Living Word Lutheran Church, Moses Lake, WA (livingwordml) wrote,
Living Word Lutheran Church, Moses Lake, WA

Readings, announcements for May 2, 2021

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

Fifth Sunday
of Easter

May 2, 2021
First Reading: Acts 8:26-40
Psalm:  Psalm 150
Second Reading: 1 John 4:1-11 (12-21)
Gospel Lesson:  John 15:1-8
Sunday May 2
Service of the Word --   9:00 AM,  in person and on Facebook Live;
      followed by Service of the Sacrament with the Lord's Supper
      (not on FB Live broadcast)
Monday May 3 First Communion Class (2):  5:00 PM, in the fellowship hall
 Sons of Norway
monthly meeting, 6:30 PM
Tuesday May 4 Confirmation Class: 6:00 PM, in the fellowship hall
Wednesday May 5 Bible Study -- Hebrews  -- 7:00 - 8:30 PM, in the fellowship hall
Thursday May 6 First Communion Class (3):  5:00 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;
  Shelley J., home after hospitalization with breathing difficulty (mild heart attack or severe asthma); follow up to come;
   Jessica A., (an Od-gaard daughter), having some testing done, and as she finishes out the final weeks of pregnancy;
   Grant C., (Kelli's friend's son, age 6), surgery on Monday at Mayo; starting chemotherapy (embryonal rhabdomysarcoma);

   Kaitlin, (Dawn V. granddaughter), thyroid cancer has returned; treatments under discussion;
   Joe M., some eye issues; other health concerns;
   Hank B. (local author), in covid rehab until his lungs fully recover;
   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,  Olaf M,  Brady E,   Jordan M,  Luke S,  Logan H,
       and (law enforcement)  Justin E, Scott N, Jeff W, David H;  Riley C.
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; Glenn & Erika;
> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
   --  that Ma
ry C. has completed this life (92 yrs) and joined the Church Triumphant;  May 1 service in Wapato;
   -- Congratulations and best of luck to Derek O. and the MLHS Knowledge Bowl Team, competing at nationals on May 1st after a first place win at the state contest;
> Continued prayers for:
     Evie & Charlene at home;  Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone;  Brenna;  Danelle & Carlos;  Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Joe M., Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane) -- the people of India, Ethiopia, and farmers of South Africa.

Crossroads Baby Bottle Fundraiser
Although many from Living Word participate in this throughout the year, the Crossroads Baby Bottle Fundraiser *officially* takes place between Mother's Day (May 9) and Father's Day (June 20) each year.  If you'd like to participate at this time or with an extra donation, baby bottles will be on the table in the fellowship hall.  Fill one with spare change, bills, or a check, and return it to the church or to Crossroads on/before June 20.  There is also a "text to give" option:  509-761-6420.

2021 Graduates
Chance C -- will graduate from Warden High School on June 11, 2021, and from Big Ben Community College with an Associate of Arts degree.  He was offered a partial scholarship to play baseball at Walla Walla Community College, where he will attend in the fall.
Riley C -- will graduate in August from police academy where he is currently attending at Burien, WA; he will be a deputy sheriff in Columbia County, WA.
Ellie C -- a change of plans into dental hygiene at Carrington College in Boise, ID.

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

Attendance -- last Sunday, April 25, 2021:  46


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