We have some significant events coming up in the life of Pacific Hills.
Mr. Jim Mueller will be Commissioned as Lay Minister at both the 8:00 and 10:30 am services. Rev. President Richard Snow, Rev. Dr. Russell Sommerfeld, and Rev. Dr. William Moorhead will be our distinguished guests. President Snow will speak, during the education hour.
Ascension observance. This festival commemorates the conclusion of the 40-day post-resurrection ministry of Jesus by marking His ascent up to Heaven in His resurrected and glorified body, in the presence of His apostles. This year Ascension is celebrated on the church calendar on May 26 and will be “observed” here at Pacific Hills on May 29.
Confirmation Sunday. May 29 is also Confirmation Sunday for our Youth. Confirmation will be observed at the 10:30 am worship service. Three youth will be confirmed. Luke Troutman, Lily Hafsaas, and Joanna Morales-Martinez.
Pentecost Sunday. In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Christ, as described in Acts 2:1–31. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the "Birthday of the Church."
Holy Trinity Sunday. This is one of the few celebrations of the church year that commemorates a doctrine rather than an event. On this day many churches remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in part by confessing the Athanasaian Creed which offers a clear exposition as to the equality and unity of God. This year Trinity Sunday is celebrated on June 12.
This will also be a special Sunday in that it will be the first Sunday for Mr. Jim Mueller to preach as our new Commissioned Lay Minister. He will preach at both the 8:00 and 10:30 am services.
Jim will also preach on June 19. This will be a Matins / non-communion service.
Plan now to take part in these special services.
Pastor Bryan E. Drebes
Pastor Drebes attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, beginning in 1997. He spent the summer of 1999 teaching English to Chinese middle school teachers in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He served a four-month vicarage at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Wisconsin, followed by eight months at Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas. Pastor Drebes was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Missouri on August 19, 2001, and installed as Associate Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas on September 9, 2001. He served Bethany for 14 years. Pastor Drebes accepted a Divine