausmann and Don Spencer for installing it. The roof has been reshingled and the bill is due. If you want to contribute to it, please do so as soon as possible. The trustees and Dick Lubenow are working on better lighting for Phyllis. Finally, one of the air conditioners for the church needs to be looked it, which will be another bill.
Finances: Balance Apr 1 $996.86
Apr. Offering +$5745.33
Apr. Expenses -$6256.31
Balance Apr. 30 $485.88
Congregational Mission Offering:
Mar. $150.00 -- YTD $2194.50
Annual Commitment: $8,000; Needed/month $667
Summer Schedule: Next week is the last week of Sunday school. So in two weeks, on May 26, the summer schedule starts. Sunday morning service will be at 9:00am. If you would like to attend a weeknight service, St. Paul’s of Morris has Monday night services at 7:30pm starting June 3.
Schedule and Prayer Request: The weekly schedule and special prayer requests are shared with our members through email. If you would like to be included in this emailing, please send your email address to: