Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
Pastor Eric Hartzell
Sunday Worship, 10:15 AM; Bible Class & Sunday School, 9:00 AM
Wednesday Bible Class, 7:30 PM; Thursday Bible Class, 11:00 AM
Organists: Delora Hartzell and David Widiger
--- WORSHIP SERVICE ---
May 31, 2009
The Day of Pentecost
(The Morning Praise Service, p. 45 in Christian Worship)
Hymns: 183 177 440 327
Psalm 51b (Christian Worship, p. 87)
Sermon Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14
PENTECOST: PREACH TO BONES
1. They are dead
2. They are dry
3. It is done
WELCOME TO ALL!
All of us at CROSS AND CROWN LUTHERAN CHURCH invite you to worship with us regularly.
If you would like to know more about our church and beliefs, please contact Pastor
Hartzell at (512) 869-PRAY
3800 Shell Rd., GEorgetown, Texas 78628
PASTOR: (512) 635 1910 PASTOR’S OFFICE: (512) 869 7729
PARSONAGE: (512) 868 0347 E-MAIL: email@example.com
WELCOME TO ALL!
All of us at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church invite you to
worship with us regularly. If you have comments or suggestions regarding our service,
or if you would like to know more about our church and beliefs, please contact Pastor
Hartzell at 869 7729.
It is our prayer that you will be strengthened in your understanding of God’s saving
love in Jesus.
If there is any way that we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to call
on us. We offer:
- A Sunday school for children
- Sunday and two weekly Bible studies
- A Vacation Bible School
- An Adult Vacation Bible School (one week a year)
- Confirmation classes for adults and children
- A no-obligation course teaching the basics of Christianity, at your convenience
- Special opportunities to serve in various church groups
- Regular meetings for fellowship within our membership.
If you do not have a church home, please consider learning more about our family
of believers that we call Cross and Crown Lutheran Church.
---A member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
This is the Sunday we call Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sunday is fifty days after
the Passover. So Easter was seven weeks ago today. (Remember that the Passover
came on a Saturday so fifty days after it would be on a Sunday.) The readings this
day all talk about the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost. The Old Testament reading
from Ezekiel 37:1-14 is the famous account of the dry bones. You’ll hear about the
valley full of dry bones…bones that were very dry. The only hope for dry bones is
that God preaches his Word to them. You’ll see that in the sermon this morning which
is based on this section of Scripture. The second lesson is from Acts. It is the
account of the actual day of Pentecost. Luke is the writer of the book. He is describing
how the Holy Spirit specially appeared on that first Pentecost Day. The Gospel reading
is from the Gospel of John, 14:25-27. Jesus here promised to send his Comforter.
The word “Comforter” is another name for the Holy Spirit. The word actually describes
an advocate. It is a legal term that describes someone who gives us counsel and
advice in court.
There will be a luncheon right after the service today. It is a patriotic theme
in view of Memorial Day. We will be having Mexican food. A special dessert is provided.
We would like to acknowledge the Willes who are going to be leaving…and the Jetts
who are new members. Please enjoy the meal and time for fellowship with us. Thank
This Wednesday evening we will study the sixth commandment. This is a continuation
of our study of the commandments in the overall study of the Catechism. The sixth
commandment is the one that protects marriage. This study is particularly important
for all who live in the society and culture we live in. Come and review your knowledge
of marriage and its protection. We meet at 7:30.
There will be Bible study this Thursday morning at 10:00. We will continue our study
of Genesis 34-37. This will get us through the story of Jacob and into the story
of Joseph, Jacob’s son. There was favoritism in Jacob’s family. It started with
the mothers of the children. It ended up with the children. It caused bad things
to happen…one of which was the boys selling their brother into slavery because their
father was partial to him.
Please remember your prayer lists this morning. Thank you.
On June 13 all of the congregations of our district (South Central) will meet at
Holy Word for discussions regarding the upcoming Synodical convention. The discussion
will center primarily on the budget. Our Synod must cut $8 million from its operating
expenses. This comes after several years of cuts already. Dennis Falk is our representative.
If you have opinions or counsel, please speak to Dennis. Please continue to remember
our church. Pray for there to be a way that we can keep our mission program intact.
Pray for the missionaries who are specially impacted in their lives and in the lives
of their families as they are called back home to find other employment and work.
Congratulations to Amanda Hollon and Kelly Stump who graduated from high school this
past Friday evening. Amanda plans to continue work at HEB and then go on to school
this fall to TSU in San Marcos to study medicine. Kelly’s plans are not certain
yet. God bless both our graduates. They have both been faithful members of our
church. We wish them all of God’s blessings in the future.