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 19, 2009


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost      


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


Hymns:  192 (LAP)   347      488     510


Psalm  143  (Christian Worship, p. 118)


Sermon Text: Ezekiel 2:1-5     


Sermon Theme:


1. A Spiritual Standing          

2. A Stubborn Staying

3. A Sovereign Saving    




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 19, 2009





This is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost.  The Old Testament reading for today is from the Prophet Ezekiel.  This reading will serve as the sermon text too.  This tells us how Ezekiel got his call, his sending into the work.  It also tells us the nature of Ezekiel’s hearers.  God called them stubborn and rebellious.  There are elements of these two bad characteristics in God’s peoples’ lives.  God keep us all from these bad habits.  The second reading is from 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.  Read here about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh.”  You may suppose you have such a thorn (or thorns!) in your lives.  But whatever you suppose and whatever is the case, know that God’s grace is enough for you too.  His power is perfected in our weakness.  And it is true that we want to say, “For when I am weak, I am strong.”  Jesus makes it possible for us to have this strength in our lives.  The Gospel reading from Mark 6:1-6 tells us trouble Jesus had in his call to be prophet to the people.  This is the sad account that shows that familiarity does breed contempt.  Jesus wasn’t free from this either.  The people who lived around him---even the people of his own family---took offense at him.”  Isn’t that something?  Just think what it says!  People can be offended at God himself!  Small wonder that once in a while Christians end up offending people with their preaching of God’s law and his Gospel.  People were offended at Jesus himself!






Don’t forget that Vacation Bible School starts tomorrow morning at 9:00.  The sessions run from 9:00-12:00.  


The theme for VBS will be "Five Steps To Heaven."  If children come for the five days they will be able to know how to get to heaven even if they knew nothing else coming into the Bible school.  


Everything is ready.  The projects, food, lessons, registration…have all been done or are ready.  Pray for us that we might have good attendance and that the children and workers will benefit spiritually and get closer to the Lord.  Pray that the messages relating the five steps to heaven be as effective as God’s Word is effective and that our children learn something that will stand them in good stead all their lives.




For VBS students and all our members


There will be a picnic on Friday evening at 6:00 for all the participants of the Vacation Bible School and for all members of our congregation who would like to come.  Please come and enjoy grilled hot dogs and the fixings.  There will also be watermelon, compliments of Marvin Mueller’s garden.



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



WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS — On Wednesday evening for Bible study we will be continuing our study of Luther’s Large Catechism…the Creed.  The Creed is the concise statement we make about our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We are going to be studying about God the Holy Spirit in the Third Article of The Apostles Creed.



THURSDAY BIBLE CLASS — As previously stated, there will be no Bible study on Thursday morning of this week because of Vacation Bible School.  We will resume the class next week…same time.   Come to church on Thursday anyway and sit in on the children’s class if you like.




The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:


1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given