Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
July 3, 2022
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 255-258.
Personal preparation for Holy Communion is found on page 295-296.
Opening Hymn: 900, Lift High the Cross
Order of Service: Service Setting One (Hymnal page 154)
Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, you have built your church on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. Continue to send your messengers to preserve your people in true peace, that, by the preaching of your Word, your church may be kept free from all harm and danger; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Lesson: Ezekiel 2:9-3:11*
9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out toward me, and in it there was a rolled-up scroll. 10 He unrolled it in front of me, and there was writing on both sides. Written on it was: Laments, Groaning, and Woe.
3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat what you have received. Eat this scroll, and then go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll. 3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your belly with this scroll that I am giving you.” I ate, and in my mouth it was sweet like honey.
4 He then said to me, “Son of man, go now to the house of Israel and speak my words to them. 5 For you are not being sent to a people who have incomprehensible speech or a difficult language, but you are being sent to the house of Israel. 6 Nor are you being sent to many peoples who have incomprehensible speech and difficult languages, whose words you cannot understand. Certainly, if I were to send you to such people, they would listen to you. 7 But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, because the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. 8 Look, I have made your face just as hard as their faces and your forehead just as hard as their foreheads. 9 I have made your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not fear them, and do not be intimidated by their looks, for they are a rebellious house.”
10 Then he said to me, “Son of man, receive into your heart all my words that I will speak to you, and hear them with your ears. 11 Go now to the exiles, to your own people. You shall speak to them and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ whether they listen or they do not.”
Psalm of the Day: 67E in CW Psalter (grey book page 335)
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 5:1-4*
5 Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and as one who also shares in the glory that is about to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you: 2 Shepherd God’s flock that is among you, serving as overseers, not grudgingly but willingly, as God desires, not because you are greedy for money but because you are eager to do it. 3 Do not lord it over those entrusted to your care, but be examples for the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory.
Gospel Lesson: Luke 10:1-12, 16-20*
1 After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go your way. Look, I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. 4 Do not carry a money bag or traveler’s bag or sandals. Do not greet anyone along the way. 5 Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ 6 And if a peaceful person is there, your peace will rest on him, but if not, it will return to you. 7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, because the worker is worthy of his pay. Do not keep moving from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they welcome you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick who are in the town and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near you.’
10 “But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust from your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom on that day than for that town.
16 Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”
17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!”
18 He told them, “I was watching Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Look, I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. And nothing will ever harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names have been written in heaven.”
Hymn of the Day: 901, O Christians, Haste
Sermon Text: Ezekiel 2:9-3:11
Theme: “The Command From God: Son of Man…..”
Nicene Creed: (Hymnal page 162)
Offering, Prayer of the Church (page 164)
The Sacrament: (page 165)
(Close Communion: Christians understand Holy Communion as, among other things, a statement of agreement with all the Bible’s teachings. Members of Beautiful Savior or any WELS or ELS congregation are invited. Others are asked to wait to commune with us until after you have had a chance to compare your beliefs with what the Bible teaches. Please speak to the Pastor to set up an appointment.)
Distribution Hymns: 668, Jesus Comes Today with Healing
669, In This Holy, Blest Communion
Closing Hymn: 775, Before You, Lord, We Bow
*The Scriptures are from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.
Gladly Serving the Lord
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Opportunity Today Next Sunday
Ushers Jerry Sexton Jerry Miller
Larry Damman Dominic Blatterman
Jim Kluedtke Ethan Blatterman
Organist Joanne Olsen
Attendance Last Week
Worship: 64; Bible Class: 17; Wednesday: 8; Thursday: 6
Weekly Offering: Goal: $3,621.o0; Offering Received: $2,073.00; Missions: $5.00; Preschool Gift: $2.00
Flowers: The flowers today are given to the glory of God by Dave and Sharon Anderson in thanks and praise for their 57th Anniversary.
Welcome! To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
This Week With Our Savior
July 3-10, 2022
|Sunday Worship with Communion
|Danbury Study @ Berg’s
Ladies Bible Study
Church Council: The Council has a meeting next Sunday following Bible Study.
Elders: The Elders meet on Wednesday at 2 PM.
Parking Lot: There is a good possibility that the parking lot may be sealed this coming week. If it is, we won’t be able to drive on it for at least a day. It is getting sealed and striped.
Danbury Study: We meet this Wednesday at 10 AM at the home of Rich and Kris Berg. Our study is followed by a fellowship meal. We continue in our study of the Book of Luke.
Helping Hands: If there is something you need help with, put up a Helping Hand on the board next to the kitchen. Also, let Pastor know so he can share the request with the congregation.
Fellowship treats sign up: Please help us provide Sunday fellowship treats by signing up on the sheet on the wall by the kitchen counter.
Hearing Assistance: If anyone is in need of being able to hear the service better, there are assistance devices available for use. See Pastor, Harold Henriksen or Jerry Sexton for help in using one.
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency. It is located in the Pastor’s office.
Coupons are available in the library area. Take ones you can use.