6-16-2018 Service Folder

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com 618-410-9827



The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June, 17, 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:  “Preach You the Word“                                                       LSB 586

Confession & Absolution                                                                           LSB 203


Service of the Word


It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

to sing praises to your name, O Most High.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree

and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

They are planted in the house of the LORD;

they flourish in the courts of our God.

They still bear fruit in old age;

they are ever full of sap and green,

to declare that the LORD is upright;

he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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.

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

to sing praises to your name, O Most High.


Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 204

Gloria in Excelsis


Salutation and Collect of the Day                                              LSB 205

Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; 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 17:22–24

22Thus says the Lord GOD: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest. 24And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it.”



Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

On your wondrous works, I will meditate,

and I will declare your greatness.


Epistle Reading                                                         2 Corinthians 5:1-10

1For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. 4For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

6So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.


Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 205


Holy Gospel                                                                       Mark 4:26-34

26And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.


Hope’s Calendar


Sunday, June 17             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service


Wednesday, June 20       9:30 a.m.                       Sunshine Circle

11:00 a.m.                      Bible Class


Sunday, June 24             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service






June 18            David Deist

June 18             Gregory Green

June 20             Jim Manns

June 23             Deb Purcell

June 24             Gary Pinkard



June 18             Clifford & Vera Neal

June 21             Jerry & Rosemary Seehausen

June 24             Ed & Deb Basham





Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 65 Communion 55

Sunday School 6 Bible Class 9/7




Happy Fathers Day!


Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 24 and the marriage of Isaac. Next week Pastor will present his Higher Things break away on how to convert a Methodist to a Lutheran.


Silent Auction donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 26th @ 6 pm. Thank you to all who helped for Alton donation day.

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 recent High School graduates Chance Trisler and Emma Sharich.


Season of the Church Challenge

% of Members in Worship 45%  (­ 0%)
# of Visitors in Worship 10 (­ 2)
% of Members in Bible Class 10% (0% )


Season of the Church Challenge is on! Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.


Printed copies of the Anchor are available in the narthex








*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Greg.



Helping in the Lord’s House


Sunday, June 17

Music:               Jeanne Roth

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

Acolyte:            Chloe White


Sunday, June 24

Music:               Erinn Hileman

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

Acolyte:            Ava Roberts



Serving in June

Lead Elder:  Tim Van Hoveln      Assisting Elder: Open

Altar Guild:  Joan Brown & Brandi Smith

Offering May 27th
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 208.00
Envelope 2065.00


Total 2273.00
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:

Bob & Bette Hall


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 (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Angie Sharich (continued healing and recovery); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Molly Kallal (Niece of the Kallal’s-continued recovery)


For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

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

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

For the family of Richard Kratz ( father of Becky Nevlin )


In thanksgiving for the birth of Madeline Sarah Speckhard

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 hopelutheran@gtec.com

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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