July 09, 2017 Pentecost 05
Christians must expect persecution for Jesus' sake.
Liturgy: Common Service (p. 15)
Hymns: 188 378 484v.1 317,318 396v.5-6
Psalm 31 (p. 77)
Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13 The faithful prophet, Jeremiah, proclaimed the Lord's judgment against sin. On the one hand, he wants to quit preaching to avoid persecution at the hands of his countrymen. On the other hand, he cannot hold back. Spirit-borne zeal for his Lord burns within him.
Epistle: Romans 5:12-15 Sin is never alone. It is always accompanied by death. All of Adam's children must die as Adam did because all of us inherited Adam's sin. But, thanks be to God! He sent the second Adam, Jesus Christ, Who by His death restored holiness and life to all of Adam's children.
Gospel: Matthew 10:24-33 Jesus plainly tells us about the crosses we will bear as his Disciples. We can expect the world to treat us no better than it treated our Master. What a comfort to know that our life, death, and eternal future are in the hands of a God Who gives loving attention to creatures far less significant than we are! He takes careful inventory of the smallest details of our lives.
Sermon Text: Romans 5:12-15
All Hinges on One Man.
1. All sin on Adam.
2. All grace on Christ.
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 the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod. Visitors, if possible, please announce your intent to commune before the service.
Invitation to Installation
St. Paul Lutheran (WELS) in Green Bay is installing Peter Schaewe as Staff Minister of Discipleship and Music in a special service TODAY at 4:00 p.m. All are invited to the service and to a meal and short program after the service.
Thursday evening services in July at First
First Lutheran’s (WELS, Green Bay) Thursday evening services in July will be on the 2nd (July 13, close communion) and 3rd (July 20, non communion) Thursdays of the month. We worship in the side Overflow Room, and will have a window A/C unit in there, if needed.
Pastors’ Book Study
In place of a monthly pastors’ circuit meeting, Pastor Schultz from Messiah will be hosting a pastors’ book study. We’ve begun reading The Lies We Believe by a Christian psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman. Dr. Thurman does a good job at showing how believing the devil’s lies can destroy our lives and souls.
Hymn list for future WELS Hymnal
The WELS Hymnal Project invites feedback on its initial decision about which of the currently-published hymns (Christian Worship and Christian Worship: Supplement) will be kept for the new hymnal and which will be cut. That new hymnal is scheduled to be ready by the year 2024, if not earlier.
The current list of hymns will be published in nine segments. Each segment will indicate which hymns are designated to be kept and which are designated to be cut. Each segment includes a feedback form where we are invited to indicate any hymns (up to ten) from those designated to be cut that we would like to see kept.
This list is being published in concurrence with a series of nine monthly articles published in the WELS Forward in Christ magazine. See the website http://welshymnal.com/cut-hymns/1 for the proposed Advent – Transfiguration list, and a response form.
Pastor Schleis’ churches participated in a survey of hymn usage a little over a year ago, and he’s always interested to see what hymns are popularly used in our WELS churches. He strives to have his churches “in the mainstream” with hymn knowledge and use.
Summer News: FVL summer news is being shared in Foxes Flashmail and the FVLHS News App. Information on how to access these areas can be found at fvlhs.org/Parents/HUB (info center)
Sunday, July 9 9:30 AM Worship Service w/ communion
Ushers: Roger Francois (head), Randy Peterman, Lloyd Jastrow
4:00 PM Installation of Staff Minister
Schaewe, St. Paul, Green Bay
Tues., July 11 9:30 AM Pastors’ Book Study
Thurs. July 13 10:00 AM Parkview Manor Worship
6:30 PM Worship Service w/Communion
Usher: Eric Spoerl
Sun. July 16 9:30 AM Worship Service w/Communion
Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Allan Lemke, Derek Cole, Kevin Cole
Officiant: Pastor Paul Schleis
Organist: Denise Schleis
Sunday Offerings Rec’d Budgeted Variance YTD $1,963.00 $1,813.10 $149.90 7/2 $1,963.00 $1,813.10 $149.90
“Yet, O Lord, you are our Father, we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
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)