We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not  only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

     In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans what words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

Romans 8:22-27


    How many are your wors, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

    There is the sea, cast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number — living things both large and small.

    There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

     These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. 

     When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand they are satisfied with good things.

    When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath they die and return to the dust.

     When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.

    May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works–

     he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

    I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

    May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.

    But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord.

Psalm 104:24-35


    When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seeemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

     Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound,  a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites: residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygiaand Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs — we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues! Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

    Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

    Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what wass spoken by the prophet Joel:

     “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood the coming of the great glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Acts 2:1-21


     “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world , but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father protect them by the power of your name — the name you gave me — so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one deemed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

     “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any morethan I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

John 17:6-19


     At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

     The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”

     But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk'”

      So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?”

     The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.

John 5:9-13


     Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

     But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he miditates day and night.

     He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

    Not so the wicked! They are life chaff that the wind blows away.

     Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

     For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 1


    In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers, the Scriptrure had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus — he was one of our number and shared in this ministry.

     Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been whith us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

      So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which  Judas left to go  where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and they lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26


What a fabulous Easter we had. Easter Jubilee had over 105 children and their adults on top of that. Hits were Daniel Ropar as Bunny, live bunny from Gary Shannon’s daughter, ChaCha the clown, facepainting by the Standleys, crafts, and all those Easter egg hunts. The community certainly supported us. Thanks to Karen Olomua for heading this event and all the volunteers. Thanks from me personally for all those who helped build our floral cross: Diane, Christie, Candace, and Shannon. Apologies if I missed someone. We did it quickly and oh so much better. Thanks to all those who decorated and prepared our breakfast. Our service was spectacular.
We are blessed,



We continue to do well fiscally for our mission at St. Timothy. We have missed Cathy and look forward to her tax free return in May. We felt blessed as we met to pray for Ernie Rippe for surgery the next day after our meeting. All committees have been busy and would love to have any member willing to volunteer to help.
The Synod business meeting is May 19th and will be at Gethsemane. We have two representative positions and have one volunteer, Greta Christensen. If interested, please let me know. Blessings to all
Sherry Willmschen, President