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Worship to the Glory of God May 26, 2013 – 10:00 am

Faith Lutheran Church

Summer Worship Schedule May 26-Sept. 1, 2013

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Worship Service 10 am Children’s Sunday School 9:30-10:45 am

5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849–4418

Rev. Roy A. Lidbom

website: www.faithnpr.org

Presiding Minister

e-mail: frontoffice@faithnpr.org 1


TRINITY SUNDAY May 26, 2013 The Pre-Service

“Blessed Trinity”, by Walond “God is a Spirit”, by Bennett Leora Laubaugh, Organist & Director of Music

The Chimes The Welcome & Announcements The Opening Hymn:

“Holy, Holy, Holy”

LSB # 507 Verse 1, all sing Verse 2, men sing Verse 3, women sing Verse 4, all sing

THE SERVICE OF THE WORD  Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the  Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. P Our help is in the name of the Lord, C who made heaven and earth. P If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? C But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared. P Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner. C Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

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P Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Responsive Reading Pastor: Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity, People: let us give glory to him because he has shown his mercy to us. Pastor: Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones, People: ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Pastor: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; People: worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Pastor: The voice of the Lord is powerful; People: the voice of the Lord is majestic. Pastor: The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; People: the Lord is enthroned as King forever. Pastor: The Lord gives strength to his people; People: the Lord blesses his people with peace. Pastor: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; People: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Pastor: Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity. People: Let us give glory to him because he has shown his mercy to us. The Kyrie (sung)

LSB # 204

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In peace let us pray to the Lord.

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For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

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For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

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For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

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Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.

Song of Response

LSB # 204

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The Prayer of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. Pastor: We Pray: Almighty and everlasting God, since you have given us, your servants, grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith, and to worship the true Unity in the power of your divine majesty, keep us also steadfast in this true faith and worship, and defend us ever from all our adversaries; for you, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; live and reign, one God, now and forever. People: Amen. Please be seated

 THE WORD  The First Lesson Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world. When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.” A C

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. “Holy Spirit Flame & Fire”, by Govenor

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The Epistle

Acts 2:14, 22–36

But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” A C

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

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In honor of the living Christ the congregation rises to sing The Alleluia (All sing)

The Holy Gospel P The Holy Gospel according to St. John the eighth chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord.

 LSB # 205

John 8:48–59

The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ.  Please be seated 7


The Song of the Day

“Voices Raised to You We Offer” LSB # 795 Sung to the tune of #367, Angels from the Realms of Glory

The Message

“Keep the Word of Christ” Rev. Roy A. Lidbom, Presiding Minister

The Nicene Creed

(back of the hymnbook)

The Offerings The Prayers (The Pastor will end each petition with “Lord, in your mercy …” and the congregation will respond with hear our prayer.) THE SACRAMENT P C P C P C P

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your onlybegotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

Sanctus

LSB # 208

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Prayer of Thanksgiving P Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-Begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Hear us as we pray in His name and He has taught us to pray: The Lord’s Prayer The Words of Institution P The peace of the Lord be with you. C Amen. Agnus Dei

LSB # 210

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The Distribution

 Faith’s statement of faith regarding communion is printed on the reverse side of the Fellowship Card.

 Those who are baptized in the faith and desire to commune are invited to come forward in the order indicated by the ushers. At the front of the church, follow the ushers’ directions to the communion rail.

 Receive the bread from the elder either on the tongue or in the hand. Receive the wine either in the individual or the common cup. If you prefer the individual cup, take one from the proffered tray; place the empty cup in the basin as you return to your seat. If you prefer the common cup or chalice, please assist the serving pastor by guiding the cup to control the flow. When all in your group have communed, return to your seat by the side aisle.

 If you desire to commune and are physically unable to come forward, please inform the ushers who will assist you.

 Children

who are not yet confirmed will be received at the altar rail for a special

blessing.

The Dismissal P May the Lord keep you steadfast in His love and faith. C Amen. Nunc Dimittis

LSB # 211

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The Benediction P Let us bless the Lord C Thanks be to God. P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. C Amen. The Closing Hymn:

“Glory Be to God the Father�

The Chimes (a quiet time for individual prayer) The Post Service Music

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LSB # 506


Those Serving Today Presiding Minister: Rev. Roy A. Lidbom Duty Elders: Bob Brown & Jack Greenlee Assisting Elder: Bob Brown & Jack Greenlee Acolyte: Destiny Simon Altar Care: Ginny Brown & Muriel Pearce Altar Flowers are Given Today by: Pat Noll in honor of son, Dave, on his birthday Tim & Yvonne Burkee celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary Lay Reader: Edie Knudsen Audio Assistant: Bob Behnke Video Assistant: Mike Muetzel Ushers: Jack & Ivo Christopher, Mel & John Reinstetle

Our Purpose The love of Christ compels us to reach out and make disciples who seek the lost, strengthen the weak, and serve those in need while giving glory to God. Guests and members: please be sure to fill out a fellowship card during the worship service and pass it to the center aisle. The information will be greatly appreciated. When Holy Communion is served: Anyone having difficulty walking to the front of the church for Holy Communion may sit in the front pew on the lectern side. The Pastor will bring Holy Communion to the pew. An appropriate personal prayer for before receiving the Sacrament can be found on the page opposite the inside front cover of the hymnal.

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Stewardship Sentence: Trinity Sunday John 8:58 "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." God told Moses that His Name is “I AM.” Now Jesus proclaims to the people that HE IS that God in the flesh. He then went on to reveal that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and told the apostles to baptize His people into this Name. Marked with his Name, we reflect His holiness in our lives: His love, His generosity, His kindness, and His mercy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SUMMER SERVICE: This week begins our summer schedule with one worship service at 10:00 am. Communion will be every other week beginning today with communion. Sunday School for children will be 9:30 – 10:45 am. We will continue with this schedule until September 1. We will resume Sunday, September 8 with two services at 8 & 11 am. Saturday night Worship & Praise service will begin August 17 at 5 pm.

For those who are interested in viewing Pastor Salemink’s response to his calling to fill our vacant Pastoral position, the letter is posted on the bulletin board in Narthex II.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesday Night will resume in the fall.

THE MESSENGER – SPRING 2013 is posted to our website and available for your viewing and reading pleasure. Please go to faithnpr.org, click on the header “Services”, then click on “Messenger”. For those who do not have access to the internet, please leave a message in Carole Cupp’s mailbox and we will be sure to get a copy to you. Copies of The Messenger have been mailed to those on our shut-in list.

If anyone is in need of a helping hand around the house, yard work, shopping, or any chore done, Debra Hahn, a member of FLC and a student at Fivay High School, would love to volunteer her time. In order to graduate, Debra needs volunteer hours to complete her Bright Future requirements. Let’s help her accomplish this task. Please call 727-385-9657 to make arrangements.

Supply needed for VBS: Large coffee cans. Please drop off in the CLC.

Thank you to everyone who is helping to keep our Food Pantry stocked. At this time, we do not need brown paper bags - we are stocked.

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Sunday, June 9th at 11:00 am Are you ready for fun? We are getting ready for Faith's Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 9th beginning at 11:00 am. There will be water fun for the kids, a book sale, a bake sale, hot dogs, popcorn, and even a lemonade stand. We're working on a car wash, bingo games, face painting, tatoos and maybe even a jewelry sale. Tickets will be on sale that morning on the walkway. So bring your family, and invite your friends, and neighbors. All proceeds will fund our Vacation Bible School in August. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Sandy Thompson or call 727-848-2530.   

FREE ticket for bringing a non-perishable food item for our Food Pantry. If you would like to donate your used books and old jewelry for the upcoming Faith’s Family Fun Day, please bring them to the Sunday School office in the Christian Life Center. Get out your measuring cups and mixing bowls and get ready to bake for our Faith's Family Fun Day! We will need baked goods donated for the bake sale on Sunday, June 9th. Show off your talents and bring in your prize winning cake, cookies, brownies, breads, muffins, pies or whatever you like to bake. Please bring your baked goods to the kitchen in our Christian Life Center on the morning of June 9th before 10:00 a.m.

The 10th Annual Lutheran Night at the Rays Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros, July 13, 2013 4:10 PM game time    

Great group rate for Baseline Box seats! Fundraiser for Luther Springs Camp Great family event! Cost: $23.00 per ticket ( $42 Value!)

To join our group, please your order with ROSE ANN VERHEYEN. Our congregation group ticket coordinator. $3.00 of every ticket will benefit Luther Springs Camp. Funds raised will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial. For more information please go to WWW.lutheransonline.com/rfo190. Don’t Miss out! See you at the ballgame!

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Birthdays

Anniversaries

26 – Renell Book & Olga Mather

25 – Carl & Ardys Schoebel

27 - Dave Noll

26 – Tim & Yvonne Burkee

28 –Jenna Hovseth

28 – DuWaynne & Janet Rettke

30 – Emma Pella 31 – Richard Jensen

**Happy Anniversary** to Carl & Ardys Schoebel who are celebrating 63 years of marriage! May God continue to bless you. Please remember in your prayers… Peggy Adams, Clyde Anderson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Lucy Beilke, Family of Patty Boltz, Richard Brown, Whitney Cameron, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Denise Combast, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Gay Family, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Kathy Hane, Maria Hulyk, Karr Family, Betty Keating, James Ketner, Monica Krupicka, King Family, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Alan Masters, Jim Mattson, Sandy Meyer, Peter Mohler, John & Elaine Nieme, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Dory Nussbacher, Mary Oles, Jimmy Orshal, Eugene Ostela, Jolene Pakkila, Joyce Pankner, Pierina Pennisi, Perryman Family, Virginia Pohlman, Allen Price, Connie Roach, June Rohrscheib, Hugo Salmi, Ardys Schoebel, Bea Schurkus, Anita Sharkey, Marian Shirk, Larry Smith, Southerland Family, Skylar Southerland, Charles Steinbach, Jean Terkowski, Herbert Tschischik, Chris Van Ess, Val Vasquez, Sherryl Williams, and Cole & Kayla Winchell, All Pastors, those serving our country, the future of America Military: Leo Ayala, Josh Butterworth, Justin Fivecoat, Tom Hartzell, Brandon Martin, Lee Mathews, Andrew Murphy, Richard Phernetton, Steve Roy, Jr., Andrew Springer, Vincent Sharkey, Andrew St. John, Alan Stackpoole, Todd Stanger, Tyler Wasson, all veterans, and all servicemen and women in VA hospitals. Homebound: Irene Berlin, Richard Brown Florine Catt, Sofia Derewianski, Marilyn Eggert, Fran Fuller, Betty Gauthier, Bobbie Hain, Lina Hartstein, Pat Hartwell, Selta Heintz, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Ruth Janssen, Mildred Jeffers, Curt Knudsen, Marge LaVallee, Ron Long (Brooksville), Dottie Maslowski, Virginia Messier, Evelyn Miller, Kathleen Moore, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Carl Schoebel, Pat Steinbach, Hank & Jan Whitt.

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A Measure of Our Devotion Saturday & Sunday – May 18 & 19 Worship Attendance

165

Holy Communion

42

Adult, Sr. Youth Bible Class / Weekly Studies

24

Sunday School / Confirmation

19

Light the Way Campaign Total

$3,011.00

Total receipts

$2,644.90

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV)

This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, May 26 Monday, May 27 Wednesday, May 29 Friday, May 31

9:30 – 10:45 Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Memorial Day – Church Office Closed 7:00 pm Choir 8:30 am Bulletin Assembly

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