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

 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, MAY 10, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—  DIVINE SERVICE  —

THE EUCHARIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgy

Service of Word and Sacrament

(Front part of the hymnal, page 26)

 

 

 

 

Hymns

571     LAP 96     379     376 (verse 6)

 

 

 

 

Psalm

67

(Front part of the hymnal, page 91)

 

 

 

 

Sermon Text

Acts 8:26-40

 

 

 

 

Sermon

WHO IS THE PROPHET TALKING ABOUT?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3800 SHELL RD., GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78628-9204

PASTOR:  (512) 635-1910                           CHURCH:  (512) 869-7729

PARSONAGE:  (512) 868-0347                            E-MAIL:  cclc@thegateway.net

www.crossandcrownlutheranchurch.org

 

 

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 fifth Sunday of Easter.  The first lesson is from Acts 8:26-40.  We have been reading in this book since Easter.  This is the story of how the Christian Church spread into all the world after Jesus’ death and resurrection.  This is the account of Philip talking to the Gentile man from Ethiopia who was reading in the book of Isaiah.  In this reading, God provided a question and then he provided an answer.  The sermon for today will be talking about that.  In the reading of 1 John 3:18-24 our God speaks to us about what he has done…and about what he wants us to do.  He first of all wants us to believe Jesus.  This is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ.  It does not stop here, however.  It goes on to state what God wants us to do.  To love one another as he commanded us.  The verse just before this reading says we love our neighbor by sharing our material possessions with him.  Jesus tells us to keep his commandments.  He says here to love him "with actions and in truth."  The Gospel from John 15:1-8 is a continuation of this same topic of what God does and what God wants us to do.  It goes on to speak about us being branches that bear good fruit.  But everyone knows, and we must know it too, that no branch can bear fruit unless it is tied to the vine and to the root.  So we can do nothing unless we do it in Christ and by his power.