BULLETIN

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church—LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org              
Telephone: (620) 672-5354
Email: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office)        mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Rev. Michael Schotte, Pastor
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST     July 3, 2022
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB — Divine Service Setting I, pgs. 151ff
HYMNS: 797  - 533  - (644 - 616  - 830)  - 832
SERMON: Rejoice in This                                       TEXT: Luke 10:20
 
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Gracious and merciful God and Father, Your gift of salvation in Jesus Your Son is given to be proclaimed to all people.  Give Your Holy Spirit to be at work in Your church so that the peace of Jesus will reign among her members.  Let us not grow weary of doing good, so that we speak our words and do our deeds for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus the Savior.  Amen
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“Say to God, ‘How awesome are Your deeds!”  (Psalm 66:3a)
»  Thanks be to the Father for every blessing and benefit which sustains and strengthens us in body and soul.
»  For protection and peace from the Lord for the people of Ukraine, and that the plans and purposes of those who bring war, bloodshed, and destruction will come to an end.
»  For Christians to use the Holy Spirit given wisdom from God’s Word as we live in a world tempted and enticed by the evil one.
»  For peace from the Lord Jesus for Jo Ann Schepmann in her days of weakness; for recovery after surgery for Jolene Barnes; for strength from the Lord for Kc Jorns; for peace and strength from the Lord for Diane Christ (daughter of Rev. Dean Christ, Wichita); for help and healing for all who suffer illness or injury. 
 
QUARTERLY COUNCIL AND VOTERS’ meetings are scheduled as follows:
•   Council - Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00 p.m.
•   Voters’ - Sunday, July 24th, after worship (church basement)
 
YOU ARE INVITED to a Service of Installation for Rev. Matthew C. Schultz as pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in Pratt. This will be held Sunday, July 17th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Pratt Community College Auditorium. 
An RSVP to ascensionpratt@gmail.commailto:ascensionpratt@gmail.com by July 10th is requested if you plan to stay for the dinner reception to be held in the PCC Commons Area after the service.  More information is posted on fliers at the church.
 
PRATT COUNTY FOOD BANK . . . For those who would like to donate, the item to purchase for the month of July is box Jello or box instant pudding. Donated food may be placed at the south entrance to the church. Thank you.
 
THIS MORNING IN THE DIVINE SERVICE we celebrate the Sacrament of the  Altar in which the Lord gives the gifts to us of His body and blood for our   forgiveness, life, and salvation. With deep love for God’s Word and respect for  the fellowship of faith in confessing His Word, we practice closed communion.
As the Scriptures teach, we receive in this Sacrament both the bread and wine and the true body and blood of Jesus Christ given and shed on His cross (1 Cor. 10:16; 11:27).  We are also instructed: “Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28).
Visitors to our congregation today who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper should speak with the pastor before the service.  To those joining in Holy Communion from a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and having visited with the pastor, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your communion with us.
 
ALL LADIES are invited to have breakfast at St. Paul this Thursday, July 7, at 8:30 a.m.  We’ll be serving casseroles, pastries, fruit, and more.  Members of Ladies’ Aid and Bethany Guild hope you will make plans to attend.
 
TACO BAR - Sunday, July 10, will be a time to gather and enjoy lunch after worship. The ladies of St. Paul invite the congregation to a Taco Bar with our seminary student, David Schotte, before his vicarage at Columbus, Ohio for a year. As David will have to set up an apartment there, the congregation is asked for items, new or used, that may be helpful in doing so. Perhaps it may be a spoon, spatula or bar of soap that you may have extra at home! If you choose, a basket will also be available for gift cards or donations. Prayers are always appreciated, thank you!
 
NOTES ON THE SCRIPTURE READINGS TODAY . . . The Lord grants peace and life to His Church. The Lord restores Jerusalem, His Church, because she is the mother of His children, whom He comforts “as one whom his mother comforts” (Is. 66:13). We are “satisfied from her consoling breast” with the pure milk of the Word, and we “drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance” (Is. 66:11). The messengers of Christ bestow such gifts upon His Church. For He sends them out “as lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:3), bearing in their bodies the sacrifice of His cross, by which “the kingdom of God has come near” (Luke 10:9, 11). Wherever He enters in with this Gospel, Satan is cast out and falls “like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). Thus, we do not “boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). Rejoicing in this Gospel, we “bear one another’s burdens” in love, according to “the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                            ALTAR COMMITTEE:   Brenda Schwertfeger
USHERS:                                                                                                       Jan Jorns    Sharon Schwertfeger                                                                                                                                                                                                 Linda Bishop
 
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH EQUIPS, ENABLES, AND ENCOURAGES 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
                8:25 am – The Lutheran Hour, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)                                         
                8:30 am – The Lutheran Hour, KWBW (Hutchinson, 1450 AM)
               10:00 am – St. Paul Radio Broadcast, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
                   6:00 pm – The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1FM)
MONDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 5:00 - 6:30 pm – Bread of Life Community Kitchen open – Pratt 
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s Office Hours                           
THURSDAY - 8:30 am - Ladies’ Aid and Bethany Guild Breakfast
                       6:30 pm - Bible Study                     
FRIDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours                 
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
                10:00 am - Divine Service
 
THE LUTHERAN HOUR – “Play the Sunset” (Ecclesiastes 2:25) We can’t negotiate our value with God, however, God regards us as infinitely valuable.  Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.
 
CHRIST FOR YOU this week on KFUO.org: Study "The Mass" in Augsburg Confession Article XXIV on Concord Matters (7/9 at 10:00 a.m. CT), complete the study of Acts on Sharper Iron's "To the End of the Earth" (weekdays at 8:00 a.m. CT), study Genesis 26-29 on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m. CT), and worship with us in Daily Chapel at 10:00 a.m. CT. Find your favorite programs on demand at kfuo.org or the KFUO Radio app.
 
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Luke 10:20b . . . “But rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” No one can snatch us out of the nail-marked hands of Jesus. He has redeemed us and claimed us as His own. As those whose names are written in heaven, we seek to live heavenly lives here on earth. This is the foundation of all our good works, including the good work of faithfully supporting the work of the Church. It’s our joy in having been redeemed by the Lord through the activity of the Church that motivates us to support the Church.
 
About the Cover: Jesus sent His apostles forth with a word, but not just any word.  It was His word.  They were sent with such authority that when they spoke, it was as if Jesus Himself were speaking.  While the apostles were unique in their calling, Jesus still delivers His word of forgiveness through the certain means of preaching and the Sacraments so that when you hear your pastor’s absolution of your sins, this is the sure reality in heaven.  It is no other word than Jesus’ word.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Isaiah 66:10-14
EPISTLE - Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 10:1-20

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