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Season of Pentecost
WORSHIP Sunday - 9:30am __________________
Our Mission and Vision - “To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known"
Jesus spent a lot of time with His disciples. He taught them, sang with them and prayed with them. He gave them the authority to forgive and retain sins. He commissioned them toenlarge the body of believers by His command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” He led by example showing them that Gentiles (those outside the Jewish race/religion) are allowed into the kingdom.
Our task is two-fold. Our first task is to teach our people about Jesus and how He would have us live and witness to Him. We do this through corporate worship where Jesus invites us to His Table to be fed. He feeds us and washes us clean through His sacrifice on the cross. He is the lamb that was slain. He feeds us with living water and the bread of life. He feeds us with His body and His blood poured out for the forgiveness of our sins. We are also fed by His Word. We hear the Word in worship and study the Word in our various Bible Studies.
Once fed, our second task or command is to go and feed others. We do not perform miraculous healings or cast out demons in Jesus name but we do bring the healing Word of love and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. This Word is what people crave. In our brokenness as a fallen sinful human race, we need to know that there is life on the other side. We need to know that our Father will pick us up, brush us off and give us the biggest hug ever, all because He loves us more than we can humanly understand or imagine. So we reach out to people with the hands of Jesus. We help the sick and the hungry in Jesus name. We pray. We open our hearts. We listen. Through us, God brings His reign now giving us a sampling of what God’s reign will look like when Jesus comes again. This life is not a rose garden but in Jesus, who bears us up in His arms, we step forth each day in faith and hope. Our mission is to be Christ to those around us. Our vision is to look with the eyes of Jesus upon those who need salvation in Him
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets at St. Paul Lutheran, Stevens Point from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. We welcome any man who would like to start his day off with Bible Study and prayer support. If you can’t come every week, come when you can.
FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS —Learning To Be More Content – Classes meet on Fridays from 10-11:30 am.
Join us for this time of fellowship and investigation of God's Word.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS —BEING LUTHERAN by A. Trevor Sutton Throw out all those notions you might have about what it means to be Lutheran.
When it comes down to it, being Lutheran is really very simple. It’s about following Jesus. We go where Jesus goes, we listen when Jesus speaks, we trust when Jesus promises. And we live because Jesus lives.
"Pastor Sutton treats not only Lutheran beliefs, but he also treats the attitudes and mindsets that those beliefs inform. Thus, he divides his book into two parts: what Lutherans challenge (being closed, lukewarm, confused, lazy, and 'pastel'), followed by what Lutherans cherish (the new, the ordinary, the unresolved, purpose, and the local). This helps explain the quirks of Lutherans—why they are so doctrinally rigorous, yet so fond of paradoxes and unresolved doctrinal tensions; why they seem both conservative and radical; how their theological strictness manifests itself in a spirit of freedom; how they can make such strong supernatural claims, while also focusing on the much-neglected spiritual significance of what is ordinary—while also accounting for what we could describe as the Lutheran theological culture.
Today, August 17, 10:00am - Pastor @ Whispering Pines Friday, August 18, 10:00am - Bible StudySunday, August 20, 9:30am - Com. Worship Guest Preacher: Rev Tilahun MendedoSunday, August 20, 2:00pm - WVLHS Opening ServiceWednesday, August 23, 6:30am - Men's Study @ St. Paul'sThursday, August 24 - OGT Mtg. in WestfieldThursday, August 24, 10:30am - Bible Study @ Riverview Lodge on Sherman (Elaine)