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 —
Service of Word and Sacrament
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THE ONLY NAME
3800 SHELL RD., GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78628-9204
PASTOR: (512) 635-1910 CHURCH: (512) 869-7729
PARSONAGE: (512) 868-0347 E-MAIL: email@example.com
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 .
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 on the basics of the Christian faith, at your convenience
- 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.
U THE EUCHARIST U
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.
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!