Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, May 20th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!
MAY VOTERS’ MEETING ~ Tonight is our regular May Voters’ Meeting. New Business on the agenda includes a proposed overture to the District Convention asking for a review and report of the Synod restructuring of 9 years prior; and a proposal from the Board of Elders for part-time pastoral assistance in the parish. District President Rev. Mark Miller will be our guest at the meeting. We need a majority quorum for this meeting to conduct all the planned business, so please make time to come if you are a Voting Member!
LCMS MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES ~ As Memorial Day approaches, we’re highlighting the work that the LCMS does in supporting Chaplains and Lutherans in our Armed Forces. Check your mailbox for an info sheet and a donation opportunity.
SPECIAL STOVE OFFERING ~ As of Thursday, May 10th, the new kitchen stove has been paid for! Thanks be to God! “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
EVENING DIVINE SERVICE SURVEY ~ The Board of Elders has mailed out a survey to the entire congregation. The survey is studying the need in the congregation for either a Sunday or Saturday evening service. We’d like to hear from as many households of the congregation as possible! Please return your household surveys by Sunday, May 27th.
GAME NIGHT ~ All are invited to participate at the next game night on 6/1 at 6 p.m. Pizza will be provided; please sign-up and bring a side or dessert to share.
NOW BOARDING FOR LIFTED UP VBS ~ Join us June 24-28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Children ages 3 through those entering 6th grade are encouraged to takeoff on this awesome adventure where we will learn about five Bible stories focusing on some of the “lifting up” in Scripture. Students will fly deep into God’s Word through music, crafts, games, snacks, and drama! Register online at gsslcms.org/vbs/ or pick up a form in the Parish Hall. Volunteers are also needed:speak to Betsy or find a form in the Parish Hall.
VBS WORK NIGHTS ~There is much to prepare before our Lifted Up VBS begins on June 24. Work nights will continue each Thursday at 7 p.m. until all the projects are completed.
MAY YOUTH EVENTS ~Our regular Saturday Youth Night for both JH and HS youth will be May 26 from 6-8 p.m. Join us for dinner, a devotion, and games. Sign-up today!
CAMP CILCA HOG ROAST ~ The Hog Roast at Camp CILCA is NEXT SUNDAY! Pulled pork sandwiches and more will be served from 11:30 to 2:30 in the dining hall. Adults are $8, children 4-12 are $5, ages 3 and under are free. Camp out for a whole weekend of fun and friendship.
EXPERT GUESTS, EXPANSIVE TOPICS, EXTOLLING CHRIST ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s teachings include: The Book of Esther, The Lord’s Prayer, Esau Forgives Jacob, The Hymn “God Loved the World So That He Gave,” Emperor Constantine and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.