August 6, 2023 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome in the name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. If you are visiting, we are glad that you are here and kindly ask that you sign our guest book at the sanctuary doors. If you would like to become a member please speak to the Pastor. In case of illness, the Pastor should be informed. He will always be glad to speak with those who are confronted with problems of a spiritual nature. The time before worship is a quiet time for prayer and meditation to prepare for worship. Please see the inside cover of the hymnal for prayers and page 329f to prepare for Holy Communion. God bless you as we gather before our gracious God!
Christ Jesus, the Living Bread from Heaven, Feeds the Children of God
By the Gospel of “the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever” (Rom. 9:5), we are “the children of God” (Rom. 9:8), “not because of works but because of him who calls” (Rom. 9:11). Therefore, “listen diligently” and “hear, that your soul may live.” By His sacrificial death in His flesh and blood, He has made “an everlasting covenant” for us. Since He now calls us to Himself, we come to Him “and eat what is good, and delight … in rich food” (Is. 55:2–3). He has come with divine compassion to save us from sin and death and to feed us with Himself. As our Lord Jesus once took bread, “said a blessing,” broke the loaves, “and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds” (Matt. 14:18–19), He also now takes bread, blesses it by His Word to be His very body, and distributes it to His Church by the hand of His called and ordained servants. Just as “they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces,” there is more than enough for His whole Church to eat and to be satisfied (Matt. 14:20).
Collect of the day:
Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184
The Introit for Proper 13A is found on the insert and sung responsively.
READINGS: Isaiah 55: 1-5 Romans 9: 1 – 5 (6-13) Matthew 14: 13 - 21
HYMNS: 648, 642, 629
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Les and Gina
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne & Bill; Sherran; Luke; Herta; Lucy; Viena; Albina; June, Gwenda
Friends and Fellow Christians: family/friends of Anna Bebee (funeral on Aug. 3); Joan; Lynda; Les’ cousin Mike; Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda ; Norma; Allison, Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Bev
Mission Prayers for August: Rev. Jesùs Alberto Domínguez – Nicaragua, Rev. Carlos Manuel Amador – Nicaragua, Rev. Guillermo Zùniga – Nicaragua, Rev. Geronimo Francisco Cano – Nicaragua
THANK YOU: elder Shane Kelly and all who helped lead service in July.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS: Lynn, Kirsten, Jacob, Laurie, Michael, Stephanie, Abigail, Leo, Rosa, Elizabeth, Jackson, Andrew, Lorrie, Brian, Savanah, Jack, Delores, Hudson, Julie
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study
10:30am Divine Service
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible study
10:30am Divine Service – (Proper 14)
Next Sunday’s Readings: Job 38: 4-18 Romans 10: 5 - 17 Matthew 14: 22 – 33