Psalm 42:1-2 – HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH, OR ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR MORE?

Psalm 42:1-2 – HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH, OR ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR MORE?

Processional Hymn – 474 (Please stand)
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal – abbreviated)
SERMON – Psalm 42:1-2 –
HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH, OR ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR MORE?
Offertory – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION
Solemn Vows
Prayer For The Confirmands
Congregation Joins Confirmands in Singing Hymn 360
The Blessing Of The Confirmands
The Pronouncement Of Confirmation
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 551
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Recessional Hymn – 537
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THE CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2017
Ethan Mark Hemmersbach
Zachary Daniel Lazzaretti
Victoria Margaret Melcher
Samuel Arthur Wittmershaus

THANKS FOR RESPECTING OUR COMMUNION PRACTICE
The Bible teaches that partaking of the body and blood of Christ is a special assurance of forgiveness to penitent believers in Christ. It is also an expression of our oneness in the doctrines we teach and believe. Christ wants us to administer this blessed sacrament responsibly. For that reason, we practice “close” communion. If you are not a communicant member of St. Paul’s or another WELS congregation we ask that you speak with our pastor to learn more about our Biblical teachings before partaking of communion with us. Pamphlets explaining our communion practice according to Holy Scripture are available in the narthex. Communicant members will please fill out a card in the pew and hand it to an usher on the way up.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Spring Play at School Mon. May 22 7:00 p.m.
Ascension- Graduation Thu. May 25 7:00 p.m.
Congregational Picnic Fri. May 26 at Village Park NOON
Pastor & Mrs. Hefti in California May 26-31 Guest Preacher
In case of a pastoral emergency, please call
Pastor Schultz, St. John’s, Barre Mills: 786-1742.
Pastor at District Conference June 5-6 (Mon. Worship Starts June 12)
Family Vacation Bible School June 20, 21, 22 (Tues. Wed. Thurs.) 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

500 ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUTHERAN REFORMATION
Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy, a movie hosted by the La Crosse area WELS congregations will be shown at the Marcus theater on Ward Ave, La Crosse on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30. Go to barremills.NewLutherMovie.com to purchase tickets. Tickets are $9.00. Come to learn, grow and celebrate the Lutheran Reformation with other Lutherans from our area. Please also tell people you know.
An additional opportunity to see the movie will be June 8th, 6:30 p.m. at the Sparta theater. For this opportunity, go to christlutheranwestsalem.com and click on the Luther graphic.

CONFIRMATION ALTAR FLOWERS are placed by Sunshine Committee of the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid.

CONFIRMATION PROJECTS are on display in the entry of the church.

POSTED IN THE ENTRY
Info on Reformation Service at St. John’s, Ridgeville, June 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Info on Pastor Schultz’s 25th in the Ministry – June 11, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. with grill-out after second service.
Retirement observance for Pastor Norris Baumann, June 4, 1 p.m..
Info on jobs at the “Barre Patch”

ON THE ENTRY LEVEL TABLE
Extra copies of Rise Up & Build Info, Church Picnic Sign-Up Sheet; Forms for Thrivent Members who can choose to designate “choice dollars” to church, school or charity of choice. For more information, contact President Bradley Gollnik.

THE CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC is this Friday, May 26 at noon in the Village Park. $3 per hot dog or brat. Please bring a dish to pass. So that we may have an accurate count for the brats and hot dogs, please sign up in the entry, call Sara Stratman (486-4735) OR call the Village Inn (486-2741) by today.

PASTOR & MRS. HEFTI will be in California from May 26-31 to attend a grandchild’s confirmation. Pastor Paul Stuebs will conduct services here on May 28. In case of a pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Schultz, St. John’s, Barre Mills: 786-1742.

PLEASE PASS THE WORD
Please pass the word that our Monday evening ‘repeat’ services at 7:00 p.m. will begin June 12 and continue through August. (Pastor is delivering a doctrinal paper at the District Conference in Watertown on June 5-6)