Showing posts from April, 2013

Worship Helps for Easter 6

Artwork: The Light of the World Artist: William Holman Hunt Date: 1851-53 Format: Oil on canvas over panel Location: KebleCollege, Oxford, England Worship Theme: In today’s lessons we hear about peace between us and God. How can rebels find peace with their holy Lord and Judge? Not at all by their deserving it, but by his declaring it. God’s peace is so profound, and his willingness to receive us as his children so sincere, that Jesus even assures us that he and his Father will come to us and make their home within us. Old Testament:2 Kings:15-17 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked. 16 "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 17 And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he…

Drink deeply from the water of life

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the HolyCity, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." 5 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." 6 He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

A small boy was…

Paul's Second Missionary Tour

This Sunday we begin a brand new Bible study on Paul’s second missionary tour. There will be plenty of pictures and discussion from my recent trip to Greece. We begin our journey this Sunday in the city of Philippi. A lot happened in Philippi – Lydia, the first convert in Europe, Paul and Silas put in prison for exorcising an evil spirit, the jailer who was saved at the midnight hour, and more. Then we will examine pictures of the chapel built in Lydia’s honor, the jail where Paul was imprisoned, plus some of the churches built by the early Christians.

Worship Helps for Easter 5

Artwork: The New Jerusalem Artist: Unknown Date: Unknown Worship Theme: Music from the Masters…Motivational speakers… Chicken Soup for the Soul… People look for a boost from many sources. But one need only look as far as the risen Savior. He inspires us not through soothing songs or moving stories, but through his perfect life and sacrificial death. Our risen Lord energizes us to live lives of love. Old Testament:1 Samuel 20:12 Then Jonathan said to David: "By the LORD, the God of Israel, I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you, will I not send you word and let you know? 13 But if my father is inclined to harm you, may the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away safely. May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father. 14 But show me unfailing kindness like that of the LORD as long as I live, so that I may not be killed, 15 and do not ever cut off your kindness fr…

It's all about the Lamb

Revelation 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" 13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes-- who are they, and where did they come from?" 14 I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in t…

Epiphany’s Exterior Remodel Recap

Expenditures were as follows:

$79,650.00 paid to Weather Tight Corp. $452.00 paid for storage container$350.00 paid for trash dumpster$250.00 paid for fuel for lift and transportation feesJeff & Cindy Knepper, owners of Five Star Rental and members of First Evan, donated the use of the lift, saving us $2,050. The $2,050 savings will probably be used to landscape the front of the church.
The work on the exterior of our church and school was necessary. It wasn’t only cosmetic – even though the siding was severely faded and rusting. There was significant damage throughout the siding, fascia and gutters that needed attention.
Moderate damage to the fascia on the west side of the building was discovered, as well as severe damage to the gutter system.Moderate damage was found over the school entryway as water was beginning to penetrate the building.Severe damage was discovered on upper gable by the attic windows on the east side of the building where water was beginning to …

Chris Driesbach in concert

On Wednesday, April 17, at 6:00 pm, we have the privilege of hosting Chris Driesbach in concert. Chris Driesbach is a WELS musician from New Orleans who plays music in a variety of styles -- country, reggae, folk and some rock and roll. The lyrics, however, are much more important. Each song is about his Christian life path, the inspiration he takes from it and the hope he holds for the future. In each song there is a little bit of inspiration, a little bit of joy, and a lot of Jesus. Admission to the concert is free. There will be light refreshments following the concert. All are welcome. EpiphanyLutheranChurch is located at 2921 Olive St, Racine. Call 262-637-5182 for more information. Chris Driesbach in concert Chris Driesbach is homeless and couldn’t be happier. Five years ago, he paid off his debts, sold his belongings and got in his car to travel the country.

Driesbach is a Christian musician, originally from New Orleans.  WhenHurricane Katrinahit the city, however, the condo he …