June 15/18, 2017 Pentecost 02/Father’s Day
Jesus alone satisfied God's demands for perfection.
Liturgy: Service of Word and Sacrament
Hymns: 190 A Father’s Prayer314,316 293
Psalm 78 (p.95)
Lesson: Deuteronomy 11:18-21,26-28 God's Word is essential to the spiritual welfare of His people. That is why He commands us to make it the guiding principle in our thoughts and actions, our coming and going. God's Word is the greatest inheritance we can give to our children.
Epistle: Romans 3:21-25a,27,28 All of us have fallen short of the righteousness God's law demands. By that standard all of us are eternally condemned. Nevertheless, God provided a way of righteousness that has nothing to do with our obedience to God's law. Far from ignoring our sins, God punished them with Jesus' death on the cross, declared all of us just, and set us free to live with Him forever.
Gospel: Matthew 7:15-29 Faith is only as strong as the truth on which it rests. The fatal attraction of false teachers is that they adorn their soul-destroying falsehood with our Lord's name and His divine credentials. Jesus will finally expose them as the evildoers they are. Until then, he says that we can recognize them "by their fruit." The fruit of a teacher is his teaching. If his teaching is not in accord with the words of Scripture, we must reject him. Only faith built on Jesus Christ, the Rock, can withstand the tempests that the powers of darkness have unleashed upon our world.
Sermon Text: Psalm 112
Manhood, a fearsome calling.
1. In the family.
2. In the world.
As we celebrate Holy Communion this morning, let’s rejoice in the communions we enjoy. Through faith in Christ Jesus, we are united with God Himself. As we kneel together at this table, we express a unity of faith with one another. We confess that we believe everything this church teaches and confesses. Because we do not want to put anyone in the uncomfortable position of declaring their full agreement with us before we have had opportunity to instruct, we respectfully ask that only those who are communicant members of this congregation, or another Wisconsin Synod or Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregation, come forward to receive the sacrament.
“Please join us in celebrating 50 years of God's grace at St. Paul (WELS) in Clintonville! We are having a special anniversary service on June 18 at 4pm followed by a fellowship meal. All are welcome to join us for the service and for the meal afterwards. Help us give thanks to God for the hope that has anchored us for 50 years and will continue to be our foundation and motivation in the years to come! Our address is 31 N. Park St. Clintonville, WI 54929. “
Carillon recital July 05
First is planning to host another public carillon recital on Wed. July 05, before the city band concert in St. James Park. Gerald Martindale from Toronto will once again play a variety of secular pieces from 6 PM to 7 PM, and we plan to have an open house of the church and carillon from 5 PM to 6 PM. Please watch for a sign-up sheet for drinks and snacks we’d like to provide for our guests, and please check with Greg Keiler if you can help out.
Pastor Schleis has just picked up some extra copies of the new Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) New Testament and Psalms Bible translation. We’ve been using the EHV readings since last fall, and they provide a very clear and understandable translation of the Holy Scriptures. Please browse through those EHV Bibles, and if you’d like to keep one, pay $12 to Pastor Schleis.
First’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) ladies will once again be offering coin boxes, which can be filled and returned with offerings for the local LWMS chapter. About $150 was donated at the last LWMS regional meeting. The next regional meeting is being planned for Sat. October 14 in Algoma.
Applications Needed: Applications are now being accepted for the position of Facilities Manager. Info about job description and applications are at fvlhs.org.
FVL Summer Hours: FVL School Office and SCRIP Office summer hours are now posted on our website. More details see home page link.
Host Families: FVL still needs host families for the international students next school year. Interested? A $6000 stipend is offered to cover hosting expenses. Contact Laura Gucinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs., June 15 6:30PM Worship Service w/Communion
Usher: David Gierczak
Sunday, June 18 9:30 AM Worship Service w/Communion
Ushers: Greg Keiler (head), Randy Peterson, Lloyd Jastrow
Tues. June 20 6:30 PM Church Council Mtg.
Fri. June 23 11:00 AM Funeral, Gladys Pagel
Sun. June 25 9:30 AM Worship Service
Ushers; Roger Francois (head), Allan Lemke, Kevin Cole, Derek Cole
Officiant: Pastor Paul Schleis
Organist: Denise Schleis
Sunday Offerings Rec’d Budgeted Variance YTD $475,805.76 $136,252.02 $339,553.74 6/11 & 6/14 $2,849.00 $5,343.24 ($2,494.24)
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” (1John 3:17, 18)
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)