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~AUGUST NEWSLETTER~

Do you need a break?
 
“This is the best holiday we’ve ever had!  So restful! So peaceful! No pressures! Let’s do it again next year!”
 Holidays offer a change of pace, a break from the pressures of our normal routine, and time to be together with family and friends.  They give us an opportunity to lay aside, at least for a brief period, many of the concerns we struggle with day-by-day. 
But the worries, pressures, and monotony of daily routine wait for us to return home. We really don’t escape them. We only postpone them. The greater question is: how do we deal with those problems once we’re back from our holidays?
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest...Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).
Jesus understands the struggles of life. He helped people in His day cope with them. He can help us today. His Word, the Bible, is His resource for guidance, comfort, and peace with God.
Best of all, He provides rest for the soul. He forgives all the sins we have committed and wrongs we have done. He relieves us of thinking we’ve got to perform to perfect standards or God won’t accept us. He offers the certain hope of eternal life with Him in heaven. Believing in Him and His Word gives us perspective, hope, and inner strength to deal with everything in this life. 
Enjoy a holiday with your Saviour every day as you turn to His promises.
Join your brothers and sisters in Christ for our weekly holiday with Him in worship & Bible study. Worship isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity for our souls to rest in Jesus so they don’t burn out due to spiritual worries or burdens!
Never take a “vacation” from hearing your Savior’s voice or from receiving His real presence in Lord’s Supper. The rest only He can give will last forever!

Mountain View Ministry

Vacation Bible School We’re grateful to have had the chance to share God’s Word through our VBS!  We offer our heart-felt gratitude to Jesus, who gave us eternal life and gave us faith in Him and His Word to share.  We thank His people who helped, whether in the background, planning, preparing crafts & snacks, or whether on hand for the VBS teaching, assisting with crafts, snacks, registration, cleaning-up, and our closing picnic.   
     Let’s do all we can to follow-up on those who heard God’s Word.  Begin with prayer...and continue with loving witness!   

Summer Sunday Bible Study:  Through Labour Day we offer a 20 minute Bible study immediately after worship. We encourage everyone to participate, including the children. God bless us as we gladly learn His Word. During this 500th Anniversary year of the Lutheran Reformation, we’ll review the Apostles’ Creed as summarized in Luther’s Small Catechism. This month’s topic: The work of the Holy Spirit.

Church Fellowship – picnic/campfire/sing-along Friday, August 25th - Join us any time after 5:00 for picnic supper – bring your own meat for the barbecue or to make over the fire & a side dish/salad to pass. Bring lawn chairs, lawn games & at 7:00 we’ll enjoy a campfire sing-along.

Fall Sunday School We’ll have our “Sundae Sunday” church picnic & Sunday School kick-off on September 10th. That Sunday we’ll resume our regular Bible Study hour at 10:45 a.m.

Is God calling you to serve in our Sunday School? Our Sunday School is an important part of our ministry to bring Christ’s gifts to children through the Word we teach and the love we share. To use your talents to teach, substitute teach, or help in any way, contact pastor and join us for our meeting Sunday, August 27th after our 20 Minute Bible Study.

Springbank Community Fair is September 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Would you like to help plan & tend our fair booth?  It’s a great way to meet our neighbours & share Sunday School & other invitations! Please contact pastor to help.

Mid-Week Bible Study will resumes Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Ministry Meetings in August
Sunday School Teachers/Helpers – Sunday, August 27th, 11:30 a.m.
Elders: Tuesday, August 22, 9:00 a.m.

District Council: As circuit pastor, Pastor Schultz attends our Dakota-Montana District Council August 15-16 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our District Council meets to review our Wisconsin Synod and district ministry. The circuit pastors meet for mutual encouragement