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 on the first , 3rd and 5th Sunday services.
A summer survival backpack. Just today I saw a news report on how to get ready for the monsoon season. The City of Phoenix issued a guide with recommendations on what to keep in a backpack to carry in your car. Of course they recommended a few bottles of water, some high energy food to last a few days, sunscreen and hats, a rain jacket, a picture of your pet (if you were separated from it and needed to find it). They also recommended a dust mask for sand storms. These were all recommended for people on the move in the summer.
What does a summer spiritual back pack look like? We are blessed by technology and resources to stay connected to God no matter where the summer finds us. We will still gather on Sundays as normal for worship and Bible Class here at Apostles, but for all of us who try to get out of town and out of the heat on the weekends, there are many ways to keep connected to God and His Word. If you can access Facebook on your travels, our 8:00 AM worship service is live on Apostles Lutheran Church Facebook page each Sunday and then available for viewing under the “video” tab after that.
If you do go out of town its easy to find an LCMS congregation in many places you go. Check www.lcms.org under “directories” then “find a Church” and type in the town or zip code where you plan to be. Its fun and encouraging to visit other Christian brothers and sisters. Just make sure to bring me a bulletin back so we can steal their good ideas! Lutheran Hour Ministries pro-vides daily and weekly devotions at www.lhm.org where ever you can access the internet. If you plan to be camping or totally “off the grid” there is always the paper Portals of Prayer and your Bible.
If you will be traveling a lot during the summer, consider having your regular offering automatically sent to the church so that the Lord’s work here is fully funded during the summer months. It works for your utility bills and it can work for the church also. Contact the Financial Secretary, Mary Anne Barfield, email@example.com, to get set up. This is how I give my offering and I recommend it to everyone else.
Summer vacation doesn’t mean a vacation from Jesus. We live by His grace and His Holy Spirit every day. Jesus provides many ways for us to keep growing in our faith and life with Him no matter where we are this summer. Whatever your plans for the summer, may you be blessed and drawn closer to Jesus through it.