8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
and Third Sundays
9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship
9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Adult Bible Class
This week at LOTL
9:00am Bible Study
6:30pm Boy Scouts
5:15-6:45 KOOL Kids
7:00 pm Choir Practice
7:30pm Sr High Coffee Fellowship at Village Inn
8:00 & 10:30am Worship/Communion
9:00am Coffee Fellowship
9:15am Missions & Memory
9:15am Sunday School
9:30am Adult Bible Study
At the request of the LWML of St. Paul Lutheran in Brookfield, Illinois, we sent a number of patterns and samples for our mission projects, including pillowcase dresses, a t-shirt dress, a school backpack, a t-shirt diaper, a clothing saver, etc. Through the Isaiah Connection and the Tapestry of Life they bring dresses, shorts, and cloth bags to Mexico, Nigeria, and Kenya. Diapers and filled backpacks will go to Lutheran World Relief, while clothing savers go to nursing homes, hospice, and the elderly. Blessings to their group as they proceed on their missions.
“My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the presence of every people, a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel.” (Luke 2:30-32)
Epiphany means to reveal or make manifest. During this season of the Church Year God reveals that Jesus is God made flesh and that He has come to save us from our sins!
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Pastor Craig Bertram
Outreach Thought: Can This World Be Fed?
Everything I know and understand causes me to come down on the optimistic side of this question. It can be done. Not easily. Not inexpensively. Certainly not without some changes. But it can be done.
It is not the way that is lacking. It is the will. The more you understand about basic causes of hunger in the world today, the more you cannot avoid the conclusion that God has given man and the earth the capacity to conquer and control it.
If we treated all humanity with the dignity and love they are due as the offspring of God, if we acted toward our environment as its caretakers and not its ravishers, if we viewed the mandate to “tend and dress” the earth as the Creator’s order to us, all people could live together in peace and the earth would bring forth its abundance.
THAT WAS GOD’S PLAN.
Anything short of that is the result of man’s sin—his sin against God, against his fellow man, against his environment.
It is history. And it is prophecy. If we have the capacity to relieve suffering and save life—and we do—and refuse to do it, that will undoubtedly be a part of our judgment.
~W. Stanley Mooneyham
Red Cross Blood Drive
LOTL Fellowship Hall
February 2, 1pm to 7pm
Sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex or call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome!
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