Worship – 11:00 am
Adult Bible Study – 9:30 am
Sunday School – 9:30 am
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ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 14th annual music festival is scheduled for August 14th beginning at 5pm. Potluck Barbecue to follow. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY SCHOOL/BIBLE CLASS: Sunday School and Adult Bible Study will resume in the fall, date to be determined.
Welcome to our church’s website. We are glad you visited to find out what is going on at Funny River Community Lutheran Church. Our hope and prayer is that you might also visit us.
A church isn’t a building. It is the worshipping community that regularly gathers to receive God’s gifts of word and sacrament and then leaves to express their faith throughout the week in serving God and neighbor in their workplace, school, community and home.
If you are looking for a group of perfect people, you will need to look elsewhere. We are a group of sinners who are in the process of being transformed by God’s love. We invite those who are willing to admit with us that we need God’s forgiveness and are in turn willing to forgive and love others.
Our church isn’t like many today that is trying to conform it’s teaching to society’s changing norms about right and wrong. Our foundation for what we teach and confess is God’s Word (the Bible) that both shows all of us our sinfulness (selfishness) and God’s forgiveness and love.
If you want to meet a “funny” group of Christians, come on over and visit us.
Old Testament Reading Genesis 9:8–17
8 God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
9“Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. 11I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Epistle Ephesians 3:14–21
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Holy Gospel Mark 6:45–56
45Immediately [Jesus] made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50for they all saw
him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
53When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
Matthew 26: 36-46