Notices for October 17, 2021

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Please continue to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!  We will be using the donations contributed by our church family to shop for items this week to fill shoeboxes at our packing event next Saturday.  However, please continue to pack shoeboxes and pray for the children receiving them as our collection date of October 31st is rapidly approaching!  If you are in need of an OCC shoebox to fill, they are available on the table in the upper fellowship room.  With everyone’s help we are sure that we will meet our goal of 150 shoeboxes that will create 150 gospel opportunities throughout the world!

Thank you, Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

NEXT LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY will meet November 8th, 1:00 to 2:30pm.

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will meet Sunday, October 24th at 2:00pm.

PASTOR AND ALLISON want to shout out a great big THANK YOU to everyone for their love shown to us last Sunday.  The cards and gifts are a true blessing.  I am so humbled and blessed to be serving the Lord at the best congregation in the LCMS!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Ladies Aid Christmas Fair is Saturday, December 4th, 9am – 2pm.   Please think of what you can do to support the Fair….donations of baked goods, knitted and handmade goods (mittens, hats, blankets, scarves, baby sweaters, aprons, placemats, etc…), cookies, and ornaments would be appreciated.   Thank you. 

HANDS OF GRACE is receiving 40 turkeys from the Connecticut Food Bank for our clients.  The following items are needed to complete a Thanksgiving dinner package for each family.  Please leave items in the bins in the narthex.  Thank you! Leslie Denton

For Sunday, October 24th:

20 (15oz.) cans of solid pumpkin

40 pie crusts

25 cans of evaporated milk

For Sunday, October 31st:

40 boxes of stuffing mix

52 cans/jars of 10/12oz. turkey gravy

For Sunday, November 7th:

80 (15oz) cans French-style green beans

40 cans fried onions

For Sunday, November 14th:

60 (15oz) cans of cranberry sauce

Notices for October 10, 2021

REFRESHMENTS are served after the 8:00am Service only.      TODAY’S HOST:  Bev Schott. 

ST. PAUL’S will be having a gathering on the third Friday of each month to have fellowship. It will be held in the lower fellowship room and start at 7:00pm.  This fellowship time is open to everyone. If you want a snack, bring some to share. If you want to bring a friend, please do. Bring your guitar or other instrument and we may sing a song or two. Bring a game to play. Bring a deck of cards. Just come and enjoy being together with no big agenda.  We will meet for the first event on October 15th. At this that we will have a small celebration of the tenth anniversary of Hands of Grace! Yes, as of September 25, 2021 this ministry has been reaching out with the love of the Lord for 10 years!  So come and relax and have some fun!  

Pastor

PASTOR AND ALLISON want to shout out a great big THANK YOU to everyone for their love shown to us last Sunday.  The cards and gifts are a true blessing.  I am so humbled and blessed to be serving the Lord at the best congregation in the LCMS!

Pastor

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to PACK Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items! We will be collecting filled boxes throughout October.   Monetary donations need to be in by next Sunday,  October 17th.  Please make checks out to St Paul’s and mark for Shoeboxes/Missions.  You can pick up the OCC Shoeboxes and information in the upper fellowship room.  We encourage you to pack a special box for a special child. Pray for that child as you pack!

 Needed items for St Paul’s packed boxes:

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                        

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks                                                        

Water bottles

Sippee cups 

Wash clothes

Toothbrushes 

Brushes and combs

Our goal this year is 150!  Last year we packed 142. 

Thank you,  Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Ladies Aid Christmas Fair is Saturday, December 4th, 9am – 2pm.   Please think of what you can do to support the Fair…donations of baked goods, knitted and handmade goods (mittens, hats, blankets, scarves, baby sweaters, aprons, placemats, etc…), cookies, and ornaments would be appreciated.   Thank you.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY  will meet Tuesday, October 12th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will meet Sunday, October 24th at 2:00pm.HANDS OF GRACE is in need of juice boxes for backpacks and 64oz

Notices for September 12, 2021

REFRESHMENTS are served after the 8:00am Service only.

TODAY’S HOSTESS: Mary Vincent.  NEXT WEEK:  Carol Boldt.      

HANDS OF GRACE is requesting 4oz. fruit cups for our school backpack program. All flavors would be appreciated: applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit, etc.  Please see the sample backpack in the narthex.  Thank you.

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will be having their first meeting on Sunday, September 26th from 2:00 – 3:30pm. This year we will be studying “Twelve Extraordinary Women of the Bible,” by John McArthur. Our first meeting will be a time of fellowship, prayer and goodies to eat. Your friends are always welcome to join us. Please contact Judy Byrne for more information.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, September 14th, from 1:00 – 2:30pm, at St. Paul’s.  We will be studying Twelve Extraordinary Women of the Bible instead of The Beauty of Simple Life.  This study will give you an up-close and personal view of twelve women of God. Friends are welcome too.  Any questions or comments please contact Judy Byrne.  

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items!  The back to school items are on sale and summer clothing, sneakers, sandals and flip flops are on the clearance racks (Walmart had summer dresses shorts and shirts from $1-3!).  If you buy items in bulk we can use them in the boxes that the church will pack. Last year the church packing did 75 boxes!

We have pencils and erasers.

Needed items are:

Pencil bags

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                                  

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks

Water bottles

We’d love to get the school items bundled a head of time.  Always be on watch for the WOW item. You may find a good sale (For example, stuffed animals, balls, soccer balls & pump.  If you buy items, you can leave them in the second Pastor’s office until we get our display box set up in September.  Shoebox collection will be in October.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,  Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

“Martin Luther is Missing!”  Join us at the 10:30am Service TODAY, as we welcome our Sunday School students back and ask them to help solve the mystery.

MITE BOXES:  thank you to all who turned in their Mite Boxes!  $155.10 was sent to the New England District LWML last week. 

Notices for September 5, 2021

REFRESHMENTS are served after the 8:00am Service only.

TODAY’S HOSTESS: Pam Erling.  NEXT WEEK:  Mary Vincent.      

HANDS OF GRACE is requesting 4oz. fruit cups for our school backpack program. All flavors would be appreciated: applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit, etc.  Please see the sample backpack in the narthex.  Thank you.

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items!  The back to school items are on sale and summer clothing, sneakers, sandals and flip flops are on the clearance racks (Walmart had summer dresses shorts and shirts from $1-3!).  If you buy items in bulk we can use them in the boxes that the church will pack. Last year the church packing did 75 boxes!

We have pencils and erasers.

Needed items are:

Pencil bags

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                                  

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks

Water bottles

We’d love to get the school items bundled a head of time.  Always be on watch for the WOW item. You may find a good sale (For example, stuffed animals, balls, soccer balls & pump.  If you buy items, you can leave them in the second Pastor’s office until we get our display box set up in September.  Shoebox collection will be in October.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,  Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:30pm, at St. Paul’s.  Any questions or comments please contact Judy Byrne.  

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will be having their first meeting on Sunday, September 26th from 2:00 – 3:30pm. This year we will be studying “Twelve Extraordinary Women of the Bible,” by John McArthur. Our first meeting will be a time of fellowship, prayer and goodies to eat. Your friends are always welcome to join us. Please contact Judy Byrne to let her know that you will be coming.

“Martin Luther is Missing!”  Join us at the 10:30am Service on Rally Day, Sunday, September 12th, as we welcome our Sunday School students back and ask them to help solve the mystery.

LADIES AID will hold a bake sale next Sunday, September 12th, between services rain or shine! 

Notices for August 29, 2021

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Coffee and tea provided.  Please bring milk/cream and snacks.  Prepackaged snacks are fine.   Sign-up sheet is on the table in the kitchen.  Thank you.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:30pm, at St. Paul’s.  Any questions or comments please contact Judy Byrne.  

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

PASTOR Dan Schmelzer, Director of Capstone Ministries and his wife, Patty will be visiting us TODAY.   Pastor Schmelzer will be preaching at both services and Patty will give a presentation about the Capstone Mission in Kenya between services in the lower fellowship room.  The Mission Board will host a hot dog barbecue and ice cream dessert at 12Noon.  Please join us for this special day!  

UPDATE FROM THE BOLDT FAMILY….our prayers, once again, have been answered!  Transplant surgery for Helene and Greg Boldt went well and both are in recovery. 

HANDS OF GRACE is requesting 4oz. fruit cups for our school backpack program. All flavors would be appreciated: applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit, etc…  Please see the sample backpack in the narthex.  Thank you.

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items!  The back to school items are on sale and summer clothing, sneakers, sandals and flip flops are on the clearance racks (Walmart had summer dresses shorts and shirts from $1-3!).  If you buy items in bulk we can use them in the boxes that the church will pack. Last year the church packing did 75 boxes!

We have pencils and erasers.

Needed items are:

Pencil bags

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                                  

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks

Water bottles

We’d love to get the school items bundled a head of time.  Always be on watch for the WOW item. You may find a good sale (For example, stuffed animals, balls, soccer balls & pump.  If you buy items, you can leave them in the second Pastor’s office until we get our display box set up in September.  Shoebox collection will be in October.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

REMINDER:  Sunday school starts on September 12th.  For more information see Emily Jury. 

August 29, 2021 Service

Confession and Absolution

707 Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways                                         LSB 707

P   In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C   Amen.

P   Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P   Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C   who made heaven and earth.

P   I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C   and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

P   O almighty God, merciful Father,

C   I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P   Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C   Amen.

Introit                                                                    Ps. 51:7, 10–12; antiphon: Ps. 51:2

Wash me thoroughly from my in- | iquity,*

and cleanse me | from my sin!

Purge me with hyssop, and I | shall be clean;*

wash me, and I shall be whit- | er than snow.

Create in me a clean heart, | O God,*

and renew a right spirit with- | in me.

Cast me not away from your | presence,*

and take not your Holy Spirit | from me.

Restore to me the joy of your sal- | vation,*

and uphold me with a willing | spirit.

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

and to the Holy | Spirit;

as it was in the be- | ginning,*

is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Kyrie                                                                                                  LSB 186

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                 LSB 187

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                                   

P   The Lord be with you.

C   And with thy spirit.

P   Let us pray.

O God, the source of all that is just and good, nourish in us every virtue and bring to completion every good intent that we may grow in grace and bring forth the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C   Amen.

Sit

Old Testament Reading                                                      Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9

1“And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

2You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you…

6Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?

8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and just decrees so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

9“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children…

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                    Ephesians 6:10–20

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Stand

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                                                  Mark 7:14–23

P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the seventh chapter.

C   Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

14And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Apostles’ Creed                                                                                            

C   I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

     born of the virgin Mary,

     suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died, and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy Christian Church,

          the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

Sit

566 By Grace I’m Saved                                                               LSB 566 sts. 1–4

Sermon – Pastor Dan Schmelzer, Capstone Ministries

Prayer of the Church

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                       LSB 196

C   Our Father who art in heaven,

     hallowed be Thy name,

     Thy kingdom come,

     Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;

     give us this day our daily bread;

     and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

     and lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from evil.

      For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Offertory                                                                                            LSB 192

Closing Collect

A   Let us pray.

O Gracious Father, You led Your holy apostles to ordain ministers for the proclamation of Your Word and the faithful administration of the Sacraments of Christ. Grant to this congregation the guidance of the Holy Spirit to choose a suitable pastor according to Your will for the blessing of Your Church in this place; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C   Amen.

Salutation and Benedicamus

P   The Lord be with you.

C   And with thy spirit.

A   Bless we the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Benediction                                                                                        LSB 202

P   The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

C   Amen.

829 Christ the Eternal Lord                                                                  LSB 829

Notices for August 22, 2021

REFRESHMENTS are served after the 8:00am Service only.

TODAY’S HOSTESS: Judy Byrne.  NEXT WEEK: Linda Bald.      

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Coffee and tea provided.  Please bring milk/cream and snacks.  Prepackaged snacks are fine.   Sign-up sheet is on the table in the kitchen.  Thank you.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:30pm, at St. Paul’s.  Any questions or comments please call or text Judy Byrne at 860-693-1402. 

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

SAVE THE DATE!! Pastor Dan Schmelzer, Director of Capstone Ministries and his wife, Patty will be visiting us next Sunday, August 29th.   Pastor Schmelzer will be preaching at both services and Patty will give a presentation about the Capstone Mission in Kenya between services in the lower fellowship room.  The Mission Board will host a hot dog barbecue and ice cream dessert at 12Noon.  Please join us for this special day!  

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items!  The back to school items are on sale and summer clothing, sneakers, sandals and flip flops are on the clearance racks (Walmart had summer dresses shorts and shirts from $1-3!).  If you buy items in bulk we can use them in the boxes that the church will pack. Last year the church packing did 75 boxes!

We have pencils and erasers.

Needed items are:

Pencil bags

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                                  

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks

Water bottles

We’d love to get the school items bundled a head of time.  Always be on watch for the WOW item. You may find a good sale (For example, stuffed animals, balls, soccer balls & pump.  If you buy items, you can leave them in the second Pastor’s office until we get our display box set up in September.  Shoebox collection will be in October.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

REMINDER:  Sunday school starts on September 12th.  For more information see Emily Jury. 

SONS OF THUNDER will be collecting clean empty cans and plastic bottles between services next Sunday. 

August 22, 2021 Service

Confession and Absolution

580 The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace                                              LSB 580

P  In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

P  Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P  Our help is in the name of the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

P  I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

P  O almighty God, merciful Father,

I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P  Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Introit                                                                    Ps. 26:1–2, 6–7; antiphon: Ps. 26:8

O Lord, I love the habitation | of your house*

and the place where your | glory dwells.

Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my in- | tegrity,*

and I have trusted in the Lord without | wavering.

Prove me, O Lord, and | try me;*

test my heart | and my mind.

I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, | O Lord,*

proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your | wondrous deeds.

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

and to the Holy | Spirit;

as it was in the be- | ginning,*

is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Kyrie                                                                                                  LSB 186

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                 LSB 187

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P  The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

P  Let us pray.

Almighty and merciful God, defend Your Church from all false teaching and error that Your faithful people may confess You to be the only true God and rejoice in Your good gifts of life and salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Sit

Old Testament Reading                                                               Isaiah 29:11–19

11And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.”

13And the Lord said:

“Because this people draw near with their mouth

and honor me with their lips,

while their hearts are far from me,

and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

14therefore, behold, I will again

do wonderful things with this people,

with wonder upon wonder;

and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,

and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

15Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel,

whose deeds are in the dark,

and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”

16You turn things upside down!

Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,

that the thing made should say of its maker,

“He did not make me”;

or the thing formed say of him who formed it,

“He has no understanding”?

17Is it not yet a very little while

until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,

and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?

18In that day the deaf shall hear

the words of a book,

and out of their gloom and darkness

the eyes of the blind shall see.

19The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord,

and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                    Ephesians 5:22–33

22Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Stand

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                                                    Mark 7:1–13

P  The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the seventh chapter.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

1 When the Pharisees gathered to [Jesus], with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem,

2they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

“‘This people honors me with their lips,

but their heart is far from me;

7in vain do they worship me,

teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

8You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

9And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban’ (that is, given to God)— 12then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Apostles’ Creed                                                                                            

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

     born of the virgin Mary,

     suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died, and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy Christian Church,

          the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

Sit

865 Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain                                                          LSB 865

Sermon

Offertory                                                                                            LSB 192

Prayer of the Church

Lord’s Prayer

                                                                                                          LSB 196

     Our Father who art in heaven,

     hallowed be Thy name,

     Thy kingdom come,

     Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;

     give us this day our daily bread;

     and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

     and lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from evil.

    For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Thanksgiving                                                                                       LSB 200

A  O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,

and His mercy endureth forever.

A  Let us pray.

Almighty God, grant to Your Church Your Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes down from above, that Your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve You and, in the confession of Your name, abide unto the end; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Salutation and Benedicamus

P  The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

A  Bless we the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Benediction                                                                                        LSB 202

P  The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

Amen.

790 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                                     LSB 790

Notices for August 15, 2021

REFRESHMENTS are served after the 8:00am Service only.

TODAY’S HOSTESS: Wendy Wegner.  NEXT WEEK: Judy Byrne.       

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Coffee and tea provided.  Please bring milk/cream and snacks.  Prepackaged snacks are fine.   Sign-up sheet is on the table in the kitchen.  Thank you.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY begins Tuesday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:30pm, at St. Paul’s.  Any questions or comments please contact Judy Byrne.  

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

UPDATE FROM THE BOLDT FAMILY….our prayers have been answered, our daughter-in-law, Helene, has a kidney donor, our son Greg, has been approved for the transplant.  It will take place on August 19th.  Thank you to all who offered thoughts and prayers.  God has blessed us. 

SAVE THE DATE!! Pastor Dan Schmelzer, Director of Capstone Ministries and his wife, Patty will be visiting us on Sunday, August 29th.   Pastor Schmelzer will be preaching at both services and Patty will give a presentation about the Capstone Mission in Kenya between services in the lower fellowship room.  The Mission Board will host a hot dog barbecue and ice cream dessert at 12Noon.  Please join us for this special day!  

FROM THE MISSION BOARD:  Now’s the time to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox items!  The back to school items are on sale and summer clothing, sneakers, sandals and flip flops are on the clearance racks (Walmart had summer dresses shorts and shirts from $1-3!).  If you buy items in bulk we can use them in the boxes that the church will pack. Last year the church packing did 75 boxes!

We have pencils and erasers.

Needed items are:

Pencil bags

Pencil sharpeners

Pens                                                                                  

Scissors

Colored pencils

Notebooks

Small backpacks

Water bottles

We’d love to get the school items bundled a head of time.  Always be on watch for the WOW item. You may find a good sale (For example, stuffed animals, balls, soccer balls & pump.  If you buy items, you can leave them in the second Pastor’s office until we get our display box set up in September.  Shoebox collection will be in October.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Denise & Dave Yoreo, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Christine Pericolosi

REMINDER:  Sunday school starts on September 12th.  For more information see Emily Jury. 

August 15, 2021 Service

Confession and Absolution

825 Rise, Shine, You People                                                                 LSB 825

P   In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C   Amen.

P   Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P   Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C   who made heaven and earth.

P   I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C   and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P   O almighty God, merciful Father,

C   I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P   Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C   Amen.

Introit                                                                  Ps. 111:1–5, 9; antiphon: Ps. 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good under- | standing.*

His praise endures for- | ever!

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my | whole heart,*

in the company of the upright, in the congre- | gation.

Great are the works | of the Lord,*

studied by all who de- | light in them.

Full of splendor and majesty | is his work,*

and his righteousness endures for- | ever.

He has caused his wondrous works to be re- | membered;*

the Lord is gracious and | merciful.

He provides food for those who | fear him;*

he remembers his covenant for- | ever.

He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for- | ever.*

Holy and awesome | is his name!

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

and to the Holy | Spirit;

as it was in the be- | ginning,*

is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Kyrie                                                                                                  LSB 186

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                 LSB 187

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                                   

P   The Lord be with you.

C   And with thy spirit.

P   Let us pray.

Almighty God, whom to know is everlasting life, grant us to know Your Son, Jesus, to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow His steps in the way that leads to life eternal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C   Amen.

Sit

Old Testament Reading                                                               Proverbs 9:1–10

1Wisdom has built her house;

she has hewn her seven pillars.

2She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;

she has also set her table.

3She has sent out her young women to call

from the highest places in the town,

4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”

To him who lacks sense she says,

5“Come, eat of my bread

and drink of the wine I have mixed.

6Leave your simple ways, and live,

and walk in the way of insight.”

7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,

and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;

reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;

teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                     Ephesians 5:6–21

6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do not associate with them; 8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light.

Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, 20giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Stand

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                                                   John 6:51–69

P   The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.

C   Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”

61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

66After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Nicene Creed                                                                                               

C   I believe in one God,

     the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth

          and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

     the only-begotten Son of God,

     begotten of His Father before all worlds,

     God of God, Light of Light,

     very God of very God,

     begotten, not made,

     being of one substance with the Father,

     by whom all things were made;

     who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

     and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary

     and was made man;

     and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

     He suffered and was buried.

     And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures

          and ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of the Father.

     And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,

     whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the Lord and giver of life,

     who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

     who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,

     who spoke by the prophets.

     And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,

     I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,

     and I look for the resurrection of the dead

     and the life T of the world to come. Amen.

Sit

696 O God, My Faithful God                                                         LSB 696 sts. 1–4

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                                                            LSB 192

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                              LSB 194

P   The Lord be with you.

C   And with thy spirit.

P   Lift up your hearts.

C   We lift them up unto the Lord.

P   Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

C   It is meet and right so to do.

P   It is truly meet, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

Sanctus                                                                                               LSB 195

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                       LSB 196

C   Our Father who art in heaven,

     hallowed be Thy name,

     Thy kingdom come,

     Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;

     give us this day our daily bread;

     and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

     and lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from evil.

      For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

The Words of Our Lord                                                                         LSB 197

Pax Domini                                                                                         LSB 197

P   The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C   Amen.

Agnus Dei                                                                                           LSB 198

Sit

Distribution

671 Sing with All the Saints in Glory                                                      LSB 671

345 Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding                                                 LSB 345

Stand

Nunc Dimittis                                                                                      LSB 199

Thanksgiving                                                                                       LSB 200

A   Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C   Amen.

Salutation and Benedicamus

Benediction                                                                                        LSB 202

895 Now Thank We All Our God