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Program for the Week of August 20 – August 27, 2017
Sunday:
8:00 Worship with Communion
8:03 Sunday Matins on KTOE
9:15 Bible Class
10:30 Worship with Communion
4:30 Book Club
5:45 Sunday Matins on KTOE
6:00 Youth Group
Monday:
6:30 Early Bird Bible Study
Tuesday:
1:00 Bible Study
1:00 Rebekah Circle
7:00 Worship Service on KTV
Wednesday:
1:30 Mary Circle
2:00 Worship Service on KTV
Thursday:
6:30 Stephen Ministries
Informational Meeting
Friday:
Saturday:
10:00 Fireplace Room Rental
6:00 Worship with Communion
Next Sunday:
8:00 Worship with Communion
9:15 Bible Study
10:30 Worship with Communion
6:00 Youth Group

Chancel flowers are provided by Roger & Wanda Schwanke in loving memory of his sister, Darlene Anderson, who passed away last August.
Additional flowers are provided by LeAnn Amundson and family in loving memory of Lloyd.

Sunday Matins is sponsored by Richard and Joan Timm in loving memory of their son Jeffrey.

About the Cover: God cares for all His creation, rich and poor. He provides everything needed to sustain this body and life. He gives to us His good gifts, small and great, especially His love and forgiveness. We may not all have the same blessings in this life, yet God provides for all. And to those who believe in Him, He gives life eternal. How thankful we are to have such a generous Father!

Attendance last Saturday, 38; Sunday 8:00, 116; 10:30, 114.

Mite Sunday Today, remember to take a Mite Box home with you! The mites go to support mission grants. The grant to The Apple of His Eye Mission Society, is currently working on a new mission effort in Israel. We ask for prayers for the Rev. Dr. Robert and Kristi Roegner, who will be joining the ministry’s staff in 2019 to help build our first mission work in Israel.

Rebekah Circle Bible Study meets Tuesday, August 22 at 1pm in the Fireplace Room. Hostess: Betty Mace, phone 388-8118. Guests and visitors invited.

Mary Circle Bible Study will meet Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:30pm in the Fireplace Room. Hostess: Ruth Prins, phone 388-7155. Guests and visitors welcome.

God’s Love in Action. Stephen Ministers get to be instruments of God’s love as they visit people in times of hurt. Do you have a heart for others? Are you willing to be trained for service? Come to an informational gathering this Thursday, at 6:30pm to learn more about it, and see if it is a good fit for you. If you can’t make it but are interested you can contact Deaconess Lisa Brand at 385-2185 or [email protected]

Sunday Morning “Coffee Time” will be served before Sunday School/Bible Class in the Fireplace room beginning September 10th. The Board of Deacons is looking for volunteers to serve muffins or donuts with milk and coffee on Sunday mornings. Please contact Katie Wilson, 507-514-4847, if you are willing to help.

Wednesday Night Meals will begin soon. The Board of Deacons is looking for volunteers to serve starting on September 13th. Please contact Katie Wilson, 507-514-4847 for more information to volunteer to lead a team, help on a team, or offer baked goods for dessert.

Adult choir rehearsals are just around the corner! We would love to have you come and sing with us. Anyone in 9th grade and older is welcome to join, and all voices are welcome. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, starting Wednesday, September 13th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Judd Schultz.

Ladies plan for the Fall Conference Rally! The conference will be held September 23, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and we conclude after the noon meal. Our speaker will be Lisa Brand and Bible Study leader Rev. Adam Matheny. This conference rally includes all the churches of the Mankato and Arlington zones.

Anyone Interested in Placing Flowers for our worship services in August please contact Nancy Hansen, phone 625-5543 or Theresa McLaughlin, phone 388-7647.

Sunday Matins can be heard on radio station KTOE (1420AM) every Sunday at 8:05 a.m.
and 5:45 p.m. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of an event, contact the church office at 385-2180. The cost is $14 for each week.

Ladies, Thanks for answering the call to Ladies Night Out. Mothers brought daughters, daughters brought mothers, single women, ladies from every church service, from each of the Bible classes, women from teens to 90’s in age were all in attendance. All enjoyed delicious food, fellowship, and were woven threads with Jesus the Master Weaver. Two-hundred and eighty (280) Gifts of Love were donated for Wellcome Manor Family Services including socks, underwear, dresses, and more! Thank you for joining together to care for each other and people in need. Keep on singing and praying!

The LWML Summer Quarterly, Large Print Summer Quarterly, and WOM (MN South District News Women on a Mission) are available in the Narthex. Stories, Pictures, Bible Studies, Activities and Information about the districts and the synod. How are the ladies of the Missouri Synod answering the call to “Serve the Lord with Gladness” beginning at home? A copy is available for all ladies. Visit the much improved LWML.org website. Visit mnslwml.org as well for more information.

Connect with LWML Online! Download the LWML App to get connected with devotions, Bible studies, activities and more! Simply search for LWML in Google Play or the App Store to download the free app. You can also visit the new and improved LWML website at www.lwml.org and MN South District at www.mnslwml.org for more information, or connect to Facebook (www.facebook.com/theLWML), Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheLWML ), Youtube (www.youtube.com/theLWML) and the LWML blog (http://blog.lwml.org/ ) for even more opportunities. For 75 years, LWML is the place where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts to serve the Lord with gladness.

From the Stewardship Committee: Matthew 15:27 “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table – He has given us life, salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. That’s where our stewardship starts: with faith in the God who is the greatest Giver.

Listen to KFUO.ORG, your radio station for news, talk, and sacred music with a cross-focused, Christ-centered Lutheran worldview. All programs are archived at KFUO.org for 24/7 on-demand listening. Have a question or comment? Find us at @KFUOradio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This week we begin studying the book of Esther on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11am), broadcast Faith & Family live from LSS Community Mason Pointe (8/24 ar 10am), and continue in prayer, meditation and growth on Oratio each weekday morning with Rev. Jonathan Fisk (7am).