July 16th – July 22nd
God is in the midst of the city – Psalm 46:5
Congregation Council Meeting
Our regular monthly Congregation Council meeting takes place on Monday, July 16th at 7:00 pm. We give thanks to God for our faithful Congregation Council leaders who continue to give selflessly of their time and energy in helping lead us in proclaiming the gospel here and beyond.
Staff Retreat – Tuesday, July 17th
Thank you to Isobel Davies who will be covering our office phones for us on Tuesday, July 17th as the staff will be away for our semi-annual staff retreat. Please keep the staff in your prayers as they spend much of the day re-charging, re-connecting and planning for our upcoming ministry year.
Breakfast Church Returns! – Worship, Community, Conversation
Join us on Sunday, July 22nd at 9:30 am for Breakfast Church. Worship and breakfast will take place at 9:30 am in the downstairs auditorium. At Breakfast Church we invite you to grab some coffee and juice, have a seat, pass the eggs, hear God’s living Word, and enjoy some great conversation.
Bring your appetite for food, friend-ship, and community. Here you matter.
Thank you to Lynn Krauss-Prince for helping put together and organize Sunday’s breakfast menu.
Looking Ahead – Sunday, July 22nd – Mark 6:30-34; 53-56
Serving in Worship – Sunday, July 22, 2018
Bibles in Church
As the name of our congregation implies, God’s Word, Jesus Christ, dwells richly with us. As the inspired Word of God, the Holy Bible is neither God nor something to be worshiped, but is capable of holding the Christ.
As references are made to biblical passages in worship, education, and other meeting experiences, we encourage you to keep a Bible with you when you are here on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Read it often; make notes in the margins; ask questions; stump Pastor Doug.
In case you are interested, the version of the Bible used here at Incarnate Word in worship and education is the New Revised Standard Version.
ELCA Advocacy Alert – Connecting faith and public life
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good.
2018-19 Congregation Treasurer – Dawn Lindboom
Dawn has been a member of The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word since 1997. Over the years she has assisted with teaching Sunday School, the Spirit program, communion assistant, bread baker, gardener, and the knitting group. Outside of work Dawn enjoys being outdoors, gardening and reading. Last year she was elected to the Church Council and Treasurer of the Church. Dawn enjoys meeting new people and hearing of their experiences.
Meet our Congregation Council President, Adam Rouse, in next week’s e-mail.