The One Thing that's needed!

Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha

Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha

For this week’s Thursday / Sunday (August 8/11) services at Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Pastor David Carlovsky will be preaching on the Gospel lesson from Luke 10:38-42 — the story of Mary and Martha. In Luke’s gospel, this story follows the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the previous week. It’s a well-known story that makes us ponder the question: "Why do we do what we do?" It also compels us to consider the two opposite reactions to Jesus' visit. Mary sits at Jesus' feet listening. Martha focuses on preparing to serve her guest, and sees her sister "just sitting there" and not helping when there's much work to be done. But Jesus showed Martha a different way to set her priorities. The sermon theme will be "THE ONE THING THAT'S NEEDED!”


The following Thursday/Sunday (August 15/18), Pastor Carlovsky will base his message on the psalm that we'll be singing that day: Psalm 78. This is a psalm that talks about telling the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. As young people begin heading back to school, the service will discuss the importance of Christian education (and the importance for adults to provide good examples to their children and grandchildren. The sermon will address parents and grandparents about passing down a legacy of faith. Thus, the sermon theme is taken directly Psalm 78: "WE WILL TELL THE NEXT GENERATION THE PRAISEWORTHY DEEDS OF THE LORD!” (Psalm 78:1-8)

Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. The congregation is worshiping on its summer schedule: services at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings and 9:00am on Sunday mornings. The congregation’s regular services are recorded each week and appear on Cable TV's public access channel in the Crystal Lake/ McHenry/ Woodstock area -- every Monday at 4:00pm. The church is located at 9300 Ridgefield Road (at Route 14). For more information, contact Rev. David Carlovsky at (815) 455-4175 (church) or (815) 444-6647 (Parsonage).