The pre-Reformation Roman Catholic church of the 15th century thought it had all the answers – there was, it concluded, nothing more to add on life’s major questions, and people had to accept what they were told: having faith was more important than having proof. Scientific challenges, like the discovery by Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) that the Earth was not the center of the universe (as the church taught), were met with cries of “heretic!” – and threats, or even imposition, of torture and death.
Hello St. Luke! We are sending a youth team and adult leaders to Tijuana this summer to build houses for the needy. We are coordinating this with LBCM, Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry in San Diego, as we have in past Missions to Mexico. Our trip will be from Monday July 10th to Friday July 14th, and our actual build dates will be from Tuesday through Thursday. Please hold us in your prayers as we plan and prepare for this exciting opportunity! And please look for future announcements and activities supporting our Mission. If you have any questions please check with our youths or see any of the adult leaders, Pastor Bob, Miguel Villa or Roy Tuason.
We are winding down our Sunday school 2016-2017 year. This is my last article until September 2017. Our last class will be on May 21st.
Here is what’s in store:
May 7th: VBS Hero Central preview
May 14th: Mother’s Day-Honor your Mother Lesson
May 21st: Bible Bingo with prizes
It’s time for our annual spaghetti dinner and carnival fundraiser! Please join us for this fun event on Saturday, May 6. The children’s concert will start at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a delicious spaghetti dinner in Kurtz Hall, and then plenty of carnival games in the preschool yard. Tickets for the dinner are $40 for a family of 2-6 people, with each additional person after 6 at $10 per person. A carnival pass is $10 for the entire family. The carnival will be filled with fun games, music, treats, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. Tickets will be on sale following the church services on April 23 and 30, or you may also buy them at the preschool office during the week, or at the event. This annual event helps us raise funds so we can repair and upgrade our classrooms, purchase new play equipment and toys, and provide tuition scholarships. Thank you for your support!
Every May first since Claudia, my wife of now may years, and I were dating I have delivered her flowers in celebration of May Day. This started because her family lived in Hawaii for several years during her childhood and she remembered that May 1st was a very special day there. The locals knew the day as “Flower Day” or “Leis Day”. Either way May 1st was all about flowers. I decided way back then that I would always remember to bring or have flowers or a flowering plant of some kind delivered every May the first. May is important to the two of us because that is the month that we became “a couple”. May 17th. We still celebrate that day in the present.