Worship to the Glory of God June 23, 2013 – 10:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church
Summer Worship Schedule May 26-Sept. 1, 2013
FL/GA District - Missouri Synod Affiliate
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
website: www.faithnpr.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost June 23, 2013 The Pre-Service Music
“Sonata” by Kimball Leora Laubaugh, Organist & Director of Music
The Chimes The Welcome and Announcements “Earth and All Stars” LSB # 817 v. 1, 3, 6 & 7
The Opening Hymn
THE SERVICE OF THE WORD Invocation P C P C P C P
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Most merciful God, 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. If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. In him we have forgiveness, life, and resurrection from the dead. By him we are redeemed and set at liberty! Almighty God in his mercy has given his Son to die for you and for his sake forgives you all your sins. In the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ and as a called and ordained servant of the Word, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Please be seated
THE WORD 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. The Prayer of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray…..now and forever. C Amen. The Old Testament Reading
[65:1] I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name.  I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;  a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens and making offerings on bricks;  who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels;  who say, “Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all the day.  Behold, it is written before me: “I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will indeed repay into their lap  both your iniquities and your fathers' iniquities together, says the LORD; because they made offerings on the mountains 3
and insulted me on the hills, I will measure into their lap payment for their former deeds.”  Thus says the LORD: “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it,’ so I will do for my servants' sake, and not destroy them all.  I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, and from Judah possessors of my mountains; my chosen shall possess it, and my servants shall dwell there. A C
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Solo & Congregational Hymn
“Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” LSB # 708 Shirley Kleinschmidt, Soloist v. 1 & 2 Congregation sing v. 3
The Epistle Reading
Galatians 3:23 - 4:7
 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.  So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.  But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,  for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. [4:1] I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything,  but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.  In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world.  But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,  to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
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.
In honor of the living Christ the congregation rises to sing
LSB # 156 Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Holy Gospel
Luke 8:26 - 39
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke the eighth chapter C (sing) Glory to you, O Lord.  Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.  When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.”  For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.)  Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him.  And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.  Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.  Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.  When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.  Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.  And those who had seen it told them 5
how the demon-possessed man had been healed.  Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.  The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,  “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ.
Please be seated “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” LSB # 761
The Hymn of the Day The Message
Pastor Richard Arndt
The Nicene Creed The Offerings
(back of the hymnbook) “Gentle Spirit Come” by Mengel
(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.)
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.
[Tune: LAUDA ANIMA]
Holy, holy Lord, most holy, 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
[Tune: LAUDA ANIMA]
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.
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 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. 7
The Hymns during the Distribution:
“Just as I Am, without One Plea” LSB # 570 “Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior” LSB # 619
Please rise P The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. C Amen. The Post Communion Song
[Tune: LAUDA ANIMA]
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 The Benediction “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” LSB # 643
The Closing Hymn The Chimes The Post Service Music
Saturday Contemporary Worship & Praise will resume Aug. 17, 2013 @ 5pm Sunday Worship Schedule Sept. 8 – May, 2014 8am Traditional Worship 11am Blended Worship Sunday School, Youth & Adult Bible Class Sept. 8 – May, 2014 9:30am For more information and the latest church updates, please visit us on the web: www.faithnpr.org or contact us via e-mail: email@example.com 8
Those Serving Today Guest Pastor: Pastor Richard Arndt Duty Elders: Bob Brown & Jack Greenlee Acolyte: Destiny Simon Altar Care: Pam Arndt and Debbie Lackey Altar Flowers are Given Today by: Marti Curran in memory of loved ones. Lay Reader: Briana Salazar Audio Assistant: Bob Behnke Video Assistant: John Schaerffer Ushers: Bob & Mickie Ferguson and Mel & John Reinstetle Flower Angels: Mickie & Bob Ferguson Fellowship Card Ministry: Melodi Kasberg
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 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 8:37 “Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear.” The Gerasenes don’t want Jesus – they are upset that He killed their pigs. They refuse to receive Jesus because of what Jesus has cost them. And so they miss out on the blessings that Jesus would give them. 9
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. Your help is needed. We are looking for a couple of members to assist as the Flower Angels in the month of August. If you are able to assist, please contact the office. Thank you Braille Workers for all your help the last three weeks. Your help and dedication was greatly appreciated. We will see you in September! (Bob Ferguson) 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. For Vacation Bible School this year, our mission project will be to collect school supplies for the Pasco County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association for students in need. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this endeavor as we aim to collect the following school supplies. The back-to-school tax-free weekend on school supplies will be August 2-4 (what perfect timing for the VBS mission project!). Please make sure all supplies are delivered to the Christian Life Center by 7pm on August 9. * spiral notebooks * 16-count boxes of crayons * #2 pencils * 3-pronged pocket folders * glue sticks * washable markers * pens * index cards * whiteout * composition notebooks * scientific calculators for the high schoolers.
A new women’s 8-week summer study called “Coffee with the Savior” will be starting Saturday, June 29 @ 10am at Oasis Coffee Spot (corner of Little Rd. & Embassy Blvd.). Contact Sue Leader at 517-388-3056 or Melodi Kasberg at 727-277-9863 with questions. Sign up sheet is posted in Narthex 2. 10
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!) Transportation will be available for an additional cost of $7.00 per person. To join our group, place your order with Betty Holland (in ROSE ANN VERHEYEN’s absence). $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. Last date to purchase your ticket is this week, June 27.
Please remember in your prayers… Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Lucy Beilke, 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, James Ketner, Mona 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, Hugo Salmi, 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, Charlie & Pat Steinbach, Hank & Jan Whitt.
One of our members, Virginia (Gini) Messier, could use some sonshine. If you feel led, please send her a card or note of sonshine, encouragement, or well wishes to Gini Messier, Brooksville Healthcare Ctr., 1114 Chatman Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601.
24 – Jessica Price
24 – Roy & Nelda Lidbom
25 – Abigail Brown, Robert Brown, Luke McLarty, Mindy McLarty
29 – William & Rose Ann Verheyen
26 – Pat Carney 27 – Taylor Hall, Emma Zimmerman 28 – Ruth Bolduc, Thomas Peters 29 – Harry Van Ess
This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, June 23 Monday, June 24 Thursday, June 27 Friday, June 28 Saturday, June 29
9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 10:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 10:00 am
Sunday School Worship Board of Properties Board of Personnel Bulletin Assembly Willing Workers Women’s Bible Study (Oasis Coffee Spot)
A Measure of Our Devotion for Sunday, June 16 Worship Attendance
Light the Way Campaign Total