UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
TODAY, May 21............. Confirmation/Graduation Sunday
Light Luncheon to follow in Fellowship Hall
MONDAY, May 22................ Monday Night Service: 7 PM
TUESDAY, May 23..................... Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, May 24............. Bowling Party ~ 6 PM-8 PM
THURSDAY, May 25............................... Quilters 9:30 AM
Ascension Day Worship Service @ 7 PM


Looking ahead… ~ (1) Our Confirmation/Graduation Service on SUNDAY 21 May is one service only @ 10 AM.  (2) THURSDAY 25 May we will celebrate an Ascension Day Worship Service @ 7 PM.  (3) One service only @ 10 AM on SUNDAY 28 May – no Monday Evening Worship on MEMORIAL DAY.  (4) Plans are in the works for Vacation Bible School week MONDAY-FRIDAY, 24-28 July.

  Looking ahead… ~ Our next semi-annual Voters’ Meeting will convene at 11:30 AM on SUNDAY 04 June.  The major topic for discussion and decision will be the FY2017-18 Unified Budget for our parish and school.  Can we count on you to attend?

Save the Date… ~… All women of the congregation  are invited to a Ladies Night Out on June 15, 2017. More information to follow.

Youth Group… ~ Our SHEPHERD Youth Group is hosting a Trivia Night on FRIDAY 16 June.  Save the date.  More info to follow.
Summer 2017 VBS! ~ The Discipleship Chairman  is
Looking for volunteers to serve as teachers, helpers and assistants for Summer VBS the mornings of July 24-28 (9 AM–12 Noon).  The course we’ll use is from CPH: A Mighty Fortress ~ another reminder in this year of REFORMATION 500 of how God used Martin Luther to bring back the open Bible and restore Biblical truth to the Church.  As always, many helping hands are needed
We’re pleased to hear that our young people will be participating in many ways.  Perhaps you’d like to volunteer your help and assistance, too!  Speak with our Discipleship Chairman.                                

Come and worship! ~ 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 worship Jesus, 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!
F.Y.I. ~ Our summer service schedule begins on SUNDAY 28 May with one service only @ 10 AM and NO ABC/SS until fall.
 N.B.: Once the summer schedule gets underway, there
will be Monday Evening Worship throughout the summer months … EXCEPT for 29 May & 03 July.  Please note
these changes and adjust your calendar accordingly.


 Singing praises to our King! ~ We celebrate Jesus’ triumphant homegoing with an Ascension Day Worship Service on THURSDAY 25 MAY @ 7 PM.  Come and join your fellow Christians as we sing our Savior’s praises and revel in His majestic promises!