"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few..." God's kingdom continues to grow and His people continue to seek nourishment in His Church. What if you got to play a part in planting the seed of discernment into the heart of a future laborer in the Church? This month, President Harrison talks with a fellow pastor who regularly prays for and encourages young people to serve as church workers. Listen to his story to learn how you, too, might answer the question, "Who do you know that might make a great pastor, deaconess, teacher, parish musician or director of Christian education?"
Youth Group Fundraising!
You asked and we answered… Were having another soup fundraiser! Taste the soups available to purchase on Sunday March 10th. Pick up will be on Sunday March 17th.
**Also mark your calendars for a Lunch and music concert on Sunday March 24th after late service. Join us for a lunch and then listen to music by our music ministry groups! **
LCMS Youth Gathering Fundraising Tracker: We’ve raised $8,948 so far.
HOLY GOSPEL Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21
[Jesus said:] “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.