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Beautiful Savior Ev. Lutheran Church
Spooner, Wisconsin

As disciples of our Beautiful Savior, we dedicate ourselves to grow in faith and spread His Word to all people, through the diligent study and practice of the inerrant Word of God.


Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor          Office:  635-7672        Home:  354-7787
www.bslcspooner.com              E-mail:  beautiful001@centurytel.net
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 17, 2018


Personal prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 10-11.
Personal preparation for Holy Communion is found on page 156.
Opening Hymn: 280
Order of Service: Service of Word & Sacrament (Hymnal p. 26)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 17:22-24 (see insert)
Psalm 92 on page 101
Second Lesson: II Corinthians 5:1-10 (see insert)
Gospel Lesson: Mark 4:26-34 (see insert)
Hymn of the Day: 755 (in Christian Worship Supplement)
Sermon Text: Mark 4:26-34            
  Theme: “The Secret Power of Growth!”
Nicene Creed (page 31)
Offering, Prayer of the Church (p.32) & Lord’s Prayer
The Sacrament (page 33)  (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 Hymn: 613
Closing Hymn: 323
Communion: If you have difficulty walking and would like to receive Lord’s Supper where you’re sitting, ask Pastor or an usher.
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.
Please find a replacement if you cannot serve your assignment.
OPPORTUNITY       TODAY                           NEXT SUNDAY
GREETERS               Paul & Rita Ryan            Dan & Kim Gunderson
USHERS                    Martin Rech                    Larry Damman
                                    Jerry Sexton                    Nolan Harris
                                    Rich Harris                     Mike Christner
OUR ORGANIST TODAY………………..….…..Charlie Faught
Attendance LAST WEEK
Sun. Worship: 87      Bible Class: 30      Sun. School: 2   
Weekly offering goal: $3422   Weekly offering received: $2770
Moving Fund offering last week: $100    To date: $5269
June 17 - 24, 2018
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
4:30 PM

Sunday Worship with Lord’s Supper

Bible Class

Installation Worship Service

FRIDAY 2:30 PM Glenview Hymnsing
11:00 AM

Sunday Worship

Bible Class
Pastor David Warskow will be installed as our pastor at 3:00pm today. A meal will follow.
Change for Life: You may return your baby bottle to the table in the fellowship hall. All the money will go to New Beginnings, a program of Christian Life Resources to help its ministry for single mothers.
Sunday Bible Class meets from 11:00am – noon in the fellowship hall, studying How Can They Teach That – and Still Claim to Believe the Bible. This Bible study looks into why some Christian churches preach beliefs that are contrary to what Scripture clearly says. It explains how the higher critical method of interpreting the Bible has allowed human reason to distort God's clear Word. Today’s topic: How Can We Remain Faithful to Scripture?
Vacation Bible School is Aug. 6-10. To volunteer see Mary Peters.
Fellowship treats Sign-up: Please help us provide Sunday fellowship treats by signing up on the sheet on the wall by the kitchen counter
Free Rummage Event volunteer opportunities are posted on the Stewardship bulletin board. Next sorting day is June 26th.
Pastor Warskow’s address is: 909 North River St., Spooner. His phone number is: 661-400-3828.
The church email address will continue to be the same: beautiful001@centurytel.net. Pastor Jahnke ‘s personal email will be: genejahnke@icloud.com.
The 2018 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship area. Cost / arrangement: $20. See Sharon or Peggy.
Our Church Website: See current bulletin, newsletter, links to daily devotions, recent audio sermons at www.bslcspooner.com
Preschool registration is open for next school year. We now offer enrollment 5 days per week for 2 ½ - 5 year olds. Hours can be from 7:00am – noon. Rates per month are:
            5 days per week     $175              4 days per week     $140
            3 days per week     $105              2 days per week     $  70
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency, in the pastor’s office.
The 2018 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship area. Cost / arrangement: $20. See Sharon or Peggy.
Coupons are available in the library area. Take ones you can use.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


Prayer of the Day: O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you alone make holy. Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day. Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Lesson: Ezekiel 17:22-24             (EHV)
22This is what the Lord God says. I myself will take part of the tip of the cedar and plant it. From the topmost of its shoots I will pluck off a tender sprig, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it. It will produce branches, bear fruit, and become a magnificent cedar. Flying birds of every kind will live under it. In the shelter of its branches they will nest. 24Then all the trees in the countryside will know that I, the Lord, bring down the high tree and raise up the low tree, that I make the green tree dry up, and I make the dried-up tree blossom. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will carry it out.
Second Lesson: II Corinthians 5:1-10           (EHV)
1Now we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal home in heaven, which is not made by human hands. 2In fact, the reason we groan is that we long to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven. 3If we do indeed put it on, we will certainly not be found naked. 4To be sure, while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as the down payment.
6Therefore we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord, 7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8But we are confident and would much prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9And for this reason we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home or away. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he did while in the body, whether good or bad.
Verse of the Day: Alleluia. May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy. Alleluia.
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34           (EHV)
26He said, “The kingdom of God is like this: A man scatters seed on the ground, 27and while he sleeps and rises, night and day the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28The ground produces fruit on its own: first the blade, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29When the crop is ready, he swings the sickle without delay, because the harvest has come.”
30Then he said, “To what should we compare the kingdom of God? Or with what parable may we picture it? 31It is like a mustard seed, which when sown on the ground is one of the smallest of all the seeds planted in the ground. 32Yet when it is planted, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches so that the birds of the sky can nest under its shade.”
33With many similar parables he continued to speak the word to them, as much as they were able to hear. 34He did not speak to them without a parable. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.
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