June 2, 2016
for Sunday, June 5
1 Kings 17:17-24
If you’re like me, you may feel like a kid again whenever you go to a parade. The bands, firefighters in dress uniforms, Boy Scouts looking so grown up. But then the parade this past Monday, Memorial Day, has the edge to it of remembering our loved ones who served our country, especially in times of war.
In Luke’s gospel for Sunday, we have not one, but two parades. There was Jesus’ parade, which we hear of first. Jesus and his disciples lead a parade of righteousness, light and healing. It practically bumps into another parade—that of a dead young man, his mother and the mourners. This was a parade of death.
So what happens when death and its forces come in contact with life and light? Healing happens. Death is vanquished and life is victorious.
Which parade are we watching? We may be following death’s parade without even realizing it. However, if we follow Jesus, we will not only see the parade, but will be a part of it as well. Let’s celebrate the parade of life and light, and wonder at all the wonderful things our Lord Jesus does in and through us.
11Soon afterwards [Jesus] went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” 17This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.
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.
***The Synod Assembly will be held the evening of Sunday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 7 in Rochester. Our church representatives attending are Pastor Ivy Gauvin, Kristie Bloomquist and Kathy Carlson. Sylvia Lipsey is attending as a guest of the Southwestern Conference. Thank you to all for attending, may God bless your travels and time there.
***Sunday is the last chance for this year to get your aluminum can tabs to Synod Assembly. Place them on the table in the narthex.
***The weekly Bible Study is being held at St. Timothy’s on Fridays at 10:30 am. Thank you to Sylvia Lipsey for leading this Friday while Pastor Ivy attends her back surgeon appointment.
***Healthy Bones exercise class continues at St. Timothy on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 am.
***As of May 25th, Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center still needed Summer Camp Nurses for the following weeks:
Week #3: July 10-15 (Confirmation Camp)
Week #4: July 17-22 (Classic Camp, Sailing II, MIni-Camp, LIT)
Camp Nurses (NP's, RN's or LPN's) are residential volunteers who are housed in the very comfortable Health Center. As a "thank you" Nurses also receive one full campership to be applied to a child of their choice.
The camp also needs one female and one male counselor for the entire summer camping season.
For more information about any of these needs, please contact Lee Lindeman at
▪ 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 Adam Hull, Pastor John Klatt, Sheryl Brown, JoLynn Stearns, Scott Stearns,
Zachary Frazier, Todd Reel, Maj-Britt Traynor, Gerald Ayers, Matt Isaacson,
Sandra Kelderhouse, Thom Shagla, Ralph Prieur, Mary Anne, Ryan Samuelson
▪ People serving in the military and their families, those caught up in violence
and war who have no safe home in which to live.
▪ 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.
All those affected by the flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.