Greetings and Welcome to Black Forest Lutheran Church!
Children are enjoying the warm temperatures and splashing at the pool. For us adults summer is a wonderful time to get outside to garden, swim or just soak up some rays. We thank God for providing such beauty in the form of sunshine, flowers and abundant gardens.
Here in Colorado Springs, however, the unusually hot temperatures, high winds and lack of rain have caused a serious drought. It’s harder for lawns, flowers and vegetables to grow. It also places our communities at a dangerous risk for fires.
Drought in our spiritual life can have a similar effect. The lack of prayer, worship and studying His word makes it harder to withstand the firestorms that come our way.
In Mark 5 we are given examples of some of the human firestorms Jesus came across during His ministry. First, a dying child and then the woman with a hemorrhage that had lasted over 12 years. After healing the woman and hearing of the child’s death, in verse 36 Jesus tells them, "Do not fear, only believe."
Fear can be paralyzing. Whether it’s a fear from a health condition, family situation or even from fires, Jesus tells us to keep believing in Him. Keeping our eyes on Him will help calm our fears.
While enjoying your summer remember to “water” your faith with worship, prayer and reading His word.
Please join us at our outdoor and indoor services throughout July and August to help hydrate your faith journey. Check out our calendar to know which services are outdoors. https://www.bflchurch.org/calendar.html
Praise be to God,
Pastor Ken Hohag
July 18 - 6:30 PM ' BINGO & Dessert' Intergenerational Event
July 21 - 4:00-7:00 PM 'Jeremy's Welcome Dinner' for Youth and Families
July22 - 9:00 AM Indoor Worship; Fellowship on the Patio immediately following worship
July 24 - 8:30 AM Youth MS/HS trip to Water World
July 27 - 10:00 AM Mom's Group
July 29 - 9:00 AM Outdoor Worship; Fellowship on the Patio immediately following worship
Sunday Summer Worship Services
9:00 AM only until after Labor Day when we go back to two Sunday services.
Outdoor Fellowship on the patio immediately following the service.
Communion is offered at all services.
Holy Families! is an initiative of the North American Lutheran Church provided through a generous grant from the Thrivent Foundation, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (1517 AD to 2017 AD). Produced by Sola Publishing, this special initiative will include a number of Lutheran discipleship resources for families and congregations.
Come on board and Catch the Spirit!
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- Mission Driven
- Traditionally Grounded
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