Today’s Prayer

"[Jesus spoke,] 'I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.'"  —Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, you are such an awesome God and you actually encourage me to come into your presence simply by knocking on your door.  You then listen to me and bless me with what I have asked for or perhaps something even better.  Father, I realize you always hear and answer my prayers even when the answer is "no" or "wait."  Help me, Father, to seek you always; to praise, honor, and worship you; to ask forgiveness; and pour out my requests before you, knowing you can’t wait to hear from me and grant my requests. In Jesus’ name do I pray.  Amen.

 

Baptism

Emily Claire was born to our members Ryan and Kristen. Today, we welcome Emily into God’s family through baptism.  We pray for God's blessings upon Ryan, Kristen and Emily!

 

Freewill Offering

Today, there will be a door offering to support the “Equipping Christian Witnesses” campaign to support the ministry of Martin Luther College.  Our offerings will go toward building a new facilities for students, including a new dormitory.  Booklets with more information are in the narthex or visit mlc-wels.edu/mlc-campaign.

 

Senior Moments

The summer concert in the park and potluck picnic will be next week Sunday, August 25. The concert will begin at 2:00 pm at Lions Legend Park in Franklin. Swing Nouveau will perform sounds from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and today. Following the concert we will go to Ken and Sue Gawrisch's house for games and a potluck picnic. Bring your lawn chairs and a dish to pass. As in the past the meat (brats and burgers) will be provided. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex.

 

Blood Drive

We are looking into the possibility of hosting a blood drive sponsored by Versiti (formerly the Blood Center of Wisconsin).  This would be a great opportunity to be a part of our community.  There needs to be enough interest in the blood drive in order for this to be feasible.  If you would be interested in participating, please sign up in the narthex and indicate the times when you would be able to donate.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School will begin for the school year on Sunday, September 8.  Sunday School is for students in grades 4K through 6th grade and is held during the same time as Bible Class following Sunday morning worship.  Please register on our website or with the paper registration forms in the narthex.

 

WinGS

Women in God’s Service (WinGS) is excited to encourage women by offering opportunities to grow closer to God —through events like Advent by Candlelight—and by offering opportunities to create meaningful connections with other women—through a variety of fellowship events and also through “secret faith sisters.”  Watch for more information or contact Kathi Boziel to share your ideas.

 

Labor Day Weekend Worship

There will be no worship on Monday, September 2 due to Labor Day.

 

Church Picnic Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped with the church picnic last Sunday.  35 people enjoyed the delicious food and the outstanding desserts.  Thanks to all who stayed to help clean up—many hands made for quick work.

 

September Newsletter

Please submit items for the September newsletter by Sunday, August 18.

 

E-Giving Option

Living Water offers an e-giving option for offerings to support our work here.  When you sign up for this program, you can determine the amount and the frequency of your offering.  Your offering is then automatically transferred from your bank account to Living Water.  If you would like more information on this, please speak to Craig Scherbarth or Janeen Roska.  Sign-up sheets for the program are in the narthex.

 

AROUND THE WELS

Christ Lutheran Job Opportunities

Christ Lutheran School & Preschool in Big Bend are in need of preschool aides and extended care workers for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested please contact Mrs. Tammy Weide, preschool director and extended care coordinator at preschoooldirector@christbigbend.com or call her at 262.957.4854.