Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 2, 2018 8:00am Trinity Lutheran Church Trinity is a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran School Association and the Good Shepherd Community.
Those Serving Today Officiating Today Organist Musician Screen Team
Rev. David Hinz Daniel Reineke Ruth Immerfall Mark Woitalla Eric Hansen
Christine Miller Noah Ripka, Tyler Woitalla Sydney Morin, Lacey Woodard Daniel Reineke
Susie Riehm, Donna Esselman, Jo Duea, Lynn Snyder
Information Desk Greeters Ushers
8:00am 10:30am 8:00am 10:30am
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Craig Cooper Sue Kulzer Diane Gooch, Donna Esselman Shirley Skuza, Lori Zipp Dave & Bev Grose, John Sprengeler, Ken Knafla, Jim & Carol Truenow Wayne Smolnik, Loren Tvrdik, Fred Joesting, John Heintze, Jon Roesch, Mark Thompson
Jeff Snyder, Kyle Dusing
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 2, 2018
Opening Hymn: “Be Strong in the Lord” (see video screens) Stand The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism. Confession and Absolution Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. Exhortation P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination. Confession of Sins P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. 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 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. C Amen. 2
Service of the Word Kyrie
This Is the Feast
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P Let us pray. O God, the source of all that is just and good, nourish in us every virtue and bring to completion every good intent that we may grow in grace and bring forth the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Sit Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9 1 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the just decrees that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. 6 Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? 8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and just decrees so righteous as all this law that I set before you today? 9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.” A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Psalm
Psalm 119:129–136; antiphon: v. 132 P: Your testimonies are wonderful; C: therefore my soul keeps them. P: The unfolding of your words gives light; C: it imparts understanding to the simple. P: I open my mouth and pant, C: because I long for your commandments. 6
P: Turn to me and be gracious to me, C: as is your way with those who love your name. P: Keep steady my steps according to your promise, C: and let no iniquity get dominion over me. P: Redeem me from man’s oppression, C: that I may keep your precepts. P: Make your face shine upon your servant, C: and teach me your statutes. P: My eyes shed streams of tears, C: because people do not keep your law. 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: Your testimonies are wonderful; C: therefore my soul keeps them. Epistle
Ephesians 6:10–20 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 10
A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Stand 7
Alleluia and Verse
Holy Gospel P The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the seventh chapter.
And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” 14
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Hymn of the Day: “Let the Children Hear the Mighty Deeds” LSB 867 Sermon Stand Nicene Creed C I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, 9
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life T of the world to come. Amen. Prayer of the Church Sit Offering Stand Offertory
Service of the Sacrament Preface
Proper Preface P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who, having created all things, took on human flesh and was born of the virgin Mary. For our sake He died on the cross and rose from the dead to put an end to death, thus fulfilling Your will and gaining for You a holy people. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
Prayer of Thanksgiving P Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
The Words of Our Lord P Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.” In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” Proclamation of Christ P As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. C Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. P O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray: Lord’s Prayer C 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.
Sit Distribution Distribution Hymn: “Oh, How Great Is Your Compassion” LSB 559 Stand
Thank the Lord
Post-Communion Collect A Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Closing Hymn: “Lord, Keep Your Statutes in My Heart”
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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.
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:00am Worship Z2 (HC) 10:30am Worship Z3 12:00pm Anyuak Worship MONDAY Labor Day Office closed
TUESDAY 7:00pm Friends in Harmony
General Fund Offerings
Building Debt Offerings
WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS 6:00pm Parent Meeting (FH)
Weekly Need: Missions
THURSDAY 9:00am Sewing and Crafts 6:00pm Finance Meeting 6:30pm Worship Team Rehearsal
Annual Funds Promised
Readings for next Sunday: Isaiah35:4-7a; James 2:1-10, 14-18 Mark 7:24-37 Let’s be in the Word!
FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 7:30pm Narc. Anon.
Creative Crafts with a Mission will be hosting a Fund Raiser/Craft Sale on Sept 16th. In addition to a free will offering there will be a display table for our mission project Gabriel's Box as well as a small craft sale. All funds go toward purchasing items for and assembling memory boxes for parents who have lost their baby. Boxes are given to our local hospital to aid grieving parents. Your consideration and generosity would greatly be appreciated.
SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild 12:00pm Private Event
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rally Sunday 8:00am Worship Z4 9:15am Mission Festival 10:30am Worship (HC) Z5 11:30am Mission Festival/Picnic 12:00pm Anyuak Worship Fall Pastor’s Conf. at LIC
Prayer Shawl group will meet Tuesday, September 4th in the SCR at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested is welcome to come.
We Are Cleansed and Sustained by the Word of God Wickedness and evil come “from within, out of the heart,” and that is what defiles a person (Mark 7:21–23). Hence, we cannot save ourselves, because we are sinful and unclean from the inside out. But as the Lord Jesus “declared all foods clean” (Mark 7:19), so He cleanses us by His Word, the preaching of repentance and the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, “listen to the statutes and the rules” of the Lord, “and do them, that you may live” (Deut. 4:1). For His Word is righteous, and to live according to it is “your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples” (Deut. 4:6). Cling to His Word, and also teach it “to your children and your children’s children” (Deut. 4:9). Put on this “armor of God” by hearing and heeding what He speaks to you, that you may “stand firm” in the evil day (Eph. 6:11–13). Gird yourself with the righteousness of Christ, by faith in the “gospel of peace,” and take up “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” by confessing Christ Jesus and “praying at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:14–18). Today’s Radio Broadcast is sponsored by the members of Trinity Lutheran Church. We thank them for their generosity. We have openings in October and November. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast please complete a form and turn it in. The cost of a full broadcast is now $90. Forms are available in the church office. The service airs on WVAL 800 on the AM dial, at 8:00am, and live on the internet at www.800wval.com. Sunday Morning Fellowship In September our hosts are Wayne & Sue Kulzer. Members who have last names beginning with the letter “R” are asked to bring treats for our fellowship time. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board. Want a great story Bible for your home at a really great price – I mean a REALLY great price? Go to mnnlcms.org click on the Bring it Home link – watch the video and sign up for more information. This is coming soon! Please remember in your prayers this week: Rick Iees (son of Shirley), Betty Winczewski, Judy Heintze, Joe Poepping, Caroline Hoagland, Jessica Raveling, Rev. Clarence Hinz, Dawn Larson, Bonnie Duea, Ernest Oltz, Jim Stueve & Pam Hadley undergoing medical care and following surgery. Jim Bump, Janine Lutgen (sister of Mona Hanson) and Sandy Duffy as they continue their cancer treatment and care. We are getting ready for another wonderful year of Sunday School. With that comes a need for teachers/volunteers. Our young children are looking to us to teach them and guide them spiritually. Please speak to Lisa Hejhal if you would like to be a part of our staff this year! GOOD SHEPHERD TOURS A trip is planned for Sept. 26th to an apple orchard near Brainerd. For tour information and registration contact: Janette, Good Shepherd Tours, Sauk Rapids, MN 320258-9365 18
Rally Day Mission Festival Trinity Lutheran Church is excited for Rally Sunday coming next week, September 9th. 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]
NEW MEMBER CLASS If you are considering membership here at Trinity and you have not been confirmed in the Lutheran Church this is the “Adult Confirmation Class” required for membership. Members are also invited to take the class as a confirmation refresher. If you are transferring here from another Lutheran Church I encourage you to take the class because Bible study is always an opportunity to learn and it helps me to get to know you so that I may assist you in becoming an active member. This is a ten week class using the Bible study “I Have Good News for You!” The first class is Sunday, September 16th at 9:15am in the Large classroom. If you have children between the ages of 3 years to 4th Grade they can be in their Sunday School class at the same time. Also, if you have need for the nursey for younger children it too will be available. Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Jaime Nava from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you in Alexandria on Tuesday, Sept 18 from 10:30am to 1:00pm or at Concordia St. Paul on Sept. 17, from 8am to 4pm. Visit [email protected]
or call pastor Nava at 314-505-7224 to make an appointment. Family and friends are welcome to join you. DCO Craig Cooper Retirement Party: On Sunday, October 21st, we will worship at one service at 9:30am. Following the service, there will be a potluck lunch and program to thank Craig and Jody for their many years of dedication to the ministry. Please bring a dish to share, as indicated, according to the first letter of your last name: A-J Salad, K-Z Hot dish, dessert will be provided. Our Anyuak friends will participate with us. Please join us for this special day! Finding it difficult to get back into reading the bible regularly? Here’s your chance. Coming this fall. “Bring it Home – reading the Great Stories of the Bible.” Ask our pastor for more details. ATTENTION VETERANS: If you or someone you know from the congregation is a veteran you are asked to provide some information detailing your service. Your name, branch of service, rank and how many years you served are what we are collecting. Also, if you have a picture you would like to submit please send this and all of the information to Judy in the office by October 11, 2018. The information you are sending will be utilized for a Veterans Day Celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church. If you have any further questions please call Justin Hackett 320-249-3813 or any member of Lay Ministry. 19
There will be Congregational Information Meeting on Sunday, September 16th after the second service in the Fellowship hall for the purpose of discussing Trinity’s Pastoral needs. The Leadership Team is also scheduling a Voters Assembly Meeting on Sunday, September 23rd at 11:45am as a follow - up. Please plan to attend these important meeting. Enjoy Sight & Sound Theatre’s Moses at Parkwood Cinema on Sept. 13 at 6:30pm or Sept. 15 at 12:55pm. UNCOVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT CREATION at Lutheran Island Camp – October 26-27. Dr. James Johnson & Dr. Jake Hebert will be speaking on this timely subject. See the kiosk for more information and to find registration forms. Preschool is looking for Friends in the Faith at Trinity Church that are willing and able to read a story to us on a Friday morning. We can provide the book or you may bring your own! Please call (320) 230-3027 to schedule with Mrs. Petty or Mrs. Bauer. We need Friends for all Fridays in September! Ever thought about reading the Bible with your spouse and/or children? It’s hard to know where to start. Go to mnnlcms.org and click on the “Bring it Home” link. Watch the video and sign up for more information. Thank You! To all who donated their time, dollars and energy to our Vacation Bible School! It was a smashing success as over 70 children learned about God’s promises! Look for more details to come in the October Newsletter. Have you ever read the Bible Story about Esau forgiving Jacob? (Genesis 32-33) the Bible has so many stories of forgiveness and restored relationships – something we all need to hear today, don’t you think? Coming this fall, we have a chance to read these stories together – with our families – and see how they can make a difference in our lives. Coming to our church this fall: “Bring it Home – reading the Great Stories of the Bible.” Prince of Peace has two main fundraisers each year. Our first is coming up on Oct 6th with our annual walk-a-thon. Funds raised from this event primarily aide with school operating expenses. On Sunday, Sept. 30th, students will be collecting a special door offering for the walk-a-thon. Please consider giving in support of this event. Thank you! POP is in need of a volunteer for Mondays in the kitchen - It would be for a server in the lunchroom to help out our Kitchen Staff Carol on Mondays. It would begin Sept 10th and going forward would be each Monday we have school for this school year. The volunteering position would consist of coming in around 10:30 and leaving around 12:30-1:00. You would be helping our kitchen staff out by prepping & serving food to the kids as they come from the line, help with wiping down tables or warming food if needed. If interested please call or email Jess in the office. 251-1477 20
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Pastor David Hinz: Director of Christian Outreach – Craig Cooper: 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:
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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 one-way glass so you can still participate in Worship. During the 10:30am 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 9:15am in the fellowship hall. Coffee & Fellowship – after the 8:00am service, come by the kitchen, have a cookie, coffee and time for fellowship. Come and meet old friends and make new friends!