New this week – June 4, 2020

Dear Friends,

This greeting is a few days late, but, Happy Pentecost! The account from Acts chapter 2 is worth celebrating, a day when believers were gathered together in a place and “all of them we filled with the Holy Spirit…” We often refer to the wondrous love of our Father in heaven and the glorious redeeming work of Jesus our Savior. But what about the Holy Spirit? He creates faith in the Savior, through whom we are rescued from sin and punishment. The Holy Spirit calls us out of the darkness of unbelief into the light of God’s grace and into his family, making us heirs of the best inheritance possible. What we and all believers have to look forward to (our inheritance) because of the Holy Spirit’s work is stated well in the explanation to the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed: “On the Last Day he will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.” That’s worth celebrating! Happy Pentecost!

Call Update

We are pleased to announce that…

  • Pastor Mike Hintz has accepted the Call to serve as our pulpit assistant, and
  • Mr. Jon Hahm has accepted the Call to serve as our principal for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Please keep Mrs. Amanda Gronholz in your prayers as she seeks God’s will regarding her Call to serve one year as a part-time teacher in our school.

Offerings

Thank you for continuing to support our ministry through your offerings, whether given during worship, sent by mail, dropped off in the church office, directly mailed from banks, and given online through Vanco. You can sign up for Vanco online giving at our church website.
Watch for upcoming information regarding the Vanco mobile giving application (“GivePlus Mobile”), associated with our existing Vanco online giving account. This will facilitate additional electronic giving options for the members of our congregation. You will see more details when it is enabled and ready to use.
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and the renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).
In Christ,
Pastor Wagner and Mr. Hering

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