Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Service – Sunday mornings at 10:30
Adult Bible Class and Sunday school –
Sunday mornings at 9:20
330 W Tipton St., Seymour, IN 47274
Peace’s Mission: Connecting, celebrating, and serving in Christ.
Connecting people to life in Jesus Christ
Celebrating our relationship with Christ and the family of faith
Serving Christ by sharing His love with others
AS WE GATHER
Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church – a special welcome to our guests!
Please take some time during worship to fill out the attendance/prayer card, located at the end of each pew. If you are a guest, we would love to receive contact information so we can respond to your visit with us today.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
P: In the name of the Father, and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
GATHERING MUSIC “Blessed Be Your Name” Matt Redman, Beth Redman
CONFESSION and FORGIVENESS
P: May God our merciful Father hear our heartfelt confession of sins, so that we may be cleansed and not merely that, but given new hearts to truly love Him in a brand new way.
All: Merciful God, we confess to you now that we have sinned. We confess the sins that no one knows and the sins that everyone knows. We confess the sins that are a burden to us and the sins that do not bother us because we have grown used to them. We confess our sins as a church. We have not forgiven one another as we have been forgiven. We have not given ourselves in love and service for the world as Christ gave Himself for us. Father, forgive us. Send the Holy Spirit to us, that He may give us power to live by Your mercy, as You have called us to live. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
P: For our sake God made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthian 5:21). Because Jesus Christ conquered sin and death on the cross, your sin is forgiven. Through baptism He has made us His own. In Him we begin brand new every day, living in the glorious freedom of the children of God (Romans 8:21).
SHARING of peace
SONG of PRAISE “Our God Reigns” Leonard E. Smith
As we sing the song of praise, please pass your attendance / prayer card to the ushers. If you are a first-time guest, please provide your contact information so that we can respond to your visit this week.)
SERVICE OF THE WORD
First Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8 Page 720 (LP: 1128)
Epistle Reading: Romans 8:18-27 Page 1118 (LP: 1757)
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:24-30 Page 969 (LP: 1518)
MESSAGE SONG “God of This City” McCann, Boyd, Jordan, Comfort, Kernaghan, Bleakley
MESSAGE “The Risk of Uprooting”
THE CONFESSION OF OUR FAITH
Pastor: Let us acknowledge our faith by the words of the Nicene Creed
People: 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 of the world to come. Amen.
SONG of RESPONSE / OFFERING
“Cornerstone” Liljero, Morgan & Myrin, and Mote
(In response to His gracious, daily provision, as an act of adoration and praise, we joyfully give back a portion of what our Lord has entrusted to us. If you are a first time guest please do not feel obligated to contribute but you may do so as the Holy Spirit leads. May God bless every sacrifice we bring!)
SERVICE of the SACRAMENT
Regarding the Lord’s Supper
Peace Lutheran Church and the other congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod share the Scriptural belief that the Lord’s Supper is a sacramental meal that brings us not only Christ’s True Body and Blood with the bread and wine, but also the forgiveness of sins and strength to amend our lives.
Those intending to commune with us may find it spiritually helpful to consider these questions:
- Am I sorry for my sins?
- Do I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior?
- Do I believe He makes His Body and Blood present in this Meal?
- With the help of the Holy Spirit, am I determined to change my sinful life?
WORDS of INSTITUTION
(For the distribution, the ushers will guide worshipers to the front. The pastor will offer a brief blessing for each ‘table’. A longer blessing for all communicants will be spoken after all have received communion.)
“We Believe” Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike, and Travis Ryan
“To You, O Lord” Graham Kendrick
PRAYERS of the CHURCH / LORD’S PRAYER
BLESSING & SENDING
CLOSING SONG “Overtaken” Zach Neese, Walker Beach
The SENDING of GOD’S PEOPLE
P: GO IN PEACE—Connect, Celebrate, and Serve the Lord!
Let all the people say:
C: “Amen!” (Psalm 106:48)
Permission for all lyrics used during worship – CCLI # 2647991
Copies of song lyrics are available upon request from the church office.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Jul 24 9:00 am Morning Prayer Group
Jul 25 6:00 pm Peace Meal
Previous Sunday (7-16-17)
Notes & News
WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS! We are so glad to have you with us for worship this morning. You are welcome to join us anytime. If you have an interest in joining Peace Lutheran Church or have questions about our ministry, please contact Pastor Scott (810-580-1596), or Lance Onken (812-528-2920) any time.
Mark your calendars for September 16th, this fall. Lutherans for Life is holding their Regional Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, on that Saturday. The theme is “Hope for Life!” Go to: www.lutheransforlife.org/conference to register, and get more info.
ILS Golf Outing August 5 – Plan now to be a part of the 14th Annual Immanuel Lutheran School Fellowship Golf Scramble on August 5, 2017 at Shadowood Golf Course. Tee Times for Golf Teams are still available in the morning and afternoon. Entry fee per participant $65 includes green fees, golf cart, refreshments and lunch. Sponsorships are currently being accepted at the church office. Gold is $1000, Cart Sign Sponsor is $750, Event Sponsor is $500 and Tee Sponsor is $125. All funds raised support Immanuel Lutheran School. If you have questions on sponsorship details or golf times, please contact Patty Thomas at 812-528-0034 or the church office at 812-522-3118.
Golf Scramble – Trinity Lutheran Church’s 4th Annual Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, August 19th at Hickory Hills Golf Course with a 12 pm shotgun start. The cost will be $50 per player. Prizes will be awarded. Hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drinks will be provided. Anyone who would like to sponsor a hole may do so for $100, and a sign will be put up at the 1st tee the day of the event thanking that business, family, or individual for their support. Proceeds will go to help retire our Building Fund debt. Please contact Ron Harrison (812-530-6326) if you would like to play or would like to sponsor a hole.
Host Families Needed – Trinity Lutheran High School has been welcoming more international students to the community, and we are in need of host families for at least 4 students this upcoming year. We are currently trying to place girls from China, Vietnam, and Germany, and a boy from South Korea. The visiting student provides a monthly stipend to families for help with food and transportation costs while here. Please contact Ben Stellwagen (812-524-8547 or email@example.com) for more information. We pray that you’ll consider hosting one of these students and, as a result, help share the Gospel with the community abroad!
Trivia Night Returns! – Are you a trivia nut? Round up some friends and family members and join us for a night of fun at Trinity’s thirteenth annual Trivia Night on Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bollinger Gymnasium. Not only will you get a chance to prove what you know, but you’ll also be entered to win some great prizes! On sale now in Trinity’s school office, tickets cost $12 per person or $72 per table. Please call (812) 524-5847 for tickets or speak to one of the students traveling on the English Expedition.
TRAVELING LUTHERANS & FRIENDS will not be traveling in July. Enjoy the music venues in Seymour and the Jackson County Fair. In August we will meet at St. Peter’s Shelterhouse (Fellowship Hall if the weather is bad or too hot) for a pitch-in meal on Wednesday, August 9 at noon. Fried chicken, drinks, and paper products will be brought in by the committee. Bring a dish to share and let the committee know you are coming so we know how much chicken to order. Joyce Stuckwisch (812-525-7138) or John Stuckwisch (812-216-1855). Plans for the future will be discussed.
A Prayer Group is available immediately following worship at the southeast corner of the sanctuary. If you have anything that you would like to bring forward to cover in prayer or just feel the need to meet with God please come to the corner and pray with friends that want to pray with you. If you would like to help lead prayers please join us as well. And as always we ask that you keep Peace and all its ministries in your prayers!
Help Re-Stock Our Pantry – A list of needed items is on the bulletin board.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – Announcements for the bulletin are due to the office by 8:00 A.M. on Thursday mornings. Thanks!
PRAYER REQUESTS – Please submit requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Lutheran Church conducts Adult Bible Class and Sunday school on Sunday mornings from 9:20 – 10:05.