The Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 9, 2013
O Holy Spirit grant us grace That we our Lord and Savior In faith and fervent love embrace And truly serve him ever, So that when death is near at hand We at his cross may firmly stand And there find our salvation. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 185)
Worship Focus: Only the Lord brings life
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 420, 413, 185, 429
First Lesson: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Through the prophet Elijah the Lord displays his power over death to strengthen the widows faith.
Psalm 30, p. 104
The Lord will turn our weeping into rejoicing
Second Lesson: Galatians 1:11-24
Paul had been headed on the path of death. Although he was filled with religious zeal and enthusiasm for God, he was misusing it. Only the Gospel of Jesus could change him from this path of death to life in Christ. Convinced by the Gospel, he could not help sharing this good news of eternal life.
Gospel: Luke 7:11-17
Jesus’ care and compassion provides for this widow by returning her son to her.
Weeknight Service: If you would like to attend a weeknight service, St. Paul’s of Morris has Monday night services at 7:30pm.
Finances: Balance May 1 $485.88
May Offering +$6455.33
May Expenses -$6218.74
Balance May 31 $722.47
Congregational Mission Offering:
May $700.00 -- YTD $2894.50; Needed/month $667
Annual Commitment: $8,000; (5/12 is $3333.33)
Silent Auction: Many hand-made bead bracelets in various sizes are in the youth room below the narthex. Mary Bitter's mother, Pat Riley, had made them before she passed away. You are welcome to bid on them. The auction closes shortly after the service today, June 9. The proceeds will go toward repairing the roof.
Flower Vase: A light cream-colored flower vase with a special lattice design was left after Les Staple’s funeral. However, we cannot find it now. If anyone knows where this beautiful vase may be, please contact Rosella Staples at 589-4255.
Wedding Shower: A wedding shower for Jiana Thielke will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, here at the church. A light brunch will be served. There will also be a Pampered Chef sale during this time.
Anniversary Open House: Duane and Bonnie Hausmann are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house picnic hosted by their children at West Side Park in Hancock on Saturday, June 22 from 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Graduate Service: We will recognize our high school graduates of the class of 2013 during the Sunday morning service on June 23. The graduates this year are Rachel Gray, Courtney Greiner, Evan Nelson, Seth Nelson.
Vacation Bible School: The Vacation Bible School theme is Armor of God. We'll go from Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Children ages three to those entering sixth grade are invited to attend. All families and members are invited to the closing ceremonies starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Anyone interested in helping please speak with Bridget Joos or Pastor Bitter.
June Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger
June Cleaners: Justin & Carrie Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten
Today’s Greeter: Allowese Becker