April 18, 2019
for Sunday, April 21
Psalm 118:1-2. 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
The women were going to Jesus’ tomb to do what women did—preparing the body with spices. But then there was a problem—no body.
I love the words of the two men, who were likely angels, messengers of God. “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” The same could well be asked of us. Sometimes we look for love, good feelings and other benefits of life in places of death rather than life; from the world of advertising that tries to suck us in to feel good through buying, by having the right insurance plans or mortgages Maybe, if we just had a nice boat to enjoy the summer on the lake.
None of these things are bad, but are we looking at them as substitutes for our relationship with God? Are we trying to get the life and peace that only our Lord provides, from sources other than God, in other words, places of death? “Why do [we] look for the living among the dead?”
“Then they remembered his words…” Oh yeah, that’s right. Jesus did say that, didn’t he?
Let us learn from these first proclaimers of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed!
Pastor Ivy Gauvin
1On the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in, they did not find the body. 4While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. 5The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. 6Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” 8Then they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. 11But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.
Names will remain of the Prayer List for a month - at which
time it will be taken off unless, or course, there is still a continued need
for our prayers and we’re asked to keep the name on.
*** Adopt-a-Highway roadside cleanup is May 4th at 9:00 a.m.
***Collecting food items for the 5 & 2 Ministry. Bring your donations and place in the black bin in church narthex. Lists detailing items needed are also available in the narthex. Monetary donations welcome!
5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date: 51
***We are going to celebrate Beverly Klang’s 90th birthday on Sunday, April 28th after church in the fellowship hall. Please join us and let’s give her a shower of cards, as we are her family in Christ. This will make this 90th birthday very special for her.
Spring Work Day at St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Saturday, May 11th Rain Date May 18th
LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Bring your sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters,
husbands and wives.
Great way to support your community and church!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
***ONLINE GIVING now available at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards. 3 ways to give:
- Go directly to our website at www.sttimothybemus.com
- Use our QR code with the QR reader on your smartphone
- Download the app ‘GivePlus Church’. Create an account.
For further information, see Kathy Carlson on Sundays or call her at 485-1316.
Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center
April 27, 2019 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Adopt-A-Project Day is a time for accomplishing prearranged work projects. By knowing in advance who's coming and for which projects, we're better able to get things done. Previous skill or experience in the project adopted is preferred.
Projects available for adoption include:
• Painting the interior of Cabin 5/6
• Replacing the windows in Cabin 9
• Wood cutting and splitting
• Spring gardening and raking
• Trail clearing
• Pressure washing
• Other... have a special skill not listed above? - let us know
A complementary breakfast and lunch will be served for all volunteers. Please contact the office to adopt a project and RSVP today.
Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center
5013 Rt. 430
Bemus Point, NY 14712
Women of the ELCA
Upstate New York Synod
Caring & Sharing
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
20 North Phetteplace Street
Falconer, New York 14733
Agency Services Manager, Food Bank of WNY
Registration: 9:30 AM
Program: 10:00 AM
Lunch and fellowship following the meeting
RSVP: Stephanie Buccola (665-4221)
~ Deadline: Friday, April 26 2019 ~
Please bring a non-perishable food item
A Message from Love, INC
Spring is here and the needs of the neighbors we serve continue to pile up. We have been blessed to assist many in various ways. We assisted 9 individuals and families with household furnishings by providing a kitchen table and chairs, end tables and coffee tables, a sofa, dressers, lamps, a nightstand, two twin beds and a full-size bed; all with bedding, a TV stand, kitchen items including dishes, glasses, pots & pans. We provided toiletries and cleaning products to two households, volunteers provided a hospital visit, a ride for groceries and assisted a new mom with household chores. We also helped a family to seek assistance with a utility shut off notice. Many great opportunities to introduce our neighbors in need to God and to show them His love. We still have a need for stoves, refrigerators and beds, (7 stoves, 4 refrigerators, 9 twin beds and 6 full-size beds.)
We hopefully have not yet tallied the final numbers for our Ministers March Mania, but we have only raised 60% of last years total. Please pray the donations yet to come in will be very generous.
Thank you for all you do to support the ministry of Love INC and our neighbors in need.
Susan L. Justham | Executive Director
Love In the Name of Christ of SCC
Helping Churches to Help People
▪ for our community of faith as we seek to do God’s work in the world.
▪ for those in our congregation and community who suffer silently with illness,
financial burdens, and family obligation.
▪ for victims of violence and their families in all places.
For victims of wildfires, flooding and earthquakes.
· For Barb Macholz Grimaldi, Sue Caruso, Bob Ivey, Rev. Don Ray, Pat & Maureen Kibbe, Beverly Klang, Trudy Fetzner, Arden Johnson, Thom Shagla, Matt Isaacson, Sarah Van Staalduinen, Mabel Tranum, Bryan Brown, Craig Jackson, Jim Doherty, Karen Brown, Ross Gardner, Bonnie Christoferson, Zachary Stewart, Scott Stearns, Zachary Frazier.
For people serving in the military, including Ben Wickerham, and their families, those caught up in persecution, violence and war.
▪ For all children, that the love of Christ may reach them through all of us who
have resources to love, protect, pray and provide for them.