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Sunday School for our youth ends on May 22nd! We will end the school year with a party in the park at 10am. We'll have a bounce house, yummy snacks, and plenty of playtime!
SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO...
ICYMI (in case you missed it), your LCM program is full of wonderful, hard-working, generally awesome students. On May 22nd, those awesome students are going to repay your love and support of them by participating in the leadership of both worship services. The students will be greeting you as arrive, handing you your bulletin, reading the scripture to you, and serving you communion.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the students you haven’t already met, see them in a new role in worship, and appreciate our dynamic community of faith.
Calling All Volunteers!
We are looking for new faces to help serve on Sunday mornings. The opportunites are endless, and you can custom order your job :) If you love your morning cup of joe, consider brewing the hot goodness for others before one of the services. If you are tech-savvy, we need help with power point projections for both services. If you love serving others in receiving the Lord's Supper, sign up as a Communion Assistant. And if you have a great smile and give warm hugs or handshakes, you would make a stellar Greeter! Please call the church office if you would like to contribute in any way.
From Your Social Action Team...
The AUGUSTANA VICTORIA HOSPITAL, operated by Lutheran World Federation located in Jerusalem,
is continually in need of funds in order to treat the Palestinian people of the area. Your Social Action Team is asking you to contact your Senator seeking support for the 2015 Funds
which need to be authorized for distribution by the US Agency for International Development. The Palestinian people are unable to meet this financial need and the 2015 funds have not been allocated as yet.
Your response will be our voice for these people in need.
It’s time! Registration for the Women’s Retreat continues after each Sunday service. The theme this year is, “Treasured Hearts.” Hear the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as we engage in what it means to treasure the amazing promises of God in our hearts.
Our speaker will be Pastor Sarah Sumner-Eisenbran, Associate and Campus Pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Glendale.
It will be held at La Casa de Maria, Oct. 14 – 16.
Total cost; $240, includes lodging, meals and program. $80 deposit due at registration, with second payment, $160, due 8-14-16. Cancellation – $100 penalty
Space is limited so sign up today!
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, June 5th will be a Combined Service! We will worship together at 10am, followed by our Annual Meeting. Come one, come all!
Lenten Adult Forum Series
May 15 – Pastor John Rollefson will lead a three week discussion series on the Pulitzer Prize winning play "W;T" being presented at the SLO Little Theater April 29-May 15. A special Mt Carmel Night at the Theater is on tap for Saturday, May 7 at the 7:00 pm show.
May 22 – The Church Council members will be on hand to present budget plans for the coming 2016-17 fiscal year and actions planned for the congregational Annual Meeting, June 5th.
May 29 –“Colors of the Church Seasons, Altar Hangings and Stoles” - A brief review of the colors of the church seasons and why they are used with John Rollefson.
June 5 – Annual Meeting and single service at 10 am.
Beginning June 12 - For the summer, Adult Forum will return to the popular informal discussions on the patio under the magnolia tree. Look for a variety of topics and Bible studies throughout the summer.
Come join us for a morning moms' group on Friday mornings from 9-11am. Free childcare is provided in the church nursery. The Lutheran Chicks meet to support each other and discuss current parenting successes and challenges. Parenting can be stressful at times and it helps to take a morning off to relax, drink a cup of coffee, and talk with good friends. For more information, contact Ingrid Frokjer.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Join us off-site every Friday morning from 10:30-12:00 at Steynberg Gallery on Monterey in SLO for good coffee, conversation, and in-depth studies of God's Word. This group is self-directed and includes participants from other churches in the area. Our topics range from Women of the Bible to Paul's letters to issues of faith and spirituality. We welcome anyone who wants to come, whether it be for one morning or every Friday morning!