Funny River, Alaska

Welcome!

Worship – 11:00 am
Adult Bible Study – 9:30 am
Sunday School – 9:30 am

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What’s Happening?

LWML GARAGE SALE: The Funny River Chapter of LWML will be hosting their annual garage sale on Saturday, June 19th from 9am to 5pm at the church.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS is scheduled for July 12 through 16 this year. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You Are Priceless to God.” For information and/or registration, please email funny_river_lutheran1@yahoo.com

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.

 

Worship With Us

 Old Testament Reading Job 38:1–11 

1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 

2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 

3Dress for action like a man; 

I will question you, and you make it known to me. 

4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? 

Tell me, if you have understanding. 

5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! 

Or who stretched the line upon it? 

6On what were its bases sunk, 

or who laid its cornerstone, 

7when the morning stars sang together 

and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 

8“Or who shut in the sea with doors 

when it burst out from the womb, 

9when I made clouds its garment 

and thick darkness its swaddling band, 

10and prescribed limits for it 

and set bars and doors, 

11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, 

and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? 

Epistle 2 Corinthians 6:1–13 

1Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2For he says, 

“In a favorable time I listened to you, 

and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” 

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. 

11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. 

Holy Gospel Mark 4:35–41 

35On that day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 

36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?”