Worship to the Glory of God July 7, 2013 –10:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849–4418 Guest Pastor Rev. Gilbert Kuehn
Summer Worship Schedule May 26-Sept. 1, 2013 Worship Service 10 am Children’s Sunday School 9:30-10:45 am website: www.faithnpr.org e-mail: email@example.com
SEVENTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST July 7, 2013 – 10:00 am The Pre-Service
“ God of Our Fathers” arr. by Thewes “Let There Be Peace on Earth” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson Leora Laubaugh, Organist & Director of Music
The Chimes The Welcome & Announcements
THE SERVICE OF THE WORD Please rise “God Bless Our Native Land” LSB # 965
The Opening Hymn
INVOCATION P In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, C Amen P Beautiful Savior, Lord of Nations, C Many and wonderful are the lands of the earth. P Fair and beautiful among them all, C Is our own beloved country. P You have given us peace and prosperity, C Give us also a sense of responsibility P For forgetting the struggles our founding fathers went through, C Forgive us, good Lord. P For being callous to the great ideals upon which our nation began, C Forgive us, good Lord. P That we may look to You as the source of all our strength, C Help us, O Lord. P That we may remember the motto, "In God we trust," C Help us, O Lord. All: Almighty God, Ruler of all peoples of the earth, forgive our shortcomings as a nation. Give wisdom to our elected officials. May our nation ever show Your love and mercy. Amen. 2
CONFESSION/ABSOLUTION 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 ď ˜ Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. The Kyrie (sung)
LSB # 152
A In peace let us pray to the Lord.
A For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
A 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.
A For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
A Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.
Song of Response:
LSB # 204
The Prayer of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. 4
P We Pray: O God, the Protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong and nothing is holy, increase and multiply your mercy on us that with you as our Ruler and Guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
Please be seated
THE WORD The Old Testament Reading
 “Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;  that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance.”  For thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees.  As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.  You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and the hand of the LORD shall be known to his servants, and he shall show his indignation against his enemies. P This is the Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God
The Psalm (Psalm 119:41-48) P Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, C your salvation according to your promise; P then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, C for I trust in your word. P And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, C for my hope is in your rules. P I will keep your law continually, C forever and ever, P and I shall walk in a wide place, C for I have sought your precepts. P I will also speak of your testimonies before kings C and shall not be put to shame, P for I find my delight in your commandments, C which I love. P I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, C and I will meditate on your statutes. 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 â€œHeal Our Landâ€? by Brooks Michael Fraser
The Solo The Epistle
Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16
 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.  Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.  For each will have to bear his own load.  Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.  Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.  And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.  So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. P 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 All Sing:
LSB # 156 Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Holy Gospel
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the tenth chapter C Glory to you, O Lord.  After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.  And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 7
 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.  Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’  And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.  And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.  Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.  Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,  ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’  I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.  But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.  And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.  “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ.
Please be seated The Hymn of the Day
“America the Beautiful” (see bulletin insert) “Let Freedom Ring” (Leviticus 15:10) Pastor Gilbert Kuehn
The Nicene Creed (back of the hymnbook) 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.)
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
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.
P 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 only-begotten 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
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
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.
The Distribution (continued) 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. The Dismissal P May the Lord keep you steadfast in His love and faith. C Amen. Nunc Dimittis
LSB # 211
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 T give you peace. C Amen. â€œGod Bless Americaâ€? (see bulletin insert)
The Closing Hymn
The Chimes (a quiet time for individual prayer) The Post Service Music
Those Serving Today Guest Pastor: Pastor Gilbert Kuehn Assisting Elder: Bob Brown Duty Elders: Tim Burkee and Mike Muetzel Acolyte: Ryan Barraclough Altar Care: Sandi Leenhouts and Rose Wegner Altar Flowers are Given Today by: the Hahn family in memory of Gloria Stoetzel’s birthday Lay Reader: Melodi Kasberg Audio Assistant: Jonathan Tinker Video Assistant: Mike Muetzel Ushers: Bob & Mickie Ferguson, John & Mel Reinstetle Flower Angels: Rich and Sandi Leenhouts Fellowship Card Ministry: Nancy Brendel & Carole Velebar 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 13
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 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Luke 10:20 “But rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” No one can snatch us out of the nail-marked hands of Jesus: He has redeemed us and claimed us as His own. As those whose names are written in heaven, we seek to live heavenly lives here on earth. This is the foundation of all our good works.
ANNOUNCEMENTS During the month of July, our Food Pantry served 37 families, which represented 50 adults, 6 seniors and 11 children. Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry. 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 resume August 17 at 5 pm. There will be a Retirement Luncheon in the Christian Life Center (CLC) at Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 25, 2013, following the 10:00 am service to celebrate Leora Laubaugh’s retirement and to thank her for her years of faithful service as Organist and Director of Music at Faith Lutheran Church. Due to limited seating you must purchase a ticket(s) in advance. We will start selling tickets after worship services starting July 28 th – August 18th.
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. Mark your calendar and keep watching the bulletin for more information on our VBS which is August 5th-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-toschool 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” meets Saturdays @ 10am at the 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. This is a very informal study, but hopefully will provide some thought provoking discussions.
July 7 – Hazel Wickman July 9 – Barb Goodhue; Gini Messier July 10 – Norm Braun; Marian Malmgren; and Jake Simon July 11 – Kathy Hoback July 15 – Tracy Negrich
Please remember in your prayers… Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Robbie Baumgartner, Lucy Beilke, Jerry Brock, Richard Brown, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Denise Combast, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Gray Family, Bob Gould, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Kathy Hane, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Jim Mattson, Sandy Meyer, Peter Mohler, Frank & Sue Motard, John & Elaine Nieme, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Dory Nussbacher, Jimmy Orshal, Joyce Pankner, Perryman Family, Virginia Pohlman, Allen Price, Jim Ramthun, 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, Linda Whitney, 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 Matthews, 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, 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.
Spread Sonshine 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. Her birthday would be a perfect time to remember her!
This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, July 7 Monday, July 8 Tuesday, July 9 Wednesday, July 10 Thursday, July 11 Friday, July 12 Saturday, July 13 Sunday, July 14
Monday, July 15
9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sunday School Worship w/Holy Communion Executive Council Nothing scheduled Nothing scheduled Nothing scheduled Bulletin assembly Coffee with the Savior study at Oasis Rays vs. Astros Sunday School Worship BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Board of Finance Sunday School Staff
8:30 am 10:00 am 4:10 pm 9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm
A Measure of Our Devotion Sunday, June 30 Worship Attendance
Sunday School / Womenâ€™s Bible Study Light the Way Campaign Total
Dedicated Funds Receipts
General Fund Receipts
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)
Thank you for worshipping with us at Faith. We pray that you were blessed by having been here. We hope to see you again.