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Eighth Sunday after Holy Trinity

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Trinity 8 - Sermon Notes

Texts: Jer 23:16-29; Rom 8:12-17; Matt 7:15-23

In the Garden of Eden, Satan deceived Eve & Adam.

How did Satan deceive Eve? Satan said somethings that were true to God’s Word.  Such as asking Eve: “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”  How did Eve respond?  Eve answered saying, yes, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it lest you die.’ ”

How did Satan deceive Eve?  Satan also said some things that were false to God’s Word.  Such as telling Eve: “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  6 So when Eve saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

Beware!  Satan is a false teacher even within conservative Protestantism.

Satan teaches half truths.  Therefore you mark and avoid him.

Yet, this is a hard sermon to deliver.  I am going to name a few names of false teachers that you may very well like.  The good thing about the following teachers is that about half of what they teach conforms to the Bible.  So you may have enjoyed reading their books or listening to their podcasts. The bad thing is that about half of what they teach is opposed to the Bible and dangerous to your soul.

I am not going to dwell on false teachers such as the Pope who places himself above the Bible.  I’m not going to focus false teachers in the liberal mainline denomination who deny the authority and inerrancy of the Holy Bible.  I’m not even going to focus on the women’s ordination movement, which is expressly condemned in the Bible, or even the Seminex movement within our own church body, even though I should.  

Rather, I’m going to focus on three false but popular teachers within conservative Protestantism.  This sermon is hard because you might enjoy their books or podcasts and you may even have grown in the Word of God because of them.  But beware, they are false teachers and just as you would not endorse Satan to be a worthy teacher of the Bible in this pulpit so also you should stop endorsing the following false teachers within conservative Protestantism.   Mark them and avoid them (Romans 16) as much as you mark and avoid Satan.

Here we go with three names and a few examples:

First.  Beware! Beth Moore is a false teacher

Beth Moore receives personal non-Biblical revelations.

Beth Moore writes in her book So Long, Insecurity, saying in this long quote:

I’d like to replay it to you in the form of a dialogue because when it occurred, it was as if God spoke every word concretely and audibly to me. In reality, what I’ll describe was expressed in my spirit rather than in my physical hearing. After spending years in relationship with God, seeking what He’s like and how He operates in Scripture, I, like many people, can get a sense of something He’s strongly impressing upon me without “hearing” precise words. When thoughts come to me out of the blue that I’m convinced did not originate in my own mind, if they’re consistent with God’s character and sound like something He would say in Scripture, I usually assume it’s Him. Ultimately, time proves whether or not I discerned the voice correctly. If it produces substantial fruit, I know it was God and I was on target. If nothing comes of it, I probably misunderstood or accidentally ascribed it to Him. None of us are beyond confusing our own thoughts with God’s, no matter how many times we’ve been around the bend with Him (Moore, “So Long,” pp. 325-326).

Response:  Receiving personal revelation from outside of the Bible is dangerous. God tells us that He has given us Scripture:

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NKJV, 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Yet, Beth Moore repeatedly relies on personal revelation that she has received from God outside of the Bible. She also encourages others to get personal, non-Biblical revelation and even incorporates their personal revelations into her books. This implies that the Scriptures are not sufficient to equip us. Ironically, Moore describes the danger of this non-Biblical revelation. Unfortunately she fails to recognize this significant danger even from her own writing.

Repent by marking and avoiding Beth Moore (Romans 16) as much as you mark and avoid Satan.

 

Second, beware! Joyce Meyer is a false teacher

 

Joyce teaches that Jesus stopped being the Son of God.

 

And I quote: "Jesus could have helped himself up until the point where he said I commend my spirit into your hands, at that point Jesus couldn’t do nothing for himself anymore. Jesus had become sin, Jesus was no longer the Son of God. Jesus was sin." (http://storage.carm.org/joycemeyer/joyce-meyer-Jesus-became-sin-stopped-being-son-of-God.mp3)

Response:  This is false teaching.  Jesus did not ever stop being the son of God.  Essentially what Joyce Meyer is saying is that Jesus stopped being divine, the eternal son, second person of the Trinity. This is an attack on the very nature of Christ and it is a dangerous false teaching.  Joyce Meyer needs to repent and retract this statement. There is no place in Scripture that says Jesus stopped being the son of God. She's adding to the word of God and placing in the hearts and minds of listeners false doctrine.

 

Also, Joyce Meyer said she is not a sinner.  Like many of you, Joyce grew up in a Missouri Synod church.  In this quote, Joyce attacks the confession of sins that you confessed a few minutes ago and refuses the absolution.  I quote:

 

"I am not poor. I am not miserable and I am not a sinner. That is a lie from the pit of hell. That is what I were and if I still was then Jesus died in vain. I'm going to tell you something folks. I didn't stop sinning until I finally got it through my thick head I wasn't a sinner anymore. And the religious world thinks that's heresy (false teaching) and they want to hang you for it. But the Bible says that I am righteous and I can't be righteous and be a sinner at the same time." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dmHJdM63hk)

 

Response:  1 John 1:8 says, "If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us."  Notice that John the apostle says "we." He includes himself with sinners. Also, Paul said in Rom. 7:19-20, 24, "For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish. 20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me...24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?"  Is Joyce Meyer better in Christian character than the apostle John and the apostle Paul? I think not. Mrs. Meyer fails to recognize her own sinfulness, and so mistakenly denies her own sinfulness. I can only conclude that this false teaching comes from pride because it certainly isn't biblical.

 

Finally.  Beware! Joel Osteen is a false teacher.

 

The basic doctrine of Joel Osteen, as summarized on his church’s website, is orthodox enough: the inerrancy and inspiration of the Bible, the triune nature of God, and salvation by faith in Christ are all affirmed. The doctrinal problems come in other areas.

 

Mr. Osteen is a Health & Wealth preacher.  He says, God’s will is that we be blessed with material things, a view that contradicts 1 Timothy 6:6 that godliness with contentment is great gain.  I quote from his church’s website:

 

“To be successful in your walk with God, commit to honor God with your finances. When you commit to give the Lord the first 10% of your income, God promises He will pour out blessings you cannot contain. Tithing is the first key to financial prosperity.”

 

Mr. Osteen misuses Malachi 3:10 for his false teaching, where it is written,

 

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

 

It is a prime example of taking Old Testament promises to Israel out of context to apply them to the New Testament believers.

 

What Joel Osteen pushes is a shell of legitimate biblical Christianity, at best, and a dangerous counterfeit at worst. When all you have to offer is materialism and emotion, you’re not an evangelist. You’re a motivational speaker who borrows religious terminology. Nothing Osteen says is going to help a person with legitimate questions about faith and salvation. His message won’t build real disciples; there’s no more substance for the believer than for the unbeliever. Nor is his message going to sustain faith in a crisis. When things go bad, people quickly realize God’s blessings don’t come merely because they think happy thoughts. And if personal prosperity is the measure of their success as a Christian, then Osteen’s teaching has merely set them up for a fall.  https://www.gotquestions.org/Joel-Osteen.html

 

Beware of False Teachers says the Lord.  Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Joel Osteen are false teachers.  They are Protestants, generally conservative in contrast to the mainstream church bodies, but they share in the false teaching of Kenneth Hagin Sr. of the Word Of Faith Movement

 

The Word of Faith doctrine teaches that based on the definition of the word sozo from which Christians get the word salvation, that the saving work done by Jesus on the cross included health and provision in this life.

 

What can you do to protect yourself from false teachers aside from not reading their books or downloading their podcasts?

 

First, keep hearing and reading the Bible.  Like you are doing right now.

 

Second, keep rereading and praying through the Small Catechism.  If the Holy Bible is like a street you want to keep your soul on, then the Small Catechism is like a street curb that keeps you from crashing into store fronts of false teachers like Beth Moore, Joyce Meyers, and Joel Osteen.

 

The Small Catechism curbs Beth Moore’s appeal to personal non-Biblical revelation when it states under the first commandment that we should fear, love, and trust in God above all things, including personal revelation.

 

The Small Catechism curbs Joyce Meyer’s claim that Jesus is no longer the Son of God when it states in the second article of the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus Christ is true God begotten of the Father from eternity.

 

The Small Catechism curbs Joel Osteen’s claim that God wants to give you financial gain for your faithfulness when it states under the seventh commandment that we should fear and love God so that we help to improve and protect our neighbor’s possessions and income.

 

All we have is the text.

 

So, in this place we teach the text of the Holy Bible.

 

And to prevent us steering away from that Holy Text, we teach the Small Catechism as well as all the Lutheran Confessions.




 

ACV [1] To obtain such faith God instituted the office of preaching, giving the gospel and the sacraments. [2] Through these, as through means, he gives the Holy Spirit who produces faith, where and when he wills, in those who hear the gospel. [3] It teaches that we have a gracious God, not through our merit but through Christ’s merit, when we so believe.  [4] Condemned are the Anabaptists48 and others who teach that we obtain the Holy Spirit without the external49 word of the gospel through our own preparation, thoughts, and works.

 

ACXIV Concerning church government it is taught that no one should publicly teach, preach, or administer the sacraments without a proper [public] call.

 

[1] The bishop of Rome claims to be superior by divine right to all bishops and pastors.1 [2] In addition, he claims to possess by divine right the power of both swords, [3] that is, the authority to confer and transfer royal authority.2 Third, he states that it is necessary for salvation to believe these things. For these reasons the Roman bishop calls himself the vicar of Christ on earth.3 [4] We hold and publicly declare that these three articles of faith are false, impious, tyrannical, and ruinous to the church. [5] In order that our assertion may be understood, we will first clarify what our opponents mean by the claim of superiority by divine right over all bishops. They take the pope to be the universal or, as they say, ecumenical bishop, that is, the one from whom all bishops and pastors throughout the world are bound to seek ordination and confirmation because he has the right to choose, ordain, confirm, and depose any bishop.4 [6] Moreover, he claims the authority to make laws concerning worship, alterations in the sacraments, and teaching. He wants his decrees and laws to be regarded as articles of faith or commandments of God and thus as binding on the conscience of the believer.5 Because he claims to exercise this power by divine right, he means it to   p 331 take precedence even over God’s commandments. And then, what is even more atrocious, he adds that it is necessary for salvation to believe all this.

 

Robert Kolb, Timothy J. Wengert, and Charles P. Arand, The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2000), 330–331.


 

Sixth Sunday after Holy Trinity

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Exodus 20:1–17                                                    The Ten Commandments

1And God spoke all these words, saying, 2“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  3“You shall have no other gods before me.  4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.  7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.  8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.  12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  13“You shall not murder.  14“You shall not commit adultery.  15“You shall not steal.  16“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

 

Romans 6:1–11                                                                 You Are Baptized

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

Matthew 5:20–26                              Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  21“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.WELCOME TO OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS

2611 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761             Church Phone: 563-263-0347

  www.oursaviormuscatine.org     email: oslcp@machlink.com       text: 563-554-4488

 

PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these” [Matthew 19:13].  A child’s faith, like an adult’s, is fed and nourished by hearing God’s Word.  Their rustling and energy are gifts from God for us to enjoy for a little while.  Therefore, you are encouraged to worship with your children in the sanctuary because children are a blessing from the Lord.  If you desire, we have activity bags for use in the sanctuary. To calm your children during times of “distress” a Cry Room and a Playroom are available. The service is broadcast to these rooms so you may listen until you are ready to return.  Ask an Elder or a person near you for directions and assistance.

 

CLOSED COMMUNION The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.  Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes. Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a public confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet baptized, instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation by membership in another church body, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked to first speak with the pastor or an elder.  For further study, see Matt 5:23f; 10:32f; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor 11:17-34.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT COMMUNING TODAY but you have been baptized you are invited to come to the altar rail to receive a baptismal blessing.  Please, cross your arms over your chest to indicate to the pastor that you would like a blessing rather than the Lord’s Supper.

 

PRIVATE CONFESSION You are invited to stop in during Office Hours or call to meet with Pastor Pautz at a time that works for you.

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING                                      Next Sunday

Pastor              Jeffrey Pautz                                       Pastor                 Jeffrey Pautz

Organist          Susan Eversmeyer                               Organist             Mary Francis

Elder Group   Aaron Eversmeyer                                Elder Group      John Buttke

Flowers           -                                                            Flowers        -

Greeters Neil & Kathy Prussman                                 Greeters            Seth Francis

 

INTROIT

The LORD | is their strength,*

    and He is the saving refuge of His a- | nointed.

Save Your people, and bless Your in- | heritance;*

    shepherd them also, and bear them up for- | ever. (Psalm 28:8-9)

To You I will cry, O | LORD my Rock:*

    do not be si- | lent to me,

lest, if You are si- | lent to me,*

    I become like those who go down | to the pit.

Hear the voice of my supplications when I | cry to You,*

    when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctu- | ary.

The LORD is my strength | and my shield;*

    my heart trusted in Him, and | I am helped. (Psalm 28:1-2, 7)

Glory be to the Father and  | to the Son* and to the Holy  | Spirit;

     as it was in the be | ginning*, is now, and will be forever.   | Amen.

The LORD | is their strength,*

    and He is the saving refuge of His a- | nointed.

Save Your people, and bless Your in- | heritance;*

    shepherd them also, and bear them up for- | ever. (Psalm 28:8-9)

 

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

Lord of all power and might, author and giver of all good things, graft into our hearts the love of Your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

GRADUAL

Return, O / LORD! How long?*

    And have compassion on Your / servants.

LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all gener- / ations.*

    Even from everlasting to everlasting, / You are God. (Psalm 90:13:1–2)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HYMN OF THE MONTH - Let Me Be Thine Forever #689 is the featured hymn for July.  This hymn is a beautiful prayer asking God to keep us through His Word so that we never forsake Him nor wander away from His Word.  The author, Nikolaus Selnecker (1532-1592), was a Lutheran musician, theologian and reformer. He is now known mainly as a hymn writer. He is also known as one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord along with Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz. The same musical setting is used in hymn #746.

 

NEW ADDRESS - JOEL & BETSY HIRSCHFELD They wanted to let you know their new address.  It is 250 Pinnacle Dr., Lake Mills, WI, 53551. Cell phone numbers will not change.

 

NEW ELDER - DAVID LORD With the Hirschfeld family moving to WI, David Lord has been appointed to replace Joel on the Board of Elders. The Elder group will now be shown as the "Lord Group" on the schedule. An updated schedule is posted and copies are available if desired. The remainder of the group members and the serving schedule will remain the same. Please pray for David as he takes on his new role.

 

JULY NEWSLETTER is available in the magazine rack next to the mailboxes.

 

SUBSTITUTE ORGANIST SERVICE We have a need for volunteers to play the service music on the Ipad.  See Pastor Pautz for a demonstration. Thank you. Pastor

 

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SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER HOLY TRINITY

Sunday, July 8 at 9:00am  and Monday, July 9 at 6:00pm

 

Divine Service  184  Hymns  906, 562, 581, 689, 750, 575, 925

CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK

Morning Afternoon & Evening

 

Today     08:00 am  Private Confession Pastoral Home Visits

09:00 am  Divine Service                                 

             10:30 am  Bible Study   

 

Monday       Pastor’s Bible Study & 01:00 pm Sunnybrook

 Sermon Preparation Time 02:00 pm Homebound Visits

05:00 pm Office Hours

06:00 pm Divine Service

07:00 pm Church Council  

 

Tuesday Pastor’s Study & Sermon Prep Pastoral Home Visits

 

Wednesday 09:00 am  Matins Service Sunday Bulletin Printed    

09:30 am   Bible Study

 

Thursday Pastor’s Study & Sermon Prep  Pastoral Home Visits

 

Sunday 08:00 am  Private Confession Pastoral Home Visits

09:00 am  Divine Service                         

10:30 am   Bible Study

 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Travel +Jacob (Sandy Throm’s grandson) medical mission in East Africa Physical Illness +Isabella (Jerry & Peggy Hart’s granddaughter) need for second bone marrow transplant +Tom Fritz (Mary Francis’ brother) hospice care +Lillian Graf hospice care +John Francis (Mary’s husband) treatment +Juliette (John & Carolyn Yeater’s great-granddaughter) heart surgery Mental Illness   Seminary +Tom Van Hemert  (Liz’s husband) vicar Homebound +Lucille Wingerter  +Marvin (Bud) Plank

Fifth Sunday after Holy Trinity

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WELCOME TO OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS

2611 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761             Church Phone: 563-263-0347

  www.oursaviormuscatine.org     email: oslcp@machlink.com       text: 563-554-4488

 

PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these” [Matthew 19:13].  A child’s faith, like an adult’s, is fed and nourished by hearing God’s Word.  Their rustling and energy are gifts from God for us to enjoy for a little while.  Therefore, you are encouraged to worship with your children in the sanctuary because children are a blessing from the Lord.  If you desire, we have activity bags for use in the sanctuary. To calm your children during times of “distress” a Cry Room and a Playroom are available. The service is broadcast to these rooms so you may listen until you are ready to return.  Ask an Elder or a person near you for directions and assistance.

 

CLOSED COMMUNION The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.  Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes. Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a public confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet baptized, instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation by membership in another church body, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked to first speak with the pastor or an elder.  For further study, see Matt 5:23f; 10:32f; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor 11:17-34.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT COMMUNING TODAY but you have been baptized you are invited to come to the altar rail to receive a baptismal blessing.  Please, cross your arms over your chest to indicate to the pastor that you would like a blessing rather than the Lord’s Supper.

 

PRIVATE CONFESSION You are invited to stop in during Office Hours or call to meet with Pastor Pautz at a time that works for you.

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING                             Next Sunday

Pastor              Jeffrey Pautz                            Pastor                 Jeffrey Pautz

Organist          Joel Hirschfeld                          Organist             Susan Eversmeyer

Elder Group   Joel Hirschfeld                           Elder Group      Aaron Eversmeyer

Flowers Aaron & Susan                                    Flowers        Carl & Bonnie Egger

Greeters Jean Dragon                                      Greeters           Neil & Kathy Prussman

INTROIT

Hear, O LORD, when I cry | with my voice!*

    Have mercy also upon me, and | answer me.

You have | been my help;*

    do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my sal- | vation. (Psalm 27:7, 9)

The LORD is my light and my sal- | vation;*

    whom | shall I fear?

Teach me Your | way, O LORD,*

    and lead me in a | smooth path.

Do not deliver me to the will of my adver- | saries;*

    for false witnesses have risen a- | gainst me.

Wait on the LORD; be of good | courage,*

    and He shall streng- | then your heart. (Psalm 27:1, 11-12, 14)

Glory be to the Father and  | to the Son* and to the Holy  | Spirit;

     as it was in the be | ginning*, is now, and will be forever.   | Amen.

Hear, O LORD, when I cry | with my voice!*

    Have mercy also upon me, and | answer me.

You have | been my help;*

    do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my sal- | vation. (Psalm 27:7, 9)

 

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

O God, You have prepared for those who love You good things that surpass all understanding. Pour into our hearts such love towards You that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

GRADUAL

O God, be- / hold our shield,*

    and look upon the face of Your a- / nointed.

O LORD God of hosts, / hear my prayer;*

    give ear, O God of / Jacob! (Psalm 84:9, 8)

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ELDER - DAVID LORD With the Hirschfeld family moving to WI, David Lord has been appointed to replace Joel on the Board of Elders. The Elder group will now be shown as the "Lord Group" on the schedule. An updated schedule is posted and copies are available if desired. The remainder of the group members and the serving schedule will remain the same. Please pray for David as he takes on his new role.

 

JULY NEWSLETTER is available in the magazine rack next to the mailboxes.

 

SUBSTITUTE ORGANIST SERVICE We have a need for volunteers to play the service music on the Ipad.  See Pastor Pautz for a demonstration. Thank you. Pastor

 

LUTHER COMMENTS ON TODAY’S SERMON TEXT: 11. Therefore if you wish to lead a truly Christian life, let thy God see to it how the fishes come into your net, and go and enter some calling in life that you may labour . But we all wish to fill such positions, where we do not need to labour ; that has ever been the trick of the devil. And because of this we became monks and priests, only in order that we might live like noblemen and would not need to work. Moved by this mothers left their children go to school, in order that they might have good days and serve God. In this way it came so far that people didn't know what good living was; and yet God commanded and took pleasure in it, that man should eat his bread in sweat; as he said to Adam: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," Gen. 3:19. And the deeper you stick in the law, the better It is. Therefore labour and believe, and let God rule unhindered. 12. If we speak of faith and are to lean upon God and let him care for us, then they say: Yes, I must believe a long time before a roasted dove flies into my mouth, if I do not labour . Yes it is true, you must toil, for you are commanded to do so: but let thy God provide for you. Believe and labour , then will not only a dove but a roasted goose fly into your mouth. 13. But to these belong also another part, namely, that we should hope, even if God does delay for a time. Hence Christ here left them toil all the night without catching anything and it seemed he would permit them to die of hunger. Peter might have well thought since he fished so long and caught nothing: now God will let the stomach languish. But he despairs not, continues to labour , and stands and hopes. Then God comes and gives him such a great multitude of fishes all at once, and more than he had been able to catch in eight days. 14. Therefore you must learn this part well, that you are to work and hope, even if God should delay a little and let you toil in your sweat, so that you imagine your labour is now lost. Then you must be wise and learn to know your God and to trust in him. Then he arrives and gives you more than you need, as he does here to Peter. Therefore if God has already delayed, only remember in the example of Peter there was also a little delay and yet it richly came. Thus it strikes in the time of his good pleasure; therefore do not despair, but hope and then thy works will be golden and pleasing to him; and then hope waits patiently, when God withdraws from us and does not do at once what we earnestly wish. Therefore he must make an appendix and hang on it a costly stone that thy works may become important. This precious stone is faith;

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER HOLY TRINITY

Sunday, July 1 at 9:00am  and Monday, July 2 at 6:00pm

Divine Service  184  Hymns  717, 688, 689, 662, 537, 724, 965

CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK

Today    

08:00 am    Private Confession

09:00 am   Divine Service                                 

10:30 am    Bible Study

11:15 am    Board of Elders - Monthly Meeting   

 

Monday                  

01:00 pm Sunnybrook

02:00 pm Homebound Visits

05:00 pm Office Hours

06:00 pm Divine Service   

 

Wednesday

09:00 am    Matins Service     

09:30 am     Bible Study (Law & Gospel)

 

Sunday

08:00 am     Private Confession

09:00 am    Divine Service                         

             10:30 am     Bible Study - The Gospel of St. John

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS

For Those In Authority + National, State, & Local Government - especially the United States of America +One, Holy, Apostolic, & Catholic Church - especially the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Physical Illness +Isabella (Jerry & Peggy Hart’s granddaughter) need for second bone marrow transplant +Tom Fritz (Mary Francis’ brother) hospice care +Lillian Graf is in hospice care +John Francis (Mary’s husband) treatment +Juliette (John & Carolyn Yeater’s great-granddaughter) heart surgery

Mental Illness + for all suffering in its many forms and their loved ones

Seminary +Tom Van Hemert  (Liz’s husband) vicar

Homebound +Lucille Wingerter +Marvin (Bud) Plank