IT IS AN age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.
THIS MORNING is Youth Sunday. We give thanks for the Youth of this congregation and the gifts they bring to our ministry.
FIFTH SUNDAY Potluck! Since there are 5 Sunday's this month we will be having a potluck dinner after service next Sunday. Ken Huggins will be cooking cheese burgers on the grill. Please bring a side dish to share.
PLEASE HAVE information for August’s LOL LifeLine
on the Secretary’s desk (or e-mail) by noon tomorrow. Thanks!
RESERVATIONS ARE full for The Church Basement Ladies Sequel. Map to the Chestnut Theater in Olathe coming soon. The show is Saturday, August 26 @ 2:00 pm. We suggest organizing carpools with other attendees, as the parking lot is small.
FREE EDUCATIONAL seminar with author & Alzheimer’s specialist, Dr. Richard S. Isaacson. Studies show that proper diet may slow or even prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. If this is a concern for you or a loved one, join Benton House & Dr. Isaacson to learn what you eat can make all the difference for your mind. Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am – noon. InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, 401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City. Reservation required: 816-527-8247. See flyer on the kiosk in the narthex.
THE EMERGENCY Assistance Account is empty. Over the past year, we have helped several families in need of rent and utility assistance. Currently, families seeking Lord of Love assistance are either Community Meal guests or Belton & Raymore residents. While we always strive to partner families with local resources (such as West Central, Salvation Army, Heart and Hand), sometimes these agencies do not have funds available and they encourage clients to seek out support from local churches. This is where Lord of Love steps in to fill in the gaps, and provide financial relief. Please consider donating money to this account, so that we may continue to serve our brothers and sisters who have fallen on hard times. Checks may be made out to Lord of Love Lutheran Church, and be sure to indicate "Emergency Assistance Account" in the memo. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Meggan.
LET THE children come! One way we include children in worship is through the Children's Sermon. The Children's Sermon communicates the Gospel in a kid-friendly way, encourages children to listen to the Scripture readings, builds relationships between the congregation and the children, and makes worship fun! We are looking for individuals to help lead the Children's Sermons. Preparation materials will be provided, and volunteers will only need to lead every 6-8 weeks. See Pastor Meggan for more details.
THE ANNUAL Heart-n-Hand Back to School fair is Friday, August 4. Supplies are needed by noon tomorrow so they can be packed for distribution. See shopping list & flyer on the kiosk in the narthex.