Sunday's Bulletin

September 10, 2017



Alleluia Verse

Alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.                        Matt. 5:3


KDOM Broadcast today...Is sponsored by Virgil & Janet Meier in honor of their wedding anniversary.


Stewardship…. Matthew 18:4 – “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to have childlike faith? Certainly Jesus does not want us to have a faith that is childish: we are not called to ignorance or silliness. Rather, we are called to trust the way a child trusts: with complete confidence in the Father. We show that confidence in our lives when we follow His directives for our life: Father knows best, so we’ll take His advice!


In Our Prayers . . . Anniversary… Myron & Lois Theesfeld, Daniel & Renee Harley, Virgil & Janet Meier. Health… Bob Witt, Stanley Gleason(Jim Vellema’s brother), Al Reitmeier(Diane Vellema’s brother), Alex Schmiesing, (Corey Hillesheim nephew),Dan Raverty, Pat Miller, Janice Pomerenke, John Martinsen, Albert Oeltjenbruns, Gary Soleta, Char Kruse, Leroy Garms, 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 generous Lord, You offer Your grace in simple packages: through Your Holy Word, through simple water empowered by Your Word of life and promise, through common bread and wine that brings Jesus into us and us into Jesus. Guide us into these gifts with a zeal of faith that we may ever grow in our lives as Christians worshiping and glorifying You; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 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, September 10, 2017

“Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost”


Opening Hymn  LSB # 578  “Thy Strong Word”       

Prayer and Preaching  page - 260

Choir Hymn   Replace OT Canticle  

      “Throughout All Generations” Congregation joins on verse 5  

Psalm 145:1-7   Insert

Children’s Sermon   “Become Like Children”    

Sunday School Children Sing  “This is the Day“

Old Testament     Ezekiel 33:7-9

Epistle    Romans 13:1-10

Gospel   Matthew 18:1-20

Responsory  page - 263

Catechism  - Insert

Sermon Hymn   LSB # 828   “We Are Called to Stand Together”

Sermon        “Loving Warning”

Offering    Choir Sings “As A Little Child”

Consecration of Teachers & Students

Responsive Prayers  - 265

Collect  - Insert

NT Canticle  page - 266

Benediction  page - 267

Closing Hymn    LSB # 655  “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast”       


Prayer at Closing . . . Lord Jesus, You call Your disciples to have the humility and faith of a child even as they mature in faith. Guard us from all the enemies of such a faith as this that our trust in You as Savior and Lord may stand strong against all the assaults of the world, the devil, my own sinful flesh; You who with the Father and the Holy Spirit are one God, world without end.  Amen.


Coming Up This Week

Sunday                   9:00 Prayer & Preaching

                              10:30 Bible Study

                              10:30 Sunday School

                              SS Rally Day

                              11-12:30 LWML BBQ, Pie & Ice Cream Social

Monday                7:00 Elders Mtg.                             

                              1:00 & 5:00 Worship Service Cable #3

Tuesday                1:30 Golden Age

                              6:30 Faith in Action

Wednesday           3:30-5:15 Jesus Company & Confirmation Class

                              6:30 Worship Service

                              7:00 Choir Practice

Thursday              1:00 Chapel at Mikkelson

Friday                   Office Closed

Saturday               8:00 Men’s Bible Breakfast

                              9:30 Reformation Mtg.

Sunday                  9:00 Divine III Service

                              10:30 Bible Study

                              10:30 Sunday School


Up Coming Committee Meeting …

Elders: Mon., Sept. 11th at 7:00 pm

Reformation: Sat. Sept. 16th at 9:30 am

Memorial: Sat. Sept. 23rd at 9:30 am

Chancel: Sat. Sept. 23rd at 10:30 am


Sunday School Rally Day…Will be held today, September 10th in conjunction with the LWML BBQ, Pie & Ice Cream Social. Come join us for fun & fellowship.


Teachers & helpers…There will be a consecration of Sunday School teachers & helpers today Sunday, September 10th at the 9:00 am worship.


New Church Directory…Will be printed soon. If you have changed your address, phone number or dropped your land line phone to just your cell phone number, please call the church office to make the changes. We would also like email addresses as well. You can also forward the information to the churches email address


Sonshine Preschool … We now have 21 students in our preschool. Please continue to support our young children with your finance support through “Secret Angels”


Wednesday Evening Worship Service …Will be on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm.


Men’s Bible Study… Will meet on Saturday September 16th from 8-9:00 am.


Lutherans for Life … We warn our neighbors to turn from abortion, embryo destruction, assisted suicide, abuse, pornography, promiscuity, and perversion (Ezekiel 33:7-9). This is not merely because it is wicked but even more because they are God’s precious children to whom He has come in Christ to share His whole kingdom (Matthew 18:3-4, 10-14). Father in heaven, strengthen us to tell brothers, sisters, and lost ones of Your deliverance. Amen.


Lutheran Hour… "Who's the Greatest?" Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Jesus redefined greatness. He came, not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 18:1-20) 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.


Golden Age…Will meet on Tuesday, September 12th at 1:30 pm.


Jesus Co. & Confirmation Classes… Start September 13th, 3:30-5:15 pm.


Faith in Action…Will meet on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm.


Choir Practice…Will be Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm.


Joanna Circle…Will meet on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 pm, at the home of Verna Jans.


Memorial Committee…Will meet on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:30 am.


2018 Budget’s...It's that time again for budget planning for 2018. This includes: Missions,   Trustees, Sonshine School, Office, Sunday School, VBS, Youth,   Music, Elders, Stewardship,  Pastor's General and   Salaries. Please have these      figures in by   September 25th so that they may be compiled and presented at the October Council    Meeting and the October    Congregation meeting for approval.


The New Luther Movie…Will be broadcast on TPT 2 Twin Cities PBS stations on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00pm, Wed. Sept. 13th at 1:00am, Sun. Sept. 17th at 12(noon). “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World”.



Lessons for Next Sunday

September 17, 2017

Divine III Worship Service

Opening Hymn: LSB # 816

Genesis 50:15-21

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

Sermon Hymn: LSB # 843

Communion Hymn: LSB # 609  

Closing Hymn: LSB # 849


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.