Pastor’s Email Blast April 8th, “The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life”

SJLC ElderNews

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

The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life

 

“For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood” (1 John 5:7). These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands side, from which blood and water flowed, saying “Peace be with you.” He presents the wounds which turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on His disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spirit and life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek. 37:1–14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to the penitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds to us in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, to receive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name. lcms.org 

 

Preparing for Worship: For those preparing to receive The Lord’s Supper, please refer to p. 328 in the hymnal. Prayers for worship are located on the first page of the hymnal.

Prayers for the week:

* Thanksgiving for our new building. * 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.

Announcement:

Save the date for our Ascension Potluck Picnic at the Park: Sunday, May 5th, after Divine Service.

Pastor Clint Stark

St. John Lutheran Church

6960 Parkwood Blvd.

Suite 200

Frisco, TX 75034

www.stjohnfrisco.org

 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

(Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)