July 8th 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 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


July 8, 2018


Divine Service, Setting I


LSB p. 151






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:  “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”        LSB 849


Confession & Absolution                               LSB 151




Service of the Word




Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!


Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!


For the LORD has chosen Zion;


he has desired it for his dwelling place:


“This is my resting place forever;


here I will dwell, for I have de sired it.


I will abundantly bless her provisions


I will satisfy her poor with bread.


Her priests I will clothe with salvation,


and her saints will shout for joy.”


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.


Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!


Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!




Kyrie                                                                 LSB 152


This Is the Feast                                                LSB 155




Salutation and Collect of the Day                 LSB 156


O God, Your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy. Grant us the fullness of Your grace that we may be called to repentance and made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.




Old Testament Reading                                   Ezekiel 2:1-5


1 He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”


2And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ 5And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.















Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!


How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!


For from him and through him and to him are all things.


To him be glory forever. Amen.




Epistle Reading                                    2 Corinthians 12:1-10


1I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6Though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7So to keep me from being too elated by the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.




Alleluia                                                              LSB 156




Holy Gospel                                                Mark 6:1-13


1[Jesus] went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief.


And he went about among the villages teaching.


7And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.






Nicene Creed                                                    LSB 158

Hymn of the Day:  “Christ High-Ascended, Now in Glory Seated” LSB 840




Prayer of the Church


Offertory                                                           LSB 159




Service of the Sacrament


Preface                                                             LSB 160


Sanctus                                                             LSB 161


Prayer of Thanksgiving


The Words of Our Lord                                  LSB 162


Proclamation of Christ


Lord’s Prayer


Pax Domini                                                       LSB 163


Agnus Dei



Distribution Hymns: 572, 829, 643, 805



Thank the Lord                                                LSB 164


Post Communion Collect                               LSB 166






Closing Hymn:  “Lord of Our Life”                        LSB 659


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.


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Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

618-410-9827 hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com




July 8, 2018


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost




Hope’s Calendar




Sunday, July 8            8:15 a.m.              Bible Class


8:30 a.m.                Sunday School


9:30 a.m.                Divine Service




Wednesday, July 11       9:30 a.m.              Sunshine Circle


11:00 a.m.            Bible Class




Sunday, July 15             8:15 a.m.              Bible Class


8:30 a.m.              Sunday School


9:30 a.m.              Divine Service







July 6 Ailee Manns
July 13 Andrew Miller
July 15 Cliff Neal




Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 62 Communion 52


Sunday School n/a   Bible Class 8 / (n/a)




Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 25 the death and decedents of Abraham.


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, July 17th @ 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.




Season of the Church Challenge


% of Members in Worship 61%  (­ 1%)
# of Visitors in Worship 25 (­ 5)
% of Members in Bible Class 13% (­ 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. 


Higher Things in Carbondale IL- Pastor will be going to the Higher Things conference in Carbondale IL for one day on July 13th. If you would like to come please contact him A.S.A.P.


 Printed copies of the July 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, July 8


Music:    Erinn Hileman


Ushers: Rick Angel, Ed Basham


Acolyte: Chloe White


Sunday, July 15


Music:    Jeanne Roth


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


Acolyte: Ava Roberts 


Serving in July


Lead Elder:  Rick Whyers        Assisting Elder: Travis Trisler


Altar Guild:  Tim and Sharon Butler


Offering July 8
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 197.10
Envelope 1735.00
Auction 0.00
Total 1932.10
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 300.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36


In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Janice Hill & George Hinson


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:

Nichole Lewis, Laura Hemmer

For the family of Richard Krotz (Father of Becky Nevlin )


In thanksgiving for the birth of Owen Cordell Angel

In thanksgiving for the birth of Madeline Sarah Speckhard

In thanksgiving for the birth of Audrey Jeanne Zilm


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!