Additional Opportunities for Worship Abound
The months of May and June provide several additional opportunities for worship and prayer.
Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13/14
Like last year we included a Prayer of Thanksgiving For Mother’s Day in our worship services the weekend of Mother’s Day. While it is not a church holiday, it is a day of thanksgiving that helps us remember a unique and precious gift of God! The prayer includes opportunities to light a candle for our mothers; those with us in worship, those still living but separated from us by distance, or those who have died. Don’t MISS IT!
Ascension Worship, May 18
Thursday, May 18, is the fortieth day of Easter, the day on which the church observes the Feast of the Ascension. We will gather for worship twice on that day. Our school chapel service will be moved to that morning. Congregation members are invited to this prayer service beginning at 8:10 am. The Divine Service for the Feast of the Ascension will begin at 6:30 pm.
Armed Forces Sunday, May 20/21
Scheduled as it is so close to Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day often doesn’t get the attention it requires. While Memorial Day focuses on those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country (e.g. died in battle) and Veteran’s Day focuses on any who have served, Armed Forces Day is focused on those who are ACTIVELY SERVING in one of the branches of the armed forces.
While Pastor Albers would like to include additional events in the future, currently we will be including the names and information of any family member who is actively serving. Be sure to call the church office to update any information on your loved one who is serving.
Day of Pentecost
Our celebration of Easter comes to an end with the Festival of the Holy Spirit, the Day of Pentecost (May 28 this year). This is one of several baptism festivals in the church year in which worshippers will make an affirmation of their own baptism. While we do not have any young persons ready this year, the day will regularly include the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation).