Service Folder 5-20-2018

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423

Pastor Brett Simek 618-410-9827

The Day of Pentecost

May 20, 2018

Divine Service, Setting IV

LSB p. 203

Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

Bold Print spoken in unison where applicable.

Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn:  “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord“ LSB 497

Confession & Absolution                               LSB 203

Service of the Word


Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

These all look to you,

to give them their food in due season.

When you give it to them, they gather it up;

when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,

and you renew the face of the ground.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.

Kyrie                                                                 LSB 204

Gloria in Excelsis

Salutation and Collect of the Day                 LSB 205

O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading                        Ezekiel 37:1–14

1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

7So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

11Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.”


I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.

With the heart one believes and is justified,

and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Second Reading                                          Acts 2:1–21

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; 20the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. 21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

Alleluia                                                              LSB 205

Holy Gospel                              John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Nicene Creed                                                    LSB 206

Hymn of the Day:  “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid“ LSB 500


Rite of Confirmation                                       LSB 272

Prayer of the Church


Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                             LSB 208


Prayer of Thanksgiving                                  LSB 209

Lord’s Prayer

The Words of Our Lord

Pax Domini

Agnus Dei                                                         LSB 210

Distribution Hymns: 650, 498, 496, 805

Nunc Dimittis                                                  LSB 211

Post Communion Collect                               LSB 212

Benedicamus and Benediction

Closing Hymn:  “O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth“ LSB 834

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House

Hope’s Calendar

Today, May 20

8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

9:30 a.m.              Divine Service


Wednesday, May 24

9:30 a.m.        Sunshine Circle

11:00 a.m.            Bible Class


Sunday, May 27

8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

9:30 a.m.              Divine Service




May 20                     Islee Hileman

May 21                     Brian Deist

May 23                      John Ficker

May 23                     Tina Trisler

May 23                     Robin Manns

May 25                     Adam Butler

May 26                     Travis Trisler



May 21                     John and Ruth Ficker


Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 83 Communion 63

Sunday School 5 Bible Class 6/6



Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 22 and the binding of Isa ac.


Pastor and Nicole are looking for someone to watch Joel and Elijah at the Simek home during Higher Things conference season. Help is needed Monday through Thursday from 8am-12:30pm for July 9-12, 23-26, and July 30- August 2. This would be a paid position. If you are interested, please speak with Pastor or Nicole. Thanks.


Silent Auction donation baskets are still out in the narthex. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. There is also a sign-up sheet for our Alton donation day. Please sign-up if you are able to help get donations from around Alton on June 16. Next meeting is Tuesday, May 29 @ 6 pm.

Summer Food sign up is available in the narthex. If you are able to help on any Monday this summer please sign up so we know we have enough help. We need a minimum of four people each Monday from June 11-August 13. You must have a background check to be able to help.

Congratulations to our confirmands: Matthew Baecht, Owen Roberts, and Luke Smith. Please welcome them into communicant membership and stay for treats after service.


Helping in the Lord’s House


Sunday, May 20

Music:         Jeanne Roth

Ushers:       Rick Angel, Mike Roth, Jim Manns, Randy & Travis Trisler

Acolyte:      Emily Strubberg


Sunday, May 27

Music:         Erinn Hileman

Ushers:       Rick Angel, Kris McGuire, Eric Trisler, Tim Van Hoveln

Acolyte:      Chloe White

Serving In May

Lead Elder:  Dave Jacobs        Assisting Elder: Tim Van Hoveln

Altar Guild:  Ed & Deb Basham                        Emily Strubberg

Offering May 6th
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 196.00
Envelope 3105.00


Total 3105.00
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 0.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36


In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Darlene & Ed Gowin


For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:

Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, Doris Sibley, J.D. Lyming


For those who are sick, injured, or in any need:

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Elaine Jilek (cancer); Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Edna Woolsey; Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Nicole Lewis; Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); Mark Schlieper (Susy’s nephew-cancer); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Morgan (Merritt) Johnson (Judy White’s granddaughter); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Leroy Stiles (continued recovery); Tate & Jen Schmidt (Expecting a baby in July. Tate has a muscle disease giving their baby a 50/50 chance. Prayer for the baby’s health); Susy Pohlman (heart surgery on 4/2); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Darlene Gowin (shoulder injury); Angie Sharich (back surgery on 4/5); Merle Lemon (Cancer) Bobby Nolte (friend of the Baechts -third degree burns)


For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

Erika Speckhard, Megan Zilm, Katie Angel, Jen Schmidt, Nichole Lewis Laura Hemmer

For the Family of Don Fuller (Brother-in-law of the Kallals)



Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.








Submitting Prayer Request

To submit a prayer request, please do one of the following:

Write it on a yellow prayer request car ( found in each pew)

The request card may be given to an Usher, Pastor, or left on the

Secretary’s desk.

Call the church office (618)498-3423

Email it to

Please note:  Prayers for ‘ill/recovering’ are listed for three weekends (unless specifically requested otherwise). If, at that time you would like your request to remain on the list, simply resubmit it. Thank you

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