Sermon & Announcements ~ June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018 Sermon – We Are Family

June 10, 2018

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. (Psalm 104: 33)

*Blessings to all and special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*It’s getting exciting! Vacation Bible School is only two weeks away!
1) This month we are trying to collect the food needed to feed our campers and the staff. Please stop by the VBS bulletin board. Look over the list of needed items on the table in front of the bulletin board. Write your name next to the item or items you can donate and take the reminder tag from the bulletin board.
2) Look in your bulletin to see items we need donated or lent.
3) We are also in GREAT need of tribe leaders to take a small group of children through the VBS stations. Teens, you are NOT too young. Seniors, you NOT too old. You WILL find it immensely rewarding to love the children through a fun night.

Thanks you so very much for your help with this gospel outreach.

*The June newsletter is available in the lobby today. A reminder to teams and other groups that the next newsletter will be a combined one for July AND August. Be sure to send the church secretary information about anything you’d like to publicize for July AND August by the June 15th deadline.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Don Evason is still at Meritus Hospital. They are addressing some blood clots. Keep Don and Beth in your prayers.

*Thanks to all who made Pastor Kaplan’s 50 plus 1 ordination anniversary party a grand occasion yesterday. From the planners to the decorators, the coordinators to those who contributed food; from those who helped to set up to those who helped to clean up and all who contributed in any way — Thank you! Pastor Kaplan was genuinely and humbly pleased and surprised. We will let you know next week the total collected for the ELCA Leadership Fun in Pastor Kaplan’s honor. Contributions can still be put in the collection plate today. Checks payable to “Haven Lutheran Church” with “Kaplan” on the memo line.

*Best wishes to Nancy Newkirk, Karl Pile, and Dennis Miller who celebrate birthdays this week.
Congratulations to Michael and Veronica Bergschneider who remember their wedding anniversaries this week.

(after the announcements)
A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:
C: “To honor God, to reach out with love to our members
and the community and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”