|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. = Overcoming
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. = Psalms
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. = The Gospel of John
This Week's Schedule
School soccer tournament @ Peace, Kissimmee
KQ/ACTs/ABC @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Voters Meeting @ 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Funday @ 11:30 a.m.
King's Camp Orientation @ 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
School Mission Service @ 8:05 a.m.
Mid-Morning Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to those who have been added to this list. It is a weekly update on the news and events of King of Kings as well as devotional message to encourage you during the week. The title is “Greetings Saints” because we are all saints in Christ, made holy by the blood of the Lamb.
This is the last call for our South Atlantic District summer youth camps. The deadline is this Sunday, April 30. The Amazing Race Teen Challenge (those going into 9th grade through those who just completed 12th) is June 27-30 ($355/) in Kissimmee, FL and includes the Race at Epcot. (Amazing Race All Forms) Camp South—Soul Survivor (those going into 3rd grade through those who just completed 8th) is July 24-28 ($285/) in Covington, GA and includes, bowling, low ropes and the mudder course. (Camp South All Forms) Contact Pastor if you have any questions. We will provide transportation to GA. You can watch promo videos for Camp South and Amazing Race here.
This Sunday is also our last Sunday Funday. It will be a special water day We have a waterslide and bounce house. It will also be a time to invite parents with kids who might be interested in our school. There is a $50 credit toward next year’s registration for any referrals. (The family must be introduced to Mr. C.) April 30 will also be our third quarter voters meeting, the budget/election meeting.
In ten days, May 7, it will be Confirmation Day. Four of our young people: Brandon Elam, Ben Hess, Antonio Rivera and Maddie Rudolph will take their solemn vow of faithfulness to the Lord. Examination is May 6 at 4:00 pm.
Tuesday is the deadline for early registration for King's Camp. There is a Parent Orientation meeting at 6:30 pm. You can come, learn what King's Camp is all about, and register that very night. Orientation lasts about a half an hour to forty-five minutes. You can also register online here.
Finally, we are having an Applebee’s Flap Jack Fundraiser, Saturday, May 13, 8:00-10:00 am. For $6 you will receive a pancake/sausage breakfast with your choice of drink. You will be greeted and served by familiar King of Kings faces. Great idea for mom as the next day is Mother’s Day. Tickets are available through the office (407-628-5696). It is at the Maitland Applebee’s. Proceeds go towards new picnic tables. If you would like to help set-up, greet, seat, serve, or clean up, please see Mr. C.
Now, here is today’s devotion:
Go and Tell
The high priest and all his associates…arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.” At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people… “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” the high priest said… Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!”
Acts 5:17-21, 28-29
“Go…and tell” the angel told the apostles. Do you recall hearing those words recently? When some women had arrived early at Jesus’ tomb that first Easter morning, an angel told them, “Go quickly and tell his disciples: he has risen from the dead.” (Matthew 28:7). That’s the Easter imperative, the Easter command. Jesus is alive! He’s risen from the dead. He has conquered death. Go and tell.
Of course there is a part of us called the sinful nature that says, “Don’t go and tell.” Some people warn us that we should never talk about politics and religion. Sometimes, as in the Bible reading for today, even the authorities of this world forbid us to speak about the risen Christ. But through his angel messengers God told the women and the apostles, “Go…and tell.”
So why would we go and tell? We do it out of love for the Lord who told us to do so. But there is also another reason.
If your son or daughter is drowning, wouldn’t you throw out a life preserver if you had one? If a friend is dying from a poisonous scorpion bite, wouldn’t you give the antidote if you had it? If a classmate or coworker is starving, wouldn’t you feed that person if you had the food?
We live in a world where people are dying spiritually and eternally, and we have the only real antidote for death. Through faith in the risen Jesus we can and will live eternally. In the risen Jesus we have the prescription to living joyfully forever! Love for others will move us to go and tell them.
Yes, there will be some who will reject that truth, deny that possibility, and suggest that the notion of joyous everlasting life through Jesus and him alone is nothing but foolishness.
But God will bring others to faith, and they will thank you for sharing that life saving message of the crucified and risen Christ. Just read the Book of Acts in the Bible. Then experience the wonder and joy of sharing that message with others. Yes, go and tell.
Dear Lord, you have saved me for a life of joy in heaven with you. Moved by your wondrous love, help me to go and tell others about it, too! Amen.