Service Folder July 15 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 15 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: “Lord of Our Life  -LSB 659

Confession & Absolution            –LSB 203

Service of the Word


For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy!

In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Enter not into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,

for in you I trust.

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.

For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!


Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 204

Gloria in Excelsis


Salutation and Collect of the Day                                              LSB 205

O Lord, You granted Your prophets strength to resist the temptations of the devil and courage to proclaim repentance. Give us pure hearts and minds to follow Your Son faithfully even into suffering and death; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Old Testament Reading                                                        Amos 7:7–15

7This is what [the Lord God] showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

8And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“Behold, I am setting a plumb line

in the midst of my people Israel;

I will never again pass by them;

9the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,

and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,

and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

10Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said,

“‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,

and Israel must go into exile

away from his land.’”

12And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there, 13but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

14Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, “I was no prophet, nor a prophet’s son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs. 15But the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’



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                                                             Ephesians 1:3–14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.


Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 205


Holy Gospel                                                                       Mark 6:14–29

14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. 18For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your

brother’s wife.” 19And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 23And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 24And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.




July 15, 2018


The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost




Hope’s Calendar




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


8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School


9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service


                                     1  1:00 a.m.                      Council Meeting




Wednesday, July 18        9:30 a.m.                       Sunshine Circle


11:00 a.m.                      Bible Class




Sunday, July 22             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class


8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School


9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service


                                       11:00 a.m.                      Voters Meeting










July 15 Cliff Neal
July 16 Angie Sharich
July 17 Clint Deist
July 18 Kelli LeBlanc
July 18 Alan Nevlin
July 19 Sophie Martin
July 19 Linda Van Hoveln
July 20 Haley Nevlin
July 21 Emily Strubberg
July 21 Floyd Greene








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


Sunday School 3   Bible Class 11 / 4








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 62%  (­ 1%)
# of Visitors in Worship 25 (­ 0)
% of Members in Bible Class 14% (­ 1% )




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.




Youth Higher Things Report will be after service on July 29th. Share a meal with us as our youth tell you about their experience at Higher Things this summer.




Voters Meeting next Sunday, July 22nd following service.




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 15


Music:         Jeanne Roth


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


Acolyte:      Ava Roberts




Sunday, July 22


Music:         Erinn Hileman


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


Acolyte:      Emily Strubberg






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 58.00
Envelope 1725.00
Auction 50.00
Total 1783.00
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 00.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36



In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Mary Ann Husmann

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); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Molly Kallal (Niece of the Kallal’s-continued recovery); Jeffrey Abbot (friend of the Baecht’s – cancer); Melissa Butler


For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

Nichole Lewis, Laura Hemmer

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

In thanksgiving for the birth of Elaise Schmidt


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!