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Reading of the Day. 
John 12:1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.[b] He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you,[c] but you will not always have me.”

Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

Poetry For The Church
Isaiah 43:16-21

This is what the Eternal One says, the One who does the impossible,
    the One who makes a path through the sea, a smooth road through tumultuous waters,
17 The One who drags out chariots and horses,
    armies and warriors, and drowns them in the sea—
They will go down, never to rise again;
    their lives are snuffed out like a candle wick:

18 Eternal One: Don’t revel only in the past,
        or spend all your time recounting the victories of days gone by.
19     Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak,
        and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert;
    Waters will flow where there had been none.
20     Wild animals in the fields will honor Me;
        the wild dogs and surly birds will join in.
    There will be water enough for My chosen people,
        trickling springs and clear streams running through the desert.
21     My people, the ones whom I chose and created for My own,
        will sing My praise.


John 12

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with himThen Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages."  He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor among you,[c] but you will not always have me.”

Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.


Megan Kincaid,
Serving the Lord in Asia Pacific

Megan Kincaid serves as a career missionary in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Specifically, Megan supports the work of other LCMS missionaries as the Asia Pacific communication specialist. In this role, Megan finds ways to effectively communicate about what God is doing through missionaries and mission projects. She meets with missionaries, partner church bodies and believers to gather information and record their stories in written and video form, so that it can be shared with churches and individuals in the United States and throughout Asia.


Reading to Stir Thoughts

6 Heretics Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism

What does it mean to be “evangelical”?
What must you believe?
What must you reject?
Can you be an evangelical Christian and believe…

…in evolution?
…that Hell is only temporary?
…that people from other religions can be saved without even knowing it?
…that the atonement is not about God’s wrath being poured out on Jesus in our place?
…that Scripture is errant?

Why We Need to Start Taking the Sabbath Seriously

If the phrase "not enough hours in the day" has ever crossed your mind, well, welcome to the twenty-first century. You'll fit right in.
Our lives in the modern age typically run in seven day marathons, in which there isn't quite enough time. We work as hard as we can every single day, never seeming to quite get enough done.
And maybe that's because we're working as hard as we can every single day.


Announcements. 

Glow Run May 30th. 

If you remember last year. This run is a blast to work. And this year we will be all in one group. We will be managing the only aid station in the race but get ready to rock and we have been informed to dress like the 80s. So bring you big hair and bright colors as well as your glow gear as we make our city a better place in Jesus name. 

Bring your Friends and sign up bellow.

Plan to be there at 7:30ish. 

We want to make our city better, not just for us, or those like us. But for everyone, because that is what Jesus did for us. 

Children's Lock in Planning Meeting. 

If you would like to help plan a lock in for the Older Children's Church Kids. Please be a church on  May 31st at 1pm.

Community Groups Meeting This Week. 

Schommer Community Group

Tuesday at 6:30
Talk to Sean
sdschommer@gmail.com
 

Andrews Full Family Community Group

Tuesday Evening. 
A Community Groups focusing on the entire family. 
Talk to Katie. 
katieandrews7@gmail.com

Koehler Community Group

Saturday Evening. 
Talk to Nick
nickalankoehler@yahoo.com

Escher Women's Prayer Community Group

Sunday Evening
A Women's group focusing on prayer and holding each other up.
Talk to Coli. 
Coliescher@gmail.com

Wednesday Discipleship Night

Something for the whole family.
At Church 6:15 on Wednesday.


Music of the Week!

New Empire
- In a Breath

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Maybe it’s the thunder of the ocean accompanying a guitar that influences their bolstering sounds the most. Or maybe it was a band mate’s youth, tied up in forced-turned-flourishing piano playing, that aids the most in his band’s rich, haunting melodies. Or perhaps it was the years of friendship, offering an authenticity of lyrical honesty, that resonates so much with each and every listener.

Or maybe it’s because growing up in Australia gifted them with seemingly endless summers to ignite and inspire collaborative music playing. Whatever their influences, New Empire (comprised of Kale Kneale, Jeremy Fowler, Nathan Cairns, and Kyle Lane) has mastered the ability to create music as refreshing as their beach-bred roots.

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