Amos 7:10-17 – We Share God’s Message, Even When It’s Difficult

Amos 7:10-17 – We Share God’s Message, Even When It’s Difficult

WELCOME TO WORSHIP 
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus. 

TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME 
Last week we saw that we’re well equipped with the Word of God. This week we focus on actually…using it. All Christians are called by God to be witnesses of his grace in the gospel message. So even though it can sometimes be difficult to do, we’re faithful to our calling to preach the Word. 

OPENING HYMN I Hear the Savior Calling | 560 (1,3,5) 
INVOCATION 
CONFESSION 
ABSOLUTION 
LORD, HAVE MERCY 
GLORY BE TO GOD 
The Word 
PRAYER OF THE DAY 
FIRST LESSON Amos 7:10-17 
HYMN I Love to Tell the Story | 562 
SECOND LESSON Ephesians 1:3-14 
VERSE OF THE DAY Deuteronomy 30:14 
GOSPEL Mark 6:7-13 
HYMN OF THE DAY O Christ, Who Called the Twelve | 770 11 
SERMON Amos 7:10-17 We Share God’s Message, Even When It’s Difficult 
NICENE CREED 
OFFERING 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
The Sacrament 
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING 
LORD’S PRAYER 
WORDS OF INSTITUTION 
LAMB OF GOD 
DISTRIBUTION 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Hark! The Voice of Jesus Crying | 573  
DISTRIBUTION HYMN O Christians, Haste | 570 
SONG OF SIMEON
PRAYER 
BLESSING 
CLOSING HYMN Sent Forth by God’s Blessing | 318 19 20 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SIGN UP FOR ST. PAUL’S WEEKLY EMAILS 
The news and announcements will be emailed to the congregation each weekend via email blasts. Visit the following webpage to sign up (also linked via QR code to the right): www.stpaulsbangor.com/email-list/. This email list will also be used for congregation-wide updates that need to be shared for important time-sensitive announcements and events. 

A BROTHER HAS GONE TO HEAVEN 
Our brother in the faith, Jim Stanley, has been called home to heaven to live with his Savior. We praise and thank Jesus for his work in Jim’s life and for giving him the victory won on the cross. The family plans to celebrate this victory with a funeral service on Saturday, July 24, at 1:00 pm. There will be a visitation from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the sanctuary before the service, with a luncheon served after the service in the church basement. Come join the family in praising our God for his eternal grace. 

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING – AUGUST 1 
Our next voters’ meeting will be August 1 at 1:00 pm. Please attend to stay up to date with St. Paul’s ministry, give your input on congregational matters, and honor the blessing and privilege given by God to his church. 

THANK YOU FOR FAIR BOOTH HELP 
Thank you to all of those who helped with donations, setup, and manning the booth at the fair. We had a blast and met a lot of great people. Please pray that the seeds planted on Wednesday night can bear fruit and that more people can join us in heaven if not at St. Paul’s before then. 

SP’S ONALASKA SEEKS E.A., SURROUND CARE WORKER, AND LUNCH WORKER 
Do you love working with children? St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Onalaska, is looking for active WELS members who will serve as great role models for our students. These part-time positions coincide with our school year calendar. We have need of an upper grade Educational Assistant for all day (about 7:45 am-3:00 pm), a worker for morning Surround Care (6:00-7:30 am), and a lunch worker (11:00 am -1:00 pm). If you or someone you know has a love for children and serving their Savior, please contact Mr. Benjamin Bain (bbain@stpaulsonalaska.org) or our school office (783-4822) for more information. Applications are available from our office and are due by August 2, 2021. 

WELS NIGHT AT THE LOGGERS WITH LUTHER HIGH 
This year’s WELS Night at the Loggers will take place on Sunday, July 25. The game time is 5:05 PM. Tickets can be purchased online, in the Mission Advancement office at Luther Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00-11:00 AM, or at the box office the day of the game. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Sherry at 608-783-5435 x1134. 

BE A PART OF THE LUTHER KNIGHT ATHLETIC TEAM 
You can join with others in supporting Luther High athletics with a “signature ad” in the 2021-2022 Sports Program. These ads help fund the general operation of all 17 sports, WIAA state tournament expenses, coaches’ education and non-budgeted equipment needs (this year’s funding will be directed to the spring sport teams). Your name(s) will be printed in each game program, recognizing your support of Luther High School athletics. Be sure to include exactly how the name should be printed. Signature ads are accepted throughout the fall and winter sport seasons. Forms are available at www.lutherhigh.org (athletic page) or simply send your donation to LHS, Attn: Athletic Department, 1501 Wilson St., Onalaska, WI 54650. Thank you for your support of LHS athletics. 

CALENDAR 

TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion 

9:00 am Fellowship Hour 

10:00 am Worship with Communion 

MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship with Communion 

SATURDAY 11:00 am Visitation for Jim Stanley 

1:00 pm Victory Service for Jim Stanley 

NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship 

9:00 am Fellowship Hour 

10:00 am Worship 

5:00 pm WELS Night at the Loggers 

NEXT MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship