ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH -- LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, KS 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org Telephone: (620) 672-5354
E-mail: email@example.com (Office) firstname.lastname@example.org (Pastor)
Michael Schotte, Pastor
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST June 23, 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP: LSB, Divine Service, Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 811 - 594 - 664
SERMON: Jesus Is the Dread of the Demons
TEXT: Luke 8:26-39
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Gracious God our Father, You see us as Your dear children as we have been clothed in the grace of Your
Son Jesus through Holy Baptism. By the sanctifying work of Your Holy Spirit, turn us from the deception
and deeds of the evil one. Cause Your gift of faith in us to yield thoughts, words and works which honor
and give thanks to You and serve our neighbors according to their needs. Give us always the will, desire,
and courage to proclaim all that You have done for us through Jesus the Savior. Amen
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head” (Psalm 3:3).
• Thanks be to the heavenly Father for His gifts to us of daily bread.
• We ask the Lord to provide all that we need to accomplish the work He has given us, including
favorable weather for the time of harvest.
• We pray to the Lord for healing and strength for Don Hullman as he has received care at Olathe Medical
Center over the last week; for Marcia Stahl at Pratt Health and Rehab; and for our family, friends, and
neighbors who anticipate or recover from surgery or who endure illness, weakness, or injury.
• We ask our Father to use for His purposes and in support of the work of the church the plans and
decisions that have been made at the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Mobile,
Alabama over these recent days.
SAINTS ALIVE AFTER 55 is an annual event hosted by the Kansas District LCMS for those who have
reached at least their mid 50s. This year’s theme is Timeless Blueprint for Witness. It will be held July
21-23 in Wichita at the Spiritual Life Center (7100 East 45th Street North). Speakers include: Rev. Rick
Hathaway (keynote, retired from Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield); Mary Hume (Parish Nurse District
Representative); Rev. Jeff Crane (retired from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wichita, Branch Manager,
Orphan Grain Train in Wichita); and Rev. Robert Nestler (Bible Study Leader, retired from Faith Lutheran
Church in Topeka). For more information and how to register, see fliers posted at the church’s entrances.
Or, it is available from our church office. The following is the link to the webpage for the event:
TO ALL THE LADIES OF ST. PAUL. . . You are invited to come to breakfast at the Lunchroom Cafe
in Iuka on Thursday, July 11th, at 8:30 am. We look forward to enjoying the time together in friendship
and fellowship. Bring a friend.
EVANGELISM BOARD MEETING. . . The Evangelism Board will meet this Wednesday evening, June
26th, at 7:00 pm. Members of the congregation are welcome to join.
FROM COLEEN SALLEE. . . I am going on a Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala with the non-profit
Education and More. We will be working with a medical clinic in San Pedro and hosting several mobile
wellness clinics and VBS with our artisans groups. Most of these women and their families have no ready
access to a doctor so we are very excited to bring Dr. Mendez to them! We are seeking donations of
medical supplies such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, bandages, etc. as well as monetary donations to buy certain
supplies. Any monetary donations will be used to purchase a powdered form of Drip Drop or vaccines and
donated to the clinic. Monetary donations can be tax deductible. Contact Coleen Sallee for more
information at 620-491-0685 or visit our website at www.educationandmore.org. Thank you for any help
you can give.
A LIFE QUOTE FOR TODAY. . . “People with Alzheimer’s or dementia often tragically lose their
short-term memory while the long-term memory continues. They may go back to the memories of the
good old days. Those memories can bring peace and happiness. When the Holy Spirit, your perfect
memory aid, reminds and re-teaches you everything about Jesus, He removes the bad memories of sin and
punishment and fear. He replaces them with joy, confidence, hope, and forgiveness in Jesus. That results
in a peace that goes beyond understanding and beyond this life.” (Rev. Peter Sulzle, St. John Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, Minnesota - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life,
CONCORDIA ACADEMY KICKOFF EVENT! Mark your calendars for Friday, September 6th from
6:00-8:30 pm as Concordia Academy Wichita kicks off its capital campaign. Concordia Academy is the
up-and-coming Lutheran liberal arts school for grades 6-12, opening in the fall of 2020. The banquet will
be at Grace Lutheran Church (3310 E. Pawnee, Wichita), the site of the school campus. Enjoy great food,
entertainment and a keynote speech by Dr. Gabriel Haley of Concordia University Nebraska, all while
learning more about our plans for the school and how you can help make it a reality. There is no cost to
attend, but an RSVP is required by August 23rd. RSVP on our website,
www.ConcordiaAcademyWichita.org, or by calling board member Amanda Carter at 316-361-6757. We
also ask for your prayers as we move forward with this new venture.
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire
USHERS: Robert Hall and Craig Dutton Ted Jorns and Don Krusemark
ALTAR COMMITTEE: Barbara Schotte Terri Liggett Jane Ann Starrett
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH WORKS TO EQUIP, ENABLE, AND ENCOURAGE ITS
MEMBERS TO GROW IN FAITH AND SHARE CHRIST’S LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE.
TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO - Dodge City (1370 AM)
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW - Wichita/Hutch (94.3 FM)
8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM - Pratt (1290 AM)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW - Hutchinson (1450 AM)
10:00 - 11:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast (KMMM, 1290 AM)
6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 5 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen Open - Pratt
WEDNESDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
7:00 pm - Evangelism Board meeting
FRIDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School Breakfast
10:00 am - Divine Service
THE LUTHERAN HOUR ... “What God Loves - and Hates” (Exodus 20:5-6) God’s Values - 10
THIS WEEK on kfuo.org, study the truth in Genesis 42-45 on Sharper Iron with Rev. Jonathan Fisk and
guest pastors (weekdays at 8:00 am CT), hear about the new Evangelical Heritage Version of the Bible on
The Coffee Hour (6/27 at 9:00 am CT), and study Numbers 13-17 on Thy Strong Word with Rev. AJ
Espinosa and guest pastors (weekdays at 11:00 am CT). Find these programs on demand at kfuo.org.
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Luke 8:37. . . “Then all the people of the surrounding country
of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the
boat and returned.” The Gerasenes are upset with Jesus because His ministry led to the loss of their pig
herd and their wealth. They want Jesus to go away before He does any more damage to their bottom line.
Their priorities are clear. What about our priorities? Is the work and ministry of Jesus worthy of our
support and the sacrifice of some of our wealth?
TWO BOXES ARE LOCATED at the south entrance of the church, one for the Pratt County Food Bank,
the other for Hope for Life. Items for these boxes may be left at any time, and they will be delivered to
their appropriate places as needed.
About the Cover: An entire legion of demons is no match for the authority of Jesus. The
best they can muster is a cowering plea to be sent to a sounder of swine. Jesus’ authority
sends the devil and his minions for the hills and frees those who were in bondage. With
authority and command, Jesus thwarts the schemes of the devil by guarding and watching
over us this and every day.
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 23, 2019
INTROIT Ps. 71:20–24; antiphon: Ps. 71:3
Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may contin- | ually come;*
you have given the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my | fortress.
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive | me again;*
from the depths of the earth you will bring me | up again.
You will increase my | greatness*
and comfort | me again.
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, | O my God;*
I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of | Israel.
My lips will shout for joy, when I sing prais- | es to you;*
my soul also, which you | have redeemed.
And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all | the day long,*
for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to | do me hurt.
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.
Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may contin- | ually come;*
you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my | fortress.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass
our understanding. Cast out all sins and evil desires from us, and pour into our hearts
Your Holy Spirit to guide us into all blessedness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our
Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
GRADUAL Rom. 10:8b, 10
The word is near you, in your mouth and | in your heart,*
the word of faith that | we proclaim.
For with the heart one believes and is | justified,*
and with the mouth one confesses | and is saved.
June 23: Prov. 27:1–24; John 20:1–18; 24: Prov. 30:1–9, 18–33; John 20:19–31; 25: Prov. 31:10–31;
John 21:1–25; 26: Joshua 1:1–18; Acts 8:1–25; 27: Joshua 2:1–24; Acts 8:26–40; 28: Joshua 3:1–17;
Acts 9:1–22; 29: Joshua 4:1–24; Acts 9:23–43.
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Isaiah 65:1-9
EPISTLE - Galatians 3:23-4:7
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 8:26-39