Pastor’s Email Blast for the 4th Sunday of Easter, “Those Who Wait on the Lord Shall Rejoice”

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Church plumbing is out of order for this Sunday, 4/22, 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 across from ours. The owner should be fixing our plumbing, beginning on Monday, 4/23, and it all should be finished in time for the following Sunday, 4/29. 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) 

Those Who Wait on the Lord Shall Rejoice

The people of God are pilgrims and sojourners in this world, looking ahead to a destination yet to come (1 Peter 2:11–20). Though we are now children of God, the fullness of what we shall be has not yet been revealed (1 John 3:1–3). We are those who wait on the Lord. “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him” (Lam. 3:25). Jesus tells us that the wait is just a little while. “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me” (John 16:16). Though you must experience sorrow for a time, though you must live as strangers in a world that is at enmity with Christ, yet your sorrow will be turned to joy when He returns. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength” (Is. 40:31). The little while of weeping shall be replaced with an eternity of rejoicing in the presence of Christ the crucified and risen Savior. “And no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22). 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:

* Lloyd Bailey, recovering from surgery. * 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:

We welcome the Faith Lutheran School Choir, who will sing on Sunday. Faith Lutheran High School in Plano, Texas, immerses students daily in God’s Word and in the Lutheran confessions through study, song, and worship. FLHS students read through classical literature found in the Great Books series and have opportunities to gain free dual-credit college courses through Collin College. The FLHS choir meets twice weekly and will take a choir tour to and around St. Louis on May 14-20. If you’re interested in finding out more about the high school or are interested in donating to help offset their trip expenses, feel free to email brennickchristiansen@flsplano.org.

 

Pastor Clint Stark

St. John Lutheran Church

Frisco, TX

www.stjohnfrisco.org