April 4th, 2021


Readings, Announcements for April 4, 2021

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway,  and on Facebook LIVE


April 4, 2021
First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm:  Psalm 16
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 16:1-6

April 4 EASTER Service of the Word,  9:00 AM in person and on Facebook live;
followed by weekly Service of the Sacrament , (not on LIVE broadcast).  
Tuesday  April 6 Confirmation Class:  6:00 - 7:00 PM, in the fellowship hall 
Wednesday April 7 Bible Study RESUMES -- Hebrews -- 7:00 - 8:30 PM  in the fellowship hall

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
   For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;
    For those those who are fighting or recovering from infection by the COVID virus; healthcare workers;
   Lauren H., ear surgery scheduled for Friday April 9;
Curtis R., Maris (his sister) & family at the sudden unexpected death of Maris' husband Esteban (aneurysm);
    Shelley R. & family at the passing of her great uncle Paul (age 100!) last week;

   Carlos & Danelle (Putnam, missionary); Carlos, continued recovery for Carlos after a major heart attack;
   Brenna M., preparing to move to Kona to begin a new 3-month  teaching ministry with
   Evie E., resting at home;  Gordon E. and Mary C., at Brookdale-Hearthstone;
Hank B. (local author), moved to rehab (Idaho); until his lungs fully recover from covid;
Judy R,  (Charlene's daughter), neck & spinal disk issues; Jennifer, (Charlene's daughter), eye pressure issues;
    Jake, (Charlene's grandson), heart rhythm issues have returned, repeat surgery or even transplant may be needed;

  Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness during this extended isolation; 
  Friends and Family battling cancer:        
Elijah T, age 5, (nephew of Malea), recently diagnosed with leukemia; chemotherapy has begun;
Wayne R.
(friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum); 
       Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer continues various treatments & new medical trials;
       Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma; Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
      Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both withy glioblastoma brain cancer.        
   Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially the Robillards, LeMasters, Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers, Neustels, & Ellestads;
    Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement, & fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan P,  Riley C,  Olaf M,  Brady E,   Jordan M,  Luke S,  Logan H,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin E, Scott N, Jeff W, David H; 
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be;
         especially Sara & Chris F.; Sarah & David H;  Jessica & Fred A.; Lars & Alyssa O; Chris & Jen H.; Kyle & Heather R; Kari & Kevin K.

   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Darby & Talen; Gaige & Danielle; Josh & Amanda;

>>> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
    --  In appreciation of organ donors, like Curtis' brother in law, Esteban;
      --  Happy Birthday last week to Tim T. (3/29); and this week to Alec R. & Jonas K, (4/1); Laurie O, (4/2); Carol N. (4/7);
      -- Happy Anniversary to Scott and Judene (4/8);
      --  Congratulations to Josh (Stucky) and fiance, Amanda, planning an October 2021 wedding!

>>> Continued prayers for:
               -- Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Mary  & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone;   Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane) -- the people of Ethiopia and farmers of South Africa.

If you have a lily that you'd like to bring to brighten the church on Sunday morning, that would be much appreciated -- then take it home for your family dinner table.  Just come with it on Sunday morning.  Any other garden flowers that are blooming are also welcome to help decorate the sanctuary in celebration of Jesus' resurrection morning! 

Got Graduates? So that I don't miss any -- if you are or have a student that will graduate from High School or college in 2021, please clue me in ... we like to give a mention to recognize them, and share what they plan to do next.   HS grads are eligible for a scholarship from Living Word if they will be attending 'full time' college or trade school in their next phase of education.  Contact Debbie for application forms (or just reply to this email) -- not too soon to plan for 2021.

Agnus Day                                   "Agnus Day appears with  permission of agnusday . org"

Attendance:  last Sunday, 3.28.21 --  43    * M. Thursday, 4.01.21: 22  * Good Friday, 4.02.21: 36

Easter Sunday -- sermon audio/service video -- April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday, year B -- "Of First Importance"

First Reading:      Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm:                  Psalm 16
Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel Reading:  Mark 16:1-8

Podcast -- Sermon audio only -- 4.04.2021

Facebook LIVE video -- 4.04.2021 service

Today's hymns:  (ReClaim Hymnal)
      #151  Christ the Lord is Risen Today
     #154  Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus
     #159  Now Let the Vault of Heaven Resound
     #161  Thine Is the Glory