Pray for our second annual joint Summer Retreat, which brings the English and Chinese departments of our church together for fellowship, teaching and greater unity. The theme for this year’s retreat is “Ascent.”
Please pray for Luke Kjolhaug, a recent graduate from Lutheran Brethren Seminary, as he begins pastoring our church. Pray for Luke and his wife Bethannie as they transition from the Midwest to the Eastern Region.
Pray for the Regional Pastors as they serve as pastors to our pastors and as they encourage church planting and church vitality. Please pray for them as they encourage our churches in leadership, discipleship and evangelism.
Pray for Kyle and Erika Sears as they continue to pursue friendships and connect with people in their community, school and workplace. Pray for them as they draw people to the life saving gospel of Jesus.
Pray for HLA students and staff as they begin classes today. Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to the students through their studies and the faculty that they will be drawn closer to the Savior.
Pray for our “Church in the Park” event today. Pray for a great turnout and that God’s love will shine through us.
Praise the Lord that Pastor Jason Lang and his wife Heidi have accepted the call to serve our church. Pray for the Lang family as they conclude their ministry at Emmaus Road Church in DeWitt, IA and as they transition to Word of Life.
Pray for the Board of LBS as they meet on Aug. 29th to finalize strategic plans for LBS and for the school as they gather that evening for opening service of the coming school year.
Pray for newly installed Pastor Paul Couch who began serving Bethany on June 1st. Pray that he and his family have a smooth transition as their new ministry begins.
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) September 28th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 14:1-14 Epistle: Hebrews 13:1-17 Lesson: Proverbs 25:2-10 Psalm: Psalm 131 CLB Commentary – Prof. Brad Pribbenow Perhaps one of the biggest challenges to preaching a Gospel text like Luke 14:1-14 is avoiding the pitfall of moralizing. Many may study this pericope and come to the conclusion that the
Pray for us as we envision and take steps toward a building expansion to address the growth in our Sunday School program.
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) August 21st, 2016 Gospel: Luke 13:22-30 Epistle: Hebrews 12:4-24 (25-29) Lesson: Isaiah 66:18-23 Psalm: Psalm 50:1-15 CLB Commentary – Rev. Bill Helland It’s an interesting question that Jesus was asked – one which resulted in him teaching about the danger of people trying to get into the kingdom of heaven after it’s