The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 19, 2012
Jesus, Sun of life, my Splendor, Jesus, Friend of friends most tender, Jesus, Joy of my desiring, Fount of life, my soul inspiring -- At your feet I cry, my Maker: Let me be a fit partaker Of this blessed food from heaven For our good, your glory, given. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 311:7)
Worship Focus: Jesus takes care of us
Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26
Hymns: 250, 352, 415, 431:1, 4, 5
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:3-8
The Prophet Elijah had had enough. Queen Jezebel had threatened his life, and he had run away. But the Lord takes care of his despairing prophet, just as he takes care of us.
Psalm 34, p. 80
Taste and see how the Lord's goodness takes care of us.
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:30-5:2
Because the Lord takes care of us, we can be kind and forgiving, imitating him. You know his great love for you that moves us to love others.
Gospel: John 6:41-51
Jesus came sent by the Father to bring life. He gave his own flesh into death to bring us that life. Through the word of God the Father draws us to Jesus to believe that he is the Bread that came down from heaven to bring us eternal life. How great his spiritual care for us is!
The Lord's Supper
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. Communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree on all that the Bible teaches. So we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions, please talk with the pastor.
The council meeting on August 12 opened with prayer. The main item of business was the estimate from the insurance company for repairing the damage caused by hail in June. They estimated that the damage to the garage siding and to the roofs of the parsonage and church was about $24,000. After depreciation and the like, they gave the church a check for about $12,000. If repairs are made in the next six months, the insurance company may cover some more of the cost. There is no leakage at the present time, but the damage from the hail may lead to a problem in the near future.
The council discussed various options and decided to get bids on replacing the roofs. The trustees would also look into the option of getting a steal roof for the church and the cost of that.
The next council meeting is September 9 at 11:30 after service. We adjourned with the Lord's Prayer.
Sermon note: To learn more of David's hiding from King Saul read 1 Samuel 20 and following.
August ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), Jason Brown, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder
August cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos, Gerald and Karen Hoffman
Today's Greeters: Delroy and Jane Thielke