|King of Kings Lutheran Church
1101 N. Wymore Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. =
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. =
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. =
This Week's Schedule
KQ/ACTs/ABC @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Potluck Dinner @ 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
Mission Service @ 8:05 a.m.
Romans Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Lenten Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Service @ 7:00 p.m.
Basic Doctrines @ 7:00 p.m.
Last Sunday, the Accreditation Visiting Team began their review of our school re-accreditation. Tuesday, we received a provisional standard accreditation. What that means is that we have 15 standards that we need clean up and document by August 1 in order to keep our accreditation. Everything is doable and should be done by June 1.
This Sunday, March 11, as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, WELS President and former KOK Pastor Mark Schroeder will be here to preach and share some memories. Before the service, he will have a synod Q&A session in the church during the Bible study hour. After the service, we will have a potluck dinner in honor of his coming. Please bring a dish to share! This is a quite an honor that he has come and I hope you will all make it for the service and dinner.
This Wednesday, Pastor David Rosenbaum from Redeemer, Merritt Island, will be here for the midweek Lenten service. Dinner is from 6:00-6:45 pm. Pastor Golisch will be at Risen Savior, SE Orlando.
If you’re looking for something else to do, the Wisconsin Lutheran College touring Choir and Chamber Choir will be performing in our area:
-Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m. @ Open Bible Lutheran Church, The Villages, FL
-Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. @ Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Fort Myers, FL
-Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. @ Christ the King Lutheran Church, Palm Coast, FL
-Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. @ Victory Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, FL
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared certain Christian movies you might be interested in. Let me emphasize again I Can Only Imagine. It is the true story behind the popular Christian song of the same name by Mercy Me. It is a very powerful and moving story. If you’d like to see the movie with me, I plan to go to the 7:15 pm showing on Friday, March 16, at the AMC 18 at the Altamonte Spring mall. And if you want to go out for ice cream afterwards...
Finally, two Sundays ago, I received a call to be the associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Slinger, WI. I am currently evaluating my current ministry call to King of Kings and the potential ministry in Slinger, and where my gifts and abilities can best serve the Kingdom of Christ. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. I welcome any questions, comments or spiritual insights. I hope to come to a conclusion in the next week or two.
Now here’s today’s devotion:
Dead or Alive?
If Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
John Bacon was a sculptor. And he was a good one. In fact, even during Bacon’s lifetime, Great Britain recognized him as a genius. Some of the most famous places in England eagerly commissioned him to work his magic. Today his astounding sculptures live on. They continue to awe and inspire, from Oxford to Bristol Cathedral to Westminster Abbey and beyond.
John Bacon died in 1799. His 58 year old body found its final resting place at the Whitfield Tabernacle in London. It’s said that above his tomb are words that Bacon himself wrote for his epitaph before he died. To everyone walking past his grave John Bacon says this: “What I was as an artist seemed of some importance to me while I lived; but what I was as a believer in Jesus Christ is the only thing of importance to me now."
As you read or listen to this devotion, what’s important to you? Perhaps you’re a student just trying to make it through the final quarter. Perhaps you’re working in an office and you’re rushing to meet a deadline. Perhaps these words are reaching you at night after you’ve worked two jobs and put the kids to bed. Perhaps you’re retired and battling poor health. No matter where you are in your life, there are matters that are urgent and pressing for the here-and-now.
But never let the urgent overshadow the important. What’s important is your relationship with Jesus Christ. God’s forgiveness of your every sin at Calvary’s cross is the only thing that will matter the moment your life on this earth comes to an end.
John Bacon worked hard to use his talents to the best of his ability. The Lord wants us to do the same. But as you do, keep in mind The Only Thing of Importance. It’s your bond of faith with the Son of God.
Lord Jesus, there are so many pressing matters in my life. Give me focus. Empower me to rivet my eyes of faith on what is truly important. Move me to fix my eyes on you. Amen.