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
TENTH SUNDAY OF PENTECOST, AUGUST 9, 2009
— DIVINE SERVICE —
THE HOLY SUPPER
Service of Word and Sacrament
(Front part of the hymnal, page 26)
145 (verses 1-3) 402 616 504 (verses 1 and 6)
(Front part of the hymnal, page 96)
GOD’S COVENANT WITH US
A. SOMETHING TO DO WITH GOD’S LAW
B. SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE BLOOD
C. SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE MEAL
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.
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.
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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.
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
This is the tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Old Testament reading for today is
from the book of Exodus, chapter 24. This will serve as the sermon text too. This
is the account of God once more establishing his covenant with his people. There
is the mountain of his glory. There is Moses. There are the well meaning and fine
speaking people…"We will do everything you say." Thank God that his covenant does
not depend on our ability to carry through on our good intentions. The Epistle reading
is from Ephesians 4. You see the selected verses there. This section speaks about
God’s wish that we be one…united and unified. Unity doesn’t come accidentally. Unity
is something that is worked on as Christians mature in their faith. It isn’t based
on "agreeing to disagree." It is based on growing more and more mature in the Word
and in the knowledge of that Word. The Gospel reading for today is from John 6:1-15.
This is the familiar account of the feeding of the five thousand. Keep in mind
too that 5000 is the number of men present. The number of people who ate could easily
have been twice that. Jesus ate with the people. It wasn’t just a convenient meal.
It was also a specially way of saying that he was with them and of them and for
them. Eating with friends says more than just eating with friends. You will hear
this idea discussed further in the sermon for today.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETS — The Church Council meets at 7:30 on Tuesday.
SISTERS MEET SATURDAY
The Sisters of Cross and Crown meet Saturday, the 15th, at 10:00 AM. All ladies
of the congregation are Sisters. For questions please contact Marjorie M.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS — There will be Bible study this Wednesday evening. We are
studying in the Lord’s Prayer…the first two petitions. This study comes from Luther’s
THURSDAY BIBLE CLASS — There will be Bible study on Thursday starting at Genesis
45 as we continue to study about the life of Jacob with his sons in Egypt and how
the line of the Savior continues to be traced through the ancient land of Egypt.
And Moses said unto the LORD, See, Thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people:
and Thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet Thou hast said, I
know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in My sight. Now therefore, I
pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, shew me now Thy way, that I may know
Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight: and consider that this nation is Thy people.
And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
And he said unto Him, If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy
sight? is it not in that Thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and Thy
people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken:
for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name.
Please remember your prayer list this morning. Thank you.