July 08, 2018 Pentecost 07
In the face of weakness and shame, God’s Word still creates and preserves faith.
Liturgy: Common Service (p.15)
Hymns: 281 536 617v.1-2 311 284
Psalm 143 (p. 118)
Lesson: Ezekiel 2:1-5 How lowly God appears and how weak that Word and its preacher, since it is in the power of dust and ashes to refuse him and reject it. Nevertheless men will know that God was among them in His Word by those few who receive it and ultimately in its triumph on the last day.
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 God wants His servants to know weakness in their service, lest the effectiveness or the success of the lowly Word be ascribed to the servant and not to the Word. The servant of the Word needs to learn before all others the saving power of that lowly Word in his own heart and life.
Gospel: Mark 6:1-6 Our humble Savior endures it with patience and sadness that even His countrymen and relatives reject Him; but still He continues to proclaim the Word. What a comfort to those who preach Jesus and His Word faithfully, and see few immediate results! Christ does not change the Word to become popular; for that would cost far too much-even the loss of our salvation. Jesus could not do many miracles near His home, because in unbelief no one asked. Christ could not even work the miracle of faith there, because the people would not listen to the Word.
Sermon Text: Ezekiel 2:1-5
A prophet among them
1. Who has listened.
2. Who must speak.
A note about the Lord’s Supper
Because God calls for complete unity of faith as a basis for oneness in the Sacrament, we ask that those who wish to receive Christ’s body and blood in the Sacrament be of our confession of faith as members of our Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod or Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Visitors, if possible, please announce your intent to commune before the service to Pastor Schleis.
Carillon concert July 11
A public, secular (not sacred) carillon concert is being planned here at First on Wed. July 11. Tours of the carillon and church will begin at 5:30 PM, with the concert from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The setting and seating will be casual. Please check the July First Lutheran in Action newsletter, or First’s web page www.firstlutherangb.org for more information.
Thursday evening services in July
Our Thursday evening services in July, on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month are planned for July 12 (communion) and 19, held in the church’s Overflow Room. That room does have a window air conditioner unit, which keeps the room comfortable even in hot outside weather.
Calls within our Green Bay circuit
- Divine Savior Shawano was assigned a WI Lutheran Seminary (WLS) graduate, candidate Wolf Parsons from South Dakota. His installation will be TODAY, 3 PM. We’re invited to attend this service, and any festivities afterwards.
- For now, Mt. Olive Suamico is delaying calling an associate outreach pastor.
- St. Paul Green Bay extended an associate call to Hispanic Mission Counselor Tim Flunker to be their Spanish/outreach pastor.
- St. Mark De Pere has just called Pastor Ben Workentine to be an associate pastor.
Prayer after Worship:
Grant, O Lord, that the lips which here have sung Your praise may continue to glorify You in the world; that the ears which have heard You speak may be open always to Your Word and closed to hatred and discord; that the tongues which have confessed Your name may always speak the truth without fear; and that all of us who have worshiped together today may be united in true love for each other as You have loved us in Jesus. Amen There’s a Prayer for That p. 10
FVL International Program: This program needs host families-especially those willing to host male students. Students stay for 9 months and pay their own expenses. Families receive a stipend. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour FVL’s Building Progress: Special tours will be available on Saturday, July 21 from 10AM-noon. Meet on the north side of the building at Entrance G for an up-close look at what’s happening with the new addition. Gifts of $1M need to be given by Sept.1 to facilitate low-cost financing through tax-exempt bonds. Donate online at fvlhs.org.
Sunday, July 8 9:30 AM Worship Service w/communion
Ushers: Greg Keiler (head), Randy Peterman, Lloyd Jastrow
3:00 PM Installation Pastor Parsons
Divine Savior, Shawano
Tuesday, July 10 2:00 PM BIC I
Wed., July 11 5:30 PM Carillon tours
6:00 PM Carillon Recital
Thurs. July 12 10:00 AM Parkview Manor Worship
6:30 PM Worship Service /Communion
Usher: Eric Spoerl
7:30 PM BIC II
Sun. July 15 9:30 AM Worship Service w/ Communion
Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Allan Lemke, Derek Cole, Kevin Cole
Sun. July 15-Wed. July 18 Pastor and Mrs. Schleis in Door Co.
Officiant: Pastor Paul Schleis
Organist: Denise Schleis
Sunday Offerings Rec’d Budgeted Variance YTD $95,693.89 $90,654.81 $5,039.08 7/01 $1,524.00 $1,813.10 ($289.10)
“My son, give me your heart.” (Proverbs 23:26)
First Ev. Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod)
743 S. Monroe Ave. Green Bay, WI 54301
2nd & 3rd Thursdays 6:30 PM
Sunday Worship 9:30 AM
Sunday Bible Class 10:45 AM
Church Office: 435-7970
Pastor Paul Schleis: 621-0460 (cell phone)