April 6th, Monday
- Livestream Update
As of this morning, our Palm Sunday Service had 431views. The third installment of the Philippians Bible Study had 16 views. The local issues with projecting slides on Livestream have been resolved. Special thanks to Terry Hansen and Mark Oestreich for the efforts they are making to provide Livestream services to our members.
Printed Materials Are Being Picked Up!
Devotional materials continue to be available at the Woldt parsonage. In addition, copies of the sermon, our newsletter and other items are also available. The Woldt parsonage is the dark brick house next to the smaller children’s playground east of our school’s green space. Lots of trees in the front yard. Please practice any advised precautions for hand washing/sanitation both before and after you receive the materials you want. You can come anytime between the hours of 9am and 7pm. Let yourself into the front porch area. No need to knock or ring the doorbell.
NOTE: The three offering envelopes left on Sunday were placed in the church safe AFTER the counting team tallied the offerings Sunday afternoon. Those checks will be processed with next week’s count. The same would hold true for any offerings we receive in the mail today.
We Have Facebook Too!
Did you know that both David’s Star Church and David’s Star School have a Facebook page? If you are active on social media, look us up for additional devotional thoughts and worship resources. You can also find a recording of the ringing of the church bells here!
Link to MLC song
One of our members suggested we include a link to a Martin Luther College choir song. The choir number repeats in at least a half dozen ways the thought that Jesus was our substitute who took all our sins on himself to give us life and salvation! What a great gospel message!
His Robes for Mine on Vimeo
At Rest in the Lord
We received word early this morning that Beth Wagie’s earthly pilgrimage has ended. The Lord has called Beth home to heaven. Arrangements for funeral services are pending. Please keep Beth’s husband, John, and the rest of her family in your prayers.
We also received this email message from our member, Rachel Kwiecinski: Rick's father, Dennis Kwiecinski (79) of Brown Deer, went to the Lord in the early morning hours of April 3rd. He was recently diagnosed with coronary heart failure a month ago, but his body was too weak to fight it. He was a Christian man, a loving husband (Carol), father (Rick), and grandfather (Jeff). Christian services and burial will be held at a later date. Condolences if desired, may be sent to Rick & Rachel at 10187 Rolling Glen, Cedarburg 53012. 414-303-5570
Holy Week Livestream Schedule
Palm Sunday – Live recording at 5:00pm on Saturday April 4th
Maundy Thursday – Live recording at 3:45pm on Thursday April 9th
Good Friday – Live recording at 1:30pm on Friday April 10th
Easter Dawn – Live recording to be determined
Easter Festival – Live recording at 7:45 am on April 12th
Easter Sunday Evening – A special service from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary at 6pm. Please see www.wels.net for more information.
Church Bells are Ringing
One of our sextons is voluntarily coming to David’s Star every Sunday morning to keep the church bells ringing at 7:45am and 10:15am. Even though there are no services being held at church, the ringing of the bells is his way of reminding all who hear that the gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be proclaimed, despite Satan’s best efforts to stop its spread. To God be the glory!
Member Calls Continue
As of this morning, almost 175 member calls have been logged. Thanks to the elders and volunteers making those calls. Thanks to those receiving the calls. We are receiving valuable feedback on our ministry, as well as updated contact information as a result of this process.
Put Pastor on Pause?
One couple commented that as they watch the Livestream service, they occasionally put the pastor on pause during the sermon. They take the time to discuss what they have heard during the sermon (something we can’t/don’t usually do during our regular services.) They called it one of the “silver linings” for them in these unusual times.
One Last Word
“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6)
Pastor Mike Woldt & Pastor Kurt Loescher