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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgy

Service of Word and Sacrament

(Front part of the hymnal, page 26)

 

 

 

 

Hymns

363     441     313     334

 

 

 

 

Psalm

51b

(Front part of the hymnal, page 87)

 

 

 

 

Sermon Text

Mark 9:50

 

 

 

 

Sermon

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:  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 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 salty!

 

 

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.

 

 

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:

 

1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.