Worship and Fellowship on Labor Day Weekend 2022

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Sunday Schedule for September 4

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship and Meal at ~11:10 a.m.

Worship on Sunday, September 4, will be in the Fellowship Hall at MLLC.  This is the older, white building on the north/US-290 side of the church campus.  On future weeks we will resume gathering for worship in the sanctuary – the brick building on the south side of the church campus.

See below for details about worship, food, dressing the part, etc.

The Saturday evening worship service will be in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. as usual.

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Note: We will resume our normal schedule on the weekend of September 10 and 11:

Saturday Worship at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

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A National Holiday

The beginning of September brings a Holy Day of sorts for all of us.  Labor Day is a civic holiday to celebrate at least two things: 1 – the opportunity for work; and 2 – the American Labor Movement.  As Lutheran Christians we go deeper with this and view all work as part of God’s calling and his provision of our daily bread.  All Christians are doing the work of God, regardless of where or what they do in their honorable vocation in life.

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Dressing the Part

To celebrate this blessing of vocation we will be taking the Sunday of Labor Day weekend to give thanks for the blessings of daily bread, of work, of school, of family, etc.  To enhance our time together you are invited to wear the clothes or uniform of your current, prior to retirement, or planned for vocation (such as students or children seeking to enter a certain career).  No matter what, know that we will be giving thanks for, and honoring, all that God has called each of us to do as part of his greater work in the world.  Know that who each of us is and what God has called and equipped each of us to do is important.  On Sunday, September 4, we will take time to give thanks for all which God calls and equips us to do.

Food and Fellowship

As part of this we will have a pot-luck lunch following worship.  The committee in charge of this event will provide barbecue pork and condiments, along with beverages.  You are invited to bring a side, salad or dessert to share.

Blessing of Backpacks 2022 + Lutherhill Sunday August 20-21

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Students and Pastor David Tinker at the blessing of backpacks some years ago.

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Lutherhill Sunday

and Blessings of Students and their Backpacks

By Pastor David Tinker

The weekend of August 20-21 offers a combined special event for our congregation.  We will offer our annual Lutherhill Sunday and our annual blessing of students and their backpacks.  Both will be offered at our regular Saturday 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. services.

Lutherhill Sunday

We will welcome our longtime friend, Matt Kindsvatter, Executive Director of Lutherhill Ministries.  For most the past decade he has joined us in August to share about Lutherhill and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with us.  We are thankful for our partnership with this area ministry.  Our cooperative work with our Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a major part of our support and direction of this camping and retreat outdoor ministry.

Pictured is Matt Kindsvatter at a Lutherhill Sunday some years ago.

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Lutherhill Staff to Lead Sunday School Class

There will also be a special Sunday school class led by some of our staff friends from Lutherhill.  Get your children, grandchildren, and younger friends together for a fun time of learning, prayer, and play.  Sunday school is offered at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday.

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Blessing of Backpacks

Blessing of Students and their Backpacks

At each of these services we will pray for students of all ages and situations.  It is not required that the students bring a backpack, but, if the student has one, he or she is encouraged to bring it.

This is an opportunity for students to be involved in their faith every day of the week.  We connect their school life with how these students grow and learn as an extension of their connection with Jesus.

We involve students of a wide variety of situations.  Over the years we have involved students in preschool through various types of graduate school.  We have involved students who are enrolled in public schools, private schools, and home school programs.  We have involved students who are quite young through those well into their adult years.  The important and joyful thing is that our students are present with us and God. We are also showing that we support them in their growing and learning.

Aluminum Cans for Camping

Aluminum Cans making a Positive Difference for Youth

For several years the Men in Mission of MLLC have been collecting aluminum beverage cans for a special purpose.  They are working to help make sure young people from MLLC get some help to attend Lutheran Church Bible Camp at Lutherhill.  In recent years this men’s ministry group has quietly collected these cans to raise money from selling these through recycling.  This past year the Men in Mission were able to provide $50.00 per youth member for their participation a summer camping program at Lutherhill.

The Men in Mission have not been alone in this. They have had significant support from many people who donate enough cans each year to provide this encouragement and assistance to many youth.   They don’t really know all who those who make the donations. This is because the donation center is outside in a quiet corner of the church facilities.  Every week kind, and generally anonymous, individuals drop off bag upon bag of empty aluminum beverage cans to help our youth.

You can be part of this happy cause as well.  Simply set aside your used aluminum beverage cans. Then, when you are on your way to worship, or heading to or through town, simply grab your bags of cans and leave these at the donation station.

The donation station is on the north side of the building – the side facing US 290.  This is under the covered part of the drive through, drop off entrance to the fellowship hall.  These photos show the can receptacles in the context of the north entrance.  The station is open 24 hours a day. If the collection bins are full, feel free to leave your bags of cans next to the bins.  We welcome all aluminum can donations.

Thank you all for your partnership in ministry at MLLC.  Together we are making disciples of Jesus Christ and sharing God’s love to the ends of the earth.

Registration is open for Monumental VBS!

You can register online now for Martin Luther Lutheran Church’s (MLLC) Monumental VBS 2022. Participants will gather at MLLC from Sunday, June 12-Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-7:45 pm for upbeat music, bible stories, and engaging activities. Children from preschool (age 3 minimum) through elementary school are invited to join the fun.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please click here to register.

Vacation Bible 2022 School Coming Soon

 

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Vacation Bible School June 12-16, 2022

You are invited to plan now to attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022 at MLLC.  The theme is, “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness.”  At Monumental VBS 2022 kids are invited to go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sun baked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

Children age 3 and up through elementary school are invited to participate and learners.   Junior and senior high youth are part of the volunteer team, along with adults.

Join the fun on the week of June 12-16, Sunday – Thursday evenings.  The approximate time of VBS will be 5:30-7:45 p.m. each evening.

The Closing program will be on Sunday, June  19, at our 10:00 a.m. worship service.

Information coming soon about registration and volunteer opportunities.

 

Praise & Celebrate Youth Night March 27

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Come Celebrate God and His Goodness

Youth in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in our new, monthly Youth Night.  Praise and Celebrate is the theme.

Youth from the community and from any church are welcome to participate.

See the flier above for RSVP and such.

This will take place in the Mission and Ministry building of MLLC.  The location address for Martin Luther Lutheran Church – MLLC – is 211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932.   Note that the Mission and Ministry building is across the street from the main campus of the church.  This is the tan, metal building across from the main church building, and behind the green house (parsonage).  The street address for the Mission and Ministry Building is 250 Augsburg Ave, Carmine, TX  78932.

Sunday, March 27

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner will be served

The gathering will take place in the Mission and Ministry Building.

Along with the meal will be a service project, plus an age appropriate lesson and fellowship time.

Our plan is to offer this at least once a month during the school year, plus at least twice a month during the summer months.  Typically the monthly gathering will be on the 4th Sunday of the month, except in November and December due to the holiday schedules.

The April gathering will be held on April 24th, the Sunday one week after Easter Sunday.

Praise & Celebrate Youth Night – January

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Get Ready for the Next Youth Night –  January 23

Youth in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in our new, monthly Youth Night.  Praise and Celebrate is the theme.

Youth from the community and from any church are welcome to participate.

See the flier above for RSVP and such.

This will take place in the Mission and Ministry building of MLLC.  The location address for Martin Luther Lutheran Church – MLLC – is 211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932.   Note that the Mission and Ministry building is across the street from the main campus of the church.  This is the tan, metal building across from the main church building, and behind the green house (parsonage).  The street address for the Mission and Ministry Building is 250 Augsburg Ave, Carmine, TX  78932.

Sunday, January  23

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner will be served

The gathering will take place in the Mission and Ministry Building.

Along with the meal will be a service project, plus an age appropriate lesson and fellowship time.

Our plan is to offer this at least once a month during the school year, plus at least twice a month during the summer months.  Typically the monthly gathering will be on the 4th Sunday of the month, except in November and December due to the holiday schedules.

Children’s Christmas Program – December 12

Come Celebrate Jesus coming into the world

Our annual Children’s Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 12, at our normal 10:00 a.m worship service.

During worship on Sunday, December 12, 10:00 a.m.

Followed by an all church fellowship meal as we hold our annual, “Birthday Party for Jesus.”  A soup and cake meal will be served for all.  Please plan on attending.  There will be plenty of food for all ages.

New Monthly Youth Event – November 14

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Community Youth Night – November 14

Youth in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in our new, monthly Youth Night.  Praise and Celebrate is the theme.

Youth from the community and from any church are welcome to participate.

See the flier above for RSVP and such.

This will take place in the Mission and Ministry building of MLLC.  The location address for Martin Luther Lutheran Church – MLLC – is 211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932.   Note that the Mission and Ministry building is across the street from the main campus of the church.  This is the tan, metal building across from the main church building, and behind the green house (parsonage).  The street address for the Mission and Ministry Building is 250 Augsburg Ave, Carmine, TX  78932.

Sunday, November 14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner (Pizza this time) will be served

The gathering will take place in the Mission and Ministry Building.

Along with the meal will be an age appropriate lesson and fellowship time.

Our plan is to offer this at least once a month during the school year, plus at least twice a month during the summer months.

Education Wing Work Day – August 29

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You are Invited to Help

Sunday, August 29, 11 a.m. and following.

The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring a work day this Sunday, August 29.  The goal is to clean up and prepare the Education Wing of the building for the coming Sunday School year.   There will be cleaning, sorting, moving of furniture, etc. to get the spaces ready.  Some of these spaces need extra work to transform the rooms from former day school rooms into Sunday School rooms.  We want to make the spaces more inviting and joyful for our numerous Sunday School students and their families.

The committee is providing lunch for volunteers.  Plan on joining the other volunteers for lunch and active service this Sunday, August 29, after the 10:00 a.m. worship service.   This work day will begin around 11:00 a.m.