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Worship to the Glory of God August 17th, 2013

Faith Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849–4418 Pastor Richard Arndt Guest Pastor

Saturday Worship & Praise: 5pm (Communion 1st Saturday of month)

Summer Sunday Worship Schedule (May 26 - Sept. 1)

Worship Service 10 am Children’s Sunday  School 9:30-10:45 am website: faithnpr.org e-mail: frontoffice@faithnpr.org


WORSHIP & PRAISE Thirteenth Saturday after Pentecost August 17th, 2013 – 5pm “You Are  My  Hiding  Place” “Word  of  God  Speak”

Gathering Songs

Welcome & Announcements Opening Prayer: Gracious and loving God, we made a decision to come here today because we love you and adore you. We cannot think of anything one can value more than praising you and bringing glory to your blessed and Holy name. We ask that you speak to our hearts and minds today that we may grasp in a fuller way your true worth to us. May the power of your Holy Spirit and the light of Christ do a mighty work within all of us as we worship you. In the precious and worthy  name  of  Jesus,  we  pray… C Amen. Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the  Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. Confession and Forgiveness P We have been given this time now to do some self-reflection. We need to ask ourselves, “How  am   I  doing  inside?”  We  all  have  areas  of  our  lives  that   seek to lead us astray or drive a wedge between us and God. Now is the time to be honest with ourselves and admit our shortcomings, the behaviors, the habits, the actions, the omissions, that have prevented us from being the whole person God desires us to be   in   Christ.   Let’s   name   those areas now in silence and come to repentance. (A time of personal reflection and confession) C We make our true confession to you that we have not lived our lives in accordance with your Word and your desires for us. We have not given you are whole lives in service and worship for we know the world takes our attention away from that which is most important. What you would have us value the most becomes overshadowed   by   the   world’s   communication   of   what   we   are   to   value   the   most. Forgive us Lord for not lifting up your worth in all that we do because of our own selfishness and lack of daily worship. Forgive us Lord for not letting your light take precedence over the darkness of this world.

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P People of God, our Lord is so loving, compassionate, and merciful, without a doubt, God forgives us all our sins. As one called by God and as His humble servant, I assure you that all your sins are forgiven. Our Lord sees incredible worth and value in each of you and for that reason, He has washed all your sins away and wants you to start anew – refreshed for  the  continued  journey.  Let’s  now  show  him  our  “worthiness”  given  to  us  by   Him– by lifting His value and worth in worship today and always. Amen. Prayer of the Day P O God, by the leading of a star You once made known Your only-begotten Son to all nations; lead us now, who know You as yet only by faith, one day to know fully Your divine goodness in heaven. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. “You  Are  My  All  in  All”

Song God’s Word  I

Jeremiah 23:16-29 “The Battle  Belongs  to  the  Lord”

Song Stand God’s Word  II Song

Luke 12:49-53 “What a  Friend  We  Have  in  Jesus”  (LSB #770)

Sit Sharing God’s  Word

“Your Best  Friend” Pastor Richard Arndt

Affirmation of our Faith We believe in God-the Creator of all things-the source of all goodness and love. He is our God and we are His people. We believe in Jesus Christ-the Son of God-true God yet true man. He was crucified, died, and was buried for our sin-that we might be free and know the joy of life. He was raised on the third day and ascended to heaven. He will come again in power and glory to judge both the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit-the power of God at work inside of us. We believe in the church of God-His people of faith throughout the world. We believe that our sin is forgiven and that we will live together with God for now and throughout eternity. Amen.

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“Onward Christian  Soldiers”

Song Offerings will be received as worshipers leave. Prayer Requests are received

Holy Communion P The Lord be with you. C And also with you P Lift up your hearts. C We lift them to the Lord. P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C It is good to give him thanks and praise. P It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord, who on the tree of the cross gave salvation to all, that, where death began, there life might be restored and that he who by a tree once overcame, might by a tree be overcome. And so, with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn. C He is high and exalted and worthy of praise, With our hearts we will love and adore; He is high and exalted and worthy of praise, Holy is the Lord. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord; Holy, holy, holy is the Lord The Lord’s  Prayer Words of Institution Distribution Those who wish to commune and share the faith statement on the back of the fellowship card are invited to come forward in a continuous line. When all have received the group rises:

Post-Communion Prayer P O Holy Shepherd, you have led us to your table, C a foretaste of the feast to come. P Lead us now as we go our separate ways, motivated by the hope of a cup that overflows, C in the house of the Lord, forever. P We bless you now and evermore. C Amen. 4


“Jesus is  Lord  of  All”

Closing Song Blessing Dismissal Blessing P Go in Peace and Serve the Lord C Thanks be to God

Those Serving Tonight Presiding Minister: Pastor Richard Arndt, Guest Pastor Duty Elder: Bob Brown Acolyte: Abigail Brown Worship and Praise Team: Jerry Brock, Director/keyboard Colene Brock, soundboard John Brock, visuals Fred Mieser, drums Misty Wuest, vocals Robert Wuest, equipment Larry Zimdahl, guitar Pat Zimdahl, visuals/vocals The Worship & Praise Team web site: http://www.myspace.com/faithfactor1 http://www.facebook.com/faithfactorband

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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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:24 “Consider the   ravens:   they   neither   sow   nor   reap,   they   have   neither   storehouse  nor  barn,  and  yet  God  feeds  them.”  God  feeds  the  birds  of  the  air  – this we know,  it’s  just  that,  as  one  wit  put  it:  God  sometimes  feeds  the  birds….to  the  cats!  Yes,   crosses and hardships will always come. Christ said that no disciple is above his Master. But through it all, the Lord cares for us and He calls upon us to trust to that care. He really is our Father, and He really will guard and keep us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS  TODAY is the last day to purchase your ticket(s) for the Retirement Luncheon for Leora Laubaugh. The luncheon will be held in the Christian Life Center (CLC) next Sunday, August   25,   2013,   following   the   10:00   AM   service   to   celebrate   Leora’s   retirement and to thank her for her years of faithful service as Organist and Director of Music. Due to limited seating you must purchase a ticket(s) in advance. The cost of the ticket is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.  Please join us for the Fall Adult Bible Study that will resume on Sunday, September 8. Classes will be led by John Schaerffer on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. Our topic will be on the Book of the Prophet Amos. Amos, who tends to be a lesser known prophet, was a contemporary of the better known prophet, Isaiah. Amos speaks not only  to  the  past,  but  speaks  also  to  today’s  present culture and problems in society (so much so, that you might even think that Amos is speaking personally to us today).  So  come  out  and  join  us  as  we  look  at  “God’s  Word  for  Today,”  and  see  how   God  speaks  of  “Justice  for  All”  though  His  prophet,  Amos. Please sign-up in the back 6


narthex on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so that we will have an idea of how many papers we will need to print.  NEW STUDY on Sundays mornings: Beginning on September 22, a new Beth Moore Bible class,   “To   Live   is   Christ”,   will   be   offered   during   the   9:30   AM   Sunday   school   hour. An in depth study of the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul is planned to permit you to take a journey into the life and heart of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. This course will give you a new appreciation of servanthood, more than any other person, Paul provides us an example of sold-out servanthood. The course will alternate with video one week and going over the workbook the next. The class will break between November 24, 2013 and January 19, 2014. The class will be completed on March 23. We hope this schedule will accommodate the holiday plans of those attending. There is now a sign up sheet in the second narthex. The price of the workbook is $16.00.  Women’s  Bible  Class will resume on Tuesday, September 17th from 7 – 9 PM in the CLC. We will be viewing a Chonda Pierce video and discussing some of the topics for this year. Tami Musgrave will be facilitating again and you can reach her at 727-3767028 with any questions. We hope to see you there!  A  member  of  our  congregation  has  a  46”  flat  screen  TV  that  he  is  wanting to donate to an organization. Please contact Walt Zeltner at 727-375-7755 or via email, wzeltner@tampabay.rr.com for additional information.  Ladies, mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 11th for a Ladies Guild gathering   you   won’t   want   to   miss.   Christian author and speaker, Bonnie Bedi Siegrist,  will  speak  on  how  to  be  a  ‘Great’  Grandparent.  Refreshments  will  be  served   at 12:30 PM and our meeting will begin at 1 PM. We hope you will join us for a special time of fellowship.  Bibles on Sale! Are you still reading from your Confirmation King James Version of the Bible from the 1940's or the 1950's? Concordia Publishing House is conducting a Fall Sale of Bibles translated in the New English Version priced as much as 45% off. This is a great opportunity to treat yourself to an easy to understand Bible for your own use—or as a gift for a friend or relative. Take a look at the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Miller at phyalama@tampabay.rr.com or call at 727-847-0959. All monies need to be collected no later than September 15th. 7


VBS this year was a great success, with many thanks to our wonderful volunteers. We would like to thank the following for all of their hard work and dedication: Colene Brock, Jerry Brock, John Brock, Kathy Butler, Christina Cook, Carole Cupp, Dennis Eckels, April Goodger, Bryan Holz, Dawn Kingston, Ray LaVallee, Sue Leader, Madison Lindlau, Anthony Malcolm, Meredith Malcolm, Kayla Meyer, Fred Mieser, Phyllis Miller, Sandy Moyer, Alexis Rauschenberger, Sharon Rubia, Angela Salazar, Briana Salazar, Jacob Simmons, Mary-Lou Simmons, Destiny Simon, John Schaerffer, Sandy Thompson, Misty Wuest, Larry Zimdahl, and Pat Zimdahl.

Please remember in your prayers‌ Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Fern Aronson, 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, Norman Heitlauf, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Lee & Christy Matthews, 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, Larry 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, 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. 8


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.

Birthdays

Anniversaries

18 – Ginny Pohlman 20 – Elly McCarthy and Evelyn Walters 21 – Mildred Jeffers and Mike Muetzel 23 – Florine Catt and Jackie Christopher

24 – Bill ♥ Joan Lippert

This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, August 18 Monday, August 19 Tuesday, August 20 Thursday, August 22 Friday, August 23 Saturday, August 24 Sunday, August 25

9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 9

Sunday School Worship SS Staff Bd. of Elders Bd. of Personnel Bulletin Assembly Willing Workers Worship & Praise Rehearsal Worship & Praise Service Sunday School Worship Retirement Luncheon for Leora Laubaugh


A Measure of Our Devotion Sunday, August 11 Worship Attendance

139

Communion

N/A

Sunday School  /  Women’s Bible Study

20

Light the Way Campaign Total

$3,341.00

General Fund Receipts

$4,413.69

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.

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Jump To: Worship & Praise Service

Worship to the Glory of God August 18th, 2013

Faith Lutheran Church

Saturday Worship & Praise 5pm

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Sunday Worship Schedule

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

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

(May 26 - Sept. 1)

Pastor Richard Arndt Guest Pastor

website: faithnpr.org e-mail: frontoffice@faithnpr.org


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 18, 2013 – 10:00 am

"Morning Meditation” by  Blake "Allegretto" by Wolstenholme

Pre-Service

Leora Laubaugh, Organist & Director of Music Chimes SERVICE OF THE WORD Opening Hymn

“All the  People  That  on  Earth  Do  Dwell”

LSB #791

INVOCATION P In the name of the Father and of the T 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. 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.

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RESPONSIVE READING P Righteous are you, O Lord, and your laws are right. C Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. P Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. P How sweet are your promises to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! P Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. C Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. P Your statutes are my heritage forever; C they are the joy of my heart. P Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; C as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. P Righteous are you, O Lord, C and your laws are right. Kyrie (sung) A In peace let us pray to the Lord.

LSB #204

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.

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Song of Response

LSB #204

Prayer of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. 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. Sit 4


THE WORD Old Testament Reading

Jeremiah 23:16-29

[16] Thus says  the  LORD  of  hosts:  “Do  not  listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. [17] They  say   continually  to  those  who  despise  the  word  of  the  LORD,  ‘It  shall  be   well   with   you’;;   and   to   everyone   who   stubbornly   follows   his   own   heart,   they   say,   ‘No   disaster   shall  come  upon  you.’” [18] For who among them has stood in the council of the LORD to see and to hear his word, or who has paid attention to his word and listened? [19] Behold, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. [20] The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly. [21] “I  did  not  send  the  prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. [22] But if they had stood in my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their deeds. [23] “Am  I  a  God  at  hand,  declares  the  LORD,  and  not  a  God  far  away?  [24] Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. [25] I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in  my  name,  saying,  ‘I  have  dreamed,  I  have  dreamed!’  [26] How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, [27] who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? [28] Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. [29] Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

P This is the Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God 5


Epistle

Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3

[17] By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, [18] of whom it was said, “Through   Isaac   shall   your   offspring   be   named.”   [19] He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. [20] By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. [21] By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. [22] By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. [23] By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. [24] By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, [25] choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. [26] He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. [27] By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. [28] By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. [29] By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. [30] By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. [31] By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. [12:1] Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, [2] looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. [3] Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. P This is the Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God Stand 6


Alleluia (All sing)

LSB #205

Holy Gospel

Luke 12:49-53

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twelfth chapter C (spoken): Glory to you, O Lord. [49] “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! [50] I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! [51] Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. [52] For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. [53] They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C (spoken): Praise to you, O Christ. Sit Sermon Hymn

“What a  Friend  We  Have  in  Jesus”

LSB #770 “Your Best  Friend” Pastor Richard Arndt

Message

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

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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: Lord’s Prayer Words of Institution P The peace of the Lord be with you. C Amen. Agnus Dei

LSB #210

Distribution Hymn

“Draw Near  and  Take  the  Body  of  the  Lord”              LSB #637 “Your  Table  I  Approach LSB #628 “Just  as  I  Am,  without  One  Plea” LSB #570

Dismissal P May the Lord keep you steadfast in His love and faith. C Amen. 9


Nunc Dimittis

LSB #211

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. Closing Hymn

“Onward, Christian  Soldiers”

Chimes (a quiet time for individual prayer) Post Service Music 10

LSB #662


Those Serving Today: Presiding Minister: Rev. Richard Arndt Duty Elder: Bob Brown Assisting Elder: Tim Burkee Acolyte: Destiny Simon Organist & Director of Music: Leora Laubaugh Altar Care: Jeanette Brown and Pam Arndt Altar Flowers are Given Today by: Emma Beck in memory of husband, Charles Leora Laubaugh in loving memory of husband, Russell Renell Book  for  father,  Roy  Beilke’s  birthday Lay Reader: Destiny Simon Audio Assistant: Bob Behnke Video Assistant: Mike Muetzel Fellowship Cards: Nancy Brendel and Carole Veleber Ushers: Bev Kuhn, Sue Leader, and Sandi & Rich Leenhouts

Thank you for worshipping with us at Faith. We pray that you were blessed by having been here. We hope to see you again.

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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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:24 “Consider the  ravens:  they  neither  sow  nor  reap,  they  have  neither storehouse  nor  barn,  and  yet  God  feeds  them.”  God  feeds  the  birds  of  the  air  – this we know,  it’s  just  that,  as  one  wit  put  it:  God  sometimes  feeds  the  birds….to  the  cats!  Yes,   crosses and hardships will always come. Christ said that no disciple is above his Master. But through it all, the Lord cares for us and He calls upon us to trust to that care. He really is our Father, and He really will guard and keep us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS  TODAY is the last day to purchase your ticket(s) for the Retirement Luncheon for Leora Laubaugh. The luncheon will be held in the Christian Life Center (CLC) next Sunday, August   25,   2013,   following   the   10:00   AM   service   to   celebrate   Leora’s   retirement and to thank her for her years of faithful service as Organist and Director of Music. Due to limited seating you must purchase a ticket(s) in advance. The cost of the ticket is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.  Please join us for the Fall Adult Bible Study that will resume on Sunday, September 8. Classes will be led by John Schaerffer on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. Our topic will be on the Book of the Prophet Amos. Amos, who tends to be a lesser known prophet, was a contemporary of the better known prophet, Isaiah. Amos speaks not only  to  the  past,  but  speaks  also  to  today’s  present culture and problems in society (so much so, that you might even think that Amos is speaking personally to us today).  So  come  out  and  join  us  as  we  look  at  “God’s  Word  for  Today,”  and  see  how   God  speaks  of  “Justice  for  All”  though  His  prophet,  Amos. Please sign-up in the back 12


narthex on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so that we will have an idea of how many papers we will need to print.  NEW STUDY on Sundays mornings: Beginning on September 22, a new Beth Moore Bible class,   “To   Live   is   Christ”,   will   be   offered   during   the   9:30   AM   Sunday   school   hour. An in depth study of the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul is planned to permit you to take a journey into the life and heart of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. This course will give you a new appreciation of servanthood, more than any other person, Paul provides us an example of sold-out servanthood. The course will alternate with video one week and going over the workbook the next. The class will break between November 24, 2013 and January 19, 2014. The class will be completed on March 23. We hope this schedule will accommodate the holiday plans of those attending. There is now a sign up sheet in the second narthex. The price of the workbook is $16.00.  Women’s  Bible  Class will resume on Tuesday, September 17th from 7 – 9 PM in the CLC. We will be viewing a Chonda Pierce video and discussing some of the topics for this year. Tami Musgrave will be facilitating again and you can reach her at 727-3767028 with any questions. We hope to see you there!  A  member  of  our  congregation  has  a  46”  flat  screen  TV  that  he  is  wanting  to  donate   to an organization. Please contact Walt Zeltner at 727-375-7755 or via email, wzeltner@tampabay.rr.com for additional information.  Ladies, mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 11th for a Ladies Guild gathering   you   won’t   want   to   miss.   Christian   author   and   speaker,   Bonnie   Bedi   Siegrist,  will  speak  on  how  to  be  a  ‘Great’  Grandparent.  Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM and our meeting will begin at 1 PM. We hope you will join us for a special time of fellowship.  Bibles on Sale! Are you still reading from your Confirmation King James Version of the Bible from the 1940's or the 1950's? Concordia Publishing House is conducting a Fall Sale of Bibles translated in the New English Version priced as much as 45% off. This is a great opportunity to treat yourself to an easy to understand Bible for your own use—or as a gift for a friend or relative. Take a look at the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Miller at phyalama@tampabay.rr.com or call at 727-847-0959. All monies need to be collected no later than September 15th. 13


VBS this year was a great success, with many thanks to our wonderful volunteers. We would like to thank the following for all of their hard work and dedication: Colene Brock, Jerry Brock, John Brock, Kathy Butler, Christina Cook, Carole Cupp, Dennis Eckels, April Goodger, Bryan Holz, Dawn Kingston, Ray LaVallee, Sue Leader, Madison Lindlau, Anthony Malcolm, Meredith Malcolm, Kayla Meyer, Fred Mieser, Phyllis Miller, Sandy Moyer, Alexis Rauschenberger, Sharon Rubia, Angela Salazar, Briana Salazar, Jacob Simmons, Mary-Lou Simmons, Destiny Simon, John Schaerffer, Sandy Thompson, Misty Wuest, Larry Zimdahl, and Pat Zimdahl.

Please remember in your prayers‌ Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Fern Aronson, 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, Norman Heitlauf, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Lee & Christy Matthews, 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, Larry 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, 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. 14


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.

Birthdays

Anniversaries

18 – Ginny Pohlman 20 – Elly McCarthy and Evelyn Walters 21 – Mildred Jeffers and Mike Muetzel 23 – Florine Catt and Jackie Christopher

24 – Bill ♥ Joan Lippert

A Measure of Our Devotion Sunday, August 11 Worship Attendance

139

Communion

N/A

Sunday School  /  Women’s  Bible  Study

20

Light the Way Campaign Total

$3,341.00

General Fund Receipts

$4,413.69

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)

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This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, August 18 Monday, August 19 Tuesday, August 20 Thursday, August 22 Friday, August 23 Saturday, August 24 Sunday, August 25

9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:30 – 10:45 am 10:00 am 11:00 am

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Sunday School Worship SS Staff Bd. of Elders Bd. of Personnel Bulletin Assembly Willing Workers Worship & Praise Rehearsal Worship & Praise Service Sunday School Worship Retirement Luncheon for Leora Laubaugh

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