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					                                                                                      Lamb of God
                                                                                    Lutheran Church
                    “The LAMB’S VOICE”                                                  June 2010




WORDS FROM
  PASTOR OEHLERTS

                   “Church Politics”
Everyone knows that there are two subjects that should not be brought
up at any gathering of family or friends, that is politics and religion.
These two subjects always bring out strong opinions whether you are
conservative, liberal, or somewhere in the middle and it will usually re-
sult in an argument that can easily cause division and conflict. As diffi-
cult as these two subjects are as separate issues, they become even more complicated when they
are entwined together within the church. This is known as “church politics.”

Many people within the congregation are uninvolved and unaware of the business aspect of the
church and the so called “politics” of running a church. Every church experiences “politics” at vari-
ous levels and each church attempts to handle the challenges of managing church business in vari-
ous ways, some are successful and some are not. Unsuccessfully managing the political and busi-
ness aspects of the church can result in long term damage to the ministry. Therefore it is imperative
that as the church changes their ministry objectives, number of worshipers, number of employees,
and structure of operation, how it is managed must change as well.

Since its inception, Lamb of God has experienced many of the changes just mentioned. Over the
years, these changes have caused conflict, some of which have been quite severe. Disagreements
among members and congregational leaders are not unusual for a congregation when it is just start-
ing out, experiencing growth and establishing new ministries such as a preschool and elementary
school. But it is also expected that congregational leaders will work together to find permanent solu-
tions to problems and then move forward with their intended ministry and mission.

Lamb of God began as a small church, with a handful of committed members, and one pastor. To-
day, Lamb of God is a medium sized church, with approximately 800 members, a preschool with 220
students, an elementary school with 152 students, 50 employees, and a budget of 2.7 million dollars.
We can no longer afford to operate under the same business model and constitution that was estab-
lished approximately 17 years ago. In order to succeed, whether it is a political, business, or reli-
gious organization there must be an appropriate internal infrastructure to support its mission. If the
proper structure doesn’t exist, problems will continually plague the operation and the mission will
certainly suffer.

Today, Lamb of God is in a position of great opportunity. We have a great location that encourages
people to visit our church. We have three different styles of worship services; blended, traditional,
and contemporary, to accommodate the spiritual needs and desires of many people. We have two
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children to our campus. We have eleven ministry boards and several other committees in place to actively
support and accomplish the mission of our church.

While many good things are in place, we still have serious issues that confront us and prevent us from
working together. Various opinions have been expressed by many members concerning the issues and
difficulties that we continue to face. Unfortunately, many people do not really know what the issues are or if
anyone is working effectively to solve them. Recently, a letter was sent to the members of this church from
another concerned member about several troubling issues. The letter caused some members to respond
by calling me, their lay minister, or other Council members. The reaction, of those who responded, was
mixed with some people agreeing, others disagreeing, and even more were simply confused about the in-
tent and content of the letter.

Whether you agree with the letter or not, it sent a larger message. What the letter really said was, we have
problems and we are not solving them. The issues identified in the letter can be debated pro or con de-
pending on your perspective, but the message is clear, we have issues and we need to work together to
solve them. The problems we have experienced at Lamb of God are not unique and they can be solved in
a God-pleasing way using standard management and counseling practices and applying the principles es-
tablished in Mathew 18.

The issues that were identified in the letter and other issues identified by other parishioners over the years
are valid concerns and they need to be investigated with thoughtfulness and determination. I have also
brought many of these same concerns to the Council during the four years that I have been here and I have
been constantly confronted with resistance to change.

While the world around us in every aspect of life constantly changes, there are some people who believe
the church should never change. When it comes to Scripture and the truth preserved within it, I agree, it will
not change and we must not attempt to change it to suit our sinful desires. Therefore, whatever is pre-
scribed in Scripture must remain the same for all time. But everything else is subject to change, as needed,
to accommodate the needs of a growing ministry and to maintain proper order and discipline within the
church.

Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to speak with many pastors who have a ministry that
is similar to ours (i.e. a medium sized church with a preschool and elementary school). Each pastor ex-
pressed their disappointment over the troubles they have experienced. Some of them continue to struggle
with the issues without resolution and others have taken steps, in cooperation with the leaders of their con-
gregations, to change how they operate and have solved many of the common problems that are associ-
ated with a growing ministry. From my various conversations, one thing was made clear, the symptoms of
our problems may be slightly different, but the real source of the problem was usually very similar.

Therefore, after significant prayer and consultation with other pastors who have also faced these problems,
I have decided to list what I believe are some of the major concerns that confront Lamb of God and I am
quite certain that they too will be debated and challenged. Even so, they are as follows:

    Role of the Pastor – There seems to be some confusion, among a few individuals, concerning the spiri-
       tual and administrative role of the pastor in the various ministries of the church, especially concern-
       ing the ministry of the elementary school. The constitution clearly identifies the role, authority, and
       responsibility of the pastor regarding his involvement in every ministry within the church. If the role
       of the “called” pastor is not clear, the potential result will be confusion and conflict.

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(Continued from page 2: “Church Conflicts”)

    Polices and Procedures – There is a serious need for written policies and procedures to guide the ac-
       tions of our officers, directors, board members, and employees. Written policies and procedures
       provides valuable guidance to all concerned parties when making decisions and solving problems.

    Formal Structure of Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountability - There needs to be a formally
       documented structure that clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of every position, whether it
       is full-time, part-time, or volunteer, and a process that holds all officers, directors, and employees
       accountable for work related performance and behavior.

    Conflict of Interest – There needs to be written guidelines that clearly define what constitutes a conflict
      of interest concerning the role of employees and church members in the election of positions as offi-
      cers or directors, or the appointment of board members (i.e. a school teacher cannot be a member
      of the school board or an employee cannot be an officer or director of the church).

    Annual Financial Audit – There needs to be an independent annual audit of our financial records, re-
       ports, and procedures to protect the congregation and any employee or volunteer who handles
       money. The audit report must then be published to the congregation. Our constitution already
       clearly states this requirement.

    Financial Reporting and Forecasting – There needs to be an agreed upon method of budgeting, fi-
       nancial reporting, and forecasting for all ministries to assist in the process of annual budgeting and
       monthly management of income and expenses in a form that the members of the Council and the
       congregation can easily understand.

    Timely, Effective, and Consistent Sharing of Information to the Congregation – Each member of
       the Council is responsible to report their work and future plans to the congregation through the
       monthly newsletter to keep the congregation well informed of every activity and to continually en-
       courage congregational participation in the various ministry activities. Sharing of ministry informa-
       tion and decisions is very important and it is the responsibility of every ministry leader to document
       and disseminate this information to the congregation each month.

Certainly there are other concerns that could be listed, but if we begin the process of working through the
issues listed above, it should greatly reduce the potential for conflict and significantly facilitate the process
of reconciliation.

Some of the issues listed above are similar to the issues that our Synod is facing today. Over the last five
years a committee has been in the process of rewriting the entire constitution that governs the structure of
our Synod. This major change will be voted on at the Synod convention this July. They too, have recog-
nized the need for change and have worked diligently to bring this important issue to a vote. Many of the
larger churches within our Synod, over the last 10 years, have also recognized the need for change in their
structure to help them operate more efficiently and they have done so with great success.

Some Council members are convinced that we cannot solve our issues on our own and they have con-
tracted with a consultant to tell us what our problems are and what needs to be done to solve them. Using
an independent consultant is a costly decision and the results are often not what we would expect. Several
months ago the Council authorized the hiring of a consultant to identify issues and present them to the con-
gregation for a cost of $3,500. The Council has since authorized a continuing month to month contract with
the consultant at a cost of $1,500 per month and another $1,500 for each special event. This agreement
requires a 30 day notice to cancel.
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The Board of Lay Ministry believes that the consultant’s involvement so far has not achieved the desired re-
sult and in some situations has caused even more tension and conflict. The Board of Lay Ministry presented
a motion to the Council to immediately terminate his contract and to pursue another alternative, but the Coun-
cil defeated the motion and elected to continue his contract indefinitely. So far the congregation has spent
approximately $8,000 for the services of this consultant.

I have spoken at length with the Board of Lay Ministry and we agree that we have the capacity and ability to
work through our problems without paying for an outside consultant. But the Council must be willing to work
together with the Board of Lay Ministry and the Pastor. The leaders of our church need to look at the entire
history of our church and agree that the problems we face are not new, but that they have been around for a
long time. Through sincere cooperation by all the leaders of this church, we can solve these problems with
God’s help. If we are faithful to Him in worship, use of the Sacraments, Bible study, and prayer, He will bless
our work and together, we will overcome the evil that has come to our door.

                                                 In the service of our Lord,
                                                   Pastor Oehlerts


                     CANDIDATES FOR UPCOMING ELECTION
                         VOTER’S MEETING, JUNE 6, 2010, 1:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
                                     Lunch and babysitting will be provided by the Youth.

                                                 Executive Director
                                      Bonnie Karch                             Bob Kirkendall

                                             Assistant Executive Director
                                      Terry Prekop                      Cheryl Decker

                                               Director of Lay Ministry
                                      Rick Velotta                      Dave Hargreaves

                                                 Director of Evangelism
                                                       John Lovell

                                             Director of Church Properties
                                                      Bill Carpenter

                                               Director of Publicity
                                      Mark Schmidt                             Chris Rodriguez

                                                 Director of Fellowship
                                                     Trish Spatharos

                                              Director of Human Care
                                      Zack Burns                     Ossie Dungan

                                 Representative for Faith Lutheran Jr./Sr. High
                                                  Sheryl Pfeuffer
                        Plan to attend this Voter’s Meeting and vote for your candidate!
        “Connecting People with Jesus Christ and with One Another”                   Page 5



                                                                                                 4 Years
                           VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL                                                 of Age
                                                                                                   and
                                      August 9th—13th                                             older.
                                         4:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
             Have you always loved the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors?
             Have you always been amazed at how it was that God worked
             through Joseph to help save his family? You are invited to the
             Lamb of God Lutheran Church Summer VBS program:

             “Egypt – Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.”
                       Old and young are all invited.

Pick up a registration form in the informational rack in the church narthex.
Mom and Dad, plan on attending VBS this year with your child; learn what
he or she is learning and enjoy the fun and sing with them! Your children
will cherish the time with you and never forget it!



                                                          Fellowship

                               Summer is almost here! Time for fun and fellowship! We are gearing up
                               for an All American BBQ and Potluck on Sunday, July 4th following the
                               10:45a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Help us celebrate the 4th of
                               July and share is some great food and fellowship. Keep an eye on the
                               bulletin for future family summer events. Once again we will head out to
                               the ball park at the end of August for a night with the 51’s.
   Trish Spatharos, Director
                               Please help us keep our kitchen clean by picking up after yourself in the
                               kitchen. The Board will be hosting a Kitchen Party on June 12th at 9:00
                               a.m. We will be cleaning and reorganizing the kitchen. All volunteers
      Board Members            would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything in the refrigerator,
       Sandi Jacobi            please make sure to label items or items will be tossed.
        Amy Connell
                               Keep an eye open for the Fellowship Tupperware Party to restock the
        Barb Forster
                               kitchen.
      Nancy Voorhees
       Courtney Burns                                   Have a blessed month,
     Lisa Klappenback                                   Trish Spatharos
        Sanna Klipfel                                          Director
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                      ~ Bethlehem Wood Carving ~
  The Bethlehem Wood Carving will be here at Lamb of God on Saturday and
  Sunday, June 5th and 6th, to sell olive wood carvings from the Holy Land.
  Proceeds from the sale will be used to support more than 600 Christian Fami-
  lies in Bethlehem who rely completely on the sale of these hand carved items
  for their livelihood. These make great gifts. Plan to do some early Christmas
  shopping or pick up a gift for dad for Fathers’ Day.




                            ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE

   VOTER’S MEETING                          DEADLINE                     The newsletter is being sent out via
                                                                         email to conserve on cost of post-
     JUNE 6TH - 1:00 P.M.              JULY NEWSLETTER                   age and paper. If you do not re-
                                                  IS                     ceive email, you may pick up a copy
   Elections and Budget                                                  located in the Church Narthex.
                                           JUNE 17, 2010                 Newsletters are mailed to all home-
         Spaghetti Lunch                                                 bound.
        provided by Youth




                     ~~~ Happy Father’s Day! ~~~
Father’s Day is celebrated in June in the vast number of the world’s countries. The idea for the day be-
gan in Spokane, Washington. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd
thought how much she would like to honor her father. The month of June was chosen for the simple
fact that that was the month of her father’s birth.

June 19, 1910 was the first Father’s Day. While Dodd primarily wanted to honor this selfless man who
had raised her and five others after their mother died in childbirth, the popularity of the day soon
spread. The date was firmly planted in many people’s minds before President Richard Nixon estab-
lished the permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.

Unlike Mother’s Day—which began as a day for mothers to work for peace—this day has always been
one simply for recognizing the good gifts of fathers. This of course is not always the case, as there are
fathers who do not care for children. Yet for each of us, there are those men which have provided—
and continue to provide—wisdom beyond measure, wise counsel, and will toss a ball at a moment’s
notice.
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                                                                Church Council

                                     The Jump Start Event was both a learning experience and a challenge to find
                                     new ways to fulfill our mission statement: “Connecting People with Jesus Christ
                                     and with One Another”. Alan Klaas spoke to the group of ministries started by
                                     other churches based on personal talents and call to ministry. He gave exam-
                                     ples where churches had ministries that involved fixing cars for people in the
                                     community unable to pay for repairs while desperately needing their car to get
          Bonnie Karch,              to work. This group repaired cars for no charge as a gift of love from their
                                     church! What a powerful gift and message. He also spoke of how unwelcom-
                                     ing coffee hours can be despite best intentions in churches they had visited
     BOARD MEMBERS                   over the years and shared in their coffee fellowship. He spoke of the Red Light
Terry Prekop, Exec. Asst. Director   Ministry in a church located next to an intersection with a traffic signal. Drivers
     Bill Walters, Secretary         waiting for the red light to turn green had the opportunity to read a personal
     Bill Murray, Treasurer          message on an electronic sign in front of the church and he encouraged us to
                                     find ways to extend our fellowship to the families in our schools.
     Lou Jacobi, Lay Ministry
     John Lovell, Evangelism         We were then challenged to brainstorm ways we could encourage others to
       Sandy Van Derske,             use their talents and time to meet the needs of our visitors and members. The
   Christian Parish Education        room was filled with positive energy and excitement for new mission chal-
         Ed Van Derske,              lenges! We finally reduced our goal to four areas. It was a difficult task. The
                                     first committee will work on signage for the church and school and ways to
     Christian School Education
                                     raise money to pay for this signage. This sign will not only talk about events in
     John Spatharos, Youth           our church and schools but offer messages of God’s love for all. The second
  Dave McManus, Stewardship          committee will meet the challenge of bringing school families together with
    Barbara Lawson, Finance          church families. Our third committee will work on possible ways to change our
Bill Carpenter, Church Properties    coffee fellowship that will make all feel welcome. The fourth committee will find
                                     ways to strengthen our welcome of visitors. All these committees will work with
Trish Spatharos, Parish Fellowship
                                     already established Boards such as the Property, Fellowship, Evangelism and
     Mark Schmidt, Publicity         School Boards for guidance and assistance. It’s not too late to join these min-
    Zack Burns, Human Care           istry committees; just watch the bulletin for information on meeting times or call
                                     me for information.

                                     In closing, a large number of members have asked me about the recent letter
                                     sent out by a church member. The letter contained incorrect information and
                                     described situations that are already corrected or in the process of being cor-
                                     rected. It’s an unfortunate situation and the Church Council has requested that
                                     Pastor address these concerns in his newsletter. Please feel free to ask me
                                     any questions or share concerns that you may have.

                                     Remember our Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, June 6th at 1:00. The Youth will
                                     provide lunch prior to this meeting.

                                                                    Bonnie Karch
                                                                    Executive Director


        VOTER’S MEETING, SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 1:00 P.M.
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                                          Board of Lay Ministry
                       Good news for our music lovers. We have hired an organist who will play the or-
                       gan for the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service and will accompany the
                       Joyful Noise Traditional Choir. The new organ is a beautiful instrument that will en-
                       hance the worship at that service. The organist will begin to play on May 30th,
                       Holy Trinity Sunday.

                       In order to enhance the ability of the organist to play, the organ will be relocated
                       from its current location to an area on the right side of the altar. In the organ’s cur-
                       rent location it is difficult for any organist to determine the volume because of the
                       low ceiling which currently blocks the sound. In the new location the organist will
Lou Jacobi, Director   be able to better hear and have more visual contact with the Pastor.

                       Thought for the month of June: The Eighth Commandment is often called the
BOARD MEMBERS          “Good Reputation” commandment. It reads, “Thou shalt not bear false witness
                       against thy neighbor.” Luther addresses what we should not do, and he also
  Bob Kirkendall       speaks as to what we should do. Luther encourages that we defend our neighbor,
   Daryl Umland        speak well of him and put the best construction on everything. As a family we are
                       all neighbors! Ask yourself when was the last time you defended someone in our
 Helen Kirkendall
                       family from false accusations? Do you take the time to praise your neighbors’
  Ed Van Derske        good qualities? And when others in our family act, do we put the best construction
 Janis “Sno” White     on everything?
 David Hargreaves
                       Christ encourages us in the Beatitudes, Matthew Chapter 5, verse 44, “But I say
                       to you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that
                       hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you...”
                       Christ also said that they will know we are Christians by our love. The love that
                       gets reflected throughout our family will be noticed by and will influence the com-
                       munity around us. May you be blessed in your walk with Jesus and the Lamb of
                       God family.


                                       “OFFICIAL ACTS”

                   BAPTISMS
                                                                         FUNERALS
                   5-08-2010
            Nyna Evangeline Cruchet                                David Charles Murgatroyd
                                                                 March 27, 1963 - May 7, 2010
                 Parents
        Shawn and Rachael Cruchet                           We offer prayers of comfort and
                                                            strength to the family and children,
                                                            Rachel and Hollie, of David Murga-
                MARRIAGES                                   troyd, who was called to eternity on
          UBBENS – SCHNEIDER                                Friday, May 7, 2010. A funeral Ser-
Andrew Ubbens was joined with Heather                       vice was held at Canyon Ridge on
Schneider in holy matrimony on Saturday,                    May 18th with a luncheon at the home
May 22, 2010 at Lamb of God with a recep-                   of Luann and Chris Rodriguez for fam-
tion following in Mt Charleston.                            ily and friends.
      “Connecting People with Jesus Christ and with One Another”                      Page 9




    Zack Burn                               BOARD OF HUMAN CARE
     Director
                                 “To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.”
BOARD MEMBERS                                            Abraham Lincoln
  David Hargreaves   Another month has come and gone as we scream toward the summer months. Before I
    Sue Johnson      delve into the Human Care Board’s monthly activity update I wanted to provide a re-
     Kim Murray      minder to the staff, members and hard working volunteers of Lamb of God Church that
                     the Human Care Board, although small in number, is always ready and willing to provide
                     that compassionate “helping hand” to those in need. A simple call is all that it takes for
us to be made aware of a friend’s crisis. We often receive correspondence from Cindy in the Church Office of
a pending issue, which allows us to sound the alarm and to spring into action. (Thanks Cindy for the continual
devoted work for the Lord !!!)

We are excited to announce that the “Greeting Cards” have been officially placed in the Narthex and are
ready for use! These Lamb of God (blank) cards have instructions posted on the back for ease of use. Sim-
ply take a card and write in the name of the church member that you would like the card sent to, on the line
provided. Then write a warm and loving greeting wishing your friend a happy birthday or anniversary, a get
well soon note of encouragement or just a simple “hello, we miss you.” Then place the card in the manila en-
velope in the card box. Amy Connell will collect the completed cards, place them in envelopes and (with post-
age provided by the Human Care Board) mail them off. Everybody enjoys getting a note in the mail to remind
them that they are important in our lives and that they are loved by someone at Lamb of God Church. I will
place a notice in the bulletin for the next few weeks to make all aware of these cards.

The Food Pantry is, as always, doing a great job of providing for those in need. Thanks again to Sue John-
son’s dedication to this priceless ministry. Our Board would also like to thank Eddie Hawkes for assisting Sue
Johnson with the Food Pantry. It is always touching to walk into church on the weekend and see a couple of
bags of groceries sitting by the church office door. It is a great example of our congregation’s commitment to
help others. I would encourage all Council members to please remind their Board members to keep an eye
on what items are needed in the pantry (as listed in the bulletin) and to possibly grab a few of these items
when they are at the store. If we all bought just a few items each, our pantry would be overflowing with our
signs of love.

Based upon a request from Dave Hargreaves, the Human Care Board mobilized and was able to get Gerda
Newman (one of our shut-in’s) moved from her Senior Living Apt. to a Home Health Care facility. From the
time of notification of this request, we had all of Gerda’s property moved and safely secured within 24 hours.
Thanks to those that helped!

It was determined amongst the members of the Human Care Board that regularly set monthly meetings are
not required. Due to our small size and our technologically savvy members, most of our issues can be dealt
with via email and telephone. Meetings will be called and announced on an “As needed” basis only.

We have had two recent requests from non-members for rides to our church. Although this is exciting that the
word of Lamb of God is getting out to our community, I was unable to find rides for these persons. One lived
on South Boulder Hwy and the other was near South Arville and Flamingo (near the Palms Hotel). Even
though we still continue to seek a list of available drivers, other options were provided to these persons. We
provided explanation of discount RTC services as well as a list of other LCMS Churches that were closer to
their homes.

The Baby Bottle Campaign is in full swing and I remind everyone to grab an empty bottle from the box located
in the Narthex, shake out your couch and empty your ashtrays for the important and blessed cause. You will
never miss a few coins but together our monies can help so many!
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                                                    CHURCH PROPERTIES

                           Thank you to the congregation for letting me serve you as the Property Board
                           Director the past two years.

                           It has been wonderful meeting and getting to know some of the special folks who
                           volunteer to help the Property Board manage the maintenance and improve-
                           ments in our Church and Schools.
Bill Carpenter, Director
                           The Property Board members do a lot of work in addition to attending our meet-
                           ings, and I want to recognize them: Larry Aadland, Wes Kiser, Bob Kirkendall,
                           Lee Schultz and Arnold Zuehlke (our newest member).

BOARD MEMBERS              Dave Karch, our Facility Manager, managed the janitorial and maintenance
                           staff well during a tough fiscal year. The staff consists of David Jaeger, Joshua
 David Karch, Sexton
                           Jaeger, Tiffany Karch, Jeff Lehenbauer, Tony Mohorek, and Ryan Taylor. The
    Bob Kirkendall         staff also welcomes Judy Mohorek who just began working for maintenance in
      Lee Schultz          May.
      Wes Kiser
                           For fiscal year 09/10 the preliminary numbers for the Property Board indicate that
     Larry Aadland         we will come in about $80,000 under budget. This was achieved through re-
    Arnold Zuehlke         duced staffing hours, cutting some contracts, renegotiating some contracts, mini-
                           mizing supplies, doing a lot of hands on repair work by the staff, and volunteers
                           helping out.

                           If you agree with me about the great work of the staff and the Property Board
                           members, please take a moment when you see them and let them know your
                           appreciation.

                           As usual, we have a lot of projects planned. All we need is money and volun-
                           teers. If the Holy Spirit nudges you to help in any way, please contact myself or
                           any of the Property Board members.

                                                         In our Lord's service,
                                                          Bill Carpenter
                                                         Director of Properties




                To: Bonnie Karch ~
                                   Congratulations for receiving the
                                       Clark County Middle School
                                Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award!
      “Connecting People with Jesus Christ and with One Another”                  Page 11




                                                  Music Ministry

                          WELCOME! A warm welcome to our new organist, Linda Mazo, who has gra-
                          ciously agreed to play the organ and accompany our Joyful Noise Traditional
                          Choir for the 8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Services on Sunday mornings.
                          Linda, who has a rich musical background, will be blessing us with her talent
                          and presence, and I hope you will take a moment to make her feel at home.

                          THANK YOU! Heartfelt thanks to Valeria Ore, who has faithfully played for two
                          services each weekend in the absence of an organist since mid-January. Vale-
                          ria will continue to play for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Evening Blended Worship
                          Services. We are grateful for Valeria’s gracious and willing spirit, and for her
                          time and talent.

     Vicki Kolbe          TRANSITIONS – This summer will bring a time of transition to the Music Minis-
   Music Director         try here at Lamb of God. Doug Weaver, who has been our long-time Praise
                          Band Director, is transferring to a job in Carlsbad, New Mexico at the end of
                          July. Doug and his sweet family: wife, Nellie, and sons, Matthew and Nathan-
                          iel, will be missed by us all!

                          Doug is working with Vicki Kolbe to ensure a smooth transition and the con-
                          tinuation of our Praise Band in the 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship Service. We will
                          keep you informed as we approach the time of Doug’s departure. An an-
                          nouncement will be made shortly as to who will step into the Praise Band Di-
                          rector position. Please keep the Weaver’s in your prayers, and take the oppor-
                          tunity to let Doug and Nellie know how much their faithful service to this con-
                          gregation has been appreciated!!

                                         Vicki Kolbe
                                         Director of Music



~~~ GIRLS SCOUTS OF TROOP 445 ~~~
Girls Scouts of Troop 445 closed their year of activities with a family event at Floyd Lamb Park on Sun-
day, May 23rd. Girls received their badges earned during the year after a barbecue. A special thanks to
Sabrina Hamilton for serving as our Fall Product Sales Chairman (Nuts) and Renee Buntjer and Amy
Connell for serving as our Spring Product Sales Chairman (Cookies). These ladies received Sensi
Warmers with our thanks for their efforts. The girls gave a special scrapbook of memories and a Girl
Scout jewelry box to Mrs. Karch as she said goodbye as a leader after 38 years. She will continue to
work on special projects as needed. Girl Scouts return in August. Please contact Kathi Torres 396-6021
for information on Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. We are also pleased to announce the formation of a
new Cadette Troop at Lamb of God for girls in Middle School. Contact Simone Barretto at 340-9240 for
information on joining this troop.
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                                 Board of Parish Christian Education

                    Our Sunday School is a ministry we are very proud of. Thanks to the dedica-
                    tion and perseverance of our loyal Sunday School Staff, under the leadership
                    of Jolene Hawkes, attendance has been steady throughout this school year.
                    The Board is excited to have Jolene Hawkes return as the Sunday School
                    Superintendent for the next school year, as well as her staff, except for the
                    1st - 2nd grade teacher. Kathy Mulanax has dedicated several years to
                    teaching our little ones in Sunday School. She will be taking a break to at-
 Sandy Van Derske   tend an Adult Bible Class or some relaxation. Lamb of God would like to say
     Director       “Thank You” for your dedication and years of volunteering.

                    Presently, our Sunday School is in need of someone to teach our 1st - 2nd
BOARD MEMBERS       grade class for the upcoming school year (August 20 - May 30). If you have
                    a love for children and the desire to teach, please contact Jolene Hawkes,
    Angie Rua
                    823-1334, Sandy Van Derske, 812-4165, or Kathy Oehlerts in the church of-
  Kathy Oehlerts    fice, 645-4998.

                    The Board was in hopes to have a Summer Sunday School, “Sunday Morn-
                    ing Movies” which would present video Bible Stories. At the present time no
                    one has answered the call to help; so regretfully, there will be no Summer
                    Sunday School for our children this summer. However, the Adult Bible
                    classes will continue through the summer.

                    Remember to sign up for VBS (Vacation Bible School). Enrollment forms are
                    available in the informational rack located in the church narthex. The theme
                    this year is “Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace” with co-directors, Bon-
                    nie Karch and Amy Connell. If you would like to help in any capacity, please
                    contact Bonnie Karch, 258-8642, or Amy Connell, 645-4998.

                    Mark your calendars!!!! The 2nd Annual Rally Day is slated for August 22nd.
                    Watch for details in your newsletters, bulletins or posters. For now, polish
                    your saddles shoes, freshen up your poodle skirt, remember to tune up that
                    classic car, and polish those bikes!

                                                     Blessings,
                                              Sandy Van Derske
                                            Director of Parish Education




              Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
             Vacation Bible School — August 9th - 13th
                     Rally Day — August 22nd
      “Connecting People with Jesus Christ and with One Another”                  Page 13




                             LITTLE LAMBS OF GOD PRESCHOOL

                        In 2004, I applied for the directorship at Little Lambs of God Preschool. Before I
                        was offered the position, I did a lot of praying. I wanted to make sure this is
                        what the Lord had intended for me. I wanted to know that I could successfully
                        perform the duties as the director without letting our Lord and Savior
                        down. There was a lot to consider, I would have to carry the child care license
                        and see that all rules and regulations would be followed to assure the safety of
                        53 children.

Tammy Cross, Director   God gave me a vision for this preschool that was full of inspiration and
                        ideas. He told me exactly what He wanted me to do and that being a director
     Preschool          would not be an easy journey. I knew this would be an opportunity for me to
                        bring Little Lambs of God Preschool to its full potential with God’s direction. So
Summer School           I buckled my seat belt, accepted the position and the journey began.
      June 7—11
                        At that time the preschool consisted of two classrooms and had its share of
  Vacation/Disney       problems but soon the ministry began to grow before my eyes. Year by year
                        our reputation grew and so did our enrollment. At the present time Little Lambs
      June 14-18
  Western Week          of God Preschool has become one of the largest preschools in the Pacific
                        Southwest District with an enrollment of 222 students.
      June 21-25
                        The Lord not only called me to be part of this mission, He called the most loving
      Camping
                        and compassionate teachers on earth to be on this adventurous ride with
                        me. However the Lord knew Little Lambs of God Preschool would not be com-
   June 28—July 2
                        plete without a loving Pastor and supportive Lay Ministers. Our staff and pre-
     4th of July
                        school families have been truly blessed with Pastor Oehlerts and our Lay Minis-
       July 6—9         try Board who truly cares about our young children, teaching about our Lord and
       Circus           Savoir Jesus Christ, inviting families into our church, and bringing Christ into
                        their hearts.
      July 12-16
                        I want to thank Pastor Oehlerts, our Lay Ministers: Lou Jacobi, Bob Kirkendall,
      Cooking
                        Helen Kirkendall, Ed Van Derske, Dave Hargreaves, Janis (Sno) White, the Pre-
      July 19-23        school Staff, Little Lambs of God Preschool parents, Lamb of God Church Mem-
    God’s World         bers for all your love and prayers; without you, our preschool would not be as
                        successful. I also want to thank my mother, God rest her soul, for teaching me
      July 26-30        to “always keep the Lord in my heart and He will blanket me with His love and
  Nursery Rhymes        blessings”.

     August 2-6                                  God bless you and your family,
  Olympic / Sports                                     Tammy Cross
                                           Director of Little Lambs of God Preschool
     August 9-13
   Beach / Ocean                             “Always keep the Lord in my heart and
                                         He will blanket me with His love and blessings.”


                    GRADUATION CEREMONIES - JUNE 5TH
     1:00 p.m. Mrs. Dalbec / Ms. Nellie                 and Mrs. Ziel / Ms. Carol
     3:00 p.m. Mrs. Field / Ms. Gina                    and Mrs. Mc Combs / Ms. Kristina
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                              Lamb of God Lutheran Elementary School

                            “The steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord.” Every time I
                            read this passage from Psalm 37:23 I’m reminded that my life is not my
                            own. I belong to God. My husband, Dennis, and I have committed our lives
                            and our marriage to His calling and purpose. We’ve resolved to travel to-
                            gether down the path that He has set before us. We’ve entrusted our steps
                            to Him.
 Sanna Klipfel, Principal
                            It was God’s leading that brought us to Lamb of God in August of 2009. It
                            was His plan for me to lead an amazing group of teachers, staff, and fami-
                            lies in this wonderful school community here in Las Vegas. Throughout
                            the year I’ve met many of you and look forward to getting to know more of
                            you as I continue to serve God in this place. The blessings of God have
 Upcoming Events            been abundant throughout this past year.
     for K-5
                            I would like to commend the elementary school staff for the dedication and
                            enthusiasm for their ministry here at Lamb of God. Jesus commands us to
                            lead the little children to Him and the staff does that daily as they model
    Water Day               Christian values to their students. The teachers here have a passion for
                            God and a passion for teaching what Christ offers us through His death
       and                  and resurrection. Working with them this year has been a blessing. The
   School Picnic            first year of a new ministry can be challenging, but I was welcomed and
  Wednesday, June 2         encouraged as we made the journey through the year together.
    12:00 noon
                            Thanks to all of you for how you have encouraged me, challenged me,
                            and prayed for me. Please continue to keep our school in your prayers as
                            we continue to follow God’s leading in bringing the little children to Him.
 Last Day of School
       Friday, June 4
   School closes at noon.
        No EXCEL                                  “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
     (in the afternoon)
                                                      and a light unto my path..”
                                                                Psalm 119:105



Little Lambs of God Preschool - SUMMER CAMP~~~~~~
Enrollment for Summer Camp has began! Summer Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Full-
day Summer Camp hours (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) are available also. At the present time there are
nine (9) openings left. Please don’t delay, if you desire to have your child in this fun program.
Please see the fun-filled activities planned on the Little Lambs of God Preschool page. You may
contact Tammy Cross, Preschool Director, 645-5229 for more information.
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                                                    Youth Board

                           Hello all,

                           Summer is almost upon us! With another school year ending, our community
                           is ready to welcome thousands of new graduates to adulthood.

                                                                 Kayla Murray
John Spatharos, Director
                                                        Daughter of Bill and Kim Murray


 Board Members                             One of these graduates is our very own Kayla Murray. Kayla
  Trish Spatharos                          had a very active senior year. She participated in three varsity
    Gayle Ward             sports: volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was a starter in all three
    Zack Burns             sports and helped the basketball and softball team make the playoffs. In
   Sandi Ohman             softball, her team earned their school its fourth championship banner claim-
   Jonathon Orr            ing first place in their conference. Their journey to the state championship
   Amy Connell             tournament fell just one game short. Besides spending a lot of time on the
                           playing field and in the classroom, Kayla found time for worship and attend-
                           ing youth events. She has been a big help in the youth group’s community
                           service events and she will be missed when she attends college at the Uni-
                           versity of Nevada, Reno. Her graduation is June 8th. Congratulations Kayla!

                           Recently the kids have helped out in the community and church. Ten youth
                           volunteered their time at a Senior Citizen group home. They did some much
                           needed yard work and cleaned the exterior windows. Some of the kids also
                           provided babysitting during the church’s Jump Start Event. Many of you will
                           get the opportunity to say “Hi” to these great children at our upcoming Voter’s
                           Meeting. The youth will be providing a Spaghetti lunch prior to the meeting
                           on June 6th.

                           Do you need fireworks? The youth’s biggest fundraiser of the year is around
                           the corner. In conjunction with the Boys Scouts, the Youth Group will be sell-
                           ing TNT Fireworks from a stand in the church parking lot. Presales will be
                           available. Just contact one of the Youth Board Members for more details. In
                           addition, we are in need of some volunteers to help work the stand and might
                           be in need of a towable trailer. If you believe you can help, please contact
                           me, John Spatharos, 657-6915, or corwina@cox.net as soon as possible.
                           The funds raised help support our youth to attend the youth gatherings. This
                           year the Board is excited to have six youth going to New Orleans for the Na-
                           tional Youth Gathering. Fundraisers like the fireworks do much for these pro-
                           grams.

                           Thank you to all who have given words of support to either the kids, the
                           Youth Board, and to me. The words are encouraging and appreciated.

                                                           In His service,
                                                       John Spatharos
                                                       Board of Youth Director
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                                                   From the Treasurer


                         During the past year there has been a whirlwind of activities regarding the fi-
                         nances of the Church and with the upcoming Voter’s Meeting it is a good time to
                         give an update. At the Voter’s Meeting a year ago the Congregation approved a
                         unified budget and financial reporting system. The logic for this was to be able
                         to view our ministries as one and after a year of hard work we are seeing some
                         great results. There is a chart attached that shows our income and expenses
                         through the month of April and despite economic hard times the Church and
Bill Murray, Treasurer
                         Schools are well positioned financially. This has been accomplished through
                         the outstanding fiscal management by our leadership at the Church and School,
                         each Board and the Council.
      Director           At the March 7th Congregational meeting of “Peacing Our Ministries Together”
     of Finance          there was a strong message to audit our finances. Our Constitution calls for an
   Barbara Lawson        audit committee of two qualified volunteers to audit our finances. That was last
                         done three years ago following the guidelines provided by our District’s Treas-
                         urer’s Manual which is called a financial review. During that daunting task it be-
 BOARD MEMBERS           came clear that our financial ministries had grown too large for this type of re-
     Sue Reeves,         view that is done by volunteers. It was recommended last year by a Congrega-
  Financial Secretary    tion member, a certified public accountant (CPA) who also proposed our unified
                         system, that we put the new financial system in place first and then proceed
     Terry Prekop
                         with an independent audit by a qualified CPA. The goal was to start an audit at
  Quinn Klappenback      the end of this fiscal year, but to alleviate the concerns of the Congregation this
                         process has already started.
    Amy Connell,
   Business Manager      The final concern I would like to address is our status of a non-profit corporation
                         both on the federal and state level. We are compliance with all of our filings
                         with the Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service. We just com-
 COUNTING TEAM
                         pleted a review on our tax filings and received a refund for an overpayment; it is
     John Dungan         always nice to get some money back from the I.R.S. In closing, please feel free
      Jim Hanson         to contact me at any time with questions or concerns, as our process is com-
                         pletely transparent. As your treasurer I have been given a trust and must prove
    Art Hambacher
                         faithful. My phone number is located in the membership directory and email is
                         logfinance@cox.net. I would be thankful to hear from you.

                                                            God Bless,
                                                          Bill Murray
                                                             Treasurer


                                   “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ
                                    and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.
                                  Now it is required that those who have been given a trust
                                                     must prove faithful.”
                                                        1 Corinthians 4:1-2
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                                                           Evangelism

                                              The Calling of the First Disciples
                                                             Matthew 4:18-22 NIV

                           18
                             As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon
                           called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for
                           they were fishermen. 19"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you
                           fishers of men." 20At once they left their nets and followed him. 21Going on
   John Lovell, Director   from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother
                           John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Je-
                           sus called them, 22and immediately they left the boat and their father and fol-
  BOARD MEMBERS            lowed him.
    Ossie Dungan
                           Many people within God’s church are still called today to be fishers of men. Evan-
    John Dungan
                           gelism is a name given this ministry. There is simply not a lot said in the Bible con-
    Carole Lovell
                           cerning the evangelists and there is nothing said of Evangelism because that is a
     Dick Miner
    Colleen Miner          very new term to explain the outreach of Christians to the unchurched. An Evangel-
     Jim Bichler           ist today is a person who knows Jesus and God and they use all sorts of ingenious
                           devices to contact those who are unchurched.
Many Christians of various theological perspectives would call themselves 'evangelists' because they are
spreaders of the gospel. Many churches believe one of their most important functions is to spread the belief that
Jesus is God and the Savior of humanity. The evangelist is some times identified as one that travels from town
to town and from church to church, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our primary Evangelism contact in the modern day church is through the local pastor. However, the number of
church prospects known to the every day church member is truly significant. The main task of the modern day
church is to get their communicants to exercise their ability to invite and worship with the invited guests and
friends of every member. These are the persons who truly make Evangelism work within the church body.

I believe that the highest respect a person of a church can portray to an unchurched person is to invite them to
worship with you. Every person in the United States has heard of Jesus Christ, but many do not know of his
powers to heal and to provide for a relationship that can truly change a person forever.

The New Testament urges believers to speak the gospel clearly, fearlessly, graciously, and respectfully when-
ever an opportunity presents itself (see Colossians 4:2-6, Ephesians 6:19-20, and I Peter 3:15).

Evangelism is not difficult. You do not have to have a Divinity Degree to discuss in a very polite manner what
your Triune God means to you and that you would like to share that relationship with someone you are friendly
toward. The truly meaningful and sincere approach to the asking is incidental to every life. Most of the people
who you know are not members of your church. So just ask! It may take up to one hundred tries to be success-
ful, don’t become down hearted and don’t stop asking. You will be rewarded with a catch. Practice your deliv-
ery in front of a mirror. Rhetorically, ask yourself; “Why do I attend this Church?” Express these thoughts to
yourself in the mirror. And if you believe in what you are saying, You will be believable to your friend and soon
to be new member.
Thanks for reading this far down the page. My direct appeal to every member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church
is to become a member of the Evangelism movement of our church in some capacity. Evangelism is not hard to
learn and the benefits are tremendous.
                                            God’s blessings to all,
                                                John Lovell
                                              Evangelism Director
      “Connecting People with Jesus Christ and with One Another”                         Page 19




                                       Faith Lutheran Jr. / Sr. High School News

                           The Board met May 17, 2010. The next meeting will be held on June 14, 2010.
                           Current enrollment remains at 1,304. There are 1,432 students registered for
                           FLHS 2010-2011. The finances for the school continue to be variable to the
                           budget and for the year. The current ratio is 1.68 which is stronger than last
                           month of 1.45 and last year of 1.36. The budget for 2010-2011 school year was
                           approved. Permits for the Courtyard and Classroom remodeling should be re-
    Sheryl Pfeuffer        ceived in May and all materials are currently on site for work to begin as soon
    Representative         as school is out. Information for the Annual Report of Giving is being compiled
                           and will be mailed out the end of May. Canyon Gate Country Club will be the
    Lamb of God            new home field for FLHS Golf teams.
                           Upcoming events being planned are the following:
     Board of
                               Choir and Handbells Concert (CPAC)            May 18, 2010           7:00 p.m.
 Christian School
    Ministries                 Band Concert (CPAC)                           May 20, 2010           7:00 p.m.
                               Baccalaureate (CPAC)                          June 3, 2010           6:30 p.m.
 BOARD MEMBERS
                               HS Graduation (Canyon Ridge)                  June 4, 2010           6:30 p.m.
     Scott DeVore
                               MS Promotion (Gym)                            June 5, 2010          10:00 a.m.
    Jolene Hawkes
      Fred Haas
                               Crusader Gold Classic (Angel Park)            June 7, 2010           6:30 a.m.
      Anita Jones
                                                           Sheryl Pfeuffer
      Amy Knight                            Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Representative
     Sandy Jacobi



                                                 Christian School Ministries

                          The School Board wishes to thank the PTL for all their hard work on the “Riding Into
                          the Future” fundraiser. PTL reported to us that the fundraiser brought in $12,000 and
                          they are going to buy four computers for the Pre-School and one promethean board
                          for the Elementary School.

                          The School Board as in past years will be sponsoring a Teacher Appreciation Event
                          on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the home of Fred and Tess Haas.

Ed Van Derske, Director   In closing I would like to share with you a word from the apostle Paul in his letter to
                          the Ephesians 4:29-5:2. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
                          but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may
                          benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you
                          were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger,
                          brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to
                          one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Be imitators of
                          God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us
                          and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”
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              LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEAGUE

Thanks to all who helped to make our “Mommy and Me Cupcake Tea” a success on Saturday, May
8th. It was great to see mothers, daughters and granddaughters fellowshipping. We had lots of fun
and a blessed afternoon. Perhaps, we’ll do it again next year.

Coming up shortly is the Pacific Southwest LWML District Convention, themed, “Sing To The
Lord.” to be held in Tempe, AZ, on June 11, 12 & 13, 2010, at the beautiful Tempe Mission Palms
Hotel. We thank the ladies who will be attending from Lamb of God, and we know that even those
who are not going, will keep us in prayer for a safe trip and a spirit-filled convention. We are ready to
go to Tempe!

Though summer is approaching and our Local Society will be on hiatus during those months, we are
asking for your continued support of our mites and ongoing Mission Grants.

We have a few calendar events you may note for the fall. Our local is in the throes of planning a Yard
sale for Saturday, September 18th and a Crafts event on Saturday, November 20th. Desert Red
Rock Zone 31/32 (our Zone) has scheduled it’s Fall Celebration for Saturday, October 25th, to be
held at Grace Lutheran in Henderson. Note also that LWML Sunday weekend will be held near the
first part of the month of October.

Please join us in our last Local Society meeting for this season, to be held on Tuesday, May 25 – our
“Birthday Bash” with goodies. Though we will be off for the summer, please note that our regular
meetings are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you in the
fall. We can all be a blessing while we “serve the Lord with gladness.”

                                             Jacqui Bransdon
                                             President




                               Message from the Mite Box
                We hear so much these days about illegal immigrants, we forget that America has al-
                ways welcomed legal immigrants with open arms. The LCMS continues to offer reset-
tlement programs for immigrants and refugees with a program called Building Hope in the City, an ur-
ban and cross-cultural missions organization in Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati. It has had great
success, especially among Arabic immigrants and African refugees. This $90,000 mite project will
help erect a multi-site Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants and help connect these new citizens
to the Word of God.

                 "The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born.
              Love him as yourself for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God."
                                                 Leviticus 19:34


                                                                                           M.B.
                                ~ ~ BIRTHDAYS ~~
01   Michelle Butler               14        Olivia Arizmendi               22 Anna Orr
     Ron Butler                              Tanner Gehring                     Patience Plaskett
     Andrew Weaver                 15        L.A. Isola                     23 Jeanne Hackett
02   Dorothy Brown                           Paul Prekop, Sr.                   Brenda Niday
     Sean Houchin                  16        Paul Gamble                        Cole Rangel
03   Sarah Greenfield                        Cody Thiel                     24 Brian Dickinson
     Don Parks                               Alexa Wurtzel                      Josh Jaeger
     Christopher Rodriguez                   Sandra Youmans                     Wes Kiser
     Lauren Rodriguez              17        Cindy Bowles                       Tyler Leveque
05   Talyn Giersdorf                         Cheryl Decker                      Rachel Murgatroyd
06   Michael Scott                           Richard Tyra                   26 Jessica Kolbe
08   Dale Kachline                 18        Michelle Hughese               27 Jess Fischer
     Christy Leveque                         Jackson Lovell                     Jim Hanson
     Jerry Lieder                  20        Liz Benedetti                      Isabel Maier
     Axel Loehden                            Kyla McElroy                   28 Gracee Alexy
     Lee Schultz                             Kolin Niday                    29 Leanne Cervantes
     Andrew Ubbens                 21        Evelyn Wendt                       Arlene Daraban
11   Joanna Nelson                           Arnold Zuehlke                     Alice Walston
12   Amy Connell                   22        Camryn DeVore                      Bev Gianni
     Ray Lugo                                Nichole Fischer                    Norine Rudolph
13   Heather Sauls                           Christa Mehringer




                         ~~ ANNIVERSARIES ~~
02    Larry and Joyce Cole              18     Kim and Sandra Youmans      22 Revell and Mary Moore
      Steve and Cindy Meyer             19     Jack and Natalie Arthaud    23 Terry and Mary Gale

03    Bill and Jo Ann Walters                  Gary and Irene Bogk         24 Dallas and Kathleen Mulanax

04    Rudy and Hallie Ridenbaugh               Tom and Karen Moessner      25 Shawn and Rachael Cruchet

08    Michael and Bonnie Rabonza               James and Tara Winters      29 Erik and Sandi Ohman

10    Jerry and Michelle Freter         20     Bill and Carol Greenfield      Richard and Dorette Taylor

13    Randy and Kathi Torres            21     Paul and Pauline Robinson 30 Michael and Tricia Jahn

16    Bill and Kim Murray               22     Chris and Wendy Couture        Greg and Yositiko Landreneau
                                               June 2010
       Sun                Mon          Tue                Wed                Thu                 Fri                Sat
                                  1                  2                 3                  4                   5
                                  5:30 p.m.          7:00 p.m.         5:45 p.m.          9:00 a.m.           8:00 a.m.
    PRESCHOOL GRADUATION          Youth              Sounds of Grace   Praise Band        Closing Chapel      Lay Ministry
                                  6:00 p.m.                            7:00 p.m.          12:00 noon          10:00 a.m.
             JUNE 5TH
                                  Evangelism                           Joyful Noise       Lunch Bunch and     Altar Guild
       1:00 p.m. Dalbec / Ziel    6:30 p.m.                                               Bible Study         5:00 p.m.
     3:00 p.m. Field / Mc Combs   Fellowship                                                                  Blended Worship
                                  7:00 p.m.                                                                   Service w/Comm.
                                  Properties
6                    7            8                  9                 10                 11                  12
8:00 a.m.                         7:00 p.m.          6:30 p.m.         5:45 p.m.          12:00 noon          9:00 a.m.
Traditional                       Parish Education   Finance           Praise Band        Lunch Bunch and     Organ Move
Worship Service                   Christian School   7:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.          Bible Study         CPR
w/Comm.                           Ministry           Sounds of Grace   Joyful Noise                           5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m.                         Publicity                                                                   Blended Worship
L.I.F.E. Hour                                                                                                 Service
10:45 a.m.
Contemporary                                                                                   LWML District Convention in
Worship Service                                                                               Tempe, AZ (June 11, 12, and 13)
w/Comm.
13                   14           15                 16                17                 18                  19
8:00 a.m.                         7:00 p.m.          7:00 p.m.         5:45 p.m.          12:00 noon          5:00 p.m.
Traditional                       Church Council     Sounds of Grace   Praise Band        Lunch Bunch and     Blended Worship
Worship Service                                                        7:00 p.m.          Bible Study         Service w/Comm.
9:30 a.m.                                                              Joyful Noise
L.I.F.E. Hour
10:45 a.m.
Contemporary
Worship Service
4:00 p.m.
Youth Group
20                   21           22                 23                24                 25                  26
8:00 a.m.                                            7:00 p.m.         5:45 p.m.          12:00 noon          5:00 p.m.
Traditional                                          Sounds of Grace   Praise Band        Lunch Bunch and     Blended Worship
Worship Service                                                        7:00 p.m.          Bible Study         Service
w/Comm.                                                                Joyful Noise
9:30 a.m.
L.I.F.E. Hour
10:45 a.m.
Contemporary
Worship Service
w/Comm.
4:00 p.m.
Youth Group
27                   28           29                 30
8:00 a.m.                                            7:00 p.m.
Traditional                                          Sounds of Grace
Worship Service
9:30 a.m.
L.I.F.E. Hour
10:45 a.m.
Contemporary                                             MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND!
Worship Service                                      JUNE 6TH     12:00 Noon    Spaghetti Lunch
12:00 p.m.                                                        1:00 p.m.     Voter’s Meeting (Elections and Budget)
Crafters in Christ
4:00 p.m.
Youth Group
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             6220 N. Jones Blvd.
         Las Vegas, NV 89130-7292
            Phone: 702-645-4998
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            6232 N. Jones Blvd.
        Las Vegas, NV 89130-7292
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            6232 N. Jones Blvd.
      Las Vegas, NV 89130-7292
          Phone: 702-645-1626
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                                           Lamb of God Lutheran Church
                                              Reverend Gary Oehlerts


                                                 Worship Services
                                  Saturday—Blended Worship Service - 5:00 pm
                                  Sunday– Traditional Worship Service - 8:00 am
                                      Contemporary Worship Service - 10:45 am
                                  Sunday School & Bible Study Classes - 9:30 am


                            Holy Communion is held 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends of the month.

				
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