Luke 8:11 – “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.” It all starts with the Word. “In the beginning the Word was with God …” “He saved us by the regeneration of water and the Word …” “The Word of the Lord stands forever.” We never outgrow our need to hear the Word of God. We never achieve such greatness that we don’t need the blessings of God’s Word. Rather, the Christian life is one of always striving to conform our lives to God’s Word and to live out the truth of our Baptism. We are God’s children by the power of his Word.
Music is a beautiful way to praise the Lord with our voices. Hymns are not only devotional but contain strong ties to the Church’s history as well. Explore these ties with the titles below and more at cph.org.
Praise & Honor: Hymn-Inspired Devotions
Good hymns are filled to the brim with Christ. They allow us to sing praise to God and proclaim the saving work of His Son. But have you considered the meaning of these hymn texts? Praise and Honor guides you through fourteen beloved hymns, some familiar and some that might be new, to consider each stanza and discover the blessing behind each hymn. Item No. 124576/$17.99
Lutheran Service Book: Psalms and Hymns Pocket Edition
Lutheran Service Book is a rich compilation of Christ-centered hymns, services, and prayers. This text-only Psalms and Hymns Pocket Edition provides the ease of a portable, compact hymnal for personal devotion or pastoral care. This Pocket Edition contains the Small Catechism, the Service of Daily Prayer, the Psalms, and every hymn in LSB. Item No. 031198/$30.00
Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns
This unparalleled Companion to the Hymns is the definitive resource for the complete LSB hymnody. Filled with groundbreaking research from more than 1,500 primary resources, this two-volume set is a must-have for anyone interested in music. The set includes 656 hymns, 680 biographies, essays, music examples, figures, indexes, and much more. Item No. 031183/$179.99
LUTHERANS FOR LIFE ESSAY CONTEST
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this year’s Nebraska Lutherans for Life Essay Contest with the theme: “From Invisible to Indispensable . . .” and the conference Bible verse “On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” (I Corinthians 12: 22). One winner will be selected for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12. Winning entrants will be awarded $100 each and the essays will be entered in the national contest. The Grand prize for the national winning entry at each level will be $250 plus free conference registration to a 2020 Regional Conference and one night at a conference hotel. For more information, request a copy of the rules, etc. from Bob Saeger, Nebraska LFL president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2020.
Sexagesima – God’s Word does things, guaranteed (Isaiah 55:11)! That’s because God Himself works in and through His Word, accomplishing His will. His work through the Word made flesh changes hearts. That is why Lutherans For Life bases everything upon that Word. When hearts and minds are changed, people change. People changed and motivated by the Word can influence and bring change to our society. Almighty Father, bring forth fruit from the seeds You plant in and through us. Amen.
LISTEN TO KNNA-LP on your Alexa
KNNA-LP, the Cross 957 can now be heard on your Alexa. You can enable it by saying:
“Alexa, enable the cross ninety five seven”
After enabling the first time, Thereafter you can play KNNA-LP, the Cross by saying:
“Alexa, open the cross ninety five seven” or “Alexa, play the cross ninety five seven.”
When connected to KNNA-LP you will first hear a welcome statement that will ask you to say Listen Live, to which you would say “Listen Live” and then Alexa will connect to KNNA-LP.
You can also find out what is playing now on KNNA-LP, the cross by saying:
“Alexa, ask the cross ninety five seven what song is playing.”
ISSUES, ETC CONFERENCE
The 2020 Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” conference will be in Chicago on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13. Speakers at this event include Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, author of “Has American Christianity Failed?”, Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire, and Rev. William Weedon of “The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.” For more information and to register online or print a registration form, go to issuesetc.org/conference-2020.
SUNDAYS ON KNNA
Sundays begin with Morning Prayer at 6 am. Our services are broadcast live at 8 am & 10:30 am. If you would like a more in-depth discussion of the readings for the day, listen to Proclaiming the One at noon on Sundays. At 6 pm you can explore the orders of service with At Home in Your Hymnal. KNNA is heard at 95.7 FM on your radio or on the internet at www.thecross957.org. You can also find a full schedule at the KNNA website.
Opportunities for Bible Study
Lifelight Every Thursday @ 1pm
Currently studying the book of James.
Men’s Bible Study Tuesday @ 6am
Pastor Moline is leading a study of the book of Acts.
Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Vicar Golden is leading a study of the book of Jonah.
CHURCH OFFICE STAFF E-MAIL
At this time, please address e-mails for prayer requests, News & Notes, bulletin info or other church related concerns to both Jan and Karen. Thank you!!
BIBLE STUDY AT CONCORDIA U
Pastor Moline has begun a Bible study on the Concordia University campus on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Please share this info with any students you know at Concordia. For questions and information, please contact Pastor Moline.
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS
Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2020 to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to either “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” or “Good Shepherd Lutheral School & Preschool”. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
3:45 pm Imposition of Ashes
4 pm Worship with Communion
4:30 pm Lenten meal
(cheesy potatoes, ham, green beans, dessert, beverages)
5:15 pm Choir
5:30 pm Midweek Classes
6:15 pm Imposition of Ashes
6:30 pm Worship with Communion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 3825 Wildbriar Lane Lincoln, NE 68516