WEEKLY BULLETIN UPDATES
Our chancel flowers are donated today to the Glory of God by Suzanne & Ebb Culp and in celebration of Ebb’s 95th birthday.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today to the Glory of God by Suzanne & Ebb Culp and in celebration of Ebb’s 95th birthday.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team – 8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton and Elizabeth Pabst; Lay Assistant – 8:30 Connie Gawne, 11:00 Ken Heckel,
Acolyte – Jenna Pilkenton; Counters – Judy & Mike Madaus and Lory & Bob Thompson
This week, we remembered in our prayers:
Adam Cerniglia, Anthony Coward, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military.
Ellen & Gene Ahlers, Dodie Anderson, Dianna Brown, Ebb & Suzanne Culp, Cyril DeMars, Bill & Linda Dunsing, Mark Fairbanks, Emmaree Garner, Vivian and Richard Hiller, Hillary Kingsbury, Kristi Kurtz, Jim Lee, Angel Perezhuerta, Sandy Roback, Virginia Simmons, Doris Wooldridge, and Bill Zuber, who are coping with health concerns; and our friends R. W. Helms, Gladys Potter, John Turner, Bradley Cade & family, Ellen Ahler’s sister Grace Paff & cousin Lee Soltysiak (& his wife Sudy), Debbie Cleveland, Eli Aurand, Taylor Meister, Michael Cooper, Carol Coker, Pat Brennan, Linda Fulbright, Melissa Melton, Steve Flannagan, Clifton Weaver, Pastor Earl Steffens & his wife Kathy, Shirley Knight, Paula Whitley, Emily Ann Kagel, Janet Renna, DJ Long, Dapo Aldret, Ralph Hefner, Cheryl Pearson, Kevin Chesebro, Eric Calder, Henrietta Thomas, Pam Glass, John “3:16” Fuller, Gail Howell, Eva Gunderson, Eloise Cerniglia, Michael McGrady, Billy, and Walter Hoopman who are also coping with health concerns.
We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends,
and all caregivers.
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY – THE HOLY TRINITY
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 10:00 Confirmation Class, 10:00 Breakfast Celebration of Graduates; 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
MON 5/23: 8:00-Noon Preschool program (FH), 10:00 WELCA, 2:30 After-School Program (FH & Library), 6:00 SMART recovery meeting (Parlor), 7:00 WELCA
TUES 5/24: 8:00-Noon Preschool program (FH), 2:30 After-School Program (FH & Library), 5:00 Zaxby’s Spirit Night
WED 5/25: 11:00 Kairos Bible Study, 2:00 Visits to Homebound, 2:30 After-School Program (FH & Library), 7:30 Chancel Choir
THURS 5/26: 8:00-Noon Preschool program (FH), 10:00 Prayer Shawl, 2:30 After-School Program (FH & Library), 5:30 Praise Singers, 7:00 Bible Study (Library)
FRI 5/27: 8:00-Noon Preschool program (FH), 2:30 After-School Program (FH & Library), 6:00 After School Program sleepover
SAT 5/28: After School Program sleepover (until 9:00 a.m.)
NEXT SUNDAY, 5/29 –
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 10:00 Confirmation Class, 11:00 Holy Communion, 11:30 Nuestro Salvador fundraiser (see today’s insert), Noon BP & Diabetic Clinic, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
Free Blood Pressure & Diabetic checks will be offered following the 11:00 worship service today. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Riley.
Isle of Palm UPDATE
Good news: I have not had a chance to cancel unreserved rooms for the 7/17-7/24 family beach trip, yet. What does that mean for you? Well, it means that you have ONE MORE chance to check your calendars and reach out to Elaine Bruce about the details. In a nutshell, it promises to be the MOST relaxing vacation ever for only $105 per night. You can choose how many nights you want to stay, up to 7. This is open to church family and friends, so invite someone to come with you!
Please call/text Elaine Bruce @ 864-630-3030 to discuss. You won’t regret it!!!
LCY Convention is June 17-19 this year. Once again we will gather at Newberry College for a weekend of fellowship and business. Please let Clint Eastham know if you plan to attend so we can complete the registration process. This is for grades 7 thru 12. The cost is $75 per person (1/2 the total cost – the LCY budget supports the balance).
It’s almost here!
Mark your calendar for June 13-17
This exciting Day Camp is again offered by Camp Lutheridge. Camp staff, together with folks from our church, will lead the experience. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Friday the week concludes at noon.
Additional details & registration forms are in the Narthex.
Don’t forget to register your child(ren)!
LUTHEROAD SNACKS – DONATIONS REQUESTED
Our church is asked to provide morning and afternoon snacks for our counselors and campers. If you can, please donate a box of individually packed snacks for us to use during our week of Lutheroad (June 13–17). You can bring them to church and leave them in the box in the Narthex that is marked for LUTHEROAD SNACKS.
Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse to benefit God’s Pantry 2 at LCOS
3140 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC
Tuesday, May 31
5:00 – 9:00 PM
The Texas Roadhouse will be THE place to be from 5:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, as it hosts a fundraiser to benefit God’s Pantry 2 at LCOS which provides emergency food assistance to our neighbors in need. While families come in all sizes, the summer months are very hard for parents trying to feed children no longer receiving school lunches. We hope to raise funds and food to fill our shelves and those who seek help.
Come enjoy entertainment for kids of all ages! Show your waiter a flyer, church bulletin, e-mail, text or tell them you saw it on the HIS RADIO calendar and 10% of your bill will be donated to God’s Pantry! LCOS and friends will hold a bake sale to delight your taste buds with special treats following your meal.
Diners donating SHELF STABLE food items (pasta, fruit, veggies, beans, rice, peanut butter, etc.) will receive a VOUCHER for a free appetizer on their NEXT visit to Texas Roadhouse!
Delicious food, no dishes to wash AND we help our neighbors...a GREAT combo!
The Trinity’s Dance
What is in your heart this week? When we come to worship, we often bring with us a jumble of feelings: fear, anger, doubt, jealousy. God promises to help us in our weakness by filling us with gifts of the Spirit. As you pray today, can you close your eyes and visualize Christ holding a pitcher filled with the love of God? Can you imagine this love and the Spirit’s gifts being poured into your heart? This love gives us strength and joy for daily living.
The apostle Paul mentions nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are all gifts that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, pours into us. We are infused with the Spirit’s gifts!
In the beginning, God speaks the Word. The preexistent Word present at the beginning of time is Christ. Christ sends the Spirit, the very same Spirit who hovered over the face of the deep when the earth was a formless void. This Spirit bears witness to God who was in the beginning. This is the dance of the Trinity. This dance shines life and light into the hard places of our hearts.
Meister Eckhart wrote, “When the Father laughs at the Son and the Son laughs back at the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love, and that is the Holy Spirit.”
When we hear the word and celebrate the sacraments, the life of the Trinity becomes our life. The love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit becomes the love we share with one another. As a community, the love of God is poured into our hearts. This is the gift of the Trinity.