MATTHEW NARRATES one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.
LOL 50th Anniversary: Sunday October 1, 2017 @ 9:00 celebration worship, followed by a potluck brunch. See the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall for items needed for the brunch. . We have invited as guests all former Pastors of Lord of Love, and all Charter Members, as well as members of churches & organizations that partner with us in the Wednesday Community Meal. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Morton or Joye Conklin.
PLEASE HAVE information for October’s LOL LifeLine on the Secretary’s desk (or e-mail) by noon tomorrow, September 25. Thanks!
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are from Rocky & Cheryl DeAngelo, in honor of their grandchildren. Blessings on these young people!
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN church presents the Gospel of Mark, in celebration of Reformation 500. See the poster on the kiosk in the Narthex. Free catered dinner 11:00am – 2pm, Saturday, September 30, followed by The Gospel of Mark recited by Concordia Seminary faculty. Reserve tickets & childcare space at bit.ly/gospelmark, or call Joyce at 816-516-4740.
PET BLESSING Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 pm. Please bring your pet crated or leashed for its safety & comfort. We love them all! See poster on the kiosk in the narthex.
OUR THANKS to Ernie Franke for all the hard work cleaning up & maintaining the Veterans’ Memorial. Take a trip to the side yard to see all the bricks & flowers.
STEPHEN MINISTRY: Information & a sign-up sheet are posted about a Stephen Ministry. There is a workshop on this subject 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on October 21at Crossroads Christian Church, 5855 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS. See bulletin board for all details.
IT'S TIME to do an information update so we can print an accurate Congregational Phone Directory, and also keep our people-managing software up-to-date. Please check your mailbox – there will be update letters for every member of your family. Please make any corrections, or check the box if no corrections are needed, and return them to the Office Secretary mailbox by Wednesday, October 11. And thank you so much for your prompt response to this plea for help!! (P. S. if you notice a family member or friend has not been able to get their letters this week, consider picking them up for them. It will give you a nice chance to visit, & save the office some postage.)
IF YOU want to give a large fern a good home, speak with Shirley Johnson. She is wanting to give away the ferns at the south entrance door before cold weather kills them off. They are in containers, so they can be lifted out of the big pots, which will then be used for other plants at our entrance.
THE BOOK of Revelation: see the kiosk in the narthex for information on how to join a 5-session class on this difficult to understand and interpret last book of the New Testament. Wednesday evening or Thursday morning sessions will be led by Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate, at St. Sabina Parish, beginning September 27.
Ministry’s 44th Annual Christmas Store takes place this year Dec. 3-9. Volunteer needs include store set-up, cooking meals for volunteers, and “Elves” who help guests shop at the store. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.mlmkc.org/christmas-store-1.html
or contact Amy Viets, MLM Volunteer Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
WE PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING:
- Linda Chambers
- Carol Patterson
- Yvonne Salmon
- Royce Tinkler