Scroll down to see pictures of our recent baptism!

Notices and Looking Ahead:

  • Pastor Craig will return later this week. No office hours or Bible Study on Wednesday, but we will hold Men’s Bible Study on Saturday.
  • June 20: Fathers Day potluck
  • Tuesday, June 22 7:00 p.m.: North Star Boys Choir at Zion Lutheran Church (620 E 3rd Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301)
  • Next month, Saturday, July 24 7:00 p.m.: Jerry Nelson Concert

Glory hallelujah! We praise God for Laura, and her obedience in baptism.

Keep reading to see what's happening locally, in our nation, and around the world:

Matters for prayer and / or action

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Pray for our country!

Pray specifically in June for our country, as it is National LGBTQIA Pride Month

For specific prayer guides in prayer for our country, see the webpage for Intercessors for America at https://ifapray.org/

Romans 13.1 – 7

1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

God reigns! He is in control. Fear not, but be always obedient unto His Word. Choose your words wisely; speak the truth in love. For we are here as ambassadors of Christ, and our purpose is to introduce Him to those whom He calls to us.

Please continue to pray for our country and our world:

  • God’s people, to fall on our knees
  • hearts burning to know God
  • hearts burning to obey God
  • God give us eyes to see His will, where He desires us to work, how He desires us to offer the fruit He grows in us
  • end abortion, murder, thievery, idolatry, adultery
  • God’s light to drive away the darkness in the world and in hearts

Visit this site to see what we celebrate nationally in the month of June: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/june-monthly-observations/

From the website https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-safety-month-june/

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH

Each week throughout National Safety Month in June is an opportunity to make a difference in your home, work, and community.

Identifying risks around the home or improving safety standards at home and in your community protects everyone. Whether we increase first aid and emergency awareness through drills or provide water safety tips for summer recreation, we’re taking steps to provide a safer neighborhood.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSafetyMonth

Get involved!

  • Report repairs as they are needed
  • Hold drills at home to help children know what to do in the even of
    • fire
    • tornado
    • medical event
    • another natural disaster
  • Volunteer to participate in community emergency preparedness events
  • Put together a first aid kit
  • Take a CPR class
  • Teach someone to change a tire properly and safely
  • Learn about proper storage and disposal of medications
  • Take a defensive driving course
  • Learn how to identify fall hazards in a home

Visit the National Safety Council website for tips and resources and use #NationalSafetyMonth to share on social media.

Educators and families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects designed to #CelebrateEveryDay!

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH HISTORY

The National Safety Council promotes National Safety Month annually.

Rainbow Bible Ranch

https://www.rainbowbibleranch.org/

Rainbow Bible Ranch, in Sturgis, SD, starts its summer camp season this month.

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainbowbibleranch/

From their “About” page:

Rainbow Bible Ranch is a biblically based youth camp located on a working cattle and horse ranch in Meade County. Larry Reinhold has been the executive director of Rainbow Bible Ranch since its inception over 40 years ago, and together with his wife, Robin, and their six children, the ranch and ministry continue. Kids from the ages of 6 through 18 are able to enjoy riding horses and herding cattle. One can participate in a western rodeo, sing around the campfire under the vast starry sky, swim in the old swimmin’ hole, chase frogs, learn how to use a rope, ride the zipline, teach a baby colt to lead and explore the wonders of God’s creation, Reinhold says.

Please visit their Statement of Faith page: https://www.rainbowbibleranch.org/statement-of-faith

Mitchell Food Pantry

Mitchell Food Pantry receives assistance from Feeding South Dakota and Feeding America.

The Food Pantry is supported by your donations, as well as generous donations from local businesses like Walmart, Country Hearth, Coborn’s, and County Fair. 

All the Food Pantry workers in Mitchell are volunteers. The Board of Directors is a composite of 15 local churches.

Find the Mitchell Food Pantry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mitchellfoodpantry

Phone the Pantry locally at 990.3663

Pray for Israel

Psalms 122.6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

A resource to check out:

https://www.jewishvoice.org/pray/scriptures 

Scripture commends us to fast regularly.

Edifying / Interesting / Useful Outside Links:

Online Bible reading and study: https://biblehub.com/ 

Bible Atlas: https://www.openbible.info/geo/atlas/a

Ov­er 14,600 Chris­tian hymns and Gos­pel songs: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/

Search this site to find lyrics and listen to accompaniments. https://www.hymnal.net/en/home 

Art of the Bible: https://artofthe.bible/

A Christian Apologetics Ministry Dedicated to Demonstrating the Historical Reliability of the Bible through Archaeological and Biblical Research.: https://biblearchaeology.org/

Direction for how to pray for persecuted Christians; gives Friday morning updates and a calendar; Can also look for the Pray Today app in your app store. icommittopray.com

Voice of the Martyrs website: https://www.persecution.com/

The Gideons International https://www.gideons.org/

National Right to Life https://www.nrlc.org/

South Dakota Right to Life https://www.sdrighttolife.org/

Family Heritage Alliance https://www.familyheritagealliance.org/

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association https://billygraham.org/

Samaritan’s Purse International, founded by Franklin Graham, “Helping in Jesus’ Name” https://samaritanspurse.org/

The Chosen is a Bible-based movie available for free on youtube. It depicts the life of Christ. There are several segments. This is the link for Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=craeyJdrCsE

Christian books and supplies: https://www.christianbook.com/ 

Christian books and supplies: https://www.hendricksonrose.com/