Announcements & Office Hours

Weekly Announcements

posted Sep 22, 2011, 4:46 PM by Shepherd By The Lakes   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 7:17 AM ]



Creation Is Redeemed and Sanctified by the Word of Christ Jesus


Having spared faithful Noah and his family from the flood, the Lord established His covenant with them, “and with every living creature,” that never again would there be “a flood to destroy the earth” (Gen. 9:9–11). He signed and sealed this everlasting covenant with His rainbow in the clouds, by which He sees and remembers His promise that “the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh” (Gen. 9:13–16). Although creation suffers under the curse of sin, the Lord preserves and orders creation for the benefit of His Church. In particular, all of creation is redeemed and sanctified by the incarnate Son of God. “Take heart,” and “do not be afraid,” for He is with you on the sea. He is not a ghost, but He has come in the flesh to save you. He has gotten “into the boat” with you, and the wind that was against you has ceased (Mark 6:45–51). For He is the Word and promise of the Father, and His own flesh and blood are the covenant by which you are “strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Eph. 3:16–17).





Help direct your child to the different prayers found in the hymnal.  Begin teaching them the Lord’s Prayer.  Find Luther’s Morning and Evening Prayer.  Try using these at home with your children when they wake up in the morning and before they go to bed at night. 



What is “prayer”?  Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a talk with God?  That’s exactly what prayer is for!  God promises to hear and answer us when we pray to Him.  When we pray we may close our eyes, fold our hands, and bow our heads so that we are not distracted by the things around us.  You don’t have to do all that though.  You can pray anywhere and at anytime.

What should we pray for?  In prayer, we not only ask God for what we need, but we praise and thank Him for what we have. We pray especially that God would keep us strong in our faith, and that He might bring others to faith too.  Are there different types of prayer?  There are many different types of prayer.  As a matter of fact, most of our worship is made of prayers.  Some examples are the Confession, the Agnus Dei, and the Post-Communion Collects.  Maybe you can write your own prayer using one of these as a model.



Elder – Nate Kline                         Organist – James Bartzsch

Altar Guild – Suszane Gilliland      UshersNate Kline & Isaac Dachenhaus

            & Pam Mench

Acolyte – Autumn Winegarden       Crucifer – Evie Winegarden

Fellowship – The Klines                CountersDon Tatman & Tim Hamann



Elder – Don Tatman                       Organist – James Bartzsch

Altar Guild  Suszane Gilliland     Ushers – Scott Hetrick & James Mowrey

Acolyte –   Tyler Kuhn                   Crucifer – Joshua West

Fellowship                                Counters  Lisa Kochensparger

                                                                        & Terrill Brown






Quarterly Voters Meeting will be August 12th after service.


Newsletter Items Due Friday August 17. Please send all items to Colleen Bartzsch at 




Life Quote -   “Arguments from some about when life begins, which inexcusably focus on eliminating the rights of the baby in the womb, are a perfect opportunity to speak the truth in love. We need to do this because this is not an abstract issue. It is a matter of life and death.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Minnesota 


Pentecost 10 – God rearranged the atmosphere to proclaim His love for human lives (Genesis 9:16). He has made all the universe’s structures, including our bodies, to serve human survival and salvation. No pregnancy comes forth except by His grace, and no sickness sets in without His permission (Mark 6:51). If angels and atoms delight respecting every Adam and protecting each Eve, won’t it make us glad declaring it? Maker of heavens and earth, assist us to commit everything into Your care. Amen.


For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email


We Witness – Mark 6:45-56: The disciples were struggling with all their might to sail forward and fight against the strong winds, but were having very little success. After Jesus finished praying, He walked to them on the water.  They cried out in terror when they saw Him, but our loving Jesus calmed their fears as well as the wind.  Jesus is still calming troubled hearts and has invited us to join Him in sharing the Good News of salvation.  May we witness to the life-changing power of Jesus with joy and enthusiasm!

1-1 of 1