|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. = Psalms
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. = John
This Week's Schedule
NO SCHOOL DUE TO IRMA
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
ALL EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO IRMA
NO SCHOOL DUE TO IRMA
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
School Mission Service @ 8:05 a.m.
John Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service @ 7:00 p.m.
A few weeks ago, we heard about how Jesus walked on water through the storm and rescued his disciples. After all was said and done, they praised him and declared, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
As Hurricane Irma churns in the Caribbean, and is expected to hit Florida as a Category 4 and Central Florida as a Category 3, we know that Jesus is with us and will see us through the storm. After all is said and done, we too will praise him and declare, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Irma has impacted our weekend plans. Since it is expected that winds will pick up Saturday evening and authorities are asking people to stay off the roads Sunday and Monday, we want to comply. Therefore, we will not have services, Sunday school or the accreditation kick-off meeting this Sunday as originally planned. However, we will offer a special worship service Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. We understand if you feel uncomfortable venturing out that morning or if you have things to get ready before the storm hits. But, if you want to gather together with fellow believers in song and prayer, and in the comfort of God’s Word, the doors will be open and I’ll be waiting for you. Also, remember that we have a Wednesday evening service, assuming we still have power.
We don’t know what will happen, but after the storm, please let me know that you’re okay or if you have any needs that the church can help with. We have a few people ready to help. You can call or text me @ 407-312-1869. WELS Christian Aid and Relief is ready to help if there are serious issues. Also, I will let you know if there are any serious issues here at church.
Don’t forget, assuming all goes well, next Sunday (the 17th) we’ll have church in the gym due to the flooring installation in the sanctuary all in preparation for our KOK 50thAnniversary celebration October 8, 4:00 pm. There is still a lot to be done in preparation for that day. The 16th, we will have a special workday to remove the pews and everything else in the sanctuary and side rooms. The 23rd, we will have another workday to reinstall everything. Also on the 16th, we will have our Dinner Around Town at the Willow Tree in Sanford. (A sign-up sheet is posted.)
September 24th is our first Sunday Funday of the year. The school kids will sing in church. Afterwards there will be a luncheon and a presentation on bullying.
Finally, the film, “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” will air this Tuesday, September 12, at 8 p.m. EDTon PBS. It is a two-hour documentary on the life and impact of Martin Luther.
Please pray for the safety of all in the path of Irma. Now, here’s today’s devotion:
God is Faithful
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
“Relax. Everything is going to be OK.” Chances are, if those words are being spoken, there is a reason. Something is going on that has caused you to not be relaxed, to not feel as though everything is going to be OK (like a hurricane).
When someone says to you that everything is going to be OK, your response is directly related to the one who is speaking and your past experience with that individual. If it is a parent who has provided a stable and safe environment for you for many years, chances are you will listen and calm down a little. If it’s a complete stranger, you might not feel much better. A friend who has a tendency to get into trouble might actually make you more nervous by speaking those words.
When God tells you to relax—“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), and that everything is going to be OK—“Whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:26), you can hold onto those words with complete confidence. The reputation of the One who speaks makes every one of his promises trustworthy. He has the reputation of loving you. That reputation was solidified on the cross where he sacrificed his own Son in your place.
He has the reputation of being powerful. Creating the world and everything in it and overcoming death by rising from the grave established a very impressive reputation of strength.
Your God and Lord loves you enough to take care of your every need from now to eternity, and he has all the strength needed to do just that. Every promise that he makes gives you hope in this world that is filled with heartache and sorrow. These are promises that you can hold onto without question and with complete confidence, “for he who promised is faithful.”
Almighty Lord, you know all the situations in my life that cause me to worry and be afraid. You also know the storm bearing down on Florida and the Caribbean. Forgive me for the times when I have allowed those feelings to take over my life. Speak to me through your Word and give me a faith that holds unswervingly to your faithful promises. In Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen.