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FIRST ENGLISI{ EV. LUTIIERAN CHURCH 800 Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, (313)

Rev. christina

88+5040 Fax:


Dr. Walter A.

Associate Ptstor

Renata Conger E du c atio rdYoath C o o rdi n alor


"How Firm a



(313) 894-4460


Rev. paul F. Keppler

Senior Pastor Robert H. Foster

Christina Judson

Coordinalor of Music

Director of Bell Choin




G. young

Welcome and Announcements

Confession and Forgiveness P: ln the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy spirit. c: Amen P: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to Iive for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we miy confess

our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. C: Amen P: You may kneelfor confession. Most merciful God, C: We confess thatwe are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. 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 neighborc as ourselves. For the eake of your Son, Jesus Ghrist, have mercy on ug.- Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, io thatwe may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. AmLn P: ln the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to Oie for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy spirit. c: Amen

Hymn #660 .Lift High fhe Cross" Page Page

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The Pastoral Greeting and Kyrie "Glory be to God" lnsert Prayer of the Day Children's Time Children's Song "Do Lard" (see back of the bultetin)

lnsert lnsert Insert Page 205


First Reading Genesis Response: Thanks be to God! Psalm 121 second Reading Romans 4:1-i,13-1T Response: Thanks be to God! GospeiAcclamation - o6'We are Turning, Lord,


Gospel Reading: John 3:1-17

sermon "The parabte of thewedding Feasf" Dr. walter A. schmidt Hymn t?Ml .O Happy Day When We ShaltStand,, (EtM. The Apostles'Creed - Page 10S I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus ch_rist,-God's, only son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of !h9 virgin Mary,-suffered under Pontius pilate, was cricified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third da/ fre rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Fjther, ana he will come to iudge the living and the dead. I believe in the HolySpirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen The Prayers of The Church



"l've Got peace Like a River', Good News Ringers

arr. - Stephenson

Hymn#184 conqreg3tigy offertory .lgtthe vineyards Be Fruitfut,' GLW Let the vineyards be fruitful, Lord, and fillto the biim our cup of bleie-ffi Gather

a harvest from the seeds that were sown, that we may be feti with the brEad of life. Gatherthe hopes and dreams of all; unite them with ihe prayers we offer. Grace our table with your presence, and give us a foretaste of the ieast to come.

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The Great Thanksgiving *Holy, Holy, Holy, wordsof lnstitution (sung Response; .christ has diedlAmen,,) Lord's Prayer and,,Lamb Of GoO; The Communion The Communion Blessing Hymn #313 Post communion Hymn Lord, Now Let your seruant' vs. I ELW)


o Lord, now let your servant depaft in heav'nly peace, for I have seen the glory of your redeeming grace: a light to lead the nationi unto your holy hill, the giorybf your people, your chosen Israel. Page 208 Prayer after Communion Page 209 Blessing and Dismissal Hymn #796 "How Firm a Foundation,


Sharing of the Peace



High the Gross"

G. Young

SPEAKEB SYSTEM for the hearing impaired is available. Please speak to one of the ushers. OUR HYMN BOARDS show the hymn numbers being sung today. They are found in the back portion of the Evanoelical Lutheran Worship red book. The front portion of the book containing the liturgies and resources are noted by page numbers at the bottom of each page. We use "Holy Communion," Setting 10 today beginning on page 203.

lN HOLY GOMMUNION we believe that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine forgiving our sins. We welcome you to such a table of presence and forgiveness. Martin Luther said: "That person is well prepared and worthy (to reieive Communion) who believes these words, 'given and shed for you for the remission of sins.' lf you cannot drink the wine, it is appropriate to receive just the bread, or just touch the glass of wine to one's lips, also glasses of white grape juice are placed in the middle of the tray. Younger children are invited to come fonrard to receive a blessing.

PLEASE FILL OUT a visitor or member card found in the pews. Place the nametag on your lapel and the card in the offering plate. We are blessed to have Christian friends from other places and congregations visiting at worship today.


Do Lord!

Refrain: Do Lord, oh, do Lord, ohi do remember me, Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me, Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh, do remember me, Look away heyond the blue.

I've got a home in glory land that (clap) outshines the sun, I've got a home in glory land that (clap) outshines the sun. I've got a home in glory land that (clap) outshines the suno Look away beyond the blue. (Refrain)

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Today's Readings Second Sunday in Lent March 16,2014

Prayer of the Day O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son,Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

First Reading The Lono said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will

Genesis 12:1-4a be a blessing.

Second Reading What are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what

bless those who

I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." aSo Abram went, as the Lonn had told him; and Lotwentwith him.


I lift up my eyes I to the hills; from where is myl help to come? 2Myhelp comesl from the Lono, the maker of heav-len and earth. 3The Lono will not let your I foot be moved nor will the one who watches over you I fall asleep. aBehold, the keep- | er of Israel will neither slum- | ber nor sleep;

'I will

bless you, and the one who curses you

Psalm 12'l; tone 9

sthe Lono watches I over you; the Lono is your shade

atlyour right hand; will not strike lyou by day, nor the I moon bynight.TThe Lono will preserve you 6the sun

from all evil and will I keep your life. 8The Lono will watch over your going out and your I coming in, from this time forth for- | evermore. I

Romans 4:1-5,13-17 does the scripture say? 'Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.'o aNow to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. 5But to one who continued

Second Reading, continued

without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as

l6For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on


grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith ofAbraham (for he is the father of all of us, rTas it is written, "I have made

l3For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. ralf it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. rsFor the law brings wrath; but where there is no law neither is there violation.

you the father of many nations")-in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

John 3:1-17

Gospel Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He

came toJesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can

do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God." Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." aNicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' 8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound ofit, butyou do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." eNicodemus said to him,

*How can these things be?" Itesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

rl"Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. raAnd just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, tsthat whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. rT"Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

TODAY'S READINGS March 16,2014

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Sunday Worship Schedule 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 1 I :00a.m. Traditional Worship with Holy Communion the first and third-sundays

0ffice Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a-m.- l2:30a.m. *+ 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

News and Notes Concerning the Ministry of First English Lutheran Church GOOD MORNING! Welcome to First English! If you are interested in learning more about the ministry of First English or would like to join our family, please fill out the Yisitor Card'in the pew rac( check the appropriate response, and place in the offering plate. We will gladly contact you and attempt to answer your questions. Thank l


WE WETCOME CHILDREI{ at worship. If you need the cry room it is located off the back nafthex. A nursery for children 4 & under is located next to the office, We ask that the nursery be used for children in this age group only. Thank you for your cooperation.

FIOWERS ON THE ALTAR have been placed by the Altar Guild in memory of Bill Bedard and Mary Anderson.

THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY - Killino Jesus - Most of us have heard of Bill O'Reilly's latest book, Killing tqsus as it has been on the best setler list for some time now. Our Thursday Morning Bible Study has chosen to study this book as we have completed our study of "Luther and the Lutheran Reformation.'l so... ... .we started Thursday, March 13, 2014, we began our overview of this book; very timely for a book called Killino Jesus as we will be in the Season of Lent! We meet Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Lounge and we woutd love to have you join with us. You may get a copy of the book at the discounted rate of $15.00 ($28 retail). See Pastoi Schmidt.


THIS.WEEK AT FIRST ENGLISH - March 16 - 23, 2O14



9:30 Contemporary Worship Service 9:30 Sunday School 11:00





6:30 6:30 B:45 9:30 3:30 6:30

Traditional Worship Service Sports Board and Council Meetings




Exercise Class Music Lessons

Fellowship Hall Classrooms


Luther Center

18 10:00 GPN Pizza lunch


3:30 Music Lessons 4:30 Sports 5:30 Exercise Class 8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 10:30 11:30

Lenten Worship Seruice Lenten Lunch

3:30 Music Lessons 4:30 Sports 5:15 Lord's Company Ringers 5:40 Lord's Company Singers 6:00 Lenten Dinner 7:00 Lenten Worship Service THURS 20 9:30 Bible Study 3:00 Music Lessons 4:30+ Sports 5:30 Exercise Class 6:30 Good News Singers 6:30 HS Youth Group 8:10 Good News Ringers FRI21 8:45 Preschool SUil 23 9:30 Contemporary Worship Seruice 9:30 Sunday School 11:00


Sanctuary Classrooms

Traditional Worship Service Sports

Luther Center Lounge

Fellowship Hall Classrooms Luther Center Fellowship Hall Classroom

Fellowship Hall Sanctuary Lounge Classroom

Luther Center Bell Choir Room Choir Room Fellowship Hall Sanctuary Lounge Classrooms

Luther Center Fellowship Hall Choir Room

Youth Room Bell Choir Room Classroom Sanctuary Classrooms Sanctuary

Luther Center


9:3O a,m.

1fu00 a.m.


Judy Leo

Dan Rustmann


Haley Rozycki

Tom Kohler




Parker Rustmann Anna Jackson/Andrew Bezel

Team #1 Mike Guest

USHER llYed. Man



#2 tlark






Shirley Lamar Pam Southard








Team #3 Mark Fett Waynette Hostetler Ruth Engle Patty Jackson

Tambourine Jayne Blohm

Anna Unit: Carol Mackenzie Lydia UniU Kay Butler Berkesch/Kristen LaMagno Faith.Clrcle


"JESUS' LAST WORDS IN HI$ LAST WEEK" is our LENTEN PREACHING SERIES for this year as we look at Jesus' teaching during Holy Week. Lent began on Ash Wednesday, March 5,2A14 and our preaching series will include both the Wednesday and Sunday services. We will have two midweek Wednesday services throughout Lent at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and 7:00 p.m. preceded by supper at 6:00 p.m. You wi!! find the entire Lent and Holy Week schedule in your CLEF and on the table across from the church office. We thank all of the groups and individuals who are hosting our meals. Please join with us each week as we prepare our hearts and lives for our Lord's suffering, death and resurrection on our behalf.

SERVING NEXT WEEK: March 23. 2014

a.m. 1I;00 a.m. GREETERS Sue Reck Nancy McCarthy - ACOLYTES Katie Link Daniel Feldman Kohler wed. iltar.26 Nora smith/Ksisten s*iffm USHER Team #4 Team #5 Marc Simone Marion McClendon 9r3O

Wed. Mar.



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Mike Garrisi


Nancy Heaphy

Margot Kahl









loe Warnez

Anna Unit: Carol Mackenzie Lydia Unit: Kay Butler Berkesch/Kristen LaMagno FELC Preschool


BULTETIN DEADLINE: Please submit any information to be published in the Sunday bulletin before 12:00 p.m. the prcding Tueilay. Thankyou. BE SILENT' BE REVERENT; for this is the House of God. BEFORE the service, speak to the Lord: DURTNG the service; let the Lord speak to you: AFTER the

sewice, speakto one another,




Faith Circle is sponsoring a ''PffiYER SHAWL MINISTRY''. Women will make shawls for those who are homebound, living at a health care facility, or perhaps, handling various health afflictions.

The shawls, and an occasional afghan or lap robe, will be blessed during our worship service on various Sunday mornings throughout the year. ltems will then be gift wrapped and delivered by members of Faith Circle. Our first blessing will held on March 23, 2014 at both worship services. PLEASE JOIN US!!

MonnaNieto Invites You to Lunch

March l9r20l4 11:30 a.m.

Hot Dogs Chips Veggie Plate plus

Beverage & Dessert

Members of the Chorr

Invite You to Dinner March 1912014 6:00 p.m.

ed Ham tatoes


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