Please pray for all the junior high students who will be attending Jr. High Winter Weekend. Pray that hearts will turn to Jesus and lives will be impacted for Christ.
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Third Sunday After Epiphany (Series B) January 21, 2018 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Epistle: 1 Cor 7:29-31 (32-35) Lesson: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm: Psalm 62 CLB Commentary – Rev. Ed Nugent All Jesus says is, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”, and Simon (Peter) and Andrew immediately drop their nets and leave
Pray for Dr. Jeff Seaver and LBS students during this next week as they explore many aspects of congregational leadership in a course designed to help them lead in ministry.
Tonight we begin a new Bible Study for teens and adults on the book of Daniel. Pray that we will be encouraged by the faithfulness of God’s people in the midst of trials and temptations.
Pray for Jon Ronnevik and Joshua Graber who serve congregations in the Western Region and also are enrolled in the LB Seminary distance education program.
Praise God for the volunteer work crew from Bethel LBC in Fergus Falls, MN that will be hanging drywall and helping us to construct our first church building. Pray God’s blessing upon the workers and for God’s provision of the finances to complete the project.
We are praising God that at the time of this writing all the churches in the Western Region are currently being served by CLB pastors. Pray for many more pastors to be trained for ministry.
Pray for the Eastern Region youth leaders and volunteers who will be meeting for training today in Briarcliff, NY. Pray for encouragement and excitement as we head into our winter retreats.
Second Sunday After Epiphany (Series B) January 14, 2018 Gospel: John 1:43–51 Epistle: 1 Cor 6:12–20 Lesson: 1 Sam 3:1–10 (11-20) Psalm: Psalm 67 CLB Commentary – Prof. Brad Pribbenow The church season of Epiphany, meaning manifestation, traditionally begins with the visit of the Magi (Matt 2:1-12) and ends with the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9;
Pray for the “Crossed Bows” Archery Club at Bethel as they begin the archery season tonight in the church basement. Each Friday, kids ages 7 and up, as well as adults of the community are invited to join in this family-friendly fun. Pray that they may hear and understand the gospel of salvation through Jesus.
Pray for our elders and a guest preacher as they fill in for Pastor Randy and Betsy Mortenson while they are in Japan with missionaries Jan. 4-16. Pray for God to shepherd the congregation through His Word.
A couple of Sundays ago (& 3 weeks after knee replacement surgery), I looked up beyond the pulpit of Salem LBC (our congregational gem in Grand Rapids, MN) where shortly I would be going up to preach, and saw an Advent banner conspicuously beckoning me. I smiled when I read the words and thought, “I