I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES|
God wants to be as close to us as a branch is to a vine. One is the extension of the other. It's impossible to tell where one starts and the other ends. The branch constantly draws nutrition from the vine. And so we....draw nutrition from the Word and Sacraments here at this church. What incredible good news for us! We are never away from God. This is the theme for the month of May.
2016 YOUTH GATHERING
Theme: In Christ Alone
The Gathering will take place in New Orleans, LA.next year. Watch for continuing fund raisers to help send our youth to this spectacular event of Christian Bible Study, praise, worship and fellowship with thousands of other Christian youth nation wide. Thanks for your support and continued prayers.
Come and join the Sunday morning Bible study! Pastor Dukovan will continue leading the group through the book of Matthew. It runs from 8:30 until 9:15. All are invited to come. It will finish up this month.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 3rd...we are having an outdoor service at Harnischfeger Park...rain or shine (the shelter is reserved). Worship will be at 9:30 followed by a pot-luck meal and then family games! Please bring a dish to pass. Invite family, friends, and neighbors to this worship get together! God's family will have some pre-summer praise, food, and fun for all ages! Don't miss it!
The next Ladies Aid Meeting is Thursday, May 7th at 6:30pm. All ladies are invited to come. Get a chance to visit with one another and find out what this group does to help and support our church.
....to join us in Summer Worship. Looking ahead to June, July, and August, Sunday morning worship services will be held at 8:30am beginning JUNE 7th and Wednesdays at 7:00pm beginning JUNE 3rd. Wednesday services will be a repeat of the previous Sunday. As summer schedules get busy, this will give extra opportunities to Pray, Praise and Give Thanks to the God who gives us such a wonderful time of the year. Please join us on either Sundays or Wednesdays through the summer.
Looking for Baked Goods........
We are looking for some bakery goodies for the Sunday School date of MAY 10th. Mother's Day is their last singing date for the year. Please let Pastor know if you can contribute.
ANNUAL CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
The collections have begun for our Rummage Sale to be held on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. All proceeds go for our Youth to attend the National Youth Gathering next year. It is a great Christian fellowship opportunity.
Please bring your items to the church basement...larger items
can be picked up....let us know if you have some of those to donate. Spread the word......Should not be missed!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL....CAMP DISCOVERY!
Join us from Sunday, June 14-Thursday, June 18 at a fantastic five days at Camp Discovery! You can register in the narthex by Pastor's office or you can do it on line.
Invite a friend or neighbor to come with you. Register early-before May 24-and get a free camp t-shirt!!
PLEASE REMEMBER the families in need in our community by donating to the Ashippun Bread Basket. Just pick up an extra item while you are out shopping, and place it in the cart in the Narthex. The bulletin will keep you posted on specific needs that might arise. Thank you!
A BIG THANK YOU
We would like to thank all the people who organized and worked on the different committees for the Swiss Steak Dinner, and for all those who made desserts for the meal. Everyone did a wonderful job for this special function! It is a huge blessing for our congregation and the surrounding area. Thanks to all who came and to all who had a hand in putting it all together!
THE PIE'S HAVE IT
The Youth Group officers are really yearning for some delicious, soft, and creamy pies! Each leader...Rachel, Jacob, Alex, and Daraka...have a container outside Pastor's office that needs to be filled with donations. This will win them the opportunity to taste these pie delights. You may add to any or all the containers. They will be anxiously watching what happens......Thank you for your support!
Keep your eyes on Jesus....and follow The Lamb! In Him is salvation, peace, and the promise of eternal Life!
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life". John 3:16