Word of Life Church began holding services in September of 2008 in northwest Lincoln. Our mission is to reach out to those who desire to strengthen their faith and grow spiritually through the Good News, the Word of Life. There is a place for everyone at Word of Life. Whether you have questions and are curious about God or want to be part of a growing church, you are welcome. Whether you want to come casual or dress up, you will fit in.
“Two Lost Sons” Luke 15:11-32
Jesus let the Pharisees and scribes “have it,” didn’t he! They grumbled that He was keeping company with all the wrong people. Then, Jesus told the parable of the faithful shepherd who went after the one missing sheep and the woman who would not stop searching until she found the lost coin and followed with the parable of the “Two Lost Sons.” What a marvelous story of life that sent the Pharisees and scribes on their way and speaks so clearly to us today of our Father’s love.
Pastor Barry Kolb is our guest pastor this Father’s Day morning. Dr. Kolb has been and remains involved in life and the love of our God that binds us together. Barry and his wife Nancy are moving from Texarkana (served at First Lutheran for five years) to the Fort Worth, Texas, area to continue to focus on their other various ministries. Barry will continue to teach at the Louisiana State Prison in Angola and serve on the board of Christ for India as well as looking for new ministry opportunities.
Question of the week: When the prodigal son had lost all his money, he hired himself out to feed what type of livestock? What did this show about his predicament?
Answer: The livestock he tended were pigs and showed he was certainly at the bottom of his life. For the Jew, hogs were unclean and could not be eaten and now he was feeding them pods, which he was forbidden to eat.
Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 17-21. For more information regarding activities and registration, please visit http://wordoflifelincoln.org/?page_id=2363.
Important Upcoming Dates
Update on our LifeCenter
Tom Hoegemeyer, Mike McHargue, Bill Dick, R.O. Ouellette and Pastor Oetting recently met with our architect, Rick Geiler. The team reviewed the contract, which allows Geiler to meet with the Planning Team and draw up a design that will be let out for bids. Bill Dick, as the President of Word of Life, with the approval of the Lay leadership, signed the contract.
A permit for annexation for our property by the City of Lincoln will be submitted so city water and electricity will be available to our Life Center. After meeting with city officials, potential assessment concerns previously linked with annexation have been resolved. Tom Hoegemeyer and Mike McHargue, Co-Leaders of our Campaign Planning Team, are continuing to obtain information from lenders on financing details.
Progress continues to be made. We pray and trust that God will lead us as we go, serving Him. Our LifeCenter for Christ and Community Campaign Co-Leaders are R.O. Ouellette and Jason and Lynette Windhorst. Contact me, Pastor Larry at 402- 641-3692 or email@example.com for information on our prayer team and the vision we have in serving Him.
Summer Message Series: The Mind of Jesus
Our Summer Message Series uses the parables of Jesus as a guide and inspiration for living and demonstrating the love God has for us. The parables make up a large part of the recorded preaching of Jesus. The great themes of Jesus are intimately revealed and expressed in His parables. A bonus in studying the parables is that they put us in touch with the mind of Jesus as well, if not better, than any other part of the Gospels. That will be our quest. What is the mind of Jesus and what does He tell us?
We continue Sunday with the classic parable of the “Prodigal Son.”
Recycling For Cash
Mike Hagerbaumer will have his pickup at the “Church” parking lot to collect aluminum cans before and after the church service, the first Sunday of every month. Lynette Windhorst has set up recycling bins near our worship area for “recycled” cell phones and toner containers. The proceeds will go to the New Church Building Fund.
Jun. 19 - Vacation Bible School - 9:00 am
Jun. 20 - Vacation Bible School - 9:00 am
Jun. 21 - Vacation Bible School - 9:00 am
Jun. 23 - LifeGroups/Sunday School - 9:15 am
Jun. 23 - “Let Your Light Shine!” Service - 10:30 am
Jun. 30 - LifeGroups/Sunday School - 9:15 am
Jun. 30 - “The Germ Seed” Service - 10:30 am
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