UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
TODAY, September 16................. Adult Choir 8:20 AM
MONDAY, September 17. Evening Worship Service 7 PM
TUESDAY, September 18 ........... BIC 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
WED, Sept 19.... Financial Peace University Class 7 PM
THURSDAY, September 20.... Quilters meet at 9:30 AM
        Women’s Bible Study 1 PM
        Outreach Meeting 7 PM
FRI, Sept 21.. Men’s Breakfast Meeting @ Garcia’s 7 AM
SATURDAY, September 22....................... PCC 10 AM

 ‘For there is one God and one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus.’  [I Timothy 2:5]
We need to get it right:  The identity of Christ is the central question of eternity.


This week’s word… ~ Acts 4:12  “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other named under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Underway… ~ Children’s Sunday School, young people’s Bible Class and Adult Bible Class resume after church this morning at 10:50 AM (or so) in various venues around our campus.  .  May the Holy Spirit enlighten and enable us to participate in personal Bible study … as a means to grow in God’s grace and greater appreciate His loving kindness!
OWLS News… ~ We’re inviting our parish family to join us in some upcoming fellowship activities: 1) The congregation is invited to go to the Albuquerque Museum on SATURDAY 29 September at 10 AM.  We will meet in the lobby of the museum.  2) A Ceramic Party on an OCTOBER 19 Saturday.  You can come and choose from a wide selection of green ware that’s already been fired – paint ‘em in any colors you’d like.  There’s a modest charge for the painting materials; any proceeds go to support the WELS European Chaplaincy Fund.  Watch for more details

Financial Peace University is a Dave Ramsey course that isn’t your typical “money class.” It is designed to help individuals and families learn how to take control of their financial lives. It will teach you step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future. This class is a 9-wek course that begins Wednesday, 19 September, at 7:00 PM in the Shepherd Fellowship Hall. If you are interested in taking the course there is a sign-up sheet on the back table in the narthex.You must register online at
The cost of the course is $109.00.


We are having a light luncheon on September 23 before Bible Study for Pastor Swanson & Christine Swoboda for staying at Shepherd & Ben Raddatz for becoming our new principal. We are collecting money for a small gift for the workers, if you want to donate, please give the money to Ellen Weber or Cathy Holstad. Thank you!  
  Information Class just ahead… ~ Pastor is hosting an Introduction to Lutheranism Course (an overview of Christian doctrine) beginning on TUESDAY 04 September/6:30-7:30 PM.  New families sending children to our Lutheran Elementary School are asked to attend … but there’s sure to be room for any of our parish families who’d like to take a refresher.  Speak with pastor [292-6622].

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!