JUNE 4TH, 2017


FEED MY SHEEP Is today.  We appreciate your donations asthe pantry assistance needs increase during the summer months.  If you forgot items for the wagon, you may make a monetary donation in the jar to help out.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOOL PLANNING/INFORMATION  Meeting will be held Today immediately following the second service in the Chapel. There will be information discussed and you can sign up to help out during that week.

NARTHEX MAILBOXES   The member mailboxes in the narthex have been updated to reflect our new members over the past year.  Your box may have a new location from where it was previously was located.  If you don’t have a mailbox, please let the church office know and we will designate one for you.  Thank you.

HELPING HANDS  Our next day to volunteer is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. If you are interested in helping out please sign up on sheet in narthex. There is a morning and afternoon shift available.

TO THINK ABOUT:    He who is filled with love is filled with God Himself.

                                                                                                                         - Saint Augustine of Hippo


THE LUTHERAN HOUR  Today on KURM (790AM) at 12:30 and The Bott Radio Network at 8AM on 89.3FM.

“Filled To Overflow!”

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

Isolation, distraction, and pride can lead to spiritual numbness, but Jesus fills us with life that overflows to bless others. (John 7:37-39)





9:30-10:30am – Pam Pickett is leading

            Study of Galatians in

            Classroom 1A. 

9:30-10:30am – Pastor Besel is leading the Connections Class in Classroom 1B.   (No class today because of Memorial Day.)

9:30-10:30am – Dave Lehenbauer

is leading a study on “How to Study the Bible” in Classroom 6.

9:30-10:30am – Women’s Bible Study entitled Believing God.


Monday  2nd & 4th Mondays at

2:00pm. – Led by Vern Schaefer

Rotating Hostesses:  Herb &

Shirley Bernthal, Spike & Delores

Hermes, Joe & Barbara Raleigh,

Maxine Reihman, & Betty Jensen


Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm

Pastor Bernthal’s Bible Class

Simple Quiz:   What is the most used word in English conversations?

 (The, a , or I)  

Answer:  I


The youth are heading to the Samaritan Center to pack SnackPacks for kids THIS TUESDAY June 6th @ 6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help make a difference in our community, please let Cameron know so we can get an accurate count.

NOAH’S ARK TRIP Is scheduled for September 10th-16th. We need FOUR more spots filled to meet the minimum number required to do the trip. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Full payment for the trip is due by July 3rd and checks need to be made payable to Shirley Bernthal. If you have any question please feel free to contact Pat Rader or Shirley Bernthal.



Are you ready for an action packed Vacation Bible School! This years theme is “ Maker Fun Factory”-Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” It is looking like it is going to be a blast and the Education team is asking for your help. If you are interested in what roles are available, check out the table in the Narthex, talk to Cameron, or talk to the Education ministry team and we will get you connected.


Thus there develops in a man a confident defiance of everything upon earth, for he has God and all that is God’s. He does all that he is now required to God, and fears not. On the contrary, where there is no love of God, that heart does not kept God’s word; and if the heart does not keep God’s word, the hand never will.   (Church Postils, Exaudi Pentecost)

TO SMILE:   OneSunday after church a mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.  The daughter answered, “Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt.”   Needless to say, the mom was perplexed.  Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the mom asked him what that morning’s Sunday school lesson was about.  He said, “Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming”.

LIFE QUOTES  “God created man, male and female, for a threefold and trinitarian purpose: To live our lives to His glory, that’s one. To marry if God’swill, that’s two. To have children, that’s three.  Marriage was created by God, not by society nor by government. Marriage is not a sociietal construct. Marriage was instituted by God. Family flows out of this wondrous God-created relationship of one man and one woman who are to live together for a lifetime. As such, they are to live as husbans and wife, seeking God’s blessings which the Lord freely gives.

*Rev. Daniel Domke, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Difference Between A Believer and A Disciple


Here is something to ponder:  


A believer praises the Lord in good times, the disciple at all times.

The Holy Spirit resides in the believer but shines through the disciple.

A believer loves God with heart and mind, while a disciple commits the will.

A believer loves God and others, but they are the disciple's life.

A believer lives in hope, but for the disciple, God's hope is certain.

A believer seeks forgiveness for sin, but the disciple also determines not to walk that path again.

A believer has faith in God but the disciple's faith is tempered in the fire of testing.

 A believer loves the Lord, but the disciple's love is unconditional.

 The believer serves the Lord in strength, but the disciple is made perfect through weakness.

  God is part of the believer's life, but the central focus of the disciple.

 A believer forgives, but the disciple also forgets.

 A believer communicates with God at their own convenience, but the disciple's heart is open to the Lord at all times. 


While none of us can lay claim to living up to all these principles, all of the time - for we have not yet reached perfection - they can remind us of the direction in which we are to go. But let's try our hardest to make our words and actions mirror images of each other.”              

                                    --  Author unknown



June 4th-June 11th, 2017




Communion                                                     8:00am

Bible Classes/Sunday School                      9:30am

Handbell Choir                                                   9:30am

Communion                                                    10:45am





Cameron’s Day Off

Elder’s Meeting                                                  6:30pm



Education Meeting                            5:30pm

Youth @ Samaritan Ctr. Snack Packing6:00pm

Outreach                                                               6:30pm



News and Notes Due                                     12:00pm

Staff Meeting                                                     12:00pm



Pastor’s Day Off

Assemble Bulletin                                          1:00pm



Worship                                                             8:00am

Bible Study/Sunday School                        9:30am

Handbell Choir                                               9:30am

Worship                                                         10:45am



Circuit Church: GRACE, HOLIDAY ISLAND: Pray for our members to reach out, through God’s Word and serving, to those who need the Lord’s love.

Church Ministry Team:                     HISPANIC MINISTRY TEAM: Pray that God would give our students opportunities over the summer to use the English they have learned.                                     

        Pray also for our Military:           Especially Jake Button, who is in the National Guard, and Andy Boyd who is in the Air Force.  Also remember, Shawn Gibson, son of Harry and Ann Gibson, serving in the U.S. Navy.