Dear brothers and sisters in Christ -
The people of God have always gathered together in times of hardship and persecution in order to pray our merciful heavenly Father would grant us the strength to withstand the evil one's temptation to despair. It is no different now, except that our gathering together needs to be from a distance, using social media rather than our sanctuaries in order to share in the worship of God and hear His Word.
In order to enhance our worship together, attached is the service format for this Sunday. Please download and print this abbreviated service so that you will be able to participate in our remote worship together. There will be CDs available of each Sunday worship conducted remotely, primarily for our Seniors who do not "surf the net." If you know of someone who would be edified by receiving a CD, or you would like a copy, please let me know.
I miss you all. Unfortunately, this is how we must - for our safety and the safety of others - conduct our worship lives for the time being. And although we might not understand, God will bless our faithfulness.
AT HOME COMMUNION: Since we are ordered to stay in place, while travel restrictions are the order of the day, I will not be offering Sacrament at home at this time - unless part of the commendation of the dying. As soon as the travel ban is lifted, I will resume at home Communion.
God bless you all - stay healthy.
Soli Deo Gloria ~ Pastor Henry
HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE SERVICE
Here is the information you need to join in worship on Sunday. If you need the connection id, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 10:00 AM - PLEASE CONNECT BY 9:50 AM!
Join using computer audio.
By default, both your microphone and camera are turned off. To remove background noise please remember to keep your microphone muted. If you turn your video on, the people attending will be able to see you.
Our congregation fosters a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. We are a Christ-centered congregation that works to foster faith in God and an active presence in our community. We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and belong to the Atlantic District.
Celebrating 40 Years!
Reverend Henry Albrechtsen presiding
Our worship/communion service begins at 9:00 AM
Coffee fellowship after service
Pastor's Office Hours
Tuesday + 9:00-3:00
Thursday + 9:00-3:00
"Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always."
Psalm 105: 3-5
From Pastor's Pen
…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law… 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Galatian5:22-23, 25
Much is made about Pentecost – the flame of the Holy Spirit resting on the Disciples, the speaking in tongues, the ability to perform miracles. Even today we search for miracles, for the Holy Spirit to intervene and ease the misery among us, particularly during the present pandemic. But all we have to do to see the miracle of the Holy Spirit among us is to look for the Fruit of the Spirit St Paul describes in his Letter to the Galatians.
In our lives, and especially during times of stress and challenge, the miracle is to remain joyful in the Lord; faithful to His Word; at peace with those around us, displaying kindness and goodness and gentleness. And during these trying times, patience and self-control are more than needed; they are essential, so that we may be at peace with God and with all around us. This is Pentecost – the gift of the Spirit so that we may display His fruit to the glory of God. Amen, Come Holy Spirit.
May 31 + Day of Pentecost: Numbers 11:24-30 Acts 2:1-21 John 7:37-39
Sermon: “The Waters of Life” – John 7:37-39
June 7 + Trinity Sunday: Genesis 1:1-2:4a Acts 2: 14a, 22-36 Matthew 28:16-20 Sermon: “Crowned in Glory, Worthy of Honor” – Genesis 1:1-2:4a
June 14 + Pentecost II: Exodus 19:2-8 Romans 5:6-15 Matthew 9:35-10:8 Sermon: “I Ain’t What I Use to Be” – Romans 5:6-15
June 21 + Pentecost III: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Romans 7:1-13 Matthew 10:32-42 Sermon: “Out of the Persecution” – Jeremiah 20:7-13
June 28 + Pentecost IV: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:5a, 21-33 Sermon: “Tough Love” – Jeremiah 28:5-9
ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS AT CHURCH ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Join us for Bible study following Sunday services.
The ladies of All Saints meet for a Book Club every second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am.
All are invited to meet for a Congregational Breakfast every last Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.
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