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New this Week – April 14, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

“When He rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.  ‘Why are you sleeping?’ He asked them” (Luke 22:45-46).  Jesus was exhausted too.  After all, He was human.  He got hungry and tired, just as His disciples did.  We are prone to shake our heads at those lazy, disloyal disciples, but how often do we say we’re too tired to serve, too poor to give, too inadequate to help?  Like the disciples who were transformed on Pentecost, we have received the Holy Spirit Who equips, enables, and energizes us to be God’s stewards.  Prayer:  Our gracious Heavenly Father, You have given us the message and the power to proclaim the Gospel.  Give us joy and courage in our task.  Forgive us when we fail our responsibility.  Thank You for Your Son Who has lived the perfect life of stewardship for us.  Through Him we ask these things.  Amen.

EASTER BREAKFAST

All are invited to join us for Easter Breakfast from 8:00am to 9:00am in the Family Life Center.  Hope to see you there!

EASTER BREAKFAST SIGN-UP

There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for those who wish to contribute food items to our annual Easter Breakfast. The Breakfast is served from 8am – 9am on Easter Sunday.  Please bring your food donations on Saturday, April 20th between 9-10 am or before Easter Sonrise Service.   Also included on the sign-up is a request for help to set up on Saturday at 9:00 am, Serve Breakfast and clean up after the breakfast on Sunday.  Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH TOOL

From your Spiritual Growth Committee:  Watch for it in your church box? The SPIRITUAL GROWTH PLAN. Prayerfully consider ways to grow in your connection with your gracious God. The plan’s purpose is simple, yet most important, to help us focus on the most important things in life, especially on our relationship with Jesus, with a special emphasis on PRAYER! Continue reading “New this Week – April 14, 2019”

New this week – April 7, 2019

Campus Work Day Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:30 am.

Church campus cleanup day – all are invited. Join us for an hour or 2 or 3. There will be a variety of tasks. Most tools and supplies will be on site; but feel free to bring your favorite weeding, raking or yard tool! Or if you prefer cleaning windows, bring your favorite window rags. Hope to see you then.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

…will be celebrated on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 am around the flagpole (weather permitting, otherwise in church).  If you have a prayer request, please contact the church or school office by Monday, April 29th.  Everyone is welcome to join Our Savior School children and staff for this time of prayer and presentation.  We would love to know the names of service men and women in active duty or reserves – family members, friends and neighbors.

KML Family Music Fest 2019

The KML Music Department is busy planning for this year’s edition of Family Music Fest. Please plan to join us On Broadway on Friday, April 12, from 5:00-9:00 pm. Monies raised at this event will go toward the improvement of technology within the KML Music Department. This event will feature elementary school and high school musical performances, a fish fry, games, a live dessert auction and silent theme basket auctions, and the dessert bar, in addition to showcasing the Elementary School Art Fair exhibits.

Join us for a night of music, food, and family fun. Adult admission is $5. Children/students get free admission. The fish dinner is $9, two dinner tickets are $16, and two adult combo tickets (2 admissions/2 dinners) are $25.  Donations of pies and desserts for auction are needed, along with baskets for the silent basket auction. We also welcome cash donations toward the basket auction. If you are willing to donate any of these food items, please bring them to KML on Friday, April 12, from 12-3 pm. Baskets can be dropped off in the KML office the week of April 8 during the school day. If you would like to donate or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Dan Hubert ([email protected]). You can also visit www.kmlhs.org/fmf for donation forms, volunteer signup forms, and more information.  We hope to see you On Broadway on April 12!

April 7th Prayers

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

Dealing with an illness of a loved one can make us feel helpless. All kinds of questions arise: “Am I doing enough? Am I doing the right thing? Will I have enough money to pay for all of this?” It is easy to get mired in “I” trouble, thinking that we have to handle everything on our own.

God encourages us to humbly remember that He is in control. We can go to Him with our concerns and rely on His promise to care for us and those we love. The One who provided for the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life promises also to care for the physical needs of His children. Our Father lovingly places others in our lives to help with the care-giving – it may be another family member or even a concerned friend. God can use anyone to be His hands of comfort during challenging times. And God can use us to strengthen the bonds of love and friendship between caregiver and patient.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Palabra de Vida, Detroit, Mich. – Lord of the Church, we thank you for opening hearts to your Word in Detroit to grow our mission congregation Palabra de Vida. We pray that you would bless the work of the pastors there as they meet people at their homes and workplaces. Also bless the work of Peace Lutheran School in the suburbs of Detroit as they teach God’s love to children and connect with parents. Amen. Continue reading “April 7th Prayers”