Welcome 

Grace, mercy and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Well for about three years I have ended every service with the words, “Remember, God loves you and because He has so equipped me, I love you too.”

One would think that after a couple of hundred times of saying it, it has become more of a habit than a true statement, but don’t kid yourself, I mean each and every word of it.

God has indeed equipped me to do just that. I genuinely care…and yes…love each of you. Can I explain it? No, but the love of Christ cannot be contained and as your called and ordained servant of God, you receive the benefit of such love. As a shepherd cares for his flock, in all circumstances, God equips His under-shepherds to love his flock.

How can a person really love another, even if it’s a person that you only see every once in a while, or maybe even have never met before?

The answer? It’s because God loved us first. In 1 John 4:19 we are told that “We love because He first loved us.”

We reflect His love out to our neighbors… each other.

We show that love when we pray for one another. When we pray for our loved ones, for members of our church family, for the stranger that we’ve never met; we pray without ceasing!

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 we are told to: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

There are many examples for prayer in the Bible, in fact, the Book of Psalms has been used as a prayer book since Old Testament times. If you are at a loss for prayer, look to the Psalms. That is the joy and privilege that we have as God’s children. Our heavenly Father knows what we need, even before we ask. (Matthew 6:8) Even better, the holy Spirit speaks for us when we don’t even have the words to pray.

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26, ESV)

When Pastor Paul Short was here on Mission Sunday, he spoke of many things and showed us videos and gave us a lot of information during Bible Class about the organization, Food for the Poor, however in all of those projects that they participate in, remember what he told us? Faith, prayer and belief are a major part of the success in everything that they do.

When we decrease the importance and doubt the power of prayer we are not limiting the power of prayer but we are limiting the impact of prayer in our lives. We are the ones missing out!

If you find yourself not praying because you aren’t sure if your problems aren’t worth God’s time, you’re wrong! Like the loving Father that He is, He wants to hear about everything from you. It doesn’t matter that He already knows, He wants to hear from you.

Start your day with prayer, end your day with prayer…fill your day with prayer!

Experience God’s Love as He listens and answers your prayers. He may not always answer like we think He should, He may even say no sometimes. But rest assured, He hears you, listens to you, loves you and always answers!

Pastor K.

Announcements 

Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service

Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service begins at 7 p.m.

Our theme this year is: All Our Wants and Needs Supplying


Advent Services

 

Advent Services will be held each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with the theme:

Behold the Child

Join us each Wednesday in December prior to Christmas Day

God’s own Son is born a child . . . ;God the Father is reconciled.

What peace is found in those words. As the Church draws nigh to the Nativity of Our Lord, many also draw nigh to the harsh reality of broken families and friendships. 


125th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we celebrate 125 Years of serving our Lord Jesus Christ in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"

Rev. Michael Newman, President of the Texas District LCMS, will lead our Bible Study and be proclaiming God's Word at the Divine Service.

Bible Class begins at 9:30 and is followed by the Diving Service at 10:30.

Everyone is invited to stay for lunch and fellowship after the service.


Christmas Eve Children's Servie

Join us as our children lead us in worship with the theme: Behold the Child.

The service begins at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The service will close with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.

Mark this joyful event on your calendar so you don’t forget: Behold the Child children’s Christmas service. Let the joy about Jesus’ birth fill your heart!


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Upcoming Events
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WED
Midweek School and Confirmation Classes
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Midweek School and Confirmation from pre-k through 6th grade.
Please call the church office for more information.
Choir Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Come on in and sing a spell! Choir meets in the practice room at the church; everyone is welcome.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study for all ages. Meets weekly in the Fellowship Hall
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Women's Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Meets in the Young Adult Calssroom at the church. All ladies welcome!
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