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
NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF PENTECOST, OCTOBER 11, 2009
— DIVINE SERVICE —
THE BLESSED SUPPER
Service of Word and Sacrament
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BE A SALTY CHRISTIAN
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.
U THE BLESSED 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.
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
This is the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Old Testament reading for today
is from the book of Numbers 11:16, 24-29. Notice that here the Lord is talking to
his people. He wants them to come into his presence and he then talks to them. It
also happens that he allows them and even commands them to talk to others. Eldad
and Medad were also among those God enabled to speak. He has his picked people to
speak for him. This is the way he chooses to be. We are thankful today that there
are still people commissioned to speak in God’s name to us all. The second lesson
for this morning is from the book of James 4:7-12. James has a number of commands
that he makes to Christians like you and me. Remember it is God who makes it possible
for us to do what he wills. Pay attention to the verbs: submit, resist, come, wash,
purify, grieve, change, and humble yourselves. If you watch these verbs closely,
you will understand what God is talking to you about. The Gospel for today is Mark
9:38-50. It is the basis for the sermon for today. Notice that there is a parallel
with the Old Testament reading in that people question the way God allows people
to speak for him. We want to concentrate this morning on the fact that we are to
be salty Christians. Salt is not necessarily always perceived to be a good thing
in the world we live in. The Bible always speaks of salt in a positive way. Be
OUR NEWEST COMMUNICANT MEMBER
— LINDSEY JETT —
Lindsey Jett is being received as a communicant member today. Lindsey has been faithful
in coming to church with her family. She has also been a very good student in the
instruction class work. God has blessed her with good insights into the Bible and
with the desire to do what is right and be what is right in God’s sight. We welcome
Lindsey into our midst as a full fledged communicant member. The Lord send us many
more like Lindsey!
PRAYER LIST READY — Please remember your prayer lists this morning. Thank you.
COUNCIL MEETS TUESDAY — The church council will meet on Tuesday evening at 7:30.
DECEMBER VBS — Don’t forget our two day Bible school December 21 and 22 (Monday and
Tuesday). Our hope is to have morning sessions on those two days in which we can
tell children the true meaning of Christmas, have them make some meaningful projects,
get together in our church, serve others with good things at this particularly busy
time of the year. Please think of someone to invite. Think about how you can help
us. Please do that. Thank you!
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY — There will be Bible study this Wednesday evening. We are
studying Luther’s Large Catechism and will be studying the Lord’s Supper. Please
come and study this very important teaching. Our study begins at 7:30.
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY — There will be Bible study on Thursday morning at 10:00. We
are beginning the book of Daniel. The first part of the book is the historical account
of Daniel being taken to Babylon. This Thursday we are going to study the famous
and familiar story of the three men in the fiery furnace…chapter 3.
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1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.