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
ADVENT I — NOVEMBER 29, 2009
— DIVINE SERVICE —
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Service of Word and Sacrament
(Front part of the hymnal, page 26)
243 6 379 417 (verse 4)
(Front part of the hymnal, page 74)
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
U THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 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.
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.
ABOUT THE SERVICE TODAY — This Sunday is the first Sunday in the new church year.
This time of year before Christmas is called Advent. The Old Testament reading
today from Jeremiah 33:14-16 talks to us about Jesus being our righteousness. That
will be the theme of the service for today. Of all the presents that Jesus gives
you and me at Christmas time there is none greater than his righteousness. The Second
Lesson for today is I Thessalonians 3:9-13. The first sentence of that reading is
echoed by your pastor today as he thinks about all of you who attend this church.
What a great gift Christian believing people are to each other. That’s another
of God’s great Christmas gifts to us and we are especially appreciative of it at
Christmas time. The Gospel for this Sunday is Luke 21:25-36. It tells us how the
final Christmas will be. It tells us how even this Christmas will be, providing
that it isn’t the last Christmas. Our Redemption is drawing near. God keep and
bless us all as we enter another time of special worship and thinking that honors
God and his Son.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT — Special thanks to Dennis Falk for leading the Bible study
and for presenting the sermon last Sunday. 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 last Sunday with your presence and prayers.
COMMUNION SCHEDULE — The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated today, November 29. This
moves it from our traditional fourth Sunday to the fifth Sunday. We will continue
in December with the Lord’s Supper on the 13th, the 27th and the 31st
CHOIR PRACTICE — There is choir practice today.
POT LUCK THIS MORNING — Don’t forget the potluck today. Stay! There will be plenty.
We would like to specially honor Lindsey Jett because she is our newest communicant
member. God bless and keep you, Lindsey! We would also like to specially honor
Nathan Williams. Nathan has completed his tour of duty in Iraq. He is back again
to his wife Christy and to our congregation. We really are thankful to the Lord
for keeping him safe, and we are thankful for men and women like Nathan who put their
own lives on hold in the defense of our country.
MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES BEGIN — December 2 is the first of our Advent Services.
This service will be speaking about our Hope. Please set these evenings in December
aside for special preparation for Christmas. Please come and worship with us at
7:30 on these Wednesday evenings.
CHRISTMAS BOOTH— 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.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT — This is the second of three announcements regarding the upcoming
congregational voters meeting and election. This will take place next Sunday.
BAKE SALE SUCCESS — Merci beaucoup to the many who helped make our fund drive a success.
We raised $2,170 plus the match of $720 for a total of $2,890. Over the past 5
years our fall and spring fund drives have raised over $12,000 for Cross and Crown
and for those in need. Thank you Janet, Thrivent members, those who brought cakes
and pies and other goodies, and especially all of you who made donations.
FLOWERS— The Advent Season is here, let us rejoice! As a reminder to all, during
the Advent Season we will not have flower arrangements on the altar, as this is
a time to reflect what great love God has for us, by sending His one and only Son,
Jesus, to come into the world as a little baby at Christmas.
Poinsettias - the Sanctuary is so lovely with all the beautiful poinsettias,
we will enjoy them beautifying our sanctuary throughout the entire Christmas season.
The cost per plant is $6.99. There will be no sign up list, but please support
the flower fund by contributing toward the poinsettias. Because poinsettias are
a poisonous plant, I will not be able to take them to the nursing homes, please contact
Mashelle if you would like a plant. Plants will be taken out after the Epiphany service
on Jan 6th.
The 2010 Flower calendar is posted in the Fellowship Hall, please if you have
a special day that you would like to sponsor a Sunday flower arrangement do so now
as the calendar is blank! Our florist works very well with us, if you have a special
flower you want in the arrangement, or would like an arrangement that is not on a
"scheduled" Sunday, contact Mashelle and we'll be able to work with you. Our florist
is going on her own, and no longer a business, so please be considerate and allow
3 weeks before the scheduled day.
Questions concerning the flowers may be directed to Mashelle Ozment.