ELIJAH FINDS the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.
THIIS MORNING we welcome new members to Lord of Love: Vicki Hedger, Earl & Betty File, and Sandy Koetting, Oren & Antonio.
WE RAISED $200 towards Starlen Palmer’s elementary school classroom and were able to purchase 24 stackable containers, 24 clipboards, 4 bean bags, 4 camping chairs, 3 gaming chairs, and 4 stability balls. Thanks to all who donated! Any Bus Items may be brought to the church &/or given to Shirley Johnson.
Date: 08/17/2017 (Thurs)
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
8306 E 171st Street
Belton MO 64012
(Park in Rear of Church)
To make an appointment, Contact Chairperson:
Jo Rose at 816-686-8816
BACKPACK BLESSING: As teachers and students return to the classroom, we will remind them that Jesus goes with them! Teachers and students are encouraged to bring their backpacks/computer bags forward for a blessing during worship when prompted.
Next Sunday, August 20 5:00 pm, Pie Auction & Homemade Ice Cream Social
We need pies and people to buy pies. Los Amigos will entertain. Proceeds go to Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries Christmas Store and West Central Community Action.
WE'RE LOOKING for Stewardship & Finance committee members. Talk to Richard Yotter if you can help.
BOOK CLUB will be meeting September 5 at 54th Street Grill in Grandview at 11:30. We are reading The Lost Bird by Margaret Coel.
ALTAR FLOWERS: There is lots of room on the Flower Chart for people to sign up to bring flowers in August and September. Flowers from your garden would be lovely this time of year! Just sign your name & put the reason for the flowers – in honor or memory of someone, or to the Glory of God.
MAKE A JOYFUL noise!! Choir resumes Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 pm. We invite you to join us! We are hoping to use some exciting/inspiring new music this season. A love of singing and praising God is the only requirement – we encourage and invite YOU to join us! Any questions – contact Carol Petznick at816-223-8238.
WE PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING:
- Yvonne Salmon 2-stage surgery 1/12 & 1/13 to remove kidney; prayers for successful treatment
- Helen & Milford Schwartz Dorthy Johnson’s sister & bro.-in-law, prayers for peace & healing
- Sharon Smith, Carol Watson’s sister, lung nodules, swollen leg; prayers for successful treatment
- Ken Smith, Carol Watson’s brother-in-law, skin cancer; prayers for successful treatment
- Jim Teigen, Merl’s brother, critical heart problem; prayers for healing
- Arlin Unruh Darrell Rose’s co-worker, amputation of R foot 7/27; prayer for complete recovery