Weekly View From Da Pews
July 02, 2021
I received the following from my Granddaughter Allison:
Tonight we pray for the momma who proclaims her faith. Lord, she is not ashamed of the faith that she has in You and she will share it at every turn. Lord, her faith is not just an add on but her faith is at the very center of her heart and everything that she does. She prays for her children, her family and her friends that they may have the same type of faith to see them through the difficult times and the good times in life. Lord, we ask that tonight, You bless this momma who is filled with faith. Please grant her rest. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Thank you Allison for sharing this with me and allowing me to share this with my congregation. Growing up you had so many doubts and your favorite word was “WHY”. As a young woman and mother you still question many things about your Christian faith and I think that is good. You and I are members of the “Society of Seekers”, disciples who seek answers that will satisfy our quest for an honest faith. Let me assure you it is permissible to have doubts. Questions are steps upon which we ascend in the direction of heaven.
This Sunday we will again be back to a normal church service. We will have a worship assistant, a lay reader, communion assistants, and greeters. Our ushers this week are Bill and Diane Buckley inside and Al Bilse and Larry Johnson outside. Even though we will be fully operational inside, we will still do the parking lot service for those who maybe more comfortable in their vehicles. We will also have the fellowship hall setup for those who wish to have a bit more space. And YES, we will be allowed to sing the hymns. Between now and Sunday we will need to put the hymnals back in the pews.
The Lutheran Men in Mission. “One Year To Live” retreat is coming in September. It is set for September 10, 11 and 12. I will attach an application brochure to this message. If you have any questions about this call me. There are scholarship funds available to defray some of the cost. “OYTL is a life changing event” that will improve your family life, your work life and most importantly your relationship with GOD.
The Habitat for Humanity Baraboo build has started. We are pouring cement this week and next week we should be looking for some volunteer help. We will be working on site, Wednesday through Saturday for the rest of this month and beyond. I will keep you informed as to what type of work will be done each week and how many volunteers we will need on site. It would be nice if we could send a group from our church on a Saturday.
Just a reminder, we will be starting to have “All Committee” night again in September. If you are a committee chair now would be a good time to take a look at your membership and recruit some new members.
I would like to extend a thank you to all those guys who were parking lot ushers during our pandemic down time. Because of your service in the cold and rain and snow, Dekorra was able to bring a meaningful worship service to our friends and families.
That’s all for this week, see you on Sunday.
William, a Disciple of Christ
Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus.
Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating Him who we see.
To see His Majesty and to imitate Him, that is the sum of Christianity!