May 2 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – How is Jesus’ Yoke Easy? – Matthew 11:25-30 – Jesus here invites all who are weary and heavy burdened to come to Him, promising rest for our souls. He claims that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. It sure doesn’t seem that way at times. What exactly did Jesus mean by these words?
May 9 – Sixty Sunday of Easter – Take Heart – John 16:23-33 – Jesus tells us plainly that in this world we will have trouble. Things will be hard, difficult and confusing at times. But Jesus tells us not to lose heart for He has overcome the world (in His death and resurrection). In Jesus we too are overcomers.
May 16 – Seventh Sunday of Easter – You Are Never Alone – John 15:26-16:4– In His last moments with the disciples, Jesus 1) warned them about further persecution; 2) told them where, when, and why He was going, and 3) assured them that they would not be left alone. We are never alone either. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to comfort us, teach us God’s truths, and help us.
May 23 – Pentecost Sunday – Loving Jesus – John 14:23-27 – Jesus says here that all those who love Him will obey His teaching and that those who refuse to obey really don’t love Him. As Lutheran we tend to downplay the importance of works/obedience. Yet this is the very way we show Jesus our love. What does that look like?
This service will be an outdoor worship service. As we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Christian Church, we will also rejoice in the Confirmation of six of our youth.
May 30 – Trinity Sunday – Gifts of the Trinity – John 3:1-17 – Jesus here tells Nicodemus that we must be born again to be saved. In so doing we see the work of all three persons of the Trinity in bringing us the gifts of forgiveness and eternal life. On this Trinity Sunday we will explore the role of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as celebrate these precious gifts.