The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
June 30, 2013
Oh, keep us in your Word, we pray; The guile and rage of Satan stay! Oh, may your mercy never cease! Give concord, patience, courage , peace. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 541:5)
Worship Focus: Follow Jesus trusting his care
Order of Worship: Service of Word, p. 38
Hymns: Hymn sing, 465, 431, 382
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:14-21
As we follow Jesus, we need not worry about the crises that rock this world. Jesus is in control and he takes care of his people.
Psalm 62, p. 88
Jesus alone is our rock and salvation. Trust him.
Second Lesson: Galatians 5:1, 13-25
When we follow Jesus, a spiritual struggle rages inside of us. Jesus has set us free from sins condemnation. But we are not to use this freedom to satisfy our sinful desires. Rather we produce the fruit of the Spirit as we follow Jesus.
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
As we follow Jesus, we leave behind our earthly ways and our reliance on them. Instead we trust Jesus to take care of us.
Flower Vase: A light cream-colored flower vase with a special lattice design was left after Les Staple’s funeral. However, we cannot find it now. If anyone knows where this beautiful vase may be, please contact Rosella Staples at 589-4255.
Vacation Bible School: The Vacation Bible School theme is Armor of God. We'll go from Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Children ages three to those entering sixth grade are invited to attend. All families and members are invited to the closing service starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Anyone interested in helping please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
Quarterly Voter’s Meeting: The 2nd Quarter Voters’ Meeting will be July 14, 2013, at 10:00am.
Men’s Retreat: Salem Lutheran Church Stillwater is pleased to announce the 2013 Men's retreat September 20-22 in Crosslake, MN. We are pleased to have Professor Dan Deutschlander back with us again this year. He will be talking on "How Luther Became a Lutheran!" You will not want to miss it! We only have beds for 30 men, so sign up quickly. Last year we sold out before the early registration deadline. For further information, see: salemlutheran.org/mens-retreat -- Thank you.
June Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger
June Cleaners: Justin & Carrie Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten