The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 25, 2011
Jesus, lead us on Till our rest is won; And although the way be cheerless, We will follow, calm and fearless. Guide us by your hand To our fatherland. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 422:1)
Worship Focus: Carry your cross as you follow Jesus
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 429, 465, 428, 375
First Lesson: Jeremiah 15:15-21
Look at the cross Jeremiah had to bear. He faithful spoke the word of the Lord, but his fellow Israelites rejected him and his message. What loneliness! But the Lord gave him the strength to stand firm like a fortified wall of bronze.
The Lord is with us watching over us no matter what troubles of life we struggle through as we follow him.
Second Lesson: Romans 12:1-8
Because of God's mercy that saved us in Christ, we now offer ourselves as living sacrifices, serving one another according to the gifts God has given us. We help each other bear our crosses.
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-26
Jesus speaks of his cross and ours.
Sermon: Matthew 16:13-20
40th Anniversary: We join Don and Janet Spencer and their family in giving thanks to our Lord for forty years of marriage. You are invited for coffee and refreshments afters the service today.
September ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Scott Boettcher, Ryan Flaten
September cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown
Today's Greeters: Dean & Moni Rohloff