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
Ninth Sunday of Pentecost, August 2, 2009
— DIVINE SERVICE —
Morning Praise (Matins)
(Front part of the hymnal, page 45)
336 382 LAP 262 367 (verse 1)
(Congregation sings Hymn 360)
TRUE SHEPHERDS CARE
1. SHEEP—GOD’S SHEEP—HAVE NEEDS
2. SHEEP—GOD’S SHEEP—HAVE FEARS
3. SHEEP—GOD’S SHEEP—HAVE A FUTURE
3800 SHELL RD., GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78628-9204
PASTOR: (512) 635-1910 CHURCH: (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.
It is our prayer that you will be strengthened in your understanding of God's saving
love in Jesus. If you would like to know more about our church and beliefs, please
contact Pastor Hartzell at (512) 869-PRAY (7729).
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.
PRAYER IN THE EARLY CHURCH
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore
come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to
help in time of need.
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
This is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The Old Testament reading for today is
from the Prophet Jeremiah (23:1-6). In a way these words provide a critique of all
pastors and ministers. Those who pastor and minister hold a sacred position. They
are to be in the place of the Lord God himself. They are to "care" for the sheep…the
people. Your pastor this morning surely needs to take these words seriously. In
the setting of a shepherd also comes a wonderful statement about Jesus. He is "the
Lord our Righteousness." This is how our heavenly Father now sees us. He sees us
as he would see Jesus himself. The second reading is from Ephesians 2:13-22. Last
week we heard about the wonderful teaching of predestination…getting to your destination
before you get there. Among other things, this section talks about our being strangers
and aliens. That’s the way Christians are and feel in this world. Remember how
Abraham and the patriarchs longed for a city with foundations whose builder and architect
is God. But in Jesus we find our true citizenship. We are Christian! We have a
place. We have a culture. We have a community. We have the promise of heaven.
In Mark 6:30-34, we hear the first part of the account of Jesus feeding the five
thousand men (plus the women and the children). This section just stays with the
first part of that account and tells that the people were without a shepherd and
Jesus taught them and provided for them. This follows the theme for this Sunday
about the Good Shepherd.
PASTOR AWAY THIS WEEK — Pastor and Delora will be in Arizona this week. They leave
tomorrow morning and will return on Saturday afternoon. Should there be an emergency
of some kind in Pastor Hartzell’s absence: contact the elders (Lyndon Stearns, Dennis
Falk, and Marvin Mueller). President Matt Stump would also be able to help.
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES — In Pastor Hartzell’s absence, there will be no Wednesday
evening Bible study this week or Thursday morning Bible study. Those two studies
will continue the week of August 9.
PRAYER LIST READY — Please remember your prayer lists this morning. Thank you.
HOW TO STAY SAFE IN THE WORLD TODAY
1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal
2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to
4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve
these forms of transportation.
5. Of the remaining, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals. So, above all else,
You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services
in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore,
logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is
And...Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is
and read your Bible
IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
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