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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 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) 849–4418

Rev. Gilbert Kuehn Vacancy Pastor website: e-mail:

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.

Second Sunday after Pentecost June 22, 2014 – 10:00 am The Pre-service Music The Chimes The Welcome, Guest Recognition, Announcements, Prayer Opening Hymn

“Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”


The Invocation (Please rise) Pastor: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, People: Amen. Pastor: We come this morning, Lord, People: Just as we are. Pastor: You seek us to come Lord, All: That we may be yours forever. Pastor: Teach us to understand being blessed, People: That we might rejoice in your promises. Pastor: Let your Holy Spirit guide us, People: To see the abundant life you give. Pastor: To all who trust in Jesus, All: Amen. The Confession and Absolution Page 151 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 2

Word, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Kyrie (spoken)

“Lord Have Mercy”

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Hymn of Praise

“This is the Feast”

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The Prayer for Today Pastor: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. (spoken) Pastor: Let us pray… “Heavenly Father, open the eyes of our hearts to see the greatness of your blessings freely given to all who trust in your son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever”. People: Amen.

Please be seated Old Testament Reading

Jeremiah 20:7-13(Bible Page 822)


LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me. 8For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the LORD has become for me a reproach and derision all day long. 9If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. 10For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my close friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.” 11But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. 12O LORD of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause. 13Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers. Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God. (spoken)


New Testament Reading

Romans 6:12-13(Bible Page 1,199)


not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God. (spoken)

In honor of Christ who ascended into Heaven, we rise to sing All Sing:

“A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing”

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O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to You let earth accord: Alleluia, alleluia! You are, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The Holy Gospel Pastor: All:

Matthew 10:5, 21-33(Bible Page 1,029)

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 10th chapter. Glory to you, O Lord. (spoken)


twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 21“Brother

will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. 24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. 26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be 4

revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. Pastor: All:

This is The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ. (spoken)

The Greeting

(please turn to someone next to you, or in front, or behind you)

VBS Presentation

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. The Sermon Hymn

“Just as I Am, without One Plea”

The Sermon: “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”


Matthew 5:3(Bible page 1,029) Rev. Gilbert Kuehn, Vacancy Pastor

The Nicene Creed (Please rise)

(back of hymnal)

The Gathering of the Offerings (Please be seated)

 As the offerings are brought forward the congregation will rise to sing:  


The Offertory

“We give Thee but Thine Own”

1 We give Thee but Thine own, Whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee.

781 v 1, 2

2 May we Thy bounties thus As stewards true receive And gladly, as Thou blessest us, To Thee our firstfruits give!

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 SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT  Pastor: People: Pastor: People: Pastor: People: Pastor:

The Lord be with you. And also with you. (spoken) Lift up your hearts. We lift Them to the Lord (spoken). Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him Thanks and Praise (spoken). It is indeed right and helpful that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord. And so, with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we sing your unending hymn:

The Sanctus

“Holy, Holy, Holy”

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The Words of Institution Pastor: The Peace of the Lord be with you always. People: And also with you. (spoken) The Agnus Dei

“Lamb of God”

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An appropriate personal prayer before receiving the Sacrament can be found on the page opposite the inside cover of the hymnal. “White grape juice is available; as well as gluten-free wafers” 6

The Distribution (please be seated)  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 follow the ushers’ instructions.  Anyone having difficulty walking to the front of the church may sit in the front pew on the lectern side.  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. If you prefer the common cup or chalice, please assist the serving pastor by guiding the cup to control the flow. Please return to your seat by the side aisle.  Non-confirmed children will be received at the altar rail for a special blessing. The Distribution Hymns

“At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing” “May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill”

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 Please rise Post-Communion Canticle

“I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus”

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I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, Trusting only Thee; Trusting Thee for full salvation, Great and free. Post-Communion Prayer Pastor:


We give thanks to you, Almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this helpful gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Benediction The Proclamation Pastor: Go in Peace People: Serve the Lord with Gladness! 7

The Closing Hymn (all rise)

“Go, My children, with My Blessing� Those Serving Today:

Presiding Minister: Rev. Gilbert Kuehn, Vacancy Pastor 10 am service Assisting Elder

Mike Muetzel

Duty Elder

Lamar Miller


Brittany Morrison

Altar Care

Freda Steinke & Cathy Hurff

Lay Reader

Destiny Simon

Audio Assistant

Bob Behnke

Video Assistant

Mike Muetzel


Bob & Mickie Ferguson and John & Mel Reinstetle

Altar flowers given to the Glory of God by

Steve & Sandy Thompson in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary. Also Marti Curran in memory of loved ones.



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 22 Monday, June 23 Tuesday, June 24 Wednesday, June 25 Thursday, June 26

Friday, June 27

9:30 am 10:00 am 9:00 am 7:00 pm

Sunday School classes Worship with Holy Communion Food Pantry Board of Properties Meeting

9:00 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am

Food Pantry Board of Personnel Meeting NA meeting in the GSH Call Committee Meeting Food Pantry

A Measure of Our Devotion June 15, 2014 Worship Attendance 2014 (10 am) Worship Attendance 2013 (10 am) Sunday School / Confirmation Receipts for June 15, 2014 VBS Donations given June 15, 2014

102 132 16 / 2 $2,104.75 $65.00

ANNOUNCEMENTS: are due to Carole by noon on Tuesday.


 THE CALL COMMITTEE received a new list on June 13th from President Walton. The SETS have been copied and the members have started reviewing the candidates. We will meet on June 26th to discuss each individual. We will keep you posted on this process. We ask that you continue to pray for the Pastor that our Lord and Savior has chosen for Faith Church. Feel free to ask any of the members of the committee any questions you might have.  ALTAR GUILD needs empty 1 pound coffee cans.  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. We're leaving from King of Kings in Port Richey with a stop at Holy Trinity, Lutz on Oct 30th. Total cost is $40.00. This price includes your ticket to the park, bus transportation, and lunch too. If you haven't seen this theme park before, it is a unique experience with numerous events from the life of Jesus recreated. See 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. The last presentation is June 29th.  BIRTHDAYS / ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Members that are celebrating birthdays this week are: (22) John Schaerffer (25) Abby Brown; Bob Brown, Jr.; Luke McLarty; Rose McLarty (26) Patti Carney (28) Ruth Bolduc; Tom Peters; (29) Harry Van Ess Members that are celebrating anniversaries this week are: (22) Steve & Sandy Thompson (24) Pastor & Jo Lidbom (29) Rose Ann & Bill Verheyen

Food Pantry Item for the month of June

Any canned fruits or Spaghetti Sauce 10


Sunday School is in need of teachers and helpers in September. Please see Sharon Rubia.

A very special Thank You from the Vacation Bible School for all your help in many ways this past week. Our VBS was a huge success as you will see in the Sunday worship this morning.


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