The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 17, 2011
Yours over all shall be the praise And thanks of ev'ry nation, And all the world with joy shall raise The voice of exultation. For you will judge the earth, O Lord; You will not let sin flourish. Your people's pasture is your Word, Their souls to feed and nourish, In righteous paths to keep them. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 574:2)
Worship Focus: Boldness for Jesus
Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26
Hymns: 426, 188, 310, 562
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13
Speaking God's message brought Jeremiah opposition from the people. Yet he cold not keep that message bottled up. So he trusts the Lord for the boldness to speak.
Psalm 31, p. 77
No matter what the world does to us as we speak up for Jesus, God is our refuge. What boldness that gives!
Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-15
Although sin and death came through Adam, Jesus is greater. What Savior for us to boldly confesses, confident of his grace
Gospel: Matthew 10:24-33
Jesus speaks to his disciples of what lay ahead of them as they boldly confessed Jesus.
Sermon available on the website or in the narthex
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.
Wednesday Service: On August 3, there will be no Wednesday evening service.
Thank you to Leah Nelson for playing the piano for the service this morning.
July ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), John Jepma, Dave Joos, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke
July cleaners: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann; Dennis & Karen Schroeder
Today's Greeters: Tom and Elaine Mohr