Thoughts: Jesus is sometimes called the Lamb of God. He is not likened to any other animal. And he is called the Good Shepherd, but he is not known as the keeper of any other animal.
Did he have a particular affinity for sheep? Or did he wisely draw upon the characteristics of sheep – animals which were familiar to his listeners – to illustrate his teaching?
Angels told only one group of people about Jesus’ birth – shepherds.
“Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
The angels gave the shepherds directions.
“And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
Discussion: Why did the angels tell only the shepherds?
Activity: Bring good tidings of great joy to someone through a sincere compliment.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Remember in prayer this week Bob & Vivian Grusnick, Stu & Vivian Hansard, Eunice Kraase, Mildred Parker, Dennis & Alice Seppanen and Marilyn Therrian.
THERE ARE THREE MORE OPPORTUNITIES to see our own Bret Miller’s director talents in the movie “Chasing the Star” at the Royal Oak Emagine theatre! Tonight, tomorrow night and Thursday night at 7pm. Meet at the theatre by 6:30pm to gather and buy tickets to sit together. Lazy Boy theatre seating and delicious popcorn await you. Run time is 1.5 hours and the group who saw this movie Sunday night were very impressed.
This Sunday is your first chance to bring your books for the UMW Book Sale on May 21 – May 28. Go through your shelves, your basement and your boxes and find gently used books that others would love to read. Bring them starting Sunday, May 7th.
Final call for the CROP Walk this Sunday – All money is due at the time of the Walk. You may still go on line at CrophungerWalk.org/troymi if you wish to support someone after the Walk. YOU MAY STILL WALK. MEET AT 12:00PM AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CLAWSON. This is a family friendly fun event!
From Pastor Weatherly: Here is the link to read the letter from Bishop David concerning the recent ruling by the Judicial Council.
New Member Sunday will be May 21. Those who wish to join, please contact Pastor Weatherly as soon as possible.
Concerns from Sunday, April 30:
Carole Welbaum – Chris Weemhoff’s mother passed away yesterday. Family service will be at a later date.
Jayne Saeger – For my daughter-in-law, Shelly, and all her family on the death of her mother “JoJo.” Services tomorrow in Roseville.
Prayers for the still suffering alcoholics. May they find strength in the Lord.
Concern and Joy:
Debbie Hagelstein – Continued prayers for friends Ron & Sarah and baby Addison who was born 17 weeks early at 1.7 lbs. She is two weeks old.
Robin Ostergaard – It’s official! I retired on Friday!
Sheryl & Craig Dukes – Marilyn Therrian’s back surgery went well. She hopes to be released later this week.
Steve Kosinski – Our own Alexandra Zetye has been accepted into Wayne State School of Medicine. Richly deserved! Congrats!!
Art & Judy Conley – Our 9-year old granddaughter, Maya, won the state championship, level 3, for gymnastics. We are proud!
This joy just in from Bill and Sue Wesp – their new granddaughter, Olivia Rose Dooley, arrived yesterday. Norah is a proud big sister!
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.