Labor Day 2019

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by Pastor David Tinker

Sunday Schedule for September 1

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Children’s Activities and Meal at 11:10 a.m.

Worship on September 1 will be in the Fellowship Hall at MLLC.  This is the older, white building on the north 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.

We will resume our normal schedule on the weekend of September 7 and 8:

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

Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. beginning in the Fellowship Hall

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

 

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.

 

Luther and Christian Vocation

A few years ago I discovered a concise statement written by a fellow Lutheran pastor regarding the Lutheran Christian understanding of vocation.  Here is an excerpt of what Pastor Samuel Schuldheisz, Redeemer Lutheran Church (LC-MS) of Huntington Beach, CA, writes, “… our earthly vocations or “stations in life” as Luther called them are fruits of our heavenly calling as God’s children in baptism. The purpose of vocation is to love and serve the neighbor in the particular stations in life that God has called us to whether we are a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, teacher, student, etc. We don’t live life hidden in a corner. This was the danger of many priests and monks in the Reformation era. Many taught that the highest form of Christian living was to become a monk and live in a monastery. Luther wrote extensively against this false teaching as he re-discovered the doctrine of vocation and began to teach and preach about its necessity in the Christian life. Luther taught that on one level, there is no difference between monk and magistrate or priest and plumber. Each Christian is called according to God’s Word and Spirit, regardless of what their status in society is. This means that God’s calling of a Roadkill Collector is just as holy as God’s calling to be a pastor.

The difference is the office and duties that are unique to each vocation. For example, the pastoral office is not the office of school teacher, just as the office of father is not the same as the office of mother. Each vocation, or calling from God, has particular and unique duties attached to it. This is how God works in, with, and under the ordinary means of this life to accomplish His good and gracious will, physically and spiritually.”

 

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, pre-retirement, or planned for vocation (such as students 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 1, 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 sandwiches and condiments, along with beverages.  You are invited to bring a side, salad or dessert to share.

After worship we will also offer a bounce house and other activities for children.  Bring your kids and grand-kids and neighbors.

 

 

MLLS – January Lunch and Snack Menus

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As part of our ongoing program at the Martin Luther Lutheran School a lunch and snack are provided.  We are thankful for our faithful staff who manage, prepare and serve these meals to the students of the school.

Check out this link for the updated lunch and snack menus for January 2015.

 

September 2014 Lunch and Snack Menus

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As a service to parents and interested individuals we post our snack and lunch menus for Martin Luther Lutheran School.

Click this link to see the upcoming menus.

We are thankful for the excellent staff, families, students and school board, who, along with the people of MLLC, work to make Martin Luther Lutheran School the best it can be.  Thanks be to God!

Welcome to Martin Luther Lutheran School

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(Pictured above:  Pastor David Tinker, MLLS Director Kelli Meinoldt, MLLS Board President, Ed Eargle)

We are very thankful to offer an early childhood eduction and daycare center here at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.  We encourage you to visit the page for our school to find out more about the service and ministry we offer.  Click this link for more information about Martin Luther Lutheran School.

Also, feel free to contact our school director, Kelli Meinholdt, at 979-278-3380, to find out more.

A Blessing for the Little Ones

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The main playground of Martin Luther Lutheran Church is getting a major addition.  The new playground equipment is being installed this week.  The old equipment was deteriorating significantly and was in need of replacement.  Now the children of our Sunday School and the Martin Luther Lutheran School (MLLS) will have fresh and more exciting play equipment for recess and play times.

We are very thankful to the the great number of generous donors who have given memorial gifts to MLLS in recent years.  Through their kindness the congregation has been able to pay for the equipment and for professional installation of the new set.  Thank you all very much for your donations, prayers and support.  The kids are going to love it!

We will have more photos soon of the completed set up.