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

August 25, 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

Jeff Zimmer


Christine Miler


Ethan Kutzorik, James Johnson


Daniel Reineke Shirley Eisenlohr, Mary Beth Cochran

Altar Guild Information Desk

Zone – 5


Zone – 5


Zone – 5

Lay Minister


Marie Mendel Diane Haffner, Marie Mendel, Amy Schaefer Luke Wendt, Jim & Kathy Stueve, Trevor Jevne, Dennis Bacon Justin Hackett, Jeff Snyder

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


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 25, 2019


Preservice “Shall We Gather at the River” & “This Little Light of Mine” (Friends in Harmony) Welcome and Announcements Song “How Can I Keep From Singing?” (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. 2

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. Introit P Splendor and majesty are before him; C we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord! P Praise the Lord, all nations! C Extol him, all peoples! P For great is his steadfast love toward us, C and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! 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 Splendor and majesty are before him; C we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord! Salutation and Collect of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray. O Lord, You have called us to enter Your kingdom through the narrow door. Guide us by Your Word and Spirit, and lead us now and always into the feast of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen Old Testament P C

1 Samuel 20 page 243

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


Epistle Reading 1 John 4:7-12 page 1023 L C

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

Holy Gospel John 15:9-12 L The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the fifteenth chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord. 9 As

the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. L C

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 Apostles Creed (see video screens) Song “Greater Love” (see video screens) Sermon Prince of Peace Teacher Rededication Prayer of the Church Offering

“It is Well With My Soul” (Friends in Harmony)


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! P Hear us as we pray in the name of Jesus and as He has taught us: 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 5

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 “Above All” (see video screens) “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (Friends in Harmony/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. 6

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 “I Will Follow” (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 Teachers and Staff at Prince of Peace Preschool Vanessa Bauer - Teacher Kim Essington – Teacher/Director Lisa Hauck – Teacher Rachel Petty – Teacher Sue Morey – Aide Val Timm – Aide Amanda Jesch – Aide Michele Torgerson – Aide

Lori Lentz – 3rd Grade Teacher Candice Bicondoa – 4th Grade Teacher Jes Grabinski – 5th Grade Teacher Cindy Clitty – 6th Grade Teacher Anne Neilitz 7th/8th Grade Teacher/Principal Ruth Immerfall – Music Teacher Angela Chilson – Computer Teacher Jess Spoden – Administrative Assistant Pastor Greg Tomhave – Finance Manager

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Sheryl Gray – Kindergarten Teacher Becky Cash – Kindergarten Aide Laurie Gerchy – 1st Grade Teacher Judy King – 2nd Grade Teacher

Please pray for them and talk to them after worship today! 7

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 8:00am Bible Study 9:00am Worship Z5 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship MONDAY 9:00am Parish Workers NL Noon POP Golf Tourn. at Wapicaida 6pm Bev’s CC









OFFERINGS General Fund Offerings


Building Debt Offerings

$263.00 $5,194.46


TUESDAY 6:30pm Usher’s Meeting (FH) 7:00pm Friends in Harmony WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS 5:30 pm Playhouse Training THURSDAY FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narc. Anon. SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 9:00am Worship Z1 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship


Missions Rec’d to-date


Annual Funds Promised


Readings for Next Sunday: 1 Samuel 28 Acts 19:11-16; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Matthew 16:21-28 Please stay after the worship for a time of Fellowship. 😊

August 26-31 Monday 1 Samuel 24:1-22 Tuesday 1 Samuel 25:1-44 Wednesday 1 Samuel 26:1-25 Thursday 1 Samuel 27:1-29:11 Friday 1 Samuel 30:1-31 Saturday 1 Samuel 31:1-13

Today’s Radio Broadcast--is sponsored by Gayleen Dierks in celebration of her mother’s 93rd birthday. We thank her .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.

Opportunities to Volunteer Nursery Workers Needed: Call, email or text Emily Mooney: 320291-3240, [email protected] Volunteers needed: Looking for occasional substitute counters, on Monday mornings. Contact Kim Reberg @ 248-2676.

TODAY As a thank you for allowing Friends in Harmony to use the church for its weekly rehearsals they are participating in the worship service this morning. Join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to hear some more music.

Attention ushers and Potential ushers: We need to meet. This Tuesday, August 27th, 6:30 pm, in the fellowship hall. Plan to attend! We will revisit our duties and will cover newly implemented items.

REMEMBER: Our worship will go back to 8 and 10:30 on Sept. 8th. Mark your calendar!!

Thank you for all of the prayers, cards and Pastor Beck’s visits while I was hospitalized and during my recovery. I appreciate you and may God bless you! Arlene Mendel

For your prayers-Sophia Hackett, Sue Bacon, Elaine Poepping, Jackson Herbst, Mary Beth Cochran & Linda Bicondoa who are undergoing medical care and following surgery. Jim Bump, Lana Schaefer (sister- in-law of Amy Schaefer) 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: Neal & Mona Hanson; Paulette Harden; David Hart; Janice Haus; Kimberly Haus; Kyle Haus; John Heintze.

Thank you to all who donated! The Stove Top is paid for and has been ordered! This new unit has a rapid boil feature and will allow food prep for God’s Grub and other events to be done much more efficiently. 1

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.

kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome. Activities Cub Scouts do: camping, fishing, pinewood derby, crafts and more…. for more info contact Steve Reese @ [email protected] or 320224-5742 Did you know, our Pastors are not contacted when you go in the hospital? Please inform them, via the church office if you are going in or have recently been admitted to the hospital. Current HIPAA laws will not allow this information to be shared with your church. The office phone number is: 320-252-3670.

Rally Day is just around the corner on Sunday, September 8th starting at 9:00 A.M. We have a day full of Fun, Food and Fellowship. All are welcome. You are welcome to invite others as well like a friend, extended family or neighbor. We want this to be a BIG event. Fun for everyone. There is a sign up on the kiosk for desserts. Please have them here by 8:30am that morning. If anyone is interested in volunteering on Rally Day or just want to help with a donation of supplies or money in any amount, please reach out to Lisa Hejhal at 320-980-0433 or [email protected]

LSST: Are you interested in becoming a part of a Light, Sound and Screen Team? The LSST is to support the worship experience of the congregation by overseeing the technical elements of the Sunday and Seasonal Worship Services. If you are interested in want to expand your talents to Trinity, please contact Justin Hackett 320-249-3813.

Cub Scout Pack 8 which holds its monthly Pack meeting at trinity is hosting a join scouting night. On 9-10-19 from 6:15 to 7:30pm at Mississippi Heights Elementary. All youth in 2

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.