News & Notes

September Special Mission Offering
For our special mission offering for the month of September, we are participating in Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to learn more about them, please check out their website.

Sunday School Preview
On Sunday, we will study “The Fall and a Promise.” The slithery serpent caused Eve to doubt God’s Word with one simple question: “Did God actually say…?” (Genesis 3:1). Seeking to gain wisdom, Eve and Adam rebel against their Creator. Suddenly aware of their condition before God, they vainly attempt to hide their sinful exposure. With sin comes a punishment that is just; yet our heavenly Father does not leave humankind without hope. Instead, He promises One who will come to rescue His people from the jaws of death and Satan. We’ll be exploring Genesis 3 and the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and meaning from the Small Catechism as we discuss the importance of God’s promise of the Savior.

Alaska Pastors Winkel
Pastor Atkinson will be at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church on Tuesday, September 17th for the monthly Alaska Pastors meeting. Feel free to call his cell phone, or an elder, if you need pastoral care.

LWML Meeting
The LWML will have their September meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be hosted at Mary Lou Mires’ home.

Sunday School Teachers Wanted
The Sunday School Committee is looking for volunteers to teach Sunday School. There will be three classes: Early Childhood (preschool to first grade), Elementary (first to sixth grade), and Youth (sixth to twelfth grade). If you might be interested, would like to look over the curriculum, or have questions about how you might be able to help, please talk to Pastor Atkinson.

Youth Group
Sunday, September 8th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, we will be having our first meeting of the youth group! Come on over to Pastor Atkinson’s house (306 McKinley Street in Kenai) for some dinner, Scriptural study, games, and fellowship.

Was Ist Das?
We join together on Thursday nights to answer questions about faith and practice by reading Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions, and other documents. The question we will examine, starting on Thursday, August 8th, is: “What does it mean to have free will?” Please come for the light meal at 5:30 pm. The study starts at 6:00 pm.

Ladies Bible Study
Please join us at 10:00 am on Wednesday’s as we study the written Word of God together. We are studying the book of Daniel.

Evening Bible Study
There will be another opportunity to join together and study God’s Word on Monday nights. We are studying the book of Daniel. Please join us at 7:00 pm as we delve into the Word of God.

Confirmation Classes
We have two individuals who will be learning about what we believe, teach, and confess as the Christian Church. If there is anyone else who would like to join the class or just learn more about what we believe, please let Pastor Atkinson know.