John 3:14-17 – JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE CROSS

John 3:14-17 – JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE CROSS

Opening Hymn – 236
Liturgy – Page 15 (abbreviated Communion Liturgy – front of hymnal)
Scripture Readings: Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21
The Nicene Creed – Pages 18-19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 391
SERMON – John 3:14-17 – JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE CROSS
Offertory – Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 377
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 24-25)
Closing Hymn
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GUEST PREACHER – Our guest preacher for today is Pastor Mark Bartling. Pastor Bartling is no stranger to the pulpit of St. Paul’s. He has brought the word of God to us many times over the years. He taught for many years at Luther High and for many years after that served as pastor of Mt. Calvary in La Crosse. In his retirement he has filled numerous vacancies. He has led numerous tours of historical places overseas. This past year he taught Religion and Western Civilization at Luther High. We welcome him and thank him for his message from the Holy Scriptures.

VACATION INFO – Pastor and Mrs. Hefti are visiting family in California – and will return by July 7. In case of pastoral emergency, call Pastor Mark Bartling at (608) 779-1798 or President Gary Horstman at (608) 769-7687.

CONGREGATIONAL PICTURE DIRECTORIES are still available after services in the narthex.

NEW USHER SCHEDULES are available in the narthex.

FESTIVAL COUPONS (Apr. May, June) due today to Sara Stratman.

QUARTERLY VOTERS MEETING will be held Monday, July 18, 8:30 p.m. downstairs after the worship service.

ORDINATION & INSTALLATION of Pastor Joshua Bodden: Sunday, July 10, 8:00 &10:30 a.m. services at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Onalaska. A catered meal will follow the 10:30 a.m. service in St. Paul’s fellowship hall (approximately 11:45). Freewill gifts will help cover the cost of the meal. Pastor Bodden’s wife is Valerie, children: Hannah, Elijah, and Titus. Those planning to attend the catered meal should RSVP to Jerry Schwartz 781-0473 ASAP so that an approximate head count can be obtained.

ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL REGISTRATION & OPEN HOUSE
will be held on Sunday, August 21, 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. First Day of classes will be Thursday, August 25, starting at 8:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.) Opening worship service will be held at the church at 8:30 a.m.