Matthew 14:17-18 “They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.”” When the disciples held on to the five loaves and two fish – that’s exactly what they had. But when they handed them over to the Lord, the multitudes are fed. Apart from Jesus all we do and all we have is nothing – but in Jesus all we do and have is blessed to be used by the Lord for His gracious work.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
- Alexandra Tucci and Sue Ogorek for all their hard work in planning the Night to Unite event held here at Concordia on August 1.
- The many volunteers who helped with the food, crafts, children’s games and set-up and tear down for the event that was attended by close to 100 people
- The Concordia Praise band for providing music for the evening!
It was a special evening of outreach, fellowship and fun for the community!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF Orville Baumgart who entered eternal life in heaven on July 28, 2017. The funeral for Orville was held on Saturday, August 5th at Concordia Lutheran Church. Orville was laid to rest at General Lutheran Cemetery, South St. Paul, MN. Our condolences to the family and friends of Orville.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS There will be a Board of Directors Today, Sunday, August 6th directly following the 9:00 am worship service to nominate members to the Parish Planning Council.
VBS! A one-night VBS will be held Thursday evening, August 17 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Registration will begin at 5:30. There will be classes from 3 years old through 12th Grade and an Adult Bible Study as well. You can pre-register through the church office. Please prayerfully consider enrolling your children for this special VBS program. Please see Alexandra Tucci if you are interested in volunteering for any of the activities/classes planned.
PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL – ages 3,4,&5
There is a need for a substitute Preschool Sunday School teacher for 6 weeks or so, starting with the first class in September. Gail Avenson is not able to teach and is asking for a volunteer to help with these lessons while she is recuperating from surgery. If you are able to help fill this space please call either Gail Avenson or the church office.
NEIGHBORS, INC. COOKING CLUB Each Tuesday thru August 15th Concordia Lutheran Church in partnership with Neighbors, Inc. will be conducting cooking classes in our kitchen. Many residents have taken part in the class. This coming week, they will be preparing entree recipes. This class runs from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm each Tuesday. The class will help teach residents of our community how to prepare meals using items they receive from the food shelf. The class will be taught by volunteers of Neighbors, Inc. If you wish to sign-up for a class, you can do so through Neighbors, Inc. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to provide the kitchen space they need to instruct these classes. During these weeks it would be wonderful if we could fill up our donation barrel and show our support for Neighbors, Inc. and the very important service they provide to our community. LET’S KEEP THE BARREL FULL!
THANK YOU FROM NEIGHBOR’S, INC.
Neighbor’s, Inc. would like to thank Concordia Lutheran Church for its donation of 81 pounds in the month of July. There is a request from them for empty egg cartons. Those along with your donation can be left in the barrel in the hallway of the Narthex.
ALTAR FLOWERS this week are provided by Bruce & Gail Avenson in celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary. We wish them a Happy Anniversary!
PASTOR VACATION Pastor Keller will be on vacation Thursday, August 10th. Please contact the church office with any pastoral emergency.
ELECTRONIC OFFERING PROGRAM
As you may be aware, we offer an Electronic Offering Program called Joyful Response. This is a very convenient option when giving your offering to the church. With Joyful Response Electronic Offering Program, you can specify the amount you want your offering to be and pick the date you want that offering to transfer to the church. You can choose weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly transfers. Enrollment/Change Forms are available in the Narthex. You can also change the amount of your offering by filling out the form.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
TODAY, SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Coffee and Treats
10:00 am Board of Directors Meeting
MONDAY, AUGUST 7
Pastor’s Day Off
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
10:00 am Neighbors Inc. Cooking Club
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
10:00 am Adult Bible Study
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
9:00 am Worship/Communion
10:00 am Coffee and Treats
10:00 am Outreach
CHURCH OFFICE – 651-451-0309, or e-mail
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REMINDER – IF YOU ARE THE LAST ONE LEAVING THE CHURCH BE SURE LIGHTS ARE OFF AND DOORS LOCKED