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.
PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP
Christ, today help me learn about being a Christian. Remind me of that which planted me in the realm of your grace and strengthens me so I stay firm in your grace: your Word. Open my eyes and ears to the truths of your Word found throughout this worship service that I may ever grow in knowledge of and love for you. In your name I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN Speak, O Savior; I Am Listening | 283
Prayer and Praise
LORD, HAVE MERCY
O LORD, OUR LORD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Isaiah 55:6-11
SECOND LESSON 1 Corinthians 3:5-11
GOSPEL Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
HYMN OF THE DAY Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast | 324
SERMON Matthew 11:25-30 Let Jesus Do the Talking
- I. Listen as he talks to his Father
- II. Listen as he talks to you
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Preach You the Word | 544
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Good News of God Above | 568
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior | 313
THANK THE LORD
CLOSING HYMN On What Has Now Been Sown | 322
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING
Our next quarterly voters’ meeting will be after second service today at 11:15 am. Thank the Lord of all things that he has given us this ministry to share for the proclamation of his life-giving Word.
ST. PAUL’S @ THE COUNTY FAIR THIS WEDNESDAY!
Our church will be manning the WELS booth at the county fair the evening of Wednesday, July 19. We’ve had some great conversations with fair goers about Jesus, have given away some great prizes, and have made some good contacts for church prospects for the area churches. If you would like to help man the booth, please speak with Pastor Groth. (There will most likely be some cheese curds and malts in it for you, too.) If you would like to donate some school supplies for the prizes, please speak with Bart Horstman.
FUN DAZE PARADE
Mark your calendars for the Bangor Fun Daze Parade on Sunday, August 13, at noon. We’re looking forward to having another fleet of St. Paul’s members to hand out candy and pocket invites to our church and school. God be praised for this opportunity for our congregation to be in front of the community!
WELS/ELS SINGLES RETREAT
The WELS/ELS Singles Retreat for 2023 is November 10-12, at Camp Phillip, Wisconsin. Registration is open and the early bird rate is $140. Early bird registration will continue through August 1. Regular registration will be $150. All registration will close on October 1. If you have activity ideas or ways you can help, feel free to email at email@example.com. More details and register at wels-els-singles.com/2023-retreat/.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
10:00 am Worship with Communion
11:15 am Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship with Communion
WEDNESDAY 5:00 pm St. Paul’s @ County Fair Booth
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
10:00 am Worship