April 11 & 12, 2015 Saturday Worship...............................................6:30 pm Saturday School/Bible Class................................7:45 pm Sunday Worship..................................................9:00 am Sunday School/Bible Class................................10:15 am Today’s worship setting is printed in the blue service folder. Large-print copies of both the service and the hymns are available at the guest registry. www.eauclairemessiah.com Welcome to Messiah Lutheran Church & School 2015 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54703 ~ 715-834-2865 Affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Confession Pastor Paul Tiefel ..................................715-834-2865 (Office) 715-829-2000 (Cell) Pastor Bruce Naumann........................ 715-834-2865 (Office) 715-864-3465 (Cell) Pastor Caleb Schaller.............................715-832-0316 (Home) 425-478-5330 (Cell) Seth Schaller – Principal....................... 715-834-2865 (Office) 715-577-6276 (Cell) Fred Radichel - Sunday School Superintendent ................... 715-836-0986 (Home) Christian Grade School Teachers Mrs. Kathleen Oster …...............Pre-K Mrs. Eileen Tiefel...........Kindergarten Mrs. Carrie Reim................Grades 1-2 Mrs. Susan Hulke...................Grade 2 Mrs. Lori Wirth (Gr. 5-8) Language Arts Sunday, 4/12 Mrs. Barbara Gurgel..........Grades 3-4 Mrs. Mary Ryan .....................Grade 4 Mr. Paul Tiefel III.............…Grades 5-6 Mr. Seth Schaller...............Grades 7-8 Mrs. Heather Thompson ...........Music This Week at Messiah Lutheran Church 9:00 am Worship Service (Usher #2, Counters D) 10:15 am Bible Class/Sunday School 9:45 am 10:00 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm Dove Health Care - West/South Services Care Partners 11:00 am Heritage Orchard Hills 1:00 pm Oakwood Apartments Our House 2:00 pm Veterans Home 9:45 am 10:00 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm Dove Health Care - West/South Services Care Partners 11:00 am Heritage Orchard Hills 1:00 pm Oakwood Apartments Our House 2:00 pm Veterans Home Outreach Setup at X-cel Energy Kids Expo 6:30 pm Sunday Evening Bible Class Monday CLC Boards and Coordinating Council (April 13-16) 4:00 pm Faculty 7:00 pm In His Word (521 Ingram Dr.) Tuesday 9:00 am Men’s Koffee Klatsch 10:00 am Pastor’s Study Club Wednesday 3:15 pm ILC Catechism 4:00 pm Catechism 6:30 pm Choir 6:30 pm Council Thursday Outreach Set-up “Here We Grow Again” (April 15-19) Friday 6:30 pm Youth Group: Pizza Making Game Night! Saturday, 4/18 6:30 pm Worship Service (Usher #13) 7:45 pm Bible Class/Sunday School Sunday, 4/19 9:00 am Worship Service (Usher #4, Counters E) 10:15 am Bible Class/Sunday School Outreach Setup at X-cel Energy Kids Expo 6:30 pm Voters Meeting Coming up: Sat., May 16 Property Work Day -2- In our Weekend Bible Class (Sat. evening/Sun. morning) we will continue our study of the life of Christ with some final scenes in Jesus’ Galilean ministry. Please join us. Sunday Evening Bible Class meets tonight (4/12). We plan to finish chapter 13 (prayer) and begin 14 (sanctification). Upcoming meetings – Messiah’s Church Council will meet on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 pm. The next Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 19, at 6:30 pm. At this meeting we will continue our process for calling to fill our two part-time teaching vacancies. At the previous voters’ meeting, the voters resolved to call one full-time individual to fill the 2 part-time positions. Voters, please be present on April 19 for this and other important business. “In His Word” is a gathering of young adults, who meet weekly for Bible study and fellowship. Our next meeting will be this Monday, April 13th at 7pm at 521 Ingram Dr. West. We are continuing our study of C.S. Lewis's "Mere Christianity". You may contact Sam Rodebaugh at (414) 534-7279. Messiah's Youth Group (any member in grades 7-12) will be having a game night in the fellowship hall on Friday, April 17 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. We'll be making homemade pizza for dinner! If you plan to join us, please RSVP on Facebook or sign up on the sheet in the narthex. If you are able to be there at 6:30 and want to bring a pizza topping, please note that on the sign up sheet. (Even if you can't bring anything or won't be there until later, we still want you to attend!) We'll have a variety of games to play and desserts in addition to the delicious pizza, so don't miss it! If you have questions, contact Jill ([email protected] or 715-552-1141). If anyone has a stand mixer or some pizza pans that you would be willing to let us borrow, please speak to Jill as well. Messiah Home Bible Studies will be starting in June. Please see the display in the narthex for more information, and watch for more details to come in May. A believer taken home - Mr. Don Ohlmann, a CLC member of Grace in Valentine, NE, passed away on Tuesday, April 4. His funeral was held in Valentine on Saturday the 11th. Don served on the CLC Board of Missions for many years, and was the father, grandfather, and dear friend of many throughout the CLC. Memorials for Don may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, and will put towards the Grace Lutheran School Fund and the CLC Mission Development Fund (MDF). Correspondence may be addressed to: Joyce Ohlmann, P.O. Box 668, Valentine, NE 69201. ILC Visitors Day will be held on Friday, May 1 at the ILC campus here in Eau Claire, beginning at 8:00 am. Young people in grades 7 and above are invited to attend (Messiah School 7th and 8th graders plan to attend as a school function). Activities include a campus tour, classroom experience, sports and co-curricular experience, Q & A time, team competition, a band concert, and a musical theater performance of Oklahoma. For more information please see the ILC web site, www.ilc.edu. You may -3- also contact Prof. Joel Gullerud at [email protected], 715-863-6630 (office), 715-544-8446 (cell). Messiah’s Spring Work Day has been set for Saturday, May 16. Many hands make light work – please mark your calendar and plan to come and help! Mental Health Seminar, May 3 at Ascension in Batavia What is depression? What role does psychotherapy or medication have in the life of a Christian? How does mental illness impact our walk as Christians? The topic of mental health is something that concerns us all on one level or another. On Sunday, May 3rd, Ascension Lutheran Church will be hosting a free seminar on a variety of topics in the field of mental health. The seminar will feature licensed clinician and social worker, Dean Marzofka of Eau Claire, WI. Dean has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and 25 years of clinical practice in various roles ranging from individual and family work to clinic supervisor and private practice. Morning worship begins at 10:00 with lunch and refreshments to be served before the presentation which begins at 12:30p. The public is welcome and the admission is free. The church is located at 0S850 Wenmoth Road in Batavia. For more information contact Pastor David Pfeiffer at 630-879-9455. Service Preview for the Upcoming Weekend GOD’S WORD SERVING US: Weekend Sermon – Acts 4:8-13 Bible Class – “Christ of the Gospels” final scenes in Jesus’ Galilean Ministry OUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS SERVING US: Saturday 04/18: Usher Team 13 Mike Markus Aaron Diede Mark Kranz Thomas Elbert Paul Heinze Joshua Heinze Caleb Heinze Adam Lillo Sunday 04/19: Usher Team 4 Tom Joos Aaron Joos Gary Meyer Dan Mueller Jon Oster Gordon Stratton Blane Knutson If you are unable to serve on this date, please arrange for a substitute. The head usher is Ron Porath -- (715) 835-2741, [email protected] Greeters, 04/19 – Radichel, E. Tiefel, S. Wittorp If you are unable to serve on this date, please arrange for a substitute. The head greeter is Kevin Hulke -- (715) 832-5140, [email protected] Counters for the week following 04/19 – Team E Stacy Behlmer, Mark Hammond, Jon Oster Thank you for your service! -4- CLC Call News: The Rev. Roland H. Gurgel, Bethel Lutheran, Spring TX, has returned the call to Bethel Lutheran, Morris MN. <> The congregation has now petitioned the Call Committee on Graduates. <> Jennifer Ohlmann, teacher at Luther Memorial school, Fond du Lac WI, has returned the call to Gethsemane Lutheran school, Spokane Valley WA. <> The congregation has now called Sherman Carstensen, teacher at Trinity Lutheran school, Watertown SD. VBS craft coordinators are needed for both of our sessions this summer, June 8-12 and Aug. 3-7. If you may be able to serve, please contact Tim Williams ([email protected], 715-833-0859) or one of the pastors. In the hospital: Pastor Jim Sandeen has completed his most recent round of chemotherapy at UM Hospital, Minneapolis, and will be awaiting test results to determine further treatment for leukemia. Mary Beth Schierenbeck was discharged from Mayo Hospital, and resides for now at the Syverson nursing home, 816 Porter Ave, Eau Claire. Messiah’s Shut-ins include: Lou Bailey (Dove West), Hilda Berg (11980 33rd Ave., Ch. Falls), Edna Callies (W180 N8071 Town Hall Road Menomonee Falls, WI 53051), Martha Gullerud (Orchard Hills), Dale and Shirley Johnson (832 Kari Dr.), Connie Larson (2902 Terry Lane), Linda Larson (4843 Southridge Ct. #8), Jim McDonald (W3940 Mitchell Road), Ruth Peterson (Orchard Hills), Patsy Schuck (Grace Edgewood, Altoona), Mavis Thelen (418 N. Barstow), Helen Ude (Dove West), and Shelly Williamson (Bellevue, Iowa). Ye who are of death afraid Triumph in the scattered shade. Drive your anxious cares away; See the place where Jesus lay. Christians, dry your flowing tears Chase your unbelieving fears; Look on His deserted grave, Doubt no more His power to save. TLH 203:2-3 Fruits of Faith Last Week, April 4-5 Maundy Thursday: (1:00pm 152 – 6:30pm 210) Good Friday: (1:00pm 157 – 6:30pm 274) 431 Good Friday Dove West - 79 Easter Sunrise: 175 Easter Worship: (Sat. 120 – Sun. 305) 425 Communion: (Sat. 96 - Sun. 232) 328 Bible Class: not held Sunday School: not held Sunday Young Adults: not held Sunday evening class: Not held In His Word: not held Ruth’s Retreat: 6 Dove West: 71 Dove South: 17 Oakwood: Not held Our House: 13 Care Partners: 8 Orchard Hills: 11 Heritage: 25 Messiah’s Weekly Offering Information -5- -6- Daily Bible readings for home devotions; April 13-18, ‘15 Mon Acts 3:12-20 Peter clarified that the Holy Spirit had healed the lame man—but first things first: They had rebelled against their God when they rejected Jesus before Pilate, choosing Barabbas over Jesus, and killed the Prince of life (13-15a)—none of which derailed God’s plans. The evidence was in: God resurrected Jesus, who restored the invalid to perfect health. “So, get yourselves straightened out by heeding the Bible prophecies (18) and by repenting of your sins (19), so that God will favor you, too (20)!” Tues John 20:19-31 They had learned that Jesus was alive, but the disciples had neither courage nor direction—until Jesus appeared, calmed them (doubled Shalom), and reset their compass (19-21). Then He filled their hearts with the Holy Spirit to salvage souls (22-23). Thomas was a special case (24-25), so Jesus gave him special attention (26-29). Much more could be said/written, but the Spirit has already given us enough (30-31). Amen! Wed 1 John 5:1-6 It’s a wonderful sequence: God begets children who in turn love Him and their brothers/sisters in God’s family (1-2). Loving God and our siblings is reflected in a life-style that is pleasing to God and pleasant for ourselves, too (4-5). We thank You, Holy Spirit, for enlightening us with Your Truth and for supporting us in our fellowship with one another. Thurs Psalm 16 and Acts 2:22-36 These Scriptures belong together, for in Psalm 16 David predicted that Jesus could not possibly be held down by death, as Peter points out (25-28). Peter goes on to clarify that in Psalm 16 David was not referring to himself, for he is dead and gone, but he was referring to the resurrection of Jesus, who was not left in the grave, and whose body did not rot (31). Since Jesus is alive and well in heaven, He’s behind the miracles that David foresaw (32-35). Thank God for clarifying! Fri John 7:39, 12:16, and 16:29-30 reveal that discipleship is a learning process, and we learn one lesson at a time. Before the Pentecost working of the Holy Spirit, learners were slowed (7:39); after Jesus’ ascension, the Spirit showed how events fit with prophecy (12:16); and when the Holy Spirit opens up minds/hearts to Jesus’ words, we get as thrilled as the apostles to be sitting with them and learning from Jesus (16:29-30). Hallelujah! Sat 1 Corinthians 2:6-10. God’s activities are a mystery to the rulers and citizens of this age/world—as illustrated by their rejection and crucifixion of God’s own Son (6-8). So it’s a “given” that Satan has blinded eyes, deafened ears, and hardened hearts so that they are not equipped to figure it out (9). Therefore, since God has revealed them to us through His Spirit, God uses us, -- 78 -- His children/Jesus’ disciples, to help others learn what God has done for them. We use Scripture to enlighten spiritually handicapped people. Worship Folder April 11 & 12, 2015 – Second Sunday in Easter Messiah Lutheran Church & School Pre-service Devotion: Rom. 10:5-11 - For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.” But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” Saturday Opening Hymn, Sunday’s Opening Hymn, 752 “Baptized in Water” From the tan “Worship Supplement” AFFIRMATION OF HOLY BAPTISM FOR EVELYN MAE SCHLEGELMILCH Parents: Brian and Emily Schlegelmilch Sponsors: Randy and Danielle Wittorp Pastor: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: A - - men Pastor: O Lord, open my lips. Pastor: Make haste, O God, to deliver me. -1- Pastor: Confession and Absolution God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. People: If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. People: Pastor: Let us pray: All: Almighty God, merciful Father, we are sinful by nature, and have sinned against You in our thoughts, words, and actions. But we are sorry for our transgressions and pray You, of Your bountiful mercy, to be gracious and merciful unto us. Forgive us for Jesus' sake, renew us by Your Spirit, and lead us in the way everlasting. Amen. Pastor: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. We are forgiven. With boldness and confidence we may approach the throne to find grace to help in time of need. In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord! -2- Pastor: Prayer for the Day C: A - - - men. New Testament Reading – Acts 3:12-20 So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. 14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17 “Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, Epistle Reading – I John 5:1-6 1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 12 Pastor: Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it! The Nicene Creed 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 -4- remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. Hymn 208 v. 1-3 “Ye Sons And Daughters Of The King” From the red Lutheran Hymnal Sermon Text – John 20:19-31 19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”0 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. YOUR NEW "TO-DO" LIST I. It used to be "Do this, or else you'll pay!" II. In Christ, it's now "Do this because JESUS paid!" Preaching Today: Pastor Caleb Schaller The Offertory: Hymn 364 “How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds” From the red Lutheran Hymnal The Offering & Offering Hymn – 441:1-2 From the red Lutheran Hymnal Prayer – the Lord’s Prayer Hymn 208 v4-10 “Ye Sons And Daughters Of The King” From the red Lutheran Hymnal Second Weekend Communion is served during this closing hymn. The Benediction . C: A –men, a – men, a † † - men. † Verse (“These words are written…”) – Tune and Setting: ©1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission. Other liturgical settings from the “Lutheran Hymnal,” ©1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. License #000013556. “Alleluia, Alleluia, Heart to Heav’n and Voices Raise,” “Christ for the World We Sing” and “Renew Me, O Eternal Light,” text and tune in the public domain. Confession of Faith from Martin --56-- Luther’s Small Catechism Sydow Edition. Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptures quoted are from the New King James Version® of the Holy Bible, ©1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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