This Sundays Readings: May 27, The Holy Trinity – Is. 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a, 22-36, and John 3:1-17
Next Sundays Readings: June 3, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – Deuteronomy 5:12-15, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12., and Mark 2:23-28
Note From The Congregational Presidents: As we work through our vacancy we will be having joint church services. The first service will be at Trinity on May 6 followed by Concordia on May 13, going in this order through August. Time for services will be 9 am with Bible Class held after at the church where service is held. The reason for holding joint services is to make it easier for the Pastors who are taking time to help us. We encourage all of our members to make a special effort to attend all services in whatever church. Everyone’s support is needed as we go through this vacancy with God leading us.
LWML Update: Concordia Ladies Guild, of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) asks for your help… In past years the Ladies Guild has hosted meals and an annual boutique with crafts and bake sale. Those events generated approximately $1500 to fund our mission projects throughout the year. Guild monies also buy items to stock our church kitchen with supplies to use for funerals, etc. Due to the aging of our Guild members and diminishing numbers, it is difficult to hold fundraisers. We do however, want to continue supporting our outreach projects. Those include contributions to seminary students, local organizations, Camp Okoboji, area church schools, etc. We also send monies to support the LWML at District and International levels. Currently, our treasury carries a low account balance. Therefore we are asking for monetary donations from Guild members and members of our congregation. We will set out a basket for your contributions on the last Sunday of each month and appreciate your donations. With this on-going help, we’ll continue the outreach that our LWML was designed to do, as we serve the Lord together. New members are always encouraged to join our Guild as well!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: For the present time in vacancy, Adult Bible Study will be held every week after Worship at the Church where services are held. All members of both congregations are welcome to attend every week. Our study will be going through the new 2017 edition of Luther’s Small Catechism. This edition features expanded discussion on the current issues of today that need to be met with a solid grounding in God’s Word. It also maintains its classic teachings of Christian doctrine and the Scriptures they come from. It will be an interesting and informative study. If you want to attend, but don’t yet have a copy of the new 2017 edition, please let Denny Stahly know so we can get one ordered for you.
Concordia Members: The roof of the church is leaking in two different areas. Quotes are being collected and the roof will need to be replaced. If you would like to contribute to this project please make note in the offering check or donations and place it in the offering basket on Sunday. Thank you in advance and more information will be given when comes available.
Great News! The Main Street Living Television program is coming to the Iowa West District! It will be aired weekly on KCAU, channel 9 in Sioux City, at 10:00 am every Sunday Morning beginning on October 7 of this year. The first 30 minutes will feature the acclaimed “This is the Life” program from Lutheran Hour Ministries. These programs are re-mastered and brought to HD format. The final 30 minutes is a modified Lutheran worship service that will feature Pastors of the LCMS from the local Sioux City area. A different Pastor will be featured each week. Main Street Living started airing in South Dakota on January 6, 2002. It has become an important asset for shut-ins and others who cannot or do not attend church on a regular basis. Since January, 2017, the Board of directors of Main Street Living has set out on a plan of expanding the ministry. This planned expansion has the enthusiastic endorsement of Iowa West District President, Rev. Steve Turner.
Items Needed: Wanda and Vicki will be attending the LWML 2018 MN South District Convention in June. The gifts from the Heart are: 1) Baby Kits going to 3 pregnancy and family service agencies in Winona, Rochester, and Redwing. 2) Hospice kits going to Global Health Ministries to be distributed worldwide. Items needed include: Unscented flat packet baby wipes, Unscented baby shampoo, Unscented baby wash, Unscented baby lotion, Baby combs or brushes, Receiving blankets, Individual wrapped unscented bath size bar soap, ie Dove unscented for sensitive skin, Individual wrapped toothbrushes, Pick style comb, Band-Aids, 4 oz or larger tube or jar petroleum jelly, and Size medium heavy – duty kitchen type gloves. Thrivent action team assistance
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The Trinity LWML has a box in the narthex at Trinity for gathering USED Portals of Prayers. We will distribute them to various locations for others to read. God bless you for your support.
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 www.kfuoam.org or www.facebook.com/KFUORadio.