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 ---
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
GOD’S Q; OUR A
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
JULY 5, 2009
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
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
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!)