IN THESE DAYS between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.
THIS MORNING Rev. William Say leads our worship. Our thanks to Pastor Say.
FOR THIS Memorial Day, we remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country and all our loved ones who have passed away. You are invited to light a candle in their memory during communion.
THE CONGREGATION is invited to wear red for Pentecost, next Sunday, June 4, if you wish. This bright color commemorates the tongues of flame that visited the Holy Spirit upon the early believers.
HELPERS NEEDED - and the reward will tickle your sweet tooth! Donna Morrison would like a couple more people to help with the sorting & bagging of the breads & pastries from Panera that have been donated to the Community Meal. (Occasionally there are broken cookies that need to be eaten.) If you can help, please contact Donna at 913-485-2705.
COME SHOP June 3 from 9am-4pm at SUMMER SIZZLE SALE here at Lord of Love. Also buy lunch prepared by the "Church Ladies"! (Our women of the ELCA)! A few vendor spots available. % of booth space to ELCA women. Any questions, please contact Kathy Morton.
WELCA will serve a light lunch at the Summer Sizzle Sale Saturday, June 3. We need donations of muffins of any kind to sell with morning coffee, and cookies to have with lunch. If you can donate, please sign the sheet on the “donut” table in Fellowship Hall. Bring your items to church Friday the 2nd between 9:00 am & noon, or by 8:00 am Saturday. Many thanks!
MLM SUMMER BREAKOUT - June 7! Grab your family and friends for a fun evening of food trucks, live music, inflatables, locally-made chocolate, a wine and jewelry “pull,” art show, silent auction, and more! All proceeds benefit Metro Lutheran Ministry’s Christmas Store. June 7th, 5 – 8 pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church (7851 W 119th St, Overland Park). Visit www.mlmkc.org for details!
NEEDED FOR Summer Breakout (formerly Spring Fling): Arnita Winders is collecting candy boxes and checkbook boxes for use in the MLM Summer fundraiser. Please bring them to Arnita throughout May, & thanks!
WE HAVE BEEN blessed with adequate and gentle spring rains. Much of southern and eastern Missouri were not so fortunate. Lutheran Family and Children Services is collecting funds to assist these areas. Our council has directed an offering be taken today and June 4. LOL Women of the ELCA has pledged $100. Make your checks out to Lord of Love and write disaster services 911 on the memo line. Place your check in the offering plate.
WELCA TEA Saturday, July 8, 1:00 pm: We will have a fashion show, silent auction and new & gently used clothing for sale. Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend. (Tickets will be for sale soon for only $10.00, but tickets will NOT be sold at the door!)
- Thursday 7/6 to hang clothes
- Friday 7/7 to finish hanging clothes, set up tables and decorate
- Saturday morning 7/8 to make sandwiches, get food ready, set up tables.
- Saturday afternoon, clean-up crew
We will be collecting donations for the silent auction. If you can help any or all of these days, please contact Carol Huggins or Arnita Winders.
ANY VETERANS in the congregation who have not yet submitted their name, rank, branch of service & years served to John Watson, please either put this information in his mailbox or the secretary’s. Also, please submit a 5” X 7” picture (preferably in uniform, but not required) for our Veteran’s Wall Display. Thanks!