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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 9, 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

8:00am 8:00am



Rev. David Hinz Daniel Reineke Ruth Immerfall Andy Freihammer Creighton Clark Josh Borgerding Joanne Walen Emily Kleman, Riley Prow James Johnson, Ethan Kutzorik Daniel Reineke

Altar Guild

Susie Riehm, Donna Esselman, Jo Duea, Lynn Snyder

10:30am 8:00am 10:30am


8:00am 10:30am


8:00am 10:30am

Information Desk Greeters


Lay Minister

8:00am 10:30am 8:00am

Zone – 4 Zone – 5 Zone – 4


Zone – 5


Zone – 4


Zone – 5

Sandy Austin Marie Mendel Karen Petron-Broda Diane Haffner, Marie Mendel, Amy Schaefer Marvin Neubert, Karen PetronBroda, Wayne & Sue Kulzer, Janet Renn, Josh Morey, Russ Hackett Luke Wendt, Jim & Kathy Stueve, Trevor Jevne, Dennis Bacon


Kyle Dusing


Bob Koroll, Justin Hackett 1

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 9, 2018


Hymn: “Shepherd of Tender Youth” LSB 864

Confession and Absolution Stand The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism. P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. 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. 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. 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


Hymn of the Day Gloria In Excelsis


Salutation and Collect of the Day

P Let us pray. O Lord, let Your merciful ears be open to the prayers of Your humble servants and grant that what they ask may be in accord with Your gracious will; 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 Isaiah 35:4–7a Say to those who have an anxious heart, ”Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 4

A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Psalm Psalm 146; antiphon: v. 2 P Praise the LORD! C Praise the LORD, O my soul! P I will praise the LORD as long as I live; C I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. P Put not your trust in princes, C in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. P When his breath departs he returns to the earth; C on that very day his plans perish. P Blessèd is he whose help is the God of Jacob, C whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, P the sea, and all that is in them, C who keeps faith forever; P who executes justice for the oppressed, C who gives food to the hungry. 6

P The LORD sets the prisoners free; C the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. P The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; C the LORD loves the righteous. P The LORD watches over the sojourners; C he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. P The LORD will reign forever, C your God, O Zion, to all generations. 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 Praise the LORD! C Praise the LORD, O my soul! Hymn: “Praise the Almighty” LSB 797 (Text based on Psalm 146) Epistle James 2:1–10, 14–18 1 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? 7Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called? 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed 7

and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Stand Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel Mark 7:24–37 P The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the seventh chapter.


there [Jesus] arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. 25But immediately a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 28But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” 30And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone. 31Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32And they brought to him a 8

man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Sit Children’s Message Hymn of the Day: “O Lord, Who Brightens Darkened Eyes”


Sermon Stand Apostles’ Creed C I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven 10

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting. Amen. Prayer of the Church Sit Offering Stand Offertory


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. Closing Prayer P Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn and take them to heart that, by the patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever. C Amen.



Hymn: “O Son of God, in Galilee” LSB 841 Acknowledgments Divine Service, Setting Two from Lutheran Service Book 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.

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! 13

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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













MONDAY 6:00pm Bev’s CC Fall Pastor’s Conf. at LIC TUESDAY 7:00pm Friends in Harmony Fall Pastor’s Conf. at LIC

General Fund Offerings


Building Debt Offerings

$808.00 $6,861.79

Total Weekly Need:

WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS 5:00pm God’s Grub 6:00pm Conf. Classes 6:00pm Women’s Bible Study 6:00pm Celebration Ringers



Missions Rec’d to-date


Annual Funds Promised


Readings for next Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-10; James 3:1-12 Mark 9:14-29 Let’s be in the Word!

THURSDAY 1:00pm LWML 5:30pm Lay Ministry Mtg. 6:30pm Leadership Team Mtg. 6:30pm Worship Team Rehearsal

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.

FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 7:30pm Narc. Anon. SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:00am Worship Z1 (HC) 9:15am Bible Class, NM Class & SS 10:30am Worship Z2 11:30am Cong. Meeting 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 7:00pm Good News Bible Study


Our Merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Does All Things Well The Lord proclaims the Gospel “to those who have an anxious heart” to comfort and encourage them with His presence. He comes not only with threats of “vengeance” and “recompense,” but with His gracious salvation (Is. 35:4). He opens “the eyes of the blind” and “the ears of the deaf,” and He loosens “the tongue of the mute” to “sing for joy” (Is. 35:5–6). Like water on thirsty ground, He speaks His life-giving Word to people of all nations. With His Word and the touch of His hand, He does “all things well,” so that you may now speak “plainly” (Mark 7:31–37). You confess the truth of God in Christ to the glory of His holy name, and you call upon His name in every trouble, confident that He will hear and answer. As you pray and confess with your tongue, so also “love your neighbor as yourself” (James 2:8). Show your faith “in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory,” by loving without partiality. For God has “chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom” (James 2:1–5). 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, Russ & Renee Hackett. 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

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 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

Rally Day Mission Festival TODAY! Visit the tables, play games and have lunch! 15

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.”


God’s Grub resumes this Wednesday! Menu: Pizza and Apple slices. Join us at 5:00pm. Festival of Nativities at Trinity, Friday Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. Stop by our table today and learn more about this great event! 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! 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! Enjoy Sight & Sound Theatre’s Moses at Parkwood Cinema on Sept. 13 at 6:30pm or Sept. 15 at 12:55pm. LWML will meet on Thursday at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. All Trinity ladies are welcome to join us. 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 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. Volunteers needed! We are in need of folks to help assemble the bulletins on Friday mornings and also for people with $$ savvy to help count the offerings on Monday morning. Please contact the church office to find out more! 252-3670 17