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             Welcome to Bytes of Bread!  
 
 

 
            At the beginning of each Bytes of Bread you will find
           a short bible study followed by announcements
        and reminders for everyone at Lamb of God.
 

 
 
 


Bungee Cords
 

I do not have faith in bungee cords!  I know that the right bungee cord would hold my weight and even reverse the direction of my plummeting body.  I know that millions of jumps have happened and this isn't new technology or an untried and untested activity.  I don't think I even doubt the competence of the professionals who attach the body harness and do the calculations for the jump.  And yet when push comes to shove—and it pretty much would have to—I don't have faith in the bungee cord!

You see faith isn't just knowing something it is actually trusting and depending on something.  Knowing a bungee cord works is one thing, having faith and jumping off the bridge into the abyss is quite another.  On the first day of the academic year we know that God is with us—he’s by our side when we're lost on campus or simply lost in the professor’s lecture.  We know that worry is foolish and all the more so with our loving Heavenly Father watching over us.  We know that God has plans and purpose for our life.  I know lots of things but I want to encourage you to have faith in them.   When you take that step onto the bus, into the classroom, when you say hi to that stranger or stare in shock at the coming workload—don't just do these things knowing about God.  Do all things depending, trusting and having faith in Him!  Ezra knew that God protects his people, think about how Ezra went beyond simply knowing to faith in God.

 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.  Ezra 8:21-23
 

Summer Sunday Bible Classes
Sundays 9:00 AM
Our Sunday Bible Study will focus on the word covenant - God's promises to us. Each Sunday will be a stand alone Bible Study for the summer. July 23 will be a study of Resurrection.


Growing In Hope
Sundays 9:00 AM
By God’s grace, your faith is alive. But like every living thing, your faith needs nourishment and care. To truly know God’s thoughts, you must know his Word, the Holy  Bible. Studying the Bible isn’t just about learning names & places, history & doctrines. Every Bible study is practical in nature because it makes your faith in God’s goodness and love grow. 

Ephesians Bible Study
Every Tuesday at 6:30 AM at Lamb of God.
Want a great way to start your day? What better than the
good news in the book of Ephesians!
 
Prayer Bible Study
Wed Nights 6:30 PM.
There is a new class on Wednesday nights on Prayer by Kenneth A. Cherney. The Bible study begins Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Povinelli's. The dates will be August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 13, and 20.


Sound Board Help Requested
We are looking for people willing to serve running the sound board on Sundays. If you might be interested in this opportunity to serve contact Tim Howard. We would love the help and it really is fun to do.


New Hymnal Committee
The new hymnal committee is "making the cuts" list of hymns and would like input. There are a number of hymns on the cut list. They want feedback from members in case some of their favorites are on the list.
Here is the link


Every Member Home Visits
If you have not yet signed up for your home visit, please do so. You should have  received a “Sign-Up Genius” email with instructions. If you did not receive that email, you can click here for the sign up page. Or if you have questions, please speak to Pastor.


Walk & Share
He sent them out 2 by 2.. 
We will begin flyer handouts in the surrounding neighborhoods Wednesday evenings 6-8 PM. We need many willing hands to go two by two to distribute information flyers. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.


Back to School Bash!
Pastor and Sheila will be hosting a back to school bash for all kids in grade school and high school Sunday afternoon/evening July 30 at church. We will begin with some water games, followed by pizza and movie. Wear clothes that can get wet, and bring your super soakers and water balloons. We are planning to begin about 4:00 PM. Please RSVP to Pastor by July 28, so we can plan accordingly. Bring a friend.


Rent-A-Kid 2017
Sign up for Rent-A-Kid fundraiser using the sheet on the narthex table. This is your chance to take advantage of the low-skilled but highly-motivated workers to clean your home, rake your lawn, or any other household chore (inside/outside). Your freewill donations will help send them to summer camp.


Marriage Enrichment Weekend
A Marriage Enrichment weekend is coming up August 4-6, 2017 near Orlando, Florida. The striking decor of the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary has a distinctive flair with custom-crafted European furnishings paired with granite and marble bathrooms and luxurious linens. The hotel is also located within walking distance of the many top Lake Mary restaurants.
Package price is $349 per couple. It includes lodging for two nights, breakfast on both days and lunch on Saturday. Date night on Saturday will be on your own. Surely your marriage is worth a small investment for a relaxing weekend getaway with Godly insight into solving mysterious marriage. You can register for this weekend event here.

 
Church Library
You can search online anytime to see what is in our library collection! Here's
the link or you can click on the Church Library link from this LOG Website. About to buy that book from amazon.com or make a trip to the public library? Wait...check our church library first! We might have it! We now have 157 titles in our collection. If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like to donate a book to the church library in honor of a special event or person, please see Gwen Smith at church or you can e-mail me at gwen_yarbrough@yahoo.com or call me at 256-506-1024. 
To God be the Glory!


Food Pantry
We are collecting donations of food and/or money for Food Boxes. Please contact Laurie Aikens
(256) 631-8213 for more information. Laurie could also use help with deliveries.


SIMPLY FRIENDS
The Lamb of God Simply Friends group was established to help members and non-members who are in need. To date, with the assistance of numerous volunteers, we have assisted several members of the church who are dealing with health or personal problems. I would like to thank those individuals who have donated their time and assistance the past year with helping these members. Just remember, The Simply Friends Group is always available, so if a situation arises, don't be hesitant in asking for assistance, we are more than willing to help you. If you would like to join one of these teams or if you have any questions regarding the Simply Friends Group, just give us a call. Larry Harbaugh 256-464-5977, or church phone 256-464-3900


Men's Breakfast
The last Saturday morning at 7:30 of each month is the men's breakfast. Great food & fellowship make for a wonderful way to start your day!
Sunny Street Café 7143 Hwy 72 W  256-213-7120  Sunnystreetcafe.com across from the Kroger on 72 & Slaughter.


CRAFT CIRCLE
Anyone can come to the fellowship room on Fridays (10 AM to noon) and join with others working on their own arts and crafts projects. The Craft Circle is the place to come to relax and work on any sort of project you want to!! Our ladies have worked on cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, scrapbooking, quilts, beading and jewelry, or just come and relax~! Come and join the ladies~feel free to bring a friend.  She works with her hands in delight...Proverbs 31:13

There is power in the simple story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Don't complicate it. Don't add to it. Don't take away from it. Don't apologize for it. Just proclaim it, and watch what God will do.


Bible Reading on the Go!
Would you like a free app for your iphone or ipad for bible reading? The Bible Gateway Bible App offers many wonderful ways to experience Bible reading and Bible study, including:
More than 90 different Bible translations, including NIV. Easy-to-use and reliable Bible search, both online and offline. Daily Bible verse in the translation of your choice Daily Bible reading plans Bible audio in a number of different translations and styles.
Here is the link to
get it at itunes


~~~~~ Just for Fun!~~~~~
When I run into something I hope you'll enjoy I drop it here!

Fun Stuff

Missed a Sunday? ... Want to Hear it Again? 
We are so blessed at Lamb of God to have a Pastor who preaches theology without apology! Enjoy the Word preached! 
Want to reinforce what you heard?  You will absorb even more the second listen. Guaranteed. 
Give Attention with Intention! 
Recent Sermons
Send this to a friend! You may find their heart open to visiting sometime after they have had a taste of what we hear on Sundays!
Here is the WELS Connection that is played once a month after service if you would like to rewatch it or share with a friend!

Worship the Lamb of God!
We enter to worship and leave to serve!

This summer's worship services will have a series on the New Testament letter to the Romans. This book is at the heart and core of our faith as believers in Jesus. Each week we will study another important truth and word in our life as believers in Jesus.

TODAY’S FOCUS
Anticipation. Longing. Hope. These are common occurrences in our lives. With the eternal promises of Jesus, those occurrences are 100% certain!


Liturgy Outline for Sunday July 30
Romans Bible Series:Longing For This Sinful World to Be Done
Sermon Text: Romans 8:18-25
Lessons: Isaiah 55:10-11; Rom. 8:18-25; Matt. 13:1-9,18-23



Lamb of God Coming Events

Every Friday     Craft Circle 10 AM
Last Saturdays  Men’s Breakfast 7:30 AM at Sunny Street Café at 72 & Slaughter. All men are invited.


Friday 7/28  Craft Circle (no class this week!)

Saturday 7/29  Men’s Breakfast 7:30 AM    Young at Hearts @ Terranova 5 PM

Sunday 7/30  Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 9 AM    Worship Service w/Communion 10:30 AM

Back to School Bash! at church 4pm ~RSVP to Pastor by July 28

Tuesday 8/1  Ephesians Bible Study 6:30 AM

Wednesday 8/2  Bible Study 6 PM @ Povinellis

Thursday 8/3  BOCE Meeting 6 PM

Friday 8/4  Craft Circle 10 AM

Saturday 8/5  Mary Martha Meeting 9 AM

Sunday 8/6  Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 9 AM    Worship Service w/Communion 10:30 AM