SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 10:00 AM WORSHIP
OUR SUMMER HOURS: Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10 am Our Mission Statement The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849â€“4418
Rev. Gilbert Kuehn Vacancy Pastor website: faithnpr.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. TO OUR GUESTS: Please sign our guest book in Narthex I and fill out a fellowship card to place in the offering plate.
TRINITY SUNDAY Father’s Day and VBS Kick-off First Sunday after Pentecost June 15, 2014 – 10:00 am The Pre-service Music The Chimes The Welcome, Fathers Recognition, Announcements, Prayer VBS Kick-off Presentation Opening Hymn
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
A Trinitarian Invocation The Father : Pastor: Let us call upon God our Father. People: He has created us and all that exists, giving us our bodies and souls and all their powers. Pastor: He provides us with food and clothing, home and family, daily work, and all we need from day to day. People: He also protects us in time of danger and guards us from every evil. Pastor: All this He does out of fatherly and divine goodness and mercy, though we do not deserve it. All: Therefore we surely ought to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. The Son : Pastor: Let us call upon our Lord Jesus Christ, People: True God, Son of the Father from eternity, And true man, born of the virgin Mary. Pastor: At great cost He has saved and redeemed us who were lost and condemned. People: He has freed us from sin, death, and the power of the devil, 2
Not with silver or gold, but with His holy and precious blood, and His innocent suffering and death. All this He has done so that we may be His own, live under Him in His kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally.
The Holy Spirit ď ˜: Pastor: Let us call upon the Holy Spirit. People: He has called upon through the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, and sanctified and kept us in the true faith. Pastor: In this Christian church day after day He fully forgives our sins, and the sins of all believers. People: On the last day He will raise us and all the dead, and give us and all believers in Christ eternal life. Pastor: Almighty and Eternal God, You have given Your family the grace to confess the true faith. We understand and appreciate the eternal Trinity and the unity of your majestic work. Strengthen us in this faith that we may be defended from all contrary teaching, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. All: Amen. The Confession and Absolution Pastor: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. People: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your Holy Name. Amen. Pastor: 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 the Word, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 3
The Kyrie (spoken)
“Lord Have Mercy”
Hymn of Praise
“This is the Feast”
The Prayer for Today Pastor: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. (spoken) Pastor: Let us pray… “Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, open our eyes to find opportunities to witness our joyful faith. We pray in Christ’s name, who lives, and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit one God, now and forever. People: Amen. Please be seated Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40(Bible Page 190) 32“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. 33Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? 34Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 39know
therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time.” Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God. (spoken) New Testament Reading Acts 2:14, 22-36(Page 1,157) 14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, 4
as you yourselves know— 23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; 26therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. 27For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. 28You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ 29“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, 35until I make your enemies your footstool.’ 36Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God. (spoken)
In honor of Christ who rose from the dead, we rise to sing All Sing:
“Glory Be to God the Father”
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Glory be to God the Father, Glory be to God the Son, Glory be to God the Spirit: Great Jehovah, Three in One! Glory, glory While eternal ages run! The Holy Gospel Pastor: All:
Matthew 28:1-20(Page 1,061)
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 28th chapter. Glory to you, O Lord. (spoken) 5
after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” 11While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day. 16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Pastor: All:
This is The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ. (spoken)
(please turn to someone next to you, or in front, or behind you)
Children’s Talk 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. 6
I love to tell the story, ‘twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.
The Sermon Hymn The Sermon The Apostles’ Creed
“The Church’s One Foundation”
“How Big is Your God, Daddy?” Matthew 6:8(Page 1,031) Rev. Gilbert Kuehn, Vacancy Pastor (back of hymnal)
The Gathering of the Offerings (Please be seated)
As the offerings are brought forward the congregation rises to sing: The Offertory “Glory Be to God the Father”
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Glory, blessing, praise eternal! Thus the choir of angels sings; Honor, riches, pow’r, dominion! Thus its praise creation brings. Glory, glory, Glory to the King of kings! The Prayers (The Pastor will end each petition with “Lord, in your mercy …” and the congregation will respond with “hear our prayer.”) Lord’s Prayer The Benediction The Proclamation Pastor: Go in Peace People: Serve the Lord with Gladness! The Closing Hymn (all rise)
“On What Has Now Been Sown”
Those Serving Today: Presiding Minister: Rev. Gilbert Kuehn, Vacancy Pastor 10 am service Duty Elder
Freda Steinke & Cathy Hurff
Bob & Mickie Ferguson and John & Mel Reinstetle Given to the Glory of God by Bob & Mickie Ferguson in honor of their 68th wedding anniversary.
Also given by Rich & Sandi Leenhouts in memory of their Dads John Leenhouts and George Gardner. Also given by the Board of Elders, and the congregation in honor of Pastor Kuehn on this Fatherâ€™s Day. And, in appreciation for his service as Vacancy Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS Health/Unspoken: Gary Ahl, Emma Beck, Joanne Bellone, Sydney Birmingham, Mary Crane, Robert Engle, Ed Geimer, Bob Gould, Kathy Hane, Jimmy Keough, James Ketner, Ilene Meyer, Peter Mohler, Pat Noll, Dory Nussbacher, Joyce Pankner, Peter Pinaud, Michael Prater, Carol Saunders, Connie Roach, Tom Springer, John Stevenson, Gwen Swanson, Jean Terkowski, Chris Van Ess, Harry Van Ess, Pat Van Ess. Military: Leo Ayala, Josh Butterworth, Justin Fivecoat, Tom Hartzell, Brandon Martin, Andrew Murphy, Richard Phernetton, Steve Roy, Jr., Andrew Springer, Vincent Sharkey, Andrew St. John, 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, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Pat Hartwell, Selta Heintz, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, James Ketner, Mona Krupicka, Mildred Jeffers, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Evelyn Miller, Kathleen Moore, Dave Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Ginny Pohlman, Carl Schoebel, Brenda Serena, Hank & Jan Whitt. Compassion: Virginia (Ginny) Brown on the passing of her beloved husband Jerry. (If a name is bold and underlined, it indicates that this name has just been added to our list).
Stewardship Sentence: Since God never goes on vacation and stops providing for you, be sure to maintain your weekly offering to the Lord this summer when on your vacation.
This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, June 15
9:30 am 10:00 am
Monday, June 16
9:00 am 6:00 pm 6:30 – 8:30 6:30 – 8:30 9:00 am 6:30 – 8:30 6:30 pm 6:30 – 8:30 9:00 am 6:30 – 8:30
Tuesday, June 17 Wednesday, June 18 Thursday, June 19 Friday, June 20 Saturday, June 21
Sunday School classes Worship REGISTRATION FOR VBS CONTINUES VBS KICKOFF AFTER WORSHIP SERVICE Food Pantry VBS Registration VBS for children and adults VBS for children and adults Food Pantry VBS for children and adults NA meeting in the GSH VBS for children and adults Food Pantry VBS for children and adults No scheduled activities
A Measure of Our Devotion June 8, 2014 Worship Attendance 2014 (10 am)/communion Worship Attendance 2013 (10 am)/communion Sunday School / Confirmation Receipts for June 1, 2014 VBS Donations given June 8, 2014
136/123 127/109 26/2 $3,760.05 $140.00
ANNOUNCEMENTS: are due to Carole by noon on Tuesday. 10
MEMORIAL SERVICE for Jerry Brown will be held on Tuesday, June 17th at 11:00 at Trinity Gardens on US 54. ALTAR GUILD needs empty 1 pound coffee cans. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that have already given so generously to fill the VBS supply box. This is your last chance to help with our supplies, as VBS starts tomorrow. THRIVENT EVENTS! Thrivent is sponsoring a “Day with the Rays” on August 16th. The game starts at 4:05 pm and the seats are in the Baseline Box, along the first base line. Thrivent Financial is also hosting a day at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando. Total cost is $40.00. This price includes your ticket to the park, bus transportation, and lunch too. We're leaving from King of Kings in Port Richey with a stop at Holy Trinity, Lutz on Oct 30th. Exact times are to be determined right now. If you haven't seen this theme park before, it is a unique experience with numerous events from the life of Jesus recreated. See http://www.holylandexperience.com/ for more details. For more information on either one of these events, contact Barbara Hahn at 385-9657. FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: Jimmy Ferraro’s Studio Theatre at 5732 Main Street in New Port Richey is currently featuring the comedy “Church Basement Ladies”, based in part on the bestselling book “Growing Up Lutheran”. Get your tickets by calling (727) 409-0293. BIRTHDAYS / ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Members that are celebrating birthdays this week are: (15) Larry Bolduc (17) Marge LaVallee; Sandy Thompson (18) Ryan Bagaerd; Sharon Rubia; Robert Rutkowski (20) Debbie Hahn; Britt Morrison (21) Adele Burke (22) John Schaerffer Members that are celebrating anniversaries this week are: (15) Chris & Jackie Christopher (16) Tom & Nancy Brendel (17) Pastor & Pam Arndt; Bob & Jeanette Brown (19) Richard & Darlene Brown; Bob & Mickie Ferguson (22) Steve & Sandy Thompson
Food Pantry Item for the month of June
Any canned fruits or Spaghetti Sauce 11
Sunday School is in need to teachers and helpers for next year. Please see Sharon Rubia.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 16TH TO FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH FROM 6:30– 8:30 PM. Today is the last day to pre-register. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL ADULT BIBLE STUDY THIS YEAR AT VBS. The topic of study will be "Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World", with videos featuring Lee Strobel, Sean McDowell, Craig Hazen, Tom Woodward and Aaron Walp. Please join us in this study as we learn how our Christian faith can be defended in the current, skeptical environment. Signup sheets will be at the back of the narthex. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FINANCIAL SUPPORT Please use the special VBS envelope found in your regular offering envelope box. Please be generous as we do not charge for VBS. WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF SUPPLIES that could be donated and placed in the VBS Box in Narthex II. Currently, we are asking for donations of the following supplies: 8 inch Paper Plates
2 x 3 Bright colored poster board
Various sizes of “pom pons”
Various colors and thicknesses of pipe cleaners THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE CHILDREN. YOU ARE A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE “HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS”. 12