Sunday, June 1st

Sunday, June the 1st from 11AM – The ES & MS Youth have put together all the elements of our worship service for this week.  Please come and enjoy the sharing of their gifts.  Pastor Teresa will preach from Luke 10, with a sermon titled, “The Good Samaritan” following on the theme of the ES study of the parables this year.  After the worship service let`s enjoy robust fellowship snacks.  Pentecost worship is on June 8th. Invite your friends for these upcoming exciting worships.

ES & MS Youth led WORSHIP  11:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP TIME (after the service – all are invited)

What is Poverty?  Powerful 6 minute video on friendship, being a neighbor and poverty by Brazilian Pastor Claudio Oliver – provides us an opportunity to provocatively think about these important topics in the light of the theme of being “a Good Samaritan.”
(pardon the shampoo ad at the beginning of the YouTube clip)

Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events

June 1st       Pastor Teresa, ES & MS Youth Service, Communion

June 8th      Multigenerational Sunday School, Pastor Teresa, PENTECOST, RED robust Fellowship Time – invite your friends!

June 15th    Rev. Dr. Jim Sack, Communion, Father/Caregiver blessing

June 22nd   Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday School, Fellowship Time

June 29th    Pastor Teresa, Last worship service of the 13-14 WTUC church year

September 7th      Pastor Teresa, Worship Services resume, Communion

September 15th    Back to School Sunday

Upcoming Schedule for Sundays – June 8th and June 22nd.   Twice a month we will have multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria.  Who is welcome?  All ages.  We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.  If Multi-generational-worshipparents want their kids to join in on the fun at the Multigenerational Sunday School while they attend the Adult Sunday School that will be at the Sacks – that`s great too.  This will be in addition to the regular Wednesday evening offerings for ES, MS and HS.  The Sacks will host the Adult Sunday school, also at 9:30 am in their living room on these same dates.  Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary.  Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy!  All are welcome.  Need more information, contact any time =)
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Contact Carrie Bennett for ES, Julie Rogers for MS, Amy Harbaugh for HS or Pastor Teresa at with any questions.

Little Kids (1-6) Please stay in worship

NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – Sunday June 8th in Cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am

NEXT ADULT Sunday School – Sunday June 8th at the Sack`s from 9:30-10:30 am

SNACK SIGNUP Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board.  We greatly appreciate your contributions to our community life!

WTUC  Announcements
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Luke 10:25-37                             (The Message)   

25 Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?”
26 He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?”
27 He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.”
28 “Good answer!” said Jesus. “Do it and you’ll live.”
29 Looking for a loophole, he asked, “And just how would you define ‘neighbor’?”
30-32 Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.
33-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’
36 “What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”
37 “The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded.
Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”