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Worship to the Glory of God June 9, 2013 – 10:00 am

Faith Lutheran Church

Summer Worship Schedule May 26-Sept. 1, 2013

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

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

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

Pastor Richard Arndt Guest Pastor

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The Third Sunday after Pentecost June 9, 2013 – 10:00 am “Duke Street” by Winhorst “Wie Schoen Leuchtet” by Praetorius Jerry Brock, Guest Organist, Faith Factor

The Pre Service Music

The Chimes The Welcome and Announcements  THE SERVICE OF THE WORD  Invocation. Confession and Absolution P In the name of the Father, the  Son, and the Holy Spirit. C Amen. P Most merciful God, C We confess that we are dead in trespasses and sins. We have doubted your promises, despaired of your presence, and denied your saving power. In your great mercy deliver us from the death we deserve, for the sake of Jesus Christ. P If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. C In him we have forgiveness, life, and resurrection from the dead. By him we are redeemed and set at liberty! P Almighty God in his mercy has given his Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the  Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. The Opening Hymn

“O Holy Spirit, Enter In”

LSB # 913

P The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C And also with you. 2

The Hymn of Praise This is the Feast C This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and blessing and glory are His. This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia. Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen. This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia, Alleluia. The Prayer of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray… and forever. C Amen.

 Please be seated for The Old Testament

1 Kings 17:17-24

After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. And he cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this child's life come into him again.” And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.” A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. 3

Special Music

“Taste and See”

Faith Factor

The Psalm Psalm 32 P Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. C Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. P For when I kept silent, C my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. P For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; C my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. P I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; C I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. P Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; C Surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. P You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; C you surround me with shouts of deliverance. P I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; C I will counsel you with my eye upon you. P Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, C which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. P Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. C Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! All: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be forever. Amen Epistle

Galatians 1:11-24

For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go 4

up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they glorified God because of me. A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. A Little Word from God As the children go to the CLC, the congregation sings: I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I know ‘tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do. Refrain I love to tell the story, ‘twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.  Please rise for The Holy Gospel

Luke 7:11-17

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventh chapter C (sing) Glory to you, O Lord. Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. 5

P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C (sing) Praise to you, O Christ.

 Please be seated for The Hymn of the Day

“Jesus Shall Reign”

LSB # 832 “A Prophet Like Elijah” Pastor Richard Arndt

The Message Nicene Creed

 Please be seated for The Offerings (During this time of worship we ask you to complete a Fellowship Card in the holder in the pew ahead of you. First-time guests are asked to fill out their complete address and phone number.)

 As the offerings are brought forward, the congregation rises to sing: The Offertory

“Praise and Thanksgiving”

LSB # 789

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

 SACRAMENT  The Preface P C P C P C P

The Lord be with you. And with you, his servant. Lift up your hearts We lift them up to the Lord Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right and proper to do so. It is truly good, right and proper everywhere and always to give thanks to you, loving Father, holy and almighty Lord, eternal God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, whose death on the cross destroyed death, and whose glorious resurrection has restored to us eternal life. Therefore, with angels and archangels, the saints in heaven and those on earth, we glorify your name, praising you and singing.


Holy God


Holy, holy Lord, most holy, (organist will introduce first line) You are God of pow’r and might. Heav’n and earth—filled with Your glory. Hail! Hosanna! Lord, we cry. Blessed is the One, now coming, In the name of God most high. The Words of Institution The Lord’s Prayer Lamb of God


Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy, You who take our sins away. Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy, For your peace we humbly pray. Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy Grant us peace and joy this day. Text for Preface, Holy God and Lamb of God: Randall Haedge, (c) 2007 Randal Haedge. Used by permission.

The Distribution  Faith’s statement of faith regarding communion is printed on the reverse side of the Fellowship Card.  Those who 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 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. 7

Hymns sung during the distribution “Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise” LSB # 680 “Let Us Break Bread Together” LBW # 212 Let us break bread together on our knees; Let us break bread together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, With my face to the riding sun, O Lord, have mercy on me. Let us drink wine together on our knees; Let us drink wine together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me. Let us praise God together on our knees; Let us praise God together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me.  Please rise for P The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen and keep you in his grace. C Amen. The Post-Communion Song


Thank the Lord and sing his praises Let all know what he has done All who seek the Lord rejoicing Proudly hail the victory won. Alleluia, Alleluia, now thanksgivings have begun. The Post-Communion Prayer Benediction Closing Hymn

“Shine Jesus Shine”

The Chimes Congregational Call Meeting 8

Faith Factor and Congregation

Those Serving Today Guest Pastor: Pastor Richard Arndt Duty Elders: Bob Brown & Jack Greenlee Assisting Elder: Tim Burkee Acolyte: Melissa Negrich Altar Care: Pam Arndt and Debbie Lackey Lay Reader: Destiny Simon Audio Assistant: Jonathan Tinker Video Assistant: John Schaerffer Ushers: Bob & Mickie Ferguson, Mel & John Reinstetle Flower Angels: Mickie & Bob Ferguson Fellowship Card Ministry: Melodi Kasberg Faith Factor: Jerry Brock, Fred Mieser, Misty Wuest, Larry & Pat Zimdahl

Saturday Contemporary Worship & Praise will resume Aug. 17, 2013 @ 5pm Sunday Worship Schedule Sept. 8 – May, 2014 8am Traditional Worship 11am Blended Worship Summer Sunday School starts at 9:30 am Sept. 8 – May, 2014 9:30am Sunday School, Youth & Adult Bible Class For more information and the latest church updates, please visit us on the web: or contact us via e-mail:


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.

Stewardship Sentence: The Third Sunday after Pentecost Luke 7:13 “He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." What hollow words these would be coming from anyone else but Jesus! Only Jesus has power of death, so only Jesus can truly dry our tears. There are many things that only Jesus can say, that only Jesus has earned the right to say. Among these are: “Forgive one another.” “Love your enemies.” And “Be generous.”


TODAY, immediately following the service, we will hold a congregational meeting to share our next steps for our search of the Pastor who will lead Faith Lutheran Church. TODAY, immediately following our congregational meeting, is Faith's Family Fun Day. Please stay and join us for a time of fun. There will be water fun for the kids, face painting, tattoos, bingo games, car wash, book sale, jewelry sale, bake sale, hot dogs, popcorn, a lemonade stand and MORE. Tickets will be on sale on the walkway. All proceeds will fund our Vacation Bible School in August. Our summer service schedule continues with one worship service at 10:00 am. Communion will be every other week. 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. The website,, is up and running smoothly with changes and updates being made weekly. To assist you in locating the updates and changes 10

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easily, we have created a link on the right side of the page that reads “WEBSITE IMPROVEMENTS”. Just click the words and a box will pop up with the list of updates made. The Braille Workers will meet on June 3 for approximately 3 weeks. Please call Bob Ferguson if you are available to help at 727-934-2665. 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. Mark your calendar and keep watching the bulletin for more information on our VBS which is August 5-9th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the CLC. Supply needed for VBS: Large coffee cans. Please drop off in the CLC.

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, place 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 Last date to purchase your ticket is June 27. With your many food donations, the Food Pantry was able to serve 42 families (74 people) in the month of May. Thank you! Please continue giving. Our pantry is always in need as our local community continues to seek us.


Meet your Office Staff… April Goodger April is the friendly voice you hear when you call the church office and the receptionist that warmly greets you when you visit. April handles the weekly bulletins, the prayer list, the monthly calendar, orders supplies, works with Richard Jensen on the Messenger and assists our Webmaster, Lewis Fowler. April’s summer hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. You can e-mail April at (NOTE: April will be out of the office on vacation June 23 – July 15) Sandy Moyer Sandy is our "behind the scenes" girl. Sandy manages the contributions and designs the Power Points you see every week. Sandy's summer hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. You can e-mail Sandy at Carole Cupp Most of you know Carole as she has been with us for 8 years. Carole manages the payables, generates financial reports, handles computer and office equipment issues, and overseas the day to day activities of the office to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently. Carole's hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 2:30, and Friday 8:30 - 1:00. You can e-mail Carole at If you have a need to be communicated to the office and do not know who to send it to, please e-mail This mailbox is checked daily during business hours. As well, we have created a mailbox in Narthex II labeled “Front Office”. This should be used on Sundays for any information you need to pass along to the office staff that cannot be e-mailed.



9 – Deborah Szalai

15 – Ivo & Jacqueline Christopher

10 – Robert Behnke and Sofia Derewianski 11 – Dorothy Maslowski 14 – Emma Beck, Ellen Opalecky, and Bob Peterson 15 – Larry Bolduc


Please remember in your prayers‌ Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Lucy Beilke, Family of Patty Boltz, Richard Brown, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Denise Combast, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Gay Family, Bob Gould, 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, Gary Miller, Peter Mohler, John & Elaine Nieme, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Dory Nussbacher, James Obermeier Family, Mary Oles, Jimmy Orshal, Eugene Ostela, Jolene Pakkila, Joyce Pankner, Perryman Family, Virginia Pohlman, Allen Price, Connie Roach, June Rohrscheib, Hugo Salmi, Ardys Schoebel, Bob & 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.

Expression of Sympathy Please remember this family in your prayers as they grieve the loss of their loved one: 

Sympathy to the family and friends of Michael Kumley who recently passed away. He was the son of Suzie Miller and grandson of Emma Pella.


This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, June 9

9:30 – 10:45 10:00 am 11:00 am

Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11 Wednesday, June 12 Thursday, June 13 Friday, June 14

8:00 am 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:30 am

Sunday School Worship Congregational Call Meeting FAMILY FUN DAY Braille Workers Bd. of Finance Executive Council Braille Workers Braille Workers Braille Workers Braille Workers Bulletin Assembly

A Measure of Our Devotion for Sunday, June 2 Worship Attendance


Sunday School


Light the Way Campaign Total


Total receipts


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