Sunday, April 22nd  

Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:1-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

The Lord Jesus is “the good shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). His life is not taken from Him, but He lays it down willingly, of His own accord, because He knows and loves the sheep. As the One sent by the Father, He has the “authority to lay it down” and the “authority to take it up again” (John 10:18). So has He done, and now He continues to love and serve as the Good Shepherd of the sheep by the voice of His Gospel. He thus calls all people into the fold of His Church, so that there may be “one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16). That is why the apostles “were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead” (Acts 4:2). Since “there is salvation in no one else,” His voice rings out to this day through the preaching of His name, “for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). His voice comforts our hearts against all condemnation and gives us courage to “love one another” and “to lay down our lives for the brothers,” as He laid down His life for us (1 John 3:16, 23).


8:00am                 Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                 Holy Communion

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class


Elders:                  Rick Pfeiffer & Hal Medo

Ushers:                Jimmy Rahm, Scott Zweifel, Travis Goeglein, Monte Wegner


Church Office Hours this week: Friday 9-noon


Tuesday, April 24th

6:00pm                 Men’s Night Out at El Pueblito


Wednesday, April 25th   

6:30am                 Mens Bible Study

6:00pm                 Choir Practice

7:00pm                 Worship & Bible Study w/ HC


Thursday, April 26th

7:00pm                 Ladies Night Out @ Door 222


Friday April 27th

9:30am                 Women’s Bible Study

6:30pm                 Dominoes


Sunday, April 29th

8:00am                 Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                 Matins

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class

11:45am               Potluck/Voter’s Meeting

Bethesda Craft Sale during fellowship


Elders:                  Dean Amdahl & Monte Wegner

Ushers:                Jim Zweifel, Darrell Viegut, Jerome Brandt, Brian Fischer