July 8, 2018
Six Chief Parts in Worship: Throughout the summer months, we will be including a review of the six chief parts of the Small Catechism as part of the Sunday morning Divine Service. This morning, we continue reciting the first chief part of Christian doctrine: The Ten Commandments.
Armed Forces Service: Join us this evening for a Service of Thanksgiving in Honor of Our Nation’s Armed Forces! Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, as we join in giving thanks for God’s care and protection for the men and women of our armed forces and for our chaplains who bring them the changeless Gospel message in a challenging and dangerous world. Fort Polk Garrison Chaplain Rev. (Lt. Col.) David Oberdieck will be preaching.
Vacation Bible School: VBS week is almost here! Register your child[ren] today; share a flyer with your friends, co-workers, and neighbors. July 16-20, 5:30-8pm, “River of Life” Vacation Bible School, learning all about how God has worked His salvation throughout history using water and how he has worked His salvation in us through the waters of Holy Baptism. Each day, the children will learn about a new region of the world in which God’s Word is alive and active, and God’s people are rejoicing in His wonderful gifts.
No Midweek Service, Supper, or Class: This week we begin our July hiatus from our midweek events. We’ll pick it up again in August.
Manage Your Giving Online: “What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?” (Psalm 116:12) This is just a reminder that you can now manage your giving online. Giving online is easy and it allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these steps: 1) Visit the church website at trinityleesville.com, 2) Click the “Online Giving” link in the top menu, 3) Click the Create Profile button, then 4) Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
Life Thoughts for the Church Year: Trinity VI – The death Jesus died, He died “once for all” (Romans 6:10). He purchased “all.” Thus, He gives value to “all.” Every person we encounter, no matter their size or location or condition of health, is someone for whom Jesus died. Our responsibility is to acknowledge their value and lead them to see its true source. Loving Savior, reflect Your self-giving mercy and devotion in us. Amen.
You Can Teach Laypeople Theology: Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: Teaching Forgiveness to Our Children, Misused Bible Passages, Proverbs, Lutheran Catechesis and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
Generosity Thoughts: Matthew 5:24 – “First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” First things first: The Lord won’t be bribed by our giving. Our giving must flow forth from a faithful Christian life that receives Christ’s forgiveness and freely shares that forgiveness. Or, in other words, a good work isn’t a good work if it doesn’t flow from faith.