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: Amy Berg, Delora Hartzell, David Widiger
CHRIST THE KING Sunday — November 22, 2009
— DIVINE SERVICE —
Service of the Word
(Front part of the hymnal, page 38)
21 363 375 LAP 18 (verse 4)
(Front part of the hymnal, page 83)
CHRIST IS THE KING OF ALL SEASONS
GOD, WHO MADEST EARTH AND HEAVEN
Help me as the morn is breaking
In the spirit to arise,
So from careless sloth awaking,
That, when o'er the aged skies
Shall the Judgment Day appear,
I may see it without fear.
(H. Albert. Gott des Himmels und der Erden. 1644)
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.
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
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY
This Sunday is the last Sunday of the church year. It is called "Christ the King"
Sunday. You will notice that this is the theme of the readings and of the hymns
today. It is also, of course, the theme of the sermon. The Old Testament reading
today from Daniel 7:13,14 lets you see the king through the eyes of Daniel and his
nighttime vision. The Ancient of Days is God the Father. Notice the purview of
the King in these verses of Daniel. The Second Lesson is from last book of the Bible,
Revelation 1:4b-8. It certainly describes our King too. Notice the words "who is
and who was and who is to come." Notice that this is the complete scope of time.
There isn’t any other time. This is it. This is all time. Our King Jesus is eternal.
The Gospel for this day is from John 18:33-37. It will serve as the sermon text
too. Jesus doesn’t look much like the King here. Pilate couldn’t see it even though
Jesus admitted to it. Notice where Jesus’ Kingdom is. It is not a kingdom of this
world and earth. It is a heavenly kingdom. This knowledge helps us to know what
to expect in the earthly kingdom of God’s churches and what to anticipate in the
heavenly Kingdom of his Christ and of his Lord.
SPECIAL THANKS — Special thanks to Dennis Falk for leading the Bible study and for
presenting the sermon today. Thanks also to Matt Stump for his help in the liturgy
and service. God has blessed our congregation with good leaders. Thank you for
supporting them today with your presence.
BAKE SALE TODAY — Don’t forget the bake sale today. This is the very last matching
fund raiser from Thrivent.
ELECTIONS COMING — This is the first of three official announcements regarding the
upcoming congregational voters meeting and election on December 6th.
There is choir practice today.
COMMUNION SCHEDULE — The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated this coming Sunday, November
29. We will continue in December with the Lord’s Supper on the 13th, the 27th and
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE — Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There will be no service on Thanksgiving Day so that you may enjoy your friends
POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY — Next Sunday there will be potluck. Please check the sign-up
sheet for things to bring. Enjoy the fellowship.
PASTOR RETURNS NEXT WEEK — Pastor Hartzell returns from Arizona on Tuesday. He is
preaching at Lakeside, Arizona this morning in his parents and family’s congregation.
He has been having fun hiking in the mountains, cutting firewood, and visiting with
his family. Delora was there too earlier this week.
In Pastor Hartzell’s absence, anyone needing pastoral service before Wednesday should
contact Pastor Don Patterson of Holy Word. Pastor Patterson’s cell phone number
is: 784 5429. We thank Pastor Patterson performing this service to our congregation.
MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES — December 2nd is the first of our Advent Services. This
service will be speaking about our Hope. We worship at 7:30 PM. Please set aside
these Wednesday evenings in December for special preparation for Christmas.
The Georgetown Christmas Stroll takes place on December 5. We will have a booth
again this year. We need people (young and old, men and women, husbands and wives)
to tend the booth. This is not difficult. You can do it. It means giving people
who stop by some of our printed materials…or just being friendly to them and giving
them a bottle of water. You are asked to sign up for an hour at a time. This will
not impact your day very much and it would greatly help us get the word out about
our church. Please sign up. Please help us.