Pastor’s Email Blast 4/27, “Jesus Promises to Send His Holy Spirit, the Helper”

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Church plumbing is still out of order for this Sunday, 4/29, due to a construction error, which means no working toilets or sinks. (The baby changing station will still be available.) We will have open access to a working bathroom in a suite (300) across from ours. The owner should be fixing our plumbing, beginning on Monday, and it all should be finished in time for the following Sunday. Again, let’s not let the devil, the world, our flesh, or bladders, keep us from receiving the Lord’s gifts this Sunday.

Join us Sunday for Divine Service at 9:30 a.m. & Sunday School and Bible Class at 10:45  (New Adult Class on Worship and Liturgy)  

Jesus Promises to Send His Holy Spirit, the Helper

Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus—who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven—has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:5–15). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” through Jesus Christ (James 1:17). The Holy Spirit helps us by taking what is Christ’s and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth, the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Is. 12:2).lcms.org 

Prayers for the week:

* Thanksgiving for our new building; pray repair goes well. * Bert Whitmire, health issues. * Ron Martinez’ sister, Nancy.* Rick Nyman’s niece, Elizabeth Nyman, recovering from surgery and cancer. Also, his friends, Howie and Jan—Jan has advanced cancer. * The Whitmire’s neighbor, Russ Wheat, who has advanced cancer.

*If you would like a prayer in the bulletin, please call or email pastor by Thursday*For pastoral emergencies and care, please call me at 972-802-0444.

Come celebrate Christ’s Ascension with your Church family!  WHEN? Sunday, May 6th, after Divine Service, from when we get there until 1 p.m.
WHERE? Frisco Commons Park, Covered Pavilion #2 (8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco, TX 75034), just a couple blocks north of old town Frisco.
WHAT’S PROVIDED? Slow smoked with Lutheran love for 16+ hours beef brisket and pork, along with plates, napkins, and utensils.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Yourself, friends, family, lawn chairs if you have them, your drinks, and a side dish or dessert if you are able.

 

Pastor Clint Stark

St. John Lutheran Church

Frisco, TX

www.stjohnfrisco.org