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
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
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The Tenth Sunday of Pentecost-August 13, 2017
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
9/13 Clayton Gradert & Cassie Koopmans, 9/20 Gillian Rens & Morgan Richter
9/13 Kent & Marva Hoogland, Wayne & Kathy Heuer, 9/20 Val Hultquist, Bjorn & Britney Johnson
Elder of the Month:
Marty Toczek, Bonnie Van Den Berg, Cinday Koopmans
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Adult Bible Study
Divine Service w/Communion
Adult Bible Study
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Phyllis Winterfeld, Delta Pies, Ruth Trageser, Sally Busch, Jeff Eilts
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor), Kathy Huitink, Virginia Moothart
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.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Today we will continue the series "Holy Baptism: The Lutheran Difference and discuss “Why Baptize Infants” at 10:15am. Our Thursday morning Bible Study continues at 10:00am.
CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION: Confirmation orientation will be this Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall for all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students and parents. Information letters have been mailed out. Please contact Pastor if you will be unable to attend so we can get the needed information and materials to you. Confirmation classes will begin Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30pm.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPE SIGNUP: There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for 2018 offering envelopes. Please put an X by your name if you WANT offering envelopes for 2018. Deadline to sign up is next Sunday, August 20th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday School will begin Sunday, September 10th at 10:15am. The 1st graders will receive their Bibles that morning during the worship service. Fulltime and back up teachers are needed. Contact Abby Stainbrook or Rachel Boothby if you can help out.
GIFT BASKET FUNDRAISER: We will be doing the gift basket fundraiser again this fall. Gift baskets will be on display starting September 17th. The final bids and winners will be at the Harvest Dinner on October 15th. Contact Cheryl Ten Napel or Gail Vander Hamm with questions.
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS: Thrivent members, please check your Thrivent Choice Dollar accounts. Many have received an extra $50 in designation funds. The extra $50 will only be available until Aug. 31 or until $8 million is designated.
STEWARDSHIP QUOTE: “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” The world, really, is a scary place – natural disasters, disease, terrorism, and a hundred other things. But where do we place our hope, our trust – our vision? Where do we look for aid and comfort? When Peter’s eyes were on the Lord, he had confidence. When he turned to look at his problems and took his eyes off the Lord, he fell apart. Sometimes God’s call to support the work of His Church with our offerings makes us nervous. But put your eyes back on your Lord, trust Him, follow His Word, and all, really, will be well. Matthew 14:30
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Parents and grandparents: Looking for something to do with your children or grandchildren during these waning days of summer? Take them to the cemetery with you on a mission to find your ancestors’ grave sites. Bring along old family photos to match and give a face to the names on the tombstones. This could be a fun adventure for them and you, as well as a unique opportunity for you to share your faith and stories of the faith of your family in previous generations. You shall teach [God’s commandments] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:7 Lutheran Family Services, (712) 276-9000 4301 Sergeant Road, Suite 203 Sioux City, IA 51106
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As I continue my newsletter's focus on explaining the purposes of the sections of our liturgy, we begin this month at a portion of the service immediately following the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Lord's Supper. After all the communicants have communed and have returned to their seats, we rise from our seats and sing an ancient song, the Nunc Dimittus.
Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The Latin words “Nunc Dimittus” serve as the title for this short song. It can be literally be translated as “now dismiss” as this song is our dismissal from the communion table. This song was originally sung by Simeon in Luke 2:29-32. In verses 25-26, Luke tells us about this man:“Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.” When Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus into the temple to be dedicated, Simeon recognized the Savior of the World and sang his song to the child. Simeon is literally saying that he can be dismissed in peace (or die in peace) because he knows his salvation has arrived in the Christ Child. We can sing this song with a similar attitude because we know that we have face to face with Christ in the Lord's Supper and our lives are eternal in him.
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.
Following the Nunc Dimittus, there is usually a post-communion collect that thanks the Lord of the gift of His Son's Body and Blood for our forgiveness and strengthening of faith. There are several different post-communion collects, and the one above is most common one used.
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 give you peace. Amen.
The benediction is the last word in the service of the word. This benediction is called the Aaronic Benediction because it was given to Aaron by God in Numbers 6:24-26. These words were God’s prescription to Aaron on how to properly bless the Israelite people. Since this benediction was given by God, God has the last word in the worship service. The benediction is more than a prayer or a wish. By His Most Holy Name, the benediction bestows God’s blessing on the people for the rest of the week. Worshipers may also make the sign of the cross on themselves as the pastor makes it over the whole congregation.
God's blessings to you all!