We invite you to worship with us every Sunday at 8 AM, 10:45 AM & Spanish service at 10:45 AM. Sunday School is open for all ages at 9:30 AM.
Holy communion is celebrated in all Sunday services.
Ash Wednesday service Feb 26th at 7PM.
Lenten Services March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st. Potluck at 6PM and service at 7PM.
Spanish Service Friday evening starting at 6:30 PM
One of the many things that happens here in the church office at the start of the year is that we mail out (or e-mail for many of you) tax statements certifying everyone’s monetary contributions to the church. Taxes exist in every culture everywhere in the world. Jesus paid taxes, (look up Matthew 17:25-27 for that episode). St. Paul paid taxes (Romans 13:7). One of the factors that showed Martin Luther the Church had become corrupt were the massive taxes and sale of indulgences used to raise money to build St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Benjamin Franklin summed it up well when he wrote to a friend, “. . . but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
So in this tax season it is a good time to say, “Thank you!” It takes all of us together to make Apostles Lutheran Church. Your contribution is part of what makes our ministry and work together possible. That means your contribution of the time God has given you, of the talents and abilities God has given you, your contribution to projects here at the church and your attendance at worship services and other church activities all go to making this congregation what it is. Thank you for your faithful, regular and intentional contributions to your church.
Your contribution also goes to making you who you are. By giving what God has first given you, you are showing with actions that you are not depending on the money or the time or the talents and abilities, but you are depending on God who gave them to you in the first place. You are trusting that He will continue to provide you all you need. In other words you are living by faith in God and in His Son Jesus Christ.
God has given his only son Jesus to forgive your sins and reconcile your relationship with Him. Even to the point of telling you, you are now part of the family. After giving such a costly prize to you as a gift, He will not hold back anything else you need. He has chosen you and called you to be part of his church and to be part of His people here at Apostles specifically. Because He is generous, we can be confidently generous with our time and our money and our talents and abilities. Thank you for your generosity.
Many good things are waiting for us in 2020. Of course, there will be challenges for each of us and challenges for our congregation. But even challenges can be for our good when they lead us to trust in Jesus even more intentionally. We can be sure good things will come in the year ahead because our generous God will continue to bless in the year to come.
Thank you for what you have done to build up your church and TIA (Thanks In Advance) for what you will do in the year ahead.