UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
SUNDAY, May 20......................... Adult Choir @ 8:45 AM
MONDAY, May 21............... Monday Evening Worship/7 PM
TUESDAY, May 22.................... Trustees Meeting/6:30 PM
Bowling 6 PM-8 PM
WEDNESDAY, May 23......................... Last Day of School
THURSDAY, May 24.............. Quilters meet at 9:30 AM
Women’s Bible Study 1 PM
SUNDAY, May 27..................... Open Forum 10:45 AM
This week’s Word… ~ I John 4:13
“By this we know we abide in Him and He in
us, because He has given us of His Spirit.”
F.Y.I. ~ Our summer service schedule begins on SUNDAY
27 May with our now regular 9:30 AM Worship Service and NO ABC/SS until fall. N.B.: Before heading off on summer trips and travels, check with the office to see if there are WELS parishes
in the places where you’re heading!
A friendly reminder: Next weekend is MEMORIAL DAY Weekend.
Where are they now? ~ Our 10:45 AM Adult Bible Class is studying: The Acts of the Apostles. Join us to discuss how God blessed the spread of the Gospel and receive the Spirit’s motivation to answer our Savior’s charge: Go, and do thou likewise!
For the meeting… ~ We’ve scheduled our spring Open Forum for SUNDAY 27 May … beginning at 10:45 AM or so (after we worship). This is a good opportunity to discuss parish business and the propped FY2018-19 General Budget. Come and join us! The following week on SUNDAY 03 June we’re holding our semi-annual Voters’ Meeting (probably beginning closer to 11 AM). As always: we can carry on for you, but we can’t carry on without you!
Here am I. Send me! ~ Assignment Day at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is this THURSDAY 24 May. May God bless our new teachers, pastors, missionaries and staff ministers with His abundant grace!
Dear Families and Friends,
Invitation to Participate in Upcoming Photography Event
To celebrate our church and school family and strengthen the bond within our congregation, we welcome you to be a part of our upcoming new directory. We need you to make our directory complete!
We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project. Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to our church and school. Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8X10 portrait. You can sign up/reserve a photography time after services in May for an appointment time.
Photography Dates: Friday, 1 June or Saturday, 2 June
15 June or Saturday, 16 June
Times: Fridays 2 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm
For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will take place at our church with no sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken and one pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8X10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session. Lifetouch’s portrait price lists are available during and after – mass appointment scheduling and in the church office prior to photography
Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to be professionally photographed. We are looking forward to seeing you in our directory. I am encouraging 100% participation!
N.B.: We’re holding our summer Vacation Bible School [Splash Canyon] the week of 18-22 June.
Splash Canyon VBS
9 am - 12 pm
Grades: Entering Kindergarten - Entering 5th Grade
6th Grade and up are welcome to participate as helpers
Pre-registration required at www.vbsmate.com/ShepherdABQ
An encouraging word… ~ We have Monday Evening Worship at 7 PM each week to afford those who are away on the weekend, busy with work or other family engagements the opportunity to sing our Savior’s praises, hear His saving Word and celebrate the Sacrament (on the first and third Mondays). Once again, let this be your invitation to worship with us when you can. Remember these
words from the Psalmist: Come, let us worship and bow
down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
[Psalm 95:6] See YOU in Church!