Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Arlington, Minnesota

Pastor Gary Ruckman
Church: 507-964-2400

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 9, 2020
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Welcome to St. John’s!
We are glad that you are worshiping with us today. Let us rejoice in the Lord’s Day.

Order of Service: Divine Service 4, page 203

Hymns: Divine Service 4, page 203

Old Testament – Job 38:4-18
Epistle – Romans 10:5-17
Holy Gospel – Matthew 14:22-33

Life Thoughts in the Church Year
The Lord of Life intimately and meticulously attends to His creation (Job 38:4-18). He even gently but relentlessly looks after the inanimate objects. But did His devotion to mountains and oceans drive Him to order our world from within and not just from outside (Matthew 14:32)? No. He has put on the universe He put together so that He may love and save and have humankind. And He has not spared the smallest detail. So why would we exclude any, whatever their size, skills, or circumstances? https://lutheransforlife.org/

“Beautiful Feet” Romans 10:5-17

Fear the Lord, you his saints,
For those who fear him lack nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Prayer of the Church:

This week’s radio and TV programs

Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:

Barb Hardel
Altar Guild:
Dawn Hardel, Cheyenne Bernstein
Dean Hardel
Gaylan Hardel (head usher), Glen Deno, Paul Bremer, Leonard Hardel, Tom Wentzlaff

Pastor Ruckman will NOT be in the office on Monday, August 10th
nor will he be available.

Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
7:00 pm Ladies Aid
5:30 pm  Bulletin Deadline
9:00 am Worship

Full Calendar

Lawn Mowing this week:
(see sign-up sheet)

Last Week at St. John’s:
At Worship: 23   Offering: $3,384.98
Black Top Road: $100.00
Chair Lift: $160.00
House Repairs: $2,079.98

Thank You: We want to thank everyone for the kind words and condolences and for the memorial gifts you gave us. $525 has been donated to the memorial fund.     –  Laura’s Family

Tuition Reimbursement: St. John’s has an education fund for our children to attend Christian schools. The congregation will pay $500.00 per school year for each child attending a Christian school. If you have a child attending a Christian school, please fill out a form and put in the box marked Treasurer so that those schools can be paid. If you want to contribute to this fund, please designate your gift that way when you place it in the offering plate.

Ladies Aid Outing: It was decided that since there will not be a Ladies Aid outing this year due to the pandemic that the there will be a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at 7 pm. At that time we will discuss a possible sewing night.

Items Needed for Layettes: The Ladies Aid is still collecting items to assemble into layettes at their September 9th meeting. Items needed for each layette are: 1 receiving blanket, 2 sleepers, 1 sweater with cap or hooded sweatshirt, 2-3 undershirts (onsies), 1 wash cloth, and 6 new diapers. We do have a good supply of diaper pins. New or gently used items are greatly appreciated. As more garage sales are beginning to happen, perhaps more items can be found. In greatest need right now are the sleepers. Thank you for helping us with this project each year.

Mite Boxes: We miss being able to raise money for mites through our plant sale and no-bake bake sale so we are going to put our mite box out. If you would like to help us raise money for mites, please contribute to the mite box. The mite goal for the 2018-2020 biennium of $265,000.00 was met in April, 2020. Mites collected now will be used for the 2020 – 2022 biennium mission grants.

Lawn Mowing: The sign-up list is on the bulletin board.  Have you picked your week(s) to mow?

Church Cleaning: The sign-up is also on the bulletin board.  Have you picked a month help?

Silent Auction: Have you been working on projects for our October Silent Auction for Mites (Oct. 4 – Nov 22) while you have been staying safe at home? Since there was not a convention this year, we will need to work harder to collect the mites for the next biennium. A convention typically brings in $5,000 to $10,000 in mites collections. Anything we can do to help collect more mites will be greatly appreciated!