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WORSHIP TIMES

Sunday School – 9:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study Class – Led by Pastor Ken Tubbesing in the Parsonage

Children’s Sunday School – Ages 3 thru High School

Worship Service – 10:00 A.M.

Holy Communion the 1st Sunday of Each Month

Contemporary Music Service the 1st and 3rd Sunday of Each Month

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BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP  –  You may worship with us in our sanctuary or watch on Facebook Live. Recordings of our services are also available on our website above.

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST –  Scripture Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 62, and 2 Timothy 1:1-14. The Gospel reading is Luke 17:1-10.

PRAYER LIST – Ralph Dieckhoff, Renae Ernesti, Connor Doeden, Loyal Rippe, Shawn Othmer, Jeannette Palmer, Sue Miller, Kathy Mertes, Rusty Welch, Janice Fischer, Angela Holthus, and Brandee Brown.

PRAYER MEETING – Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of our church building to pray for the world, the church, and persons in need of healing, comfort and encouragement. Please join us if your schedule allows.  “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NRSV.

CONFIRMATION CLASS – Will meet Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 at the parsonage.

FIRST COMMUNION – The following individuals will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time: Baker Beethe, Lauren Behrends, and Landon Ideus. We give thanks for them, and we pray for their continuing growth in Christ.

TABITHA CIRCLE – Will meet Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 in the church basement. Jenny Moerer is hostess. Before bible study we will work on baptismal banners starting at 6:00 p.m.

MLC WOMEN’S GENERAL MEETING – Will be Sunday October 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the church basement. All women of the church are invited to attend. Rolls and coffee will be served.

WATKINS SALES – The women are again holding a Watkins fundraiser. You may check out catalogs/order forms from the shelf in the narthex, but please be sure to return them promptly so others may check them out. Orders are due back to Becky by October 23.

DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE IAN –  If you are a Thrivent member, you may donate through your membership online to Hurricane Ian response. Thrivent will donate $1 for ever $2 a member donates. Only 6 days left to do this.

SHOEBOX MISSION PROJECT – Our current mission focus is packing Operation Christmas Child boxes. Every box is an opportunity to reach a child with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Preprinted shoeboxes are available in the narthex. On October 9 and after, there will be a display in the narthex where you can choose from items that will help supplement your packing. When finished, PLEASE rubber band your box to keep it shut. Shipping is $10.00 per box. Last day to bring boxes to church is Sunday, November 13.

SHOEBOX MISION PROJECT DONATIONS – There are many ways to serve in the Shoebox Project.  If you don’t care to pack a shoebox, consider helping with the shipping at the box on the offerings table.

THRIVENT MEMBERS – Please use your grants before the end of the year. If you need helping writing them, please contact Susan Piper; and she will help you. There are so many worthwhile projects to which to add a $250 grant. Mission Committee has many ideas or you can help your local backpack program, library, schools, after school programs, Teammates, and the list goes on. Please don’t let them go to waste.

YEAR-LONG MISSION OPPORTUNITY – Lutheran Bible Translators has been chosen by the Mission Team to be the Continual Mission Opportunity for MLC. Donations to help extend the Bible to unreached people around the globe may be given designated to LBT in the general offering. LBT is an NALC partner, currently working in 70+ language communities in Bible translation programs. Let’s help put God’s Word in people’s hands near and far. Additional Lutheran Bible Translators resources are located at the narthex desk.

MAILBOX REMINDER – Don’t forget to check your mailbox for monthly calendars, reports and other important items.

OFFERINGS – Your tithing may be mailed to MLC, PO. Box 176, Johnson, NE 68378.

MLC FACEBOOK – You can also follow MLC on Facebook. Just “Like” our page and invite your friends to follow us

PASTOR KEN TUBBESING

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O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. (Psalm 8:1)

                God, we stand in awe of Your creation – singing birds, sparkling stars, artful webs spun by spiders, flowers bursting from buds to blossoms, trees changing colors and shedding their leaves, the moon – predictable yet ever-changing, sunrises, sunsets, and double rainbows. We marvel at babies that coo, the vitality of youth, the wisdom of the aged, the love of families, the concern of communities, the warmth of our church, the promise of our faith, the sacrifice of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, Your Grace.

                O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. Amen.

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