CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED
The church offices and summer camp will be closed on July 4th and 5th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
VICAR and SEMINARIAN INFORMATION
Vicar David Keating #29
He will return to the seminary for his 4th year. He is getting married on November 23 to Mikayla Booth.
ANNUAL VICAR ROAST honoring David Keating: Sunday, July 14 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun event with food and fellowship!
- Potluck – everyone bring food to share – salads, main dishes, desserts
- Special presentations from church members
- Song and theme to roast the vicar
- Open mic for people to share remembrances
Our next vicar will be Rob Schrader #30 from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. He is age 26, single and comes from Berlin, Wisconsin. He will arrive on Monday July 29 and will be installed on August 4. There will also be an Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m. on that day.
Our former Vicar Keith Kettner did not receive a call yet. He will be at the seminary for one more year to work on a STM degree. He and his wife Sabrina were due to have a baby in June.
May God bless these men and as they serve our Lord Jesus and his church!
Pastor Nehrenz’s Summer Vacation
June 24 – July 8 (He and Kathy will be in Colorado)
Vicar Keating will be here to conduct the divine services on Sundays June 30 and July 7. He will also be in the office handling all calls and church administration.
Vicar will be here for Sunday June 2, June 30 and July 7.
INSTALLATION OF ALL OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS:
Sunday, July 14th 8:00 am & 10:30 am
(We install all newly elected AND presently serving members.)
VICAR HOUSE CLEANING
Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Everyone lend a hand as we prepare the vicar house for our next vicar.
Vacation Bible School
Sunday, July 28th to Thursday, August 1st
Dinner 5:15 pm.-6 p.m.
VBS 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Join your friends and blast off on a Miraculous Mission from Sunday, July 28th to Thursday, August 1st, we will learn how Jesus saved the world and us. There will be crafts, music, games, Bible Stories, and so much more. VBS is from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with a free dinner for families from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All kids ages 4 years old (as of June 1st) to just completed 5th grade are welcome to attend and there is no cost for the dinner or VBS.
Are you interested in volunteering for VBS or the dinner? We have over 60 kids attend every year, and the success of VBS is due to our volunteers. Volunteers need to be Jr. High and older and have a desire to spread the Gospel to our community.
Register or Volunteer at www.vbsmate.com/tlcnorman or at the VBS table in the church Narthex. For any questions or if you would like more information contact Beth Brown at email@example.com or 250-6579.
ABE WALLACE, our organist this past year, is leaving for Yale University
Abe has been our organist, choir director and bell choir director this past year. He has been accepted into the “Church Music and Organ” program at Yale University.
We congratulate him for being accepted into that program and thank him for doing wonderful musical work among us this past year!
God be with him in his future as he serves the Lord in the church through music!
OUR NEW CHURCH ORGANIST, CHOIR DIRECTOR AND BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR MARY ZELINSKI
Mary was raised in Michigan and is in the Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ and Church Music program at OU. Her Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music was from the University of Michigan. She received her Master of Sacred Music in Organ at the University of Notre Dame. She has many professional awards in her resume.
Mary has worked at 10 other congregations in the past 12 years. She is very excited and enthused about becoming our church organist, choir director and bell choir director.
We welcome Mary and look forward to her being with us and assisting us in the musical work of our Divine Services this next year!
LCMS National Convention
The 67th Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
July 20-25, 2019 Tampa, Florida
Norman Circuit delegates:
Lay delegate: Nils Gransberg – Trinity in Norman
Pastor delegate: Rev. Bill Schneider – St. John’s in Lawton
Website to watch convention online: http://lcms.org/convention/livestream
National offering from all congregations: – Insert in bulletin on June 23 with offering envelope-
Every three years, our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod meets in convention to determine mission and ministry priorities for the coming three years. This year, we will gather in Tampa under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
As part of the preparation for the triennial convention, LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited and encouraged to participate in a Synodwide gathering of special gifts called the National Offering. The 2019 National Offering theme is “Joy to the World.”
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:16–18). This triennium’s National Offering provides Lutherans across the country an opportunity to reflect their joy in the Gospel and their thankfulness to God for His gifts in Christ.
Gifts to the 2019 LCMS National Offering — which can be made at any time — will empower the work God has given us to do in His name to bring joy to the world, as we vigorously make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, that all might rejoice and give thanks to God our heavenly Father.
NOTE: The election for Synodical President began ONLINE on June 22. Every congregation pastor and lay delegate can vote. Pastor Nehrenz and Nils Gransberg were our voters. The three nominees are: Matt Harrison, David Maier, Tim Klinkenberg
50+ ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP
The 50+ Adult Fellowship Group will meet on Thursday, July 11th at 11:30 a.m., for lunch at the Land Run Restaurant, on S.E. 12th Street in Norman. (There will be no trips in July & August.)
Enjoy your summer!