CROSS AND CROWN

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)

 

Pastor Eric S. Hartzell

Sunday Worship, 10:15 AM;     Bible Study & Sunday School, 9:00 AM

Wednesday Bible Class, 7:30 PM;        Thursday Bible Class, 10:00 AM

Organists:  Delora Hartzell and David Widiger

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, APRIL 26, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—  DIVINE SERVICE  —

THE EUCHARIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgy

Service of Word and Sacrament

(Front part of the hymnal, page 26)

 

 

 

 

Hymns

234 (verses 1-3)     146     397     334

 

 

 

 

Psalm

118

(Front part of the hymnal, page 108)

 

 

 

 

Sermon Text

Acts 4:8-12

 

 

 

 

Sermon

THE ONLY NAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3800 SHELL RD., GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78628-9204

PASTOR:  (512) 635-1910                 CHURCH:  (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 would like to know more about our church and beliefs, please contact Pastor Hartzell at (512) 869-PRAY [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.

 

 

 

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WE BELIEVE that Jesus comes to us in the Lord’s Supper with his true body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins.  We also believe that in the Lord’s Supper we in a special way confess the unity we have from a common understanding of God’s Word.  Therefore we ask that if you are not a member of our church that you give us the opportunity to explain our church’s teaching to you before coming to the Lord’s Supper.  Thank you!

 

 

ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY

This is the third Sunday of Easter.  The first lesson for today is from Acts 4:8-12.  This reading will sound familiar to you because it is a continuation of the reading for last Sunday.  Peter and John are being questioned harshly by the ruling people of Jerusalem because they have healed a man who was crippled.  This section of Scripture will serve as our sermon text today.  Listen as the writer talks about this great name of Jesus.  He claims in the face of those who say there are many ways to be saved and healed…there is only one way.  Jesus is the way.  Jesus is the only name that can accomplish true healing.  It still is that way in our religious world today.  There still is only one name.  1 John 1:1-22 is the second reading for today.  Remember that the writer was with Jesus.  He was the one who was lying next to Jesus at the Last Supper.  He was from the close circle of Jesus’ friends.  He could literally and really say what he says about knowing this Jesus and who he is and what he is.  His is an eyewitness accounting of the risen Savior.  The Gospel reading for today is Luke 24:36-49.  It takes place at the very time we are in right now…between Easter and Pentecost.  It sets the stage for Pentecost which is coming fifty days after the Passover, after Easter.  Because of Easter we are now emboldened to be better missionaries.  Read it and see!