August 20, 2017
Alleluia. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Alleluia. Ps. 147:2-3
KDOM Broadcast today...Is sponsored by the Woizeschke Family in memory of parents; Ernest & Emma, sisters; Gertie, Margaret, Wanda, Renata & brother Paul.
Stewardship…. Matthew 15:27 “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table – He has given us life, salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. That’s where our stewardship starts: with faith in the God who is the greatest Giver.
In Our Prayers . . . Anniversary… Nathan & Emmy Wildermuth Health… Bob Witt, Alex Schmiesing, (Corey Hillesheim nephew),Dan Raverty, Pat Miller, Janice Pomerenke, John Martinsen, Albert Oeltjenbruns, Gary Soleta, Wilma Tasler, Leroy Garms, Myron Theesfeld, Ronda Koch, Diane Handy, Stan Sacks, Glen Borchardt, Michelle Griffith (Delores Schroeder’s daughter), Arlene Anderson, Todd Horkey, Carl Nehlsen, Pastor Ernie Swenson, Daniel Schroeder, Peggy Erickson, Tshihala, Bill Hanson, All the Shut-Ins, our Soldiers & their Families.
Prayer Before Service . . ..O faith-sustaining Lord, how can we know You except we grow in You through Your faith-nourishing Word? Come to us in Your mercy this day and feed us with life in Your Word made flesh in Jesus; to the glory and honor of Your name. Amen.
***To assist in your preparation for the Lord’s Supper, you may turn to the “Christian Questions with their Answers” on page 329 in your hymnals
Sunday, August 20, 2017
“Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost”
Opening Hymn LSB # 906 “O Day of Rest and Gladness”
Service Divine III page - 184
Service of the Word page - 186
Introit - Insert
Collect - Insert
Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Epistle Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32
Gospel Matthew 15:21-28
Nicene Creed page - 191
Sermon Hymn LSB # 832 “Jesus Shall Reign”
Sermon ”Keeping the Sabbath”
Offertory page - 192
Prayers page - 193
Service of Sacrament page - 194
Agnus Dei page - 198
Distribution Hymns LSB # 571 “God Loved the World So That He Gave”
Nunc Dimittis page - 199
Benediction page - 202
Closing Hymn page - LSB # 649 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Prayer at Closing . . .. Lord Jesus, You stretched the faith of the Gentile woman that it would persevere and be strengthened. Stretch each of us in our Christian faith this week that we too may be faithful witnesses of our salvation in You, giving honor and glory to You who with the Father and Spirit are one God, world without end. Amen.
Reformation Committee … Will sponsor the coffee time after church today Sunday, August 20th, with proceeds going to the new red paraments fund.
Sonshine Board Meeting…Will be held on Monday, August 21st at 5:30 pm.
Wednesday Evening Worship Service …Will be on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm.
Men’s Bible Study… Will meet on Saturday August 26th from 8-9:00 am.
Sonshine Preschool 2017-18 Registrations… We are taking registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Please stop by the church office or call 831-3522 for more information or a registration form. Class is free for all of God’s children, ages 3-5.
If you are a Thrivent Member…Check their website. There may be special Thrivent Choice dollars available this summer. See Bruce Mews for more details
Lutherans for Life … Our words of respect and works of protection even for disregarded lives (Isaiah 56:6, Matthew 15:27) often appear to crumble under the force of popular opinion. Nevertheless, our Lord, the Father Almighty, attends to these prayers and effects life-giving mercy through them (Matthew 15:28; Romans 11:15, 29-32). Son of David and Son of God, gather us and all our fellow outcasts into Your holy house forevermore. Amen.
Joanna Circle…Will meet on Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm at LeAnn Steers home.
Pie & Ice Cream Social Committee…Will meet on Sunday, August 27th in the fellowship hall after the worship service.
Lutheran Hour…August 20 "God's Dog" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Was Jesus being politically incorrect--or worse--when He compared a Canaanite woman to a canine? (Matthew 15:21-28) Lutheran Hour is broadcast on Sundays on radio stations: WCCO 830 AM at 6:05 am or KDOM 94.3 FM or 1580 AM at 10:00 am or KJWR 90.9 FM at 6:00 pm.
Lessons for Next Sunday
August 27, 2017
Divine IV Worship Service
Opening Hymn: LSB # 818
Sermon Hymn: LSB # 839
Communion Hymn: LSB # 628, 632
Closing Hymn: LSB # 919
Sunday Morning Coffee…We are looking for volunteers to provide treats for our Sunday Morning Coffee. If you are willing to bring treats, please sign your name on the calendar by the kitchen door.
Food Shelf…The Cottonwood County Food Shelf is in need of food. During the busy summer months we all forget about donating to the food shelf. Any non-perishable food items will be accepted. They are open Tuesday & Wednesday or you may bring the items to the church.
LABELS, LABELS, LABELS…. Thank you all who have saved their Hy-Vee and Country Fare. Keep them coming. The label cutters, however, ask that you bring in the whole label and leave the cutting up to them. There have been some changes in what we need to save and we have had to throw away a number of the labels because they did not meet the rules. Thanks for your cooperation.
Reminder…for when a friend or family member goes into the hospital. Please call the church office. The hospital does not call the church (except in extreme situations). Please let the Pastor know also of upcoming surgeries, or hospital stays.