Photo courtesy of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Arlington, Minnesota

Pastor Gary Ruckman
Church: 507-964-2400

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021
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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

469, 587, 617, 556, 577

Readings (Series B)
Acts 10:34-48

1 John 5:1-8

John 15:9-17

Life Thoughts in the Church Year:
“My body, my choice,” says a sinful world. “You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16), answers a loving God. Motherhood comes about by His gift, not because of our will. Choice forces us to look out only for number one, but grace invites us to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Praise the Lord for mother’s love!

Keep His Commandments” 1 John 5:1-5

Christ has risen from the dead. [God the Father] has crowned him with glory and honor, He has given him dominion over the works of his hands; He has put all things under his feet.

Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:

Barb Hardel
Altar Guild:
Joann Rosenfeld
Dean Hardel
Leonard Hardel (head usher)
Wayne Schneider, Warren Hardel, Jeff Hardel, Carl Belz

Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
Today (May 9)
9:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
9:00 am Pastor in office until noon
7:00 pm Ladies Aid
5:30 pm Bulletin deadline
7:00 pm Ascension Service, Zion, Green Isle
Sunday (May 16)
9:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:00 am Worship

Full Calendar

Last Week at St. John’s:
At Worship: 25 / Offering: $1,950.00
Alliance Defending Freedom Door Offering: $100.00

Ascension Meal and Service – Everyone is invited to attend an Ascension Meal and Service at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Green Isle on Thursday, May 13. The meal will be at 6:00 pm with the service following at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join in the meal and/or service.

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to the Ladies Aid Plant Sale. We received $245.00 for missions.

Cleaning List – The cleaning list is up on the bulletin board. More people are needed to sign up and help clean the church. It doesn’t matter how many people are coming or not coming, the church still needs to be cleaned. Sign up early to get the month you want!

First Aid Kits – It was brought to our attention that the first aid kit in the kitchen is outdated and needs to be replaced. Two new first aid kits have been purchased. One is in the kitchen by the stove where the old one was. The second one is a red kit that is on the top of the coat rack outside of Pastor’s office.

LWML Convention – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League made the decision last weekend to hold their National Convention in person June 24-27, 2021. It will be in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme is Running the Race – Looking to Jesus. The convention will also be live-streamed for those not planning to attend in person.

May Door Offering – During the month of May we will be having a door offering for the Alliance Defending Freedom Grants and Funding program. Alliance Defending Freedom is the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. They defend your most cherished liberties in Congress, state legislatures, and courtrooms across the country – all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. Read more at https://www.lcms.org/social-issues/free-to-be-faithful