Our lease is up the end of August and the building has been sold. We will need to move to a new temporary worship center. Please pray for a new place to be found for us and for a smooth transition
The office will be closed the week of the 4th
4th Sunday after Pentecost
July 2nd, 2017
"A CUP OF WELCOME"
Pastor Ron Zielske
Introduction to the scriptures for July 2nd
The mystery of God’s ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. Jesus associates with the lowly and outcast. Like Paul, we struggle with our own selfish desires and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness. We gather to be refreshed by Christ’s invitation: “Come to me, all you that are weary.” Gathered around word, water, and meal, we find rest for our souls.
Readings and Psalm
Zechariah 9:9-12 The king will come in humility and peace
Psalm 145:8-14 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
Romans 7:15-25a The struggle within the self
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 The yoke of discipleship
New colored building elevations (drawings of the outside) are in the back of the church. You can see the dormers that were added and what the building may look like.
We may have to add some vertical stone features to break up the walls a little. There is a sample of the stone for the exterior at the back of the churchWe hope to have the Building Permit soon.
Please pray for all the people involved in helping us build our new church home. Please pray for all the people involved in helping us build our new church home.
Thank you, Your Building Team; Steve Cajka, Nancy Fleming, Bob & Judy Oliphant.
Good Shepherd Clothing Drive
Super Successful Reformation 500 Clothing Drive!!
Thank you everyone who brought clothes for Good Shepherd's Clothing Closet! We have 30 bags of clothes which is an enormous amount. This will really help low income people in the Truckee Meadows meet their clothing needs. Lord of Mercy has really followed Jesus's directive to clothe the naked.
The four ELCA churches in the area want to collect 500 pairs of socks and/or underwear by October 31, 2017 for Good Shepherd's Clothing Closet to celebrate Reformation 500. If each church gives 125 pairs, we will reach 500. Lord of Mercy members have already donated 88 pairs of socks and/or underwear in June so we are almost halfway there. We will do a sock and underwear drive in September as we usually do to get to 125.
Shared Harvest: Shopping List for the month of July
Cold Cereal - 27 Canned Fruit - 41 Chicken Noodle Soup - 41 Tuna - 41 Shampoo - whatever you can bring
Assembly is Sunday, July 23 at Lord Of Mercy at 1:00 PM. We need 5 people to participate from our church to bag and distribute groceries. Our crew needs to be here at 12:30 to set up tables and place bags on tables. We will need 5- 8 people.
- Remember to pray for those on our prayer list
- Prayer should be an important part of our daily lives. Pray for others.
- Pray through our directory.
- Start with the name after yours and Pray for a different member each day.
- Pray for your call team
Question and answer from last week :
Q. Where did Luther nail the 95 theses to the church door? Why did Luther nail the 95 theses to the church door?
A. Wittenberg, Germany. They did not have internet in those days so the church door acted like a bulletin board to post things for people's attention.
Reformation Question of the Week
Q. What main thing popularized Luther's 95 theses?
Registration opens September 6, 2016.
ELCA, July 13-16, 2017
"All Anew", the theme for the 10th Triennial
Gathering, is a theme supported by several biblical texts that speak of renewal. At the gathering, participants will explore ways in which the Holy Spirit changes us, acknowledging that reformation and transformation have happened and continue to happen. Don't miss out on this excellent time!