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                          

 

 

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: cclc@thegateway.net

 

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:

 

 

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

 

(WELS)---

 

 

--- WORSHIP SERVICE ---

 

June 7, 2009

 

The First Sunday after Pentecost      

 

(The Service of the Word,  Christian Worship, p. 38)

 

Hymns: 193     566    571     195 vs. 4

 

Psalm  150 (Christian Worship, p. 122)

 

Sermon Text: Acts 2:22-25, 36-39

Acts 2:22-39

 

22 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him:

"'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call."

 

Sermon Theme:

OUR DILEMMA = GOD’S SOLUTION

 

    

 

ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY

This is the first Sunday after Pentecost Sunday. This Sunday is also called Holy Trinity Sunday. The Old Testament reading for today is Isaiah 6:1-8. Here in Isaiah we see God the Father, the Lord Almighty.  Isaiah saw him too and recorded what he saw.  This was the time when Isaiah got his marching orders.  God the Father asks the question in the presence of his Son and his Spirit, “Who will go for us?”  Isaiah’s answer is the answer we too want to make as we consider how we might speak about the Triune God to other people who don’t yet know him and believe him.   Let’s all say in our word and example, “Here am I.  Send me.”  The second lesson for today is written in Paul’s letter to the Romans 8:14-17.  You see in this reading the ongoing work of God’s Holy Spirit.  This Spirit we saw so clearly on Pentecost Sunday now teaches us a new word.  The Spirit teaches us to say, “Father!”  According to this reading, the Spirit even teaches us to say the Aramaic word, “Abba!”  Abba is the Aramaic equivalent of “Daddy” or “Papa.”  The Gospel reading for today is from John 3:1-17.  These words contain the most famous of all Bible passages (perhaps).  These words contain John 3:16.  Actually in this most familiar of passages you clearly see the Trinity too: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit who causes us to believe.

 

Pastor Radloff is taking the service today.  Pastor Radloff was a pastor in this part of Texas in his earlier ministry.  He helped begin our sister congregation Risen Savior in south Austin.  So when he speaks to you this morning about sharing your faith, this is something that he has done all of his ministry…and done well.  In his retirement he went to Grenada with his wife Joyce and did mission work there helping to establish the church we have also had the joy of supporting with some special gifts.  God bless Pastor Radloff and Joyce.  God also bless the message you hear from him today.

 

Pastor and Mrs. Hartzell are in Iowa this morning attending a wedding of a niece.  The Lohmiller Family will all be there.  This is a chance to see everyone on that side of the family for a few days.  The Hartzells will return on Tuesday afternoon/evening.  

 

There will be a church council meeting at 7:30 this Tuesday evening.

 

On Wednesday evening for Bible study we will be studying Luther’s Large Catechism…the seventh commandment.  This commandment protects our possessions.  It speaks against stealing.  We meet at 7:30.

 

There will be Bible study this Thursday morning at 10:00.  We will continue our study of Genesis 35-36.  This completes the story of Jacob and gets us up to Joseph.  If we have time, we will begin the story of Joseph in chapter 37.  

 

Please remember your prayer lists this morning.  Thank you.

 

Don’t forget that this Saturday, 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.

 

Please start to think about Vacation Bible School.  We hope to have this here at our church the week of July 20-24.  We will need help with the actual teaching and project making.  We will also need refreshments.  And of course, most important of all, we will need children.  Perhaps you can be asking neighbors of yours.  Maybe you can help transport children here for the week.  If you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Hartzell.