Sunday Services 9:00am
Adult Bible Class 10:00am (Thursday’s)
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Adult Bible Class Sunday’s 10:15am
Sr. LYF 2nd Sunday 10:15am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Pastor Michael Boothby
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The Third Sunday of Pentecost-June 25, 2017
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 82
Clayton Gradert & Addisyn Van Oort
Marlene Eilts & Jean Bertram
Elder of the Month:
Gloria Ping, Denice Ping, Brenda Koopmans
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service/Building Fund
10:00 a.m. – Council Meeting
10:15 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. – Midweek Service w/Communion
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
Next Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – Community Worship Service, Ireton City Park
11:00 a.m. – Potluck
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Phyllis Winterfeld, Delta Pies, Family of Crystal Gradert, Ruth Trageser, Kevin Schlumbohm, Jody Gradert
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor), Kathy Huitink, Patsy Bootsma
Servicemen: 1SG. Mike Shannon, TSgt. Jesse Richardson, CPL Aaron Hoogland
Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics
WORSHIP SERVICE: You may follow the worship service today on the TV screens or in your hymnal on page 151. Readings and hymn numbers are on the insert.
BUILDING FUND & SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS: Our Building Fund offering today will go toward the sound system overages. Also the summer Sunday School offerings will go to the sound system.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: We will continue the series "Holy Baptism: The Lutheran Difference and discuss “What Baptism Does” today. We will not have Bible Study next Sunday, July 2nd due to the Community Worship Service and Pastor being on vacation. We will have our Thursday morning Bible Study at 10:00am this Thursday, June 29th but NOT next Thursday, July 6th.
OPEN HOUSE: Ruth Trageser celebrated her 90th birthday Wednesday, June 21st. Her family is having an Open House gathering in her honor today, Sunday, June 25th from 1-3pm in the St. Paul’s fellowship hall. The family requests no gifts.
MIDWEEK SERVICES: Our Midweek Services will continue this Wednesday June 28th at 6:30pm. We will also have them July 12th, 19th & 26th.
PASTOR ON VACATION: Pastor Boothby will be on vacation from June 30th-July 7th. Contact Pastor Lowe at Trinity with any immediate needs at 551-2743.
BONNIE ON VACATION: Bonnie will be on vacation July 1st-July 9th. Patti Van Roekel will check the answering machine regularly. For emergencies contact Pastor Lowe at Trinity, Mark Wells or Austin Koopmans.
COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE & POTLUCK: We will be having our community worship service and potluck next Sunday, July 2nd, 10:30am at the Ireton City Park. St. Paul’s is supplying the meat/buns, condiments, drink and tableware. Those attending are to bring a side dish to share and their own lawn chairs.
COMMUNITY OUTDOOR MOVIE: TONIGHT, there is a community outdoor movie being held in the grass behind the Ireton Community Center. The movie is being sponsored by the First Reformed Church Youth. Hot dogs, chips, water and popcorn will be served beginning roughly around 8, donated by Iowa State Bank, Hawarden Healthcare and Walmart. This is a FREE community event! Bring your lawn chairs and join us for, 'Little Giants' - beginning at sundown.
VBS REMINDERS: Registration forms are Due TODAY, June 25! If you don't get a chance to register by then, we will accept them at any time and everyone is always welcome, but it greatly helps us prepare for snacks, crafts, and so many other things. Also, as we continue to prepare for our exciting week, please keep checking your donation lists for items we need for props, opening, and closing programs. And once again, it takes many hands the week of VBS so please consider signing up as a volunteer that week as well! If you have any questions, please contact one of the committee members. Pamela Fedders, Angela Kuperus, Mindi Hulshof, or Val Westergard. Thank You!
VBS WORK DAYS PLANNED: VBS work days are planned for Saturday’s, July 1 and July 15 at Pastor Nate and Angela Kuperus's house to complete any props and decorations for VBS. The fun starts at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided.
MISSIONARY DAUGHERTY: Missionary Shaun Daugherty and his family will be at St. Paul’s Sunday, July 23rd during our morning worship hour. They will be telling us about their mission work in China.
SHOES FOR THE NEEDY: West Sioux wrestling and basketball cheerleaders are raising funds for their organizations by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. We have a collection box in the Narthex for those that would like to donate. They will be taking donations until July 1.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The church service is a wonderful time and place for us to be renewed and refreshed in the presence of our Lord. It can also be a time of confusion due to the nature of our liturgy. Our liturgy is rich with theological truths and beautiful music. However, if we don't take time to understand what our liturgy says and the reasons behind it, we don't often see the wondrous realities and gifts of our weekly worship. In this newsletter article, I will explaining some of the liturgy that occurs after the words of institution in the communion service.
P The peace of the Lord be with you always.
Immediately following the consecrate of the bread and wine, the pastor offers peace to the gathered worshipers. The peace offered is not just a general wish for peace, nor does it come from the pastor. This peace is different from the other greetings given to the congregation throughout the service because it is a reference to the very specific source of peace that is the body and blood in, with, and under the bread and wine.
C O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.
The Agnus Dei (latin for “Lamb of God”) is a reminder of the words John the Baptist proclaimed when he first met Jesus Christ. “The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” John 1:29 Just as John the Baptist stood in the presence of the Lamb of god, we too meet the Lamb of God face to face in this blessed meal. In this canticle we are proclaiming that Jesus is the only sacrifice for our sin and only through him can we receive the mercy and peace of God.
The body of Christ given for you.
The blood of Christ shed for you.
As the guests gather to partake in the meal of the body and blood of their dear savior Jesus Christ, the elements are distributing by the pastor and an assisting elder. While we fully believe that the body and blood of Jesus Christ is in, with, and under the physical elements of bread and wine, the elements still look, taste, and feel like ordinary bread and wine. The communicants hear the promise of the sacramental reality from the mouth of those distributing the meal. Even though each pastor and elder may phrase their communion expressions slightly differently, the meaning is always the same: “This IS the body of Christ, this IS the blood of Christ.”
God's Blessings to you all!