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Trinity Lutheran Church Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod 2163 Mayhew Lake Road Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

August 11, 2019 9:00am Trinity is a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran School Association and the Good Shepherd Community.

Those Serving Today Officiating Today

Rev. David Hinz


Ruth Immerfall

Screen Team

Eric Hansen


Rich Austin


Lacey Woodard, Amelia Clark


Daniel Reineke Shirley Eisenlohr, Mary Beth Cochran

Altar Guild Information Desk

Zone – 3

Sue Kulzer


Zone – 3


Zone – 3

Shirley Skuza, Lori Zipp Wayne Smolnik, Loren Tvrdik, Fred Joesting, John Heintze, Jon Roesch, Mark Thompson

Lay Minister


Jon Roesch, Jon Lentz

If you have difficulty standing during the service, please feel free to remain seated.


Ninth Sunday after Pentecost August 11, 2019


Song “Rock of Ages” (see video screens) Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. Exhortation P Our help is in the name of the Lord, C who made heaven and earth. P C

If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.


Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.


Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

Confession of Sins C Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen. Absolution P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of 2

C Introit P C P C P C P C P C

Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

ALL: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. P Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; C make melody to our God on the lyre! Salutation and Collect of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray. Almighty and merciful God, it is by Your grace that we live as Your people who offer acceptable service. Grant that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. Old Testament P C

1 Samuel 2:1-10 page 225

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Epistle Reading James 5:7-15 L C

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This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel Luke 18:10-14 L The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the eighteenth chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord. “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 10


This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ. August Memory Verse:

“Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 Children’s Message Nicene Creed (see video screens) Song “I Lift My Hands” (see video screens) Sermon


Prayer of the Church Offering

Service of the Sacrament Preface P C P C P C P

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

Song “Holy, Holy, Holy” vs. 1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessèd Trinity! Prayer of Thanksgiving P Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life. Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him. We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of 5

the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood. Hear us as we pray in His name and as He has taught us: The Lord’s Prayer ALL: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. The Words of Our Lord Pax Domini P The peace of the Lord be with you always. C Amen. Sit About Holy Communion—The Lord’s Supper is celebrated here in the belief and glad confidence that our Lord gives us as He says, not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. If this is your belief, we welcome you to join us at the Lord’s table. Because we are called to examine ourselves before receiving the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:28-29), we encourage you to consider the questions on p. 329-330 in the front of the hymnal. If you are communing with us for the first time, or if you would like a fuller understanding of what we as Lutherans believe about the Lord’s Supper, please pick up a copy of “What is the Lord’s Supper?” at the Information table in the entryway. Please reserve the white grape juice cups in the center of the communion trays for those who for health reasons are unable to drink wine. If your health requires gluten-free wafers, they are available upon request. Speak to the pastor prior to the service. Our pastor is happy to speak to you further if you have any questions.


Distribution Songs “Oh My Soul” & “O Come to the Altar” (see video screens) Post-Communion Collect P Let us pray. Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in the Holy Supper of Your Son’s body and blood. Keep us firm in the true faith throughout our days of pilgrimage that, on the day of His coming, we may, together with all Your saints, celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. Benedicamus P Let us bless the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Benediction P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace. C Amen. Sending Song “Hear Our Praises” (see video screens) Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.


The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 8:00am Bible Study 9:00am Worship Z3 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship










MONDAY 6:00pm Bev’s CC TUESDAY 5:30pm Playhouse Training (FH) 7:00pm Friends in Harmony

General Fund Offerings


Building Debt Offerings



$9,413.45 $278.00


WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS THURSDAY 9:00am Sewing and Crafts 4:00pm Rally Mission Festival Mtg.

Rec’d to-date


Annual Funds Promised


Readings for Next Sunday: 1 Samuel 15:34-35 2 Timothy 4:9-18 Mark 14:17-21

FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narc. Anon.

Please stay after the worship for a time of Fellowship.

SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild

August 12-17 Monday 1 Samuel 9:1-10:27 Tuesday 1 Samuel 11:1-15 Wednesday 1 Samuel 12:1-25 Thursday 1 Samuel 13:1-22 Friday 1 Samuel 14:1-52 Saturday 1 Samuel 15:1-35

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:00am Bible Study 9:00am Worship Z4 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship


Baptized into God’s family of grace following our 9:00am service today is Penelope and Piper Eickhoff, daughters of Jessica Mueller and Nathan Eickhoff. We pray that God will bless Penelope and Piper’s family as they grow in their faith.

AARP Update Course: Tuesday August 20 from 8:30am to Noon. This course saves you 10% on your car insurance. AARP members pay $17, non-members pay $22. Call the office or stop in to register! 252-3670 Prince of Peace is hosting the 5th Annual Prince of Peace Scholarship Golf Day at Wapicada Golf Course on August 26, 2019. The fun starts at Noon with a ‘Free Will Offering’ lunch by our favorite caters C H Professional Catering. We will be Teeing Off at 1:00 PM. There will be a ‘Hole in One’ Opportunity for all registered golfers. At the end of golfing there will be door prizes, and a great meal. Again, this year the cost of this great day is $75.00 per person, or $300.00 per team of four. Registration forms are available in the church office. See you on August 26 at the golf course.

Today’s Radio Broadcast--is sponsored by John Heintze in remembrance of Judy on their wedding anniversary. We thank him for generously making this broadcast possible. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast, call the church office. The service airs live on WVAL 800 on the AM dial, at 9:00am, and live on the internet at www.800wval.com. Please stay for Fellowship following our service today! Please remember in your private prayers-Earl Kothman, Arlene Mendel and MaryBeth Cochrane who are undergoing medical care and following surgery. Archer Helgeson who is improving in NICU in St. Cloud. Jim Bump and Bob Nordquist as they continue their cancer treatment and care. (Names will appear for up to 3 weeks. If you would like to extend this, contact the church office.) Families as we go through our Membership: Curt & Pam Hadley; Jacob Haehnel; Lloyd & Becky Haehnel; Nicole Haehnel; Diane Haffner; Eric Haffner.

Rally Day Mission Festival Trinity Lutheran Church is excited for Rally Sunday coming September 8th. We are excited to announce that Rally Sunday this year is going to be a Mission Festival. We will have each group represented as well as food, fellowship, games and activities for children and families. Lunch will be provided following the 10:30 service along with other activities for children and families of all ages. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lisa Hejhal at 320-980-0433 or [email protected] or Pastor Dave at 320-815-2779 or [email protected] org. 9

Nursery Workers Needed: Please call or text Emily Mooney at 320-291-3240. Or Email her at [email protected]

and Mortar Confirmation process. Speak with Pastor Hinz or Pastor Beck if you would like more information.

Laying the Foundation through Confirmation From Judges to today, we live in an interesting age where our youth face ever-changing challenges and are part of a generation that does not know the Lord. Trinity has a heart for our youth and as we follow God's holy will and example, we are looking for YOU! - YOU who have a passion for kids and teens - YOU who are educators with a heart for youth and a knowledge of defining measurables - YOU who can create, utilize and/or implement technology, reporting and assessment tools - YOU who enjoy organizing and/or participating in youth events - YOU who have ideas for youth/teen activities - YOU who have a willingness to set up, support, or transport, etc. for confirmation activities - YOU who have a gift for coordinating volunteers - YOU who have interest in investing in overseeing our faith development process We invite congregation members to prayerfully consider learning more about how you can use your God-given talents to lead Trinity youth on a path towards Christ through the new Bricks

Bible Study Questions (with answers) CPH has a free download series of Bible Study Questions that you can use with God'sText readings on 1 Samuel this month. To download materials go to www.cph.org. Click on the menu tab for "Bibles and Bible Studies". A graphic for "Books of the Bible Study Questions" will appear on the right. Click to open and scroll down to select the PDF file for "1 Samuel". Download is free. Attention ushers and those interested in ushering: A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Please plan on attending as we revisit the duties of an usher and go over some of the new things that are being implemented.

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. 1 Samuel 2:1-2 10

Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church Church Office E-mail & Website: Pastor David Hinz:

[email protected]

Pastor John Beck:

252-3670 www.trinitysr.org 320-815-2779


Pastor John Bakou: Administrative Assistants- Judy Rehwaldt: Traditional Music Director – Daniel Reineke: Contemporary Music Director – Ruth Immerfall: Prince of Peace Preschool: Playhouse ChildCare: Parish Nurse - Jennifer Machula: Prayer Chain – Delores Volkers:

249-1691 252-3670 248-7367 291-9293 230-3047 230-9116 267-1587 252-2101

WE WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN We are glad you are here! If there is a time during the Worship Service that you feel your child (or you) needs a “time out,” please feel free to leave the service. If you leave the service you can go to the lobby or use the large conference room across from the church office. The conference room has speakers and oneway glass so you can still participate in Worship. During the worship service the nursery is also available for 0-3 years old. It is not staffed but you are welcome to stay in the room with your child. It is the first classroom on the left as you enter the Preschool parent lounge area. There are also speakers in the nursery so you can listen to the service. Activity bags for young children to use are in the plastic tub outside the church office. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE OFFER THESE AND OTHER SERVICES:

Large Print Editions of our bulletins are available from our ushers by request. If you need further information, ask any usher or church member. Also be sure to stop by the Information Desk in the lobby. Your needs are important to us! Bible Study for Adults on Sundays: we start at 8:00am in the fellowship hall.