The Third Sunday in Advent

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:  “The Advent of Our King“                                                LSB 331

Confession & Absolution                                                          LSB 203

Service of the Word

Introit

Rejoice in the Lord always;

again I will say, Rejoice.

Blessèd is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the LORD his God,

who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,

who keeps faith forever;

who executes justice for the oppressed,

who gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.

The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

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.

Rejoice in the Lord always;

again I will say, Rejoice.

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 204

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                             LSB 205

Lord Jesus Christ, we implore You to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading                                             Zephaniah 3:14–20

14Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion;

shout, O Israel!

Rejoice and exult with all your heart,

O daughter of Jerusalem!

15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you;

he has cleared away your enemies.

The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;

you shall never again fear evil.

16On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:

“Fear not, O Zion;

let not your hands grow weak.

17The LORD your God is in your midst,

a mighty one who will save;

he will rejoice over you with gladness;

he will quiet you by his love;

he will exult over you with loud singing.

18I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival,

so that you will no longer suffer reproach.

19Behold, at that time I will deal

with all your oppressors.

And I will save the lame

and gather the outcast,

and I will change their shame into praise

and renown in all the earth.

20At that time I will bring you in,

at the time when I gather you together;

for I will make you renowned and praised

among all the peoples of the earth,

when I restore your fortunes

before your eyes,” says the Lord.

Gradual

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.

Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

From the house of the Lord we bless you.

Epistle Reading                                                             Philippians 4:4–7

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 205

Holy Gospel                                                                        Luke 7:18-28

18The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord,saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist hassent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor

have good news preached to them. 23And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

24When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written,

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,

who will prepare your way before you.’

28I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Nicene Creed                                                                             LSB 206

Hymn of the Day:  “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates“                       LSB 341

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offering

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                     LSB 208

Sanctus

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                             LSB 209

Lord’s Prayer

The Words of Our Lord

Pax Domini

Agnus Dei                                                                                 LSB 210

Distribution Hymns: 347, 352, 338, 805

Nunc Dimittis                                                                           LSB 211

Post Communion Collect                                                          LSB 212

Benedicamus and Benediction

Closing Hymn:  “Hark the Glad Sound“                                                       LSB 349

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

The Second Sunday in Advent

The Second Sunday in Advent

December 9, 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:  “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”                               LSB 334

Confession & Absolution                                                          LSB 151

Service of the Word

Introit

The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

Hear, O my people, while I admonish you!

O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

But my people did not listen to my voice;

Israel would not submit to me.

Oh, that my people would listen to me,

that Israel would walk in my ways!

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.

The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 152

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                             LSB 156

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; 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                                                                Malachi 3:1-7b

1“Behold, I send my messenger and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

5“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts.

6“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them.

Gradual

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.

Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

From the house of the Lord we bless you.

Epistle Reading                                                                           Philippians 1:2-11

2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6And I am sure of this, that them who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 156

Holy Gospel                                                                          Luke 3:1-20

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being Tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip Tetrarchof the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias Tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

‘Prepare the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight.

5Every valley shall be filled,

and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall become straight,

and the rough places shall become level ways,

6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

7He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

9Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

10And the crowds asked him,“What then shall we do?” 11And he answered them,“Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13And he said to them, “Collect no more than youare authorized to do.” 14Soldiers also asked him,“And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all,saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn,but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the Tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herodhad done, 20added this to them all,that he locked up John in prison.

Nicene Creed                                                                             LSB 158

Hymn of the Day:  “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come”                 LSB 350

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                                                   LSB 159

Offering

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: 343, 344, 345, 805

Thank the Lord                                                                         LSB 164

Post Communion Collect                                                          LSB 166

Benediction

Closing Hymn:  “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”                        LSB 341

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.

The First Sunday in Advent

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 First Sunday in Advent

December 2, 2018

Divine Service, Setting III

LSB p. 184

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 is spoken in unison where applicable.

 

Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn:  “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending”                       LSB 336

Confession & Absolution                                                                      LSB 184

 

Service of the Word

Introit

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?

Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD?

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;

steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Blessèd are the people who know the festal shout,

who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face,

who exult in your name all the day

and in your righteousness are exalted.

For our shield belongs to the LORD,

our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

 

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 186

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                             LSB 189

Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                       Jeremiah 33:14-16

14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

16In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’”

 

 

 

 

Gradual

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.

Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

From the house of the Lord we bless you.

 

Epistle Reading                                                                   1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

9What thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?

11Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

 

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 190

 

Holy Gospel                                                                           Luke 19:28-40

28When he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Apostles’ Creed                                                                        LSB 192

 

Hymn of the Day:  “Savior of the Nations, Come”                   LSB 332

 

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                                                  LSB 192

Offering

 

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                     LSB 194

Sanctus                                                                                    LSB 195

Lord’s Prayer (spoken)                                                             LSB 196

The Words of Our Lord                                                           LSB 197

Pax Domini

Agnus Dei                                                                                LSB 198

 

Distribution Hymns: T16, Emmanuel, T17, 805

 

Nunc Dimittis                                                                           LSB 199

Thanksgiving                                                                            LSB 200

Salutation and Benedicamus                                                    LSB 201

Benediction                                                                               LSB 202

 

Closing Hymn:  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                       LSB 357

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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Sunday, Dec 2              8:15 a.m.                      Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                      Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                      Divine Service

                                    11:00 a.m.                     Elders Meeting

                                    6:00 p.m.                      Youth Catechesis

 

Wednesday, Dec 5       9:30 a.m.                      Sunshine Circle

11:00 a.m.                    Bible Class

6:00 p.m.                      Advent Supper

7:00 p.m.                      Advent Vespers

 

 

Sunday, Dec 9              8:15 a.m.                      Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                      Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                      Divine Service

                                    11:00 a.m.                     Council Meeting

                                     6:00 p.m.                      Youth Catechesis

 

 

 

Birthdays

Dec 3 Sarah Mansfield

Dec 4 Karley Blasa

Dec 5 Ella Pointer

Dec 9 Bob Hall

Dec 9 Kurt Hall

 

Helping in the Lord’s House

Sunday, December 2nd

Music:        Trislers

Ushers:      Rick Angel, Jim Manns, Nathan Martin

Acolyte:     Emily Strubberg

 

Wednesday, December 5th

Music:        CDs

Acolyte:     Carter Raines

 

Sunday December 9th

Music:        CDs

Acolyte:     Ella Roberts

 

Serving in December

Lead Elder:   Jim Sharich            Assisting Elder: Rick Whyers

Altar Guild:  Gary & Jan Kallal   Altar Guild Helper: Samantha Strubberg

Mary Ann Husmann

 

Bible Class We continue our Bible 101 class on both Sunday and Wednesday. Join us as we discuss Genesis 37 and Joseph and his coat.

 

Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.

 

Advent/Christmas Devotional Books are available in the narthex.  The Higher Things Reflections offer daily readings and devotions for everyday of Advent and Christmas.

 

Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.

 

A Simple Explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

 

Thanksgiving Baskets Thank you to all of you who donated and helped to put the baskets together.  Those who received them are extremely grateful.

 

Church Basement Ladies a Christmas Musical Comedy, will be held Nov. 8th – Jan. 6 at the Playhouse in WestPort Plaza, St. Louis.  For more info, contact Joan or info is in office.

 

Thank You to all those who cooked, cleaned, and attended the lunch for Vera’s funeral.  Your work, love, and support of the family was outstanding.

 

Higher Things youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI from July 16-19.  If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet.  Registration sheets are due back before Jan. 1.

 

Advent Midweek Services will be held on Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th at 7:00 p.m.  The focus of these services will be the Ten Commandments.

 

Luther’s Small Catechism

Luther’s Small Catechism

From 1526-1528, about ten years after the beginning of the Reformation and the posting of the 95 Theses, Luther and others visited churches throughout his area, called the Saxon Visitation. Luther found that both pastors and people alike lacked basic knowledge and understanding of many of the most foundational elements of this Christian faith, especially that of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer. To help these churches, Luther wrote the Small Catechism as a guide for pastors and people alike to learn the very most basic elements of the faith and what they mean.

Luther’s intention for the Small Catechism was that it would be taught to all people, not just the young, and would be taught “year after year.” As it includes the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith in six chief parts: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar, it is not something to be learned in our youth or at one time in our life and put down and left alone, but learned by heart so that it is continually on our heart, mind, and tongue. Much of this is included in Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism as well as a very stern and harsh warning to those who would refuse to learn the catechism or who would not seek or desire the Sacrament at least four times a year.

In his preface, Luther also says, “Therefore, I beg you all for God’s sake, my dear sirs and brethren, who are pastors or preachers, to devote yourselves heartily to your office (1 Tim. 4:13). Have pity on the people who are entrusted to you (Acts 20:28) and help us teach the catechism to the people.” In an effort to fulfill Luther’s desperate plea, we will undertake to recite the whole Small Catechism every two years, focusing on different portions each month, in an effort to learn it by heart and always have it on our hearts, minds, and tongues.

The First and Second Commandments

The first and second commandments begin the first table of God’s Law and focus on our relationship to God. Jesus summarizes them both, as well as the third commandment, as loving the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matt. 22:37).  The first commandment is also the beginning and basis for all of the other commandments. This is easiest to see when we look at how the meaning of each commandment begins with “We should fear and love God so that…” which is intended it remind us of the first commandment and its meaning.

The second commandment continues to bring us back to the first as it is a command to not “misuse” the Lord’s name. This implies that we are to use it, for that is the reason God gave it to us in the first place and because Jesus encourages us to use it as we pray “in his name.” While misusing God’s name is prohibited by the commandment, it does encourage us to use it properly by “calling upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.” God encourages us to pray to him and to trust that our prayers are heard and answered for the sake of the Son and his sacrifice, reminding us always that even if our prayer is not answered the way we would like, we can always praise and give thanks to him for our salvation.

The First Commandment

What is the First Commandment?

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean?

We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

 

 

The Second Commandment

What is the Second Commandment?

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord you God.

 

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

 

 

 

Service Folder July 22 2018

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 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 22, 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:  “Lord of Our Life”                      LSB 659

Confession & Absolution                               LSB 151

 

Service of the Word

Introit

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

make melody to our God on the lyre!

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth;

he makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the beasts their food,

and to the young ravens that cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,

nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,

in those who hope in his steadfast love.

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.

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

 

Kyrie                                                                 LSB 152

This Is the Feast                                                LSB 155

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                 LSB 156

Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may  acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; 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                            Jeremiah 23:1-6

1“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. 3Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be

 

 

fruitful and multiply. 4I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.

5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

 

Gradual

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 2:11-22

11Remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—

12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

 

Alleluia                                                              LSB 156

 

Holy Gospel                                              Mark 6:30-44

30The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And

 

taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he

divided the two fish among them all. 42And they all ate and were satisfied. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

 

Nicene Creed                                                    LSB 158

 

Hymn of the Day:  “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” LSB 709

 

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                           LSB 159

Offering

 

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: 625, 642, 572, 805

 

Thank the Lord                                                LSB 164

Post Communion Collect                               LSB 166

Benediction

 

Closing Hymn:  “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want” LSB 710

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.

 

Announcements 

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

https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/

 

July 22, 2018

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Hope’s Calendar

 

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

 

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

                            

         

Birthdays

July 22

Rick Whyers

July 23

Morgan Stemm

July 25

Tanner Ontis

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 54 Communion 46

Sunday School 5   Bible Class 11/ 7

 

 Announcements

 

Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 26 and the story of Isaac. 

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. Sign up sheets for “day of” service are out on the silent auction table. Please sign up for what you would like to help with. Next meeting is Tuesday, August 13th @ 5 pm. We will be training helpers and setting up the tables at this time also.

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%

 (­ 0%)

# of Visitors in Worship

25

(­ 0)

% of Members in Bible Class

14%

(­ 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.

 

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 is today 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 22

Music:    Erinn Hileman

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

Acolyte: Emily Strubberg

 

Sunday, July 29

Music:    Trislers

Ushers:  Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolyte: Chloe White

 

Serving in July

Lead Elder:  Rick Whyers        Assisting Elder: Travis Trisler

Altar Guild:  Tim and Sharon Butler         

 

Offering

July 15

Sunday School

0.00

Plate

302.00

Envelope

2978.00

Auction / Small Catechism

125.00
15.00

Total

3280.00

Needed Each Week

2264.78

Debt Fund

0.00

Improvements

00.00

Building Fund Accumulative Total

996.36

 

 

Service Folder July 15 2018

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 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

Introit

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.’

 

Gradual

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

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

Birthdays

 

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

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

 

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 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!

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

 

Introit

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gradual

 

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

 

Sermon

 

Prayer of the Church

 

Offertory                                                           LSB 159

 

Offering

 

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

 

Benediction

 

 

 

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.

 

Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

 

 

 Announcements

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/

  

 

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

 

                         

     

 

Birthdays

 

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!

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

Introit

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.”

 

Gradual

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

                                  

 

 

           

Birthdays

June 18            David Deist

June 18             Gregory Green

June 20             Jim Manns

June 23             Deb Purcell

June 24             Gary Pinkard

 

 Anniversaries

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

 

Announcements

 

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
 

Bldg

0.00
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!

Service Folder 5-27-2018

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

 

Holy Trinity Sunday

May 27, 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:  “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”                            LSB 940

Confession & Absolution                                                           LSB 151

Service of the Word

Introit

Blessèd be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity.

Let us give glory to him because he has shown his mercy to us.

I have set the LORD always before me;

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

my flesh also dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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.

Blessèd be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity.

Let us give glory to him because he has shown his mercy to us.

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 152

This Is the Feast                                                                        LSB 155

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                             LSB 156

Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                                          Isaiah 6:1-8

1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

4And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”

6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

 

Gradual

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.

 

Second Reading                                                                               Acts 2:14a, 22-36

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.

22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him,

“‘I saw the Lord always before me,

for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;

26therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;

my flesh also will dwell in hope.

27For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,

or let your Holy One see corruption.

28You have made known to me the paths of life;

you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

29“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

35until I make your enemies your footstool.’

36Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

 

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 156

Holy Gospel                                                                          John 3:1-17

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

16[Jesus said:] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

 

Athanasian Creed                                                                     See Insert

Hymn of the Day:  “Triune God, Be Thou Our Stay             LSB 505

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                                                   LSB 159

Offering 

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: 507, 953, 948, 805

Thank the Lord                                                                         LSB 164

Post Communion Collect                                                         LSB 166

Benediction

Closing Hymn:  “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”            LSB 941

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.


 

May 27, 2018

The Holy Trinity

 

Hope’s Calendar

Today, May 27      8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

9:30 a.m.              Divine Service

                            

Wednesday, May 30                         Sunshine Circle @ 9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.            Bible Class

 

Sunday, June 3     8:15 a.m.                Bible Class

8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

9:30 a.m.              Divine Service

                             11:00 a.m.            Elders Meeting

         

Birthdays

5/27                      Maggie Bick

5/29                      Josh Singleton

5/31                      Blake Whyers

6/1                        Korri Ontis

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 112 Communion 76

Sunday School n/a Bible Class 8/6

 

 

Announcements

 

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 Isaac.

 

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.

 

Thank you to Jamie Green for baking birthday cupcakes for May and to the Pinkard family for buying. If you would like to donate the $20 for June’s birthday cake please let Jamie or Pastor know.

 

Help Wanted

Faith Lutheran Preschool, 6809 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, has a part-time teacher’s assistant position available for the 2018-19 school year.  The teacher’s assistant is responsible for assisting the preschool teacher in carrying out the preschool program.  This position is part-time and hours may vary, with no more than 20 hours per week.

Requirements:  Must have a high school diploma or GED.  Prior experience working with preschool age children is preferred.  DCFS teacher-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Send your resume, transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Faith Lutheran Preschool, Attn:  Tracy Wiggenhorn, 6809 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL  62035

 

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

Service Folder 5-20-2018

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 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

Introit

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.”

Gradual

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

Sermon

Rite of Confirmation                                       LSB 272

Prayer of the Church

Offering

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                             LSB 208

Sanctus

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

                            

         

Birthdays

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

 

Anniversaries

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

Announcements

 

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
 

Bldg

25
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 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