This Sundays Readings: August 20, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32, and Matthew 15:21-28


Next Sundays Readings: August 27, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – Isaiah 51:1-6, Romans 11:33-12:8, and Matthew 16:13-20


With Much Gratefulness: Amy and I are thankful for the generosity shown toward updating the floor in the parsonage by the congregations. It took a few days for Carpet One to get the job done and lots of furniture moving in the evening hours, but well worth the effort!


Mission Donations: “Glimmer of Light” was present to the congregation on Sunday, July 30. So for those of you who were wondering how you could help or support you have two options: go to and click on “want to help” then “support” below it. Select yes to designate your gift for “Glimmer of Light” then select and pick your gift amount and fill in your credit card information OR make checks payable to Cherish Center and put Glimmer of Light in the memo line and mail to PO Box 1003, Okoboji, IA 51355


Reminder: Thrivent members to check their Thrivent ChoiceDollar accounts. Many have received an extra $50 in designation funds. The extra $50 will only be available until Aug. 31 or until $8 million is designated.


Bible Sale: CPH hosting holding their annual bible sale. You can save up tp 33% off select titles. See the flier in the narthex or go to their website for more information, Sale ends September 30.


Concordia Need: We are trying to find a “need”, someone or something in the area that would benefit from our annual fall “pork” dinner. Please let Bob or Denny know of the need, so that we can select a cause during our next voter’s meeting in September. Deadline is Sunday, September 3.


Confirmation Notice: Those in confirmation last year 2016-2017, please return your Bible History books to the church. Reusing these books for future years helps to cut down on the cost.


Trinity Ingathering – The Trinity LWML is having an ingathering of school supplies for the “Back-to-School Drive” which will be to help provide school supplies for children who are unable to purchase all the items they need. We will be providing school supplies for Immanuel Lutheran School in Lakefield. You can help by placing items in the designated “Back-to-School Drive” Box located in the narthex. A list of items needed is displayed by the box. Supplies will be collected until Sunday, August 20th. Thank you for your support


Concordia Announcement: Please read The church is now locked due to insurance requirements. A select number of people will have a key to the SOUTH door in case you need to get into the church for any reason. At this time the people we know will have keys are: Pastor, Secretary Shannon, Custodian Lacy, Trustees Joel and Charlie, Head Usher Jerry, The Altar Committee, Banner Caretaker Crystal, and Candle Caretaker Marge (this person will share with the Project Committee if there is a need). This is the list as of now. More people may be added if there is a need.


Portal of Prayer: The app is now available. Audio Listen to recordings of each day’s Bible readings, devotion, and prayer. Devotions + Prayers Applicable, easy-to-read meditations and prayers. Over 2500 Devotions Read seven years of Portals of Prayer devotions. Search, Save, and Share Search past devotions by keyword, save your favorites, and share prayers. Download on the app store or get it on google play.


New Study Series: The adult Bible study class at Concordia has begun a new topic in the LifeLight series, Heaven and Hell. It is an interesting and informing study as we explore sessions like: A Guided Tour of Heaven and Hell, What Happens When We Die, The Justice of God and the Fate of the Wicked and Redeemed, Living Heavenward, and others. The class meets during the Sunday school hour and all materials are furnished by Concordia. All are welcome to join anytime.


The Large Catechism: During the Sunday afternoon Bible Studies at Trinity we are discussing the Large Catechism. All are welcome to grow and learn what God gives to us. A short audio summary by Pastor is available on-line on the church website.


Prayer Requests: Please contact the church secretary if you would like to be included in the prayers in the bulletin.


KFUO Radio: Our Worldwide Lutheran Radio Station offers a variety of weekday Christian programming. From 7-9 am “His Time” starts your day with the Word of God. It’s “Morning Prayer” segment features devotional meditations. From 9:30-10:00 am “Law and Gospel” applies those doctrines of Scripture to God’s plan of salvation in Christ. From 10-11 am “Faith’n Family” covers various life and family issues. From 11-12 am “Thy Strong Word” is an in-depth Bible study program. From 3-5 pm “Issues, Etc”, is a Christ-Centered radio talk show. See complete listings and stream live broadcasts at or