|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. = Reformation
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. = Judges
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. = Romans
This Week's Schedule
Academic Bowl @ Bay Pines LS, Seminole, FL
Outdoor Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m. @ Woodlands subdivision park
Church Picnic @ 11:15 a.m. @ Woodlands subdivision park
Trustees Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
Church Council @ 7:00 p.m.
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
School Mission Service @ 8:05 a.m.
Romans Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service @ 7:00 p.m.
Last night, the congregation held a special “pre-call” meeting with South Atlantic District President Chuck Westra. With the given information, he will put together a “call list” for the congregation for April 22. The congregation will then issue a pastoral call and a preschool call. All are invited to attend that meeting.
This Sunday, April 15, will be our outdoor service and church picnic at the Woodlands Subdivision park in Longwood. (I-4, to E 434, N on Tollgate Trail; 2nd stop sign, W on Western Fork, dead ends at the park.) The service is at 10 am. There are picnic tables under the pavilion, but you may want to bring your own, more comfortable chair to sit in. After the service, we’ll have a potluck picnic. Kevin will have his grill there if you’d like to cook anything. Also, there are outlets if needed. After lunch—and weather permitting—we’ll play some games in the fields. There is also a play set for little kids.
April 29 will be our last Sunday Funday. It will be a special water day. It is a great opportunity to invite parents with kids who might be interested in our school. Lunch will be provided.
Now, here’s today’s devotion:
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1 & Psalm 118:29
A morsel of public speaking advice that I’ve heard and read several times: “Tell them what you’re going to say. Then, say it. Finally, tell them what you just said.”
Applying that truth to our verse, tell why the LORD is worthy of our thanks. Then thank the LORD for his goodness and love. Finally, remind everyone why we thank the LORD for his goodness and love.
Psalm 118 begins with: “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Then, the author writes about anguish. He tells about being in trouble and about to fall. But, the LORD was with him and helped him. The LORD was his strength and salvation. He would not die, but live and would proclaim what the LORD has done. The author of the psalm had every reason to praise and thank and rejoice in the LORD.
Finally, Psalm 118 ends with “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
As you see, the first and last verses of Psalm 118 are the same. At the very beginning and very end of this song, God had the author write: “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm118 is perfect for us, too. We begin with thanks because we know that the LORD is good and his love endures forever.
Then life hands us countless joys and heartaches, challenges and blessings, hills and valleys. Through it all, God is with us. God blesses us. God saves us. God gives us eternal life. We praise and thank and rejoice in the LORD.
Finally, what better way to end than the way we began? We thank the LORD because he is good and his love endures forever.
Thank the LORD for his goodness and love. Then tell why the LORD is worthy of our thanks. Finally, thank the LORD for his goodness and love.
Psalm 118:1 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:29 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
LORD God, you are perfectly good. Your love endures forever. Thank you for forgiving and saving me. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. Thank you for being with me and helping me every day. Fill my life, my words and my heart with praise and thanks for you. Amen.