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

 

TWELFTH SUNDAY OF PENTECOST, AUGUST 23, 2009

 

 

 

 

—  DIVINE SERVICE  —

THE HOLY SUPPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgy

The Common Service

(Front part of the hymnal, page 15)

 

 

 

 

Hymns

LAP 18     433     105     256 (verse 4)

 

 

 

 

Psalm

34

(Front part of the hymnal, page 80)

 

 

 

 

Sermon Text

John 6:41-51

 

 

 

 

Sermon

IT’S HARD TO EAT RIGHT

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

U  THE HOLY SUPPER  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.  Thank you!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY

 

This is the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.  The Old Testament reading for today is from the book of I Kings 19:3-8.  This is the story of Elijah in his spiritual funk after he prevailed over the false prophets of Jezebel on Mount Carmel.  You wouldn’t think that Elijah would have been so poor and low at this time but he was.  He needed to eat something that would sustain him and God provided the food.  This idea of eating sustaining food comes out in our readings for today and in the sermon.  The Epistle lesson is from Ephesians 4:30-5:2.  These words describe the Christian life both with regard to what a Christian does not do and with regard to what a Christian does.  It gives us the guideline to "be imitators of God."  This is what children do.  This is the way we learn.  Imitation is the sincerest flattery.  The Gospel reading for today is from John 6:41-51.  This provides the sermon text for today.  The theme according to the direction of these words is:  It Is Hard to Eat Right.  You might agree to that in your physical life.  It is definitely something that applies to our spiritual lives because in the verses just after these words we hear, "On hearing it, many of Jesus’ disciples said, 'This is a hard teaching.  Who can accept it?'"  

 

 

KINGDOM WORKERS MEET — There will be a WELS Kingdom Worker meeting at Holy Word this afternoon.  The meeting is at 2:00.  Matters pertinent to special mission work in our area and district will be discussed.  The Kingdom Workers work as a secondary agency of our church.  This is an organization of lay people who do mission work on their own.  Please come and join us if you can.

 

 

PRAYER LIST READY — Please remember your prayer list this morning.  Thank you.

 

 

POTLUCK HONORING NEW MEMBERS — Please remember the potluck this coming Sunday.  We will be honoring our newest members, Tom Gappmayer and Doug and Sharon Bartz.  The Church will provide the fried chicken, so we request that you sign-up for dishes in keeping with the picnic theme. (see sign-up sheet in the Narthex).  There will be homemade ice cream, fun and games!  Enjoy the meal and enjoy your fellow Christians and get to know them better.  

 

 

SISTERS' PROJECTS — The Sisters of Cross and Crown, with the support of the congregation, has voted to provide a donation to two mission congregations and one mission school.

 

Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church — Dallas, GA

Crossroads Lutheran Church — Chicago, IL

East Fork Lutheran School — White River, AZ

 

There will be a basket at the potluck for a free will offering.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to share our blessings with those who are helping to spread the message about our Savior, Jesus Christ.  If you have any questions, please contact Janet Stump or Karen Gappmayer.  See you on August 30th!

 

 

BIBLE STUDY WEDNESDAY — There will be Bible study this Wednesday evening.  We are studying in the Lord’s Prayer…the fifth and sixth petitions.  God puts a condition on forgiveness in the fifth petition and this is something that is very hard for us to do.  The sixth petition asks God essentially to keep us from evil.  Bible study begins at 7:30.

 

 

BIBLE STUDY THURSDAY — There will be Bible study on Thursday morning at 10:00.  We will finish up the book of Genesis.  This book in summary states the reasons for the rest of the Bible.  Please come to study with us if you are able.