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                          








July 5, 2009


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost      


(The Morning Praise Service,  Christian Worship, p. 45)


Hymns:   618    376    417     619


Psalm  46  (Christian Worship, p. 84)


Sermon Text: Job 38:1-11      


Sermon Theme:


1. What about my resolves?

2. What about my requirements?

3. What about my restraints?

“Prayer for the Nation” on page 130 in Christian Worship



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:



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






JULY 5, 2009





This is the fifth Sunday after Pentecost.  It is also the 5th of July.  The sermon text for today is the Old Testament reading from Job 38:1-11.  God asks us questions; we have to answer.  Job had questions he asked God.  From the reading it doesn’t seem that God appreciated the questions.  It isn’t man’s place to be asking lots of questions.  It is rather man’s place to be answering God’s questions.  That is where our sermon theme and words hope to take us.  Today is Q and A time.  The second reading for today is from 2 Corinthians 5:14-21.  This reading follows on the heels of the reading from last Sunday from 2 Corinthians which talked about our earthly tent and our heavenly Home.  This reading speaks about reconciliation.  Reconciliation is when two warring parties get back together again.  It is like that with us and God.  There really is war between God and his creation.  You see it beginning with the Garden of Eden.  It still continues on with people shaking their fists in God’s face with regard to marriage and morals and morays.  But in spite of it all, the Lord loves us and reconciles us to himself through Jesus and his work.  The Gospel reading for today is the story of Jesus stilling the storm.  He still remains the God of all weather.  He has power over the clouds and the wind and the storm.  This is why we pray to him for rain.  He can do it.  He can make it rain.  He alone.  He is the only God who can.



NEW MEMBER — Tom Gappmayer was received as a communicant member into our church's fellowship this past Sunday.  We truly do rejoice that our God has caused this to be.  We pray for Tom's continued good health and presence with us in our congregation.  We also rejoice that now Karen and Tom can worship and receive the Lord's Supper together.  God is good!



MANY HANDS . . .  — We want to state an upcoming event that we hope you will all notice and make plans to participate in.  We want to have an inside church cleaning on July 11.  It will start at 9:00.  Come with your cleaning supplies…or just come.  We have cleaning supplies at the church.  We want to have a special cleaning of our church in preparation for the Vacation Bible School…and because our church can benefit from a thorough cleaning.  Please come and help.  Many hands makes light work.  



VBS THIS SUMMER — Please continue 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.



VIALS OF INCENSE — Please remember your prayer list this morning.  Thank you.



WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS — On Wednesday evening for Bible study we will be studying Luther’s Large Catechism…the Creed.  The Creed is the concise statement we make about our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  If a person does not understand this correctly, that person cannot be saved.  That is what it says in those very words at the end of the Athanasian Creed on page 133 in the hymnal.   We meet at 7:30.



THURSDAY BIBLE CLASS — There will be Bible study this Thursday morning at 10:00.  We will continue our study of Genesis 41-42.  We took longer than anticipated to study the story of Judah and Tamar in chapter 38.  This new section is the continuation of the story of Joseph.  The plot is thickening.  God is working through famines to do his wonderful things.  (By the way, he still works through the hard times to bring his good things!)