Saturday, July 21, 2018

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Update

KIDS entering kindergarten through 5th grade:  sign up today - and bring a friend!
Registration forms can be found (and left) in the church narthex.
We would really love to have our numbers by the end of this week!


THANK YOU to everyone who has stepped forward to help with Space Station Salvation!
We got all the critical positions filled which were posted in the e-news last week.  Here's what we could still use:

- Decorators the weekend or week leading up to VBS  (We have the decorations. They just need to be assembled and put up!)

- One person to teach the kids the song   (We have a pianist!  We just need a song leader.)

- Donations of items... Go to SignUpGenius.com to claim your items today!!!!
STEPS:
1.  Go to www.SignUpGenius.com
2.  Click on "search" tool (magnifying glass) on orange bar, upper right side of screen.
3.  Under "Search for a Sign Up by sign up creator's email", enter tjulian01@msn.com; then, click the orange SEARCH tab.
4.  Immanuel Hmong & St. John VBS should pop up. Clicking on VBS Donations (in orange letters) should direct you to our sign up page!

- Monetary donations:  We will have a door collection the next two Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, August 5.  You may also place your gift in the offering plate, marked "VBS.")

- Don't forget the gift of prayers!  (God invites us to seek His blessing!)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Anticipating Worship (July 22)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  The Good Shepherd takes care of his flock.

Scripture Readings:
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:13-22
Mark 6:30-34

Sermon Meditation:  Mark 6:30-34

Come, Get Some Rest
1.  Physically
2.  Spiritually

Prayer of the Day:  Grant us, Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by your help be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Jesus invites us to appreciate the real rest that comes from him.  We will consider that together on Sunday.  See you in worship at 9:30 AM.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Vacation Bible School Update

NEEDED for Vacation Bible School (VBS):

- One person to cut duct tape, help kids paint t-shirts, and fold (and launch!) paper rockets!  C'mon, gentlemen!!!  (Or ladies.) We need you.

- One retired person to serve and clean up snack at VBS Aug. 7, 8 and 9 (Menu is planned! NO shopping necessary! ...unless you want to, of course.)

- Prayers!  (Please commit this to God for His blessing.)

- Monetary donations. (Mark VBS and place in the offering plate.)

- Donations of items... Go to SignUpGenius.com to claim your items today!!!!
     STEPS:
1.  Go to www.SignUpGenius.com
2.  Click on "search" tool (magnifying glass) on orange bar, upper right side of screen.
3.  Under "Search for a Sign Up by sign up creator's email", enter tjulian01@msn.com; then, click the orange SEARCH tab.
4.  Immanuel Hmong & St. John VBS should pop up. Clicking on VBS Donations (in orange letters) should direct you to our sign up page!

        - - -  Thank you!


KIDS entering kindergarten through 5th grade:  sign up today - and bring a friend!
Registration forms can be found and left in the church narthex.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Anticipating Worship (July 15)

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God calls messengers to go out with his message.

Scripture Readings:
Amos 7:10-15
Psalm 78
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:7-13

Sermon Meditation:  Ephesians 1:3-14

Praise God for His Glorious Grace
1.  You are selected by the Father
2.  You are saved through the Son
3.  You are sealed with the Spirit

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your Word.  By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy and to bring forth fruits in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


The message is from God and so is the messenger.  We hear them both as we come together to worship our great God.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Anticipating Worship (July 8)

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  We speak the Word of God because it is his Word.

Scripture Readings:
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 143
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6

Sermon Meditation:  Ezekiel 2:1-5

The Sovereign Lord Sends His Spokesmen
1.  Speaking to them
2.  Speaking through them

Prayer of the Day:  God of all power and might, you are the Giver of all that is good.  Help us to love you with all our heart, strengthen us in true faith, provide us with all we need, and keep us safe in your care; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


We worship in private.  God gives us his Word for our growth.  We worship in public.  God gives us his mouthpieces for our good.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Anticipating Worship (July 1)

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Look to the Lord’s love at all times in your life.

Scripture Readings:
Lamentations 3:22-33
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13,14
Mark 5:21-24a,35-42

Sermon Meditation:  Lamentations 3:22-33

Wait in Confident Hope
1.  Because the Lord's compassion is new every day
2.  Because the Lord's concern is near every moment

Prayer of the Day:  O God, you have prepared joys beyond understanding for those who love you.  Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


We can't hear about God's love too much.  We will do that together in worship.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Anticipating Worship (June 24)

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Our almighty God controls all creation out of love for us.

Scripture Readings:
Proverbs 30:4,5
Psalm 46
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Mark 4:35-41

Sermon Meditation:  Proverbs 30:4,5

God's Word Answers Good Questions

Prayer of the Day:  O Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your Church may worship you in peace and joy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


We stand in awe of our powerful God.  We do that as we join in worshipping him.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.