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October 11, 2020

Divine Service - Setting Three
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


The Lord prepares a feast of divine nourishment for His people and cloaks us with His righteousness.  As recipients of His wealth of grace and mercy, we ought to rejoice with unrelenting gladness.  Yet there are times when even the chosen, the elect, the invited discount the very invitation and refuse to heed His Word indisputable truth.  Rejection of Jesus brings condemnation and wrath.  But nourishment in His Word and Sacrament beget life and forgiveness.

Hymn of Invocation - LSB 516 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
“Wake, awake, for night is flying,”
The watchmen on the heights are crying;
    “Awake, Jerusalem, arise!”
Midnight hears the welcome voices
And at the thrilling cry rejoices:
    “Oh, where are ye, ye virgins wise?
The Bridegroom comes, awake!
Your lamps with gladness take!
With bridal care
Yourselves prepare
To meet the Bridegroom, who is near.”
Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
    She wakes, she rises from her gloom.
For her Lord comes down all-glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious;
    Her star is ris’n, her light is come.
Now come, Thou Blessèd One,
Lord Jesus, God’s own Son,
    Hail! Hosanna!
We enter all
The wedding hall
To eat the Supper at Thy call.
Now let all the heav’ns adore Thee,
Let saints and angels sing before Thee
    With harp and cymbals’ clearest tone.
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where, joining with the choir immortal,
    We gather round Thy radiant throne.
No eye has seen the light,
No ear has heard the might
    Of Thy glory;
Therefore will we
Sing hymns of praise and joy to Thee!
Text: Public domain
Invocation - Matthew 28:19b; 18:20
P   In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
Exhortation - Hebrews 10:22; Psalm 124:8; Psalm 32:5
P   Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
P   Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C   who made heaven and earth.
P   I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,
C   and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
Confession of Sins
P   O almighty God, merciful Father,
C   I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
Absolution - [John 20:19–23]
P   Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
Introit - Isaiah 61:10; antiphon: Psalm 146:2
I will praise the Lord as long | as I live;*
   I will sing praises to my God while I have my | being.
I will greatly rejoice
| in the Lord;*
   my soul shall exult | in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of sal-
| vation;*
   he has covered me with the robe of | righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful
| headdress,*
   and as a bride adorns herself | with her jewels.
I will praise the Lord as long
| as I live;*
   I will sing praises to my God while I have my | being.
Gloria Patri
C   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Kyrie - Mark 10:47
C   Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Gloria in Excelsis - Luke 2:14; John 1:29
P   Glory be to God on high:
C   and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee,
we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.
O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.
Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost,
art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And with thy spirit.
P   Let us pray.
Almighty God, You invite us to trust in You for our salvation. Deal with us not in the severity of Your judgment but by the greatness of Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 25:6–9
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
    a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
    of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up on this mountain
    the covering that is cast over all peoples,
    the veil that is spread over all nations.
    He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
    and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
    for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
    “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
    This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
Epistle - Philippians 4:4–13
   Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
   Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
   I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
C   Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel - Matthew 22:1–14
P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-second chapter.
C   Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
   Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
   “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C   Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
Nicene Creed
C   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 remission of sins,
     and I look for the resurrection of the dead
     and the life T of the world to come. Amen.
Hymn of the Day - LSB 510 A Multitude Comes from the East and the West
A multitude comes from the east and the west
    To sit at the feast of salvation
With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,
    Obeying the Lord’s invitation.
        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!
O God, let us hear when our Shepherd shall call
    In accents persuasive and tender,
That while there is time we make haste, one and all,
    And find Him, our mighty defender.
        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!
All trials shall be like a dream that is past,
    Forgotten all trouble and mourning.
All questions and doubts have been answered at last,
    When rises the light of that morning.
        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!
The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand
    Than ever on earth was recorded.
The blest of the Lord shall receive at His hand
    The crown to the victors awarded.
        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!
Text: Public domain
Sermon - Philippians 4:4-13 - The Lord is at Hand
Offering“Oh God of Mercy, God of Might” Janice Read
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Offertory - Psalm 51:10–12
C   Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
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Preface - 2 Timothy 4:22; Colossians 3:1 Psalm 136
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And with thy spirit.
P   Lift up your hearts.
C   We lift them up unto the Lord.
P   Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.
C   It is meet and right so to do.
Proper Preface
P   It is truly meet, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus - Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9
C   Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
heav’n and earth are full of Thy glory.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Lord’s Prayer - Matthew 6:9–13
P   Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
C   Our Father who art in heaven,
     hallowed be Thy name,
     Thy kingdom come,
     Thy will be done on earth
          as it is in heaven;
     give us this day our daily bread;
     and forgive us our trespasses
          as we forgive those
          who trespass against us;
     and lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
     and the power and the glory
     forever and ever. Amen.
The Words of Our Lord
 - Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–25
P   Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Pax Domini - John 20:19
P   The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C   Amen.
Agnus Dei - John 1:29
C   O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.
     “Bread for the World” Janice Read

Hymn - LSB 633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
Praise to our victorious King,
Who has washed us in the tide
Flowing from His piercèd side.
Praise we Him, whose love divine
Gives His sacred blood for wine,
Gives His body for the feast—
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.
Where the paschal blood is poured,
Death’s dread angel sheathes the sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
Through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, paschal bread;
With sincerity and love
Eat we manna from above.
Mighty Victim from the sky,
Hell’s fierce pow’rs beneath You lie;
You have conquered in the fight,
You have brought us life and light.
Now no more can death appall,
Now no more the grave enthrall;
You have opened paradise,
And Your saints in You shall rise.
Easter triumph, Easter joy!
This alone can sin destroy;
From sin’s pow’r, Lord, set us free,
Newborn souls in You to be.
Father, who the crown shall give,
Savior, by whose death we live,
Spirit, guide through all our days:
Three in One, Your name we praise.
Text: Public domain
Hymn - LSB 813 Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
Rejoice, O pilgrim throng!
    Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
Your festal banner wave on high,
    The cross of Christ your king. Refrain
Refrain   Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
With voice as full and strong
    As ocean’s surging praise,
Send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
    The psalms of ancient days. Refrain
With all the angel choirs,
    With all the saints on earth
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
    True rapture, noblest mirth. Refrain
Yet on and onward still,
    With hymn and chant and song,
Through gate and porch and columned aisle
    The hallowed pathways throng. Refrain
Still lift your standard high,
    Still march in firm array,
As pilgrims through the darkness wend
    Till dawns the golden day. Refrain
At last the march shall end;
    The wearied ones shall rest;
The pilgrims find their home at last,
    Jerusalem the blest. Refrain
Praise Him who reigns on high,
    The Lord whom we adore:
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
    One God forevermore. Refrain
Text: Public domain
Hymn - LSB 733 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
O God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
    And our eternal home:
Under the shadow of Thy throne
    Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
    And our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood
    Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
    To endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight
    Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
    Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
    Soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten as a dream
    Dies at the op’ning day.
O God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last
    And our eternal home!
Text: Public domain
Hymn - LSB 636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
Soul, adorn yourself with gladness,
Leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,
    Come into the daylight’s splendor,
    There with joy your praises render.
Bless the One whose grace unbounded
This amazing banquet founded;
    He, though heav’nly, high, and holy,
    Deigns to dwell with you most lowly.
Hasten as a bride to meet Him,
And with loving rev’rence greet Him.
    For with words of life immortal
    He is knocking at your portal.
Open wide the gates before Him,
Saying, as you there adore Him:
    Grant, Lord, that I now receive You,
    That I nevermore will leave You.
He who craves a precious treasure
Neither cost nor pain will measure;
    But the priceless gifts of heaven
    God to us has freely given.
Though the wealth of earth were proffered,
None could buy the gifts here offered:
    Christ’s true body, for you riven,
    And His blood, for you once given.
Now in faith I humbly ponder
Over this surpassing wonder
    That the bread of life is boundless
    Though the souls it feeds are countless:
With the choicest wine of heaven
Christ’s own blood to us is given.
    Oh, most glorious consolation,
    Pledge and seal of my salvation!
Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,
Truest friend, and dearest treasure,
    Peace beyond all understanding,
    Joy into all life expanding:
Humbly now, I bow before You;
Love incarnate, I adore You;
    Worthily let me receive You
    And, so favored, never leave You.
Jesus, sun of life, my splendor,
Jesus, friend of friends, most tender,
    Jesus, joy of my desiring,
    Fount of life, my soul inspiring:
At Your feet I cry, my maker,
Let me be a fit partaker
    Of this blessèd food from heaven,
    For our good, Your glory, given.
Lord, by love and mercy driven,
You once left Your throne in heaven
    On the cross for me to languish
    And to die in bitter anguish,
To forego all joy and gladness
And to shed Your blood in sadness.
    By this blood redeemed and living,
    Lord, I praise You with thanksgiving.
Jesus, bread of life, I pray You,
Let me gladly here obey You.
    By Your love I am invited,
    Be Your love with love requited;
By this Supper let me measure,
Lord, how vast and deep love’s treasure.
    Through the gift of grace You give me
    As Your guest in heav’n receive me.
Text (sts. 2–3, 6–8): Public domain
Text (sts. 1, 4–5): © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729

Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2:29–32
C   Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word,
for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Thanksgiving - Psalm 107:1
A   O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
C   and His mercy endureth forever.
Post-Communion Collect
A   Let us pray.
O God the Father, the fountain and source of all goodness, who in loving-kindness sent Your only-begotten Son into the flesh, we thank You that for His sake You have given us pardon and peace in this Sacrament, and we ask You not to forsake Your children but always to rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may be enabled constantly to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
Salutation - 2 Timothy 4:22
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And with thy spirit.
Benedicamus - Psalm 103:1
A   Bless we the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
Benediction - Numbers 6:24–26
P   The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and T give you peace.
C   Amen, amen, amen.
Hymn to Depart - LSB 676 Behold a Host, Arrayed in White
Behold a host, arrayed in white,
Like thousand snow-clad mountains bright!
    With palms they stand;
    Who is this band
Before the throne of light?
These are the saints of glorious fame,
Who from the great affliction came
    And in the flood
    Of Jesus’ blood
Are cleansed from guilt and shame.
They now serve God both day and night;
They sing their songs in endless light.
    Their anthems ring
    As they all sing
With angels shining bright.
Despised and scorned, they sojourned here;
But now, how glorious they appear!
    Those martyrs stand,
    A priestly band,
God’s throne forever near.
On earth they wept through bitter years;
Now God has wiped away their tears,
    Transformed their strife
    To heav’nly life,
And freed them from their fears.
They now enjoy the Sabbath rest,
The heav’nly banquet of the blest;
    The Lamb, their Lord,
    At festive board
Himself is host and guest.
O blessèd saints in bright array
Now safely home in endless day,
    Extol the Lord,
    Who with His Word
Sustained you on the way.
The steep and narrow path you trod;
You toiled and sowed the Word abroad;
    Rejoice and bring
    Your fruits and sing
Before the throne of God.
The myriad angels raise their song;
O saints, sing with that happy throng!
    Lift up one voice;
    Let heav’n rejoice
In our Redeemer’s song!
Text: Public domain
Divine Service, Setting Three from Lutheran Service Book
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Coming Soon

As God’s stewards, we are to devote our lives and gifts to fulfill His purpose.  However, our human nature seeks the possession of things, wants to be important, and desires to be in control.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we understand that God is in control and that He owns everything.  “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof…” (Psalm 24:1).  With transformed hearts, we can be God’s stewards who express our faith in the way we live our lives.  Through faith, God provides motivation and power to live the Christian life in a growing awareness of God’s redeeming grace.  In the coming weeks, we begin a stewardship emphasis titled Faithful Stewards of God’s Gifts.  In these three weeks of sermons and Bible studies, we will understand that being a Christian steward is a wonderful privilege.  God calls and chooses us to be His stewards, and He acts in and through us.  We are God’s hands, feet, and mouth to the world.

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Worship/Bible Classes/Devotions

The service bulletin as a printable PDF may be accessed by clicking here.

Livestream Service - The 8am service continues to be live-streamed via Facebook.
An Adult Information Class examining the basic teachings of the Lutheran Christian faith will begin soon. If you are interested in attending, or know of someone who might be, please contact Pastor Stuckwisch.

Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at Zion. If you would like to set up automatic withdrawal of your offerings, please call the church office, or download this form and return it to the office. Thank you to everyone whose offerings help us to give witness to the unchanging Christ and His promises in these times.
Prayer List – If you would like the names of those included in the Prayer of the Church in the upcoming service, please contact the church office so that your email might be added to the weekly prayer chain list. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, we will not be publishing the names of those on the prayer list in any communications that are available on the internet.

Mid-Week Lord's Supper Celebrations - For those who are at higher risk or cannot worship in-person for health reasons, small group communion celebrations are available by calling the church office at 812-522-1089 to schedule a time.

Altar Flowers – Today are given to the glory of God in celebration of Paul & Donna Foster's anniversary.  To place flowers on the altar please sign up on the flower chart in the hallway across from the sacristy. 

Sunday School Materials  are available for home use by clicking here.

New CPH Youth and Children's Ministry Resources are available by clicking here.

Zion Boards/Organizations

Knowing God Through the Psalms, an In-Person Adult Bible Class, meets on Sundays at 9:30am in the fellowship hall. Participants are asked to wear masks/facecoverings if social distancing is not possible.  If you would like to receive the study sheet early and/or information on how to join remotely, please contact Pastor Stuckwisch or the church office. The study sheet may also be downloaded here.  Those who would like to participate via Zoom may do so by clicking here or by phone by calling 312-626-6799 and entering the Meeting ID: 930 357 8784 #. 

Trunk or Treat at Zion will be hosted in the North parking lot on Sunday, October 25th from 3pm -4:30pm. All are welcome!! If you would like to have a trunk please contact Melanie Pumphrey at or call / text 317-601-2563.

It's time to order Christmas Poinsettias for the altar.  To place your order use the forms that are in the narthex on the table by the greeting cards.  Please complete the form, include payment, put into an envelope and place in narthex box #245, Mary Lou Shollenberger.  Poinsettias will be $8.00 each.  The deadline for ordering is Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Schneck Coronavirus Hotline - If you believe you have been exposed to the virus or have concerning symptoms, call Schneck's dedicated hotline Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 812-524-4266 for free coronavirus phone screenings.  Healthcare professionals staffing the hotline will recommend the most appropriate next steps for your care.  Individuals may also reach out to their provider's office if they have questions or concerns. 


Trunk-r-Treat Sunday October 25th from 3:00-4:30. Contact Meredith Henry if you wish to join her trunk. If you are willing to host a trunk, please reach out to Melanie Pumphrey.

Sunday October 25th from 3:00-4:30. We are in need of trunks, please contact Pastor Akey if you would be able to decorate a trunk!
Hayride Saturday October 31st Meet at Kovener’s house at 6:00. Bring a side dish or dessert to pass. Dress warmly!


Zion Lutheran School
September 22 through Thursday, October 22 we will be taking Kleinhenn orders for a school fundraiser. Catalogs an order form is in the narthex if you are interested in placing an order. Checks for orders placed on the order form in the narthex should be made out to Zion Lutheran School and put in Mrs. Wright’s narthex mailbox.
Zion School will be closed October 12-16 for Fall Break. Extend Care will be open.
Lots of exciting things are happening in October at the school! Seymour Fire Department will be here to educate our students on Fire Safety, the Lion’s Club will do their annual eye screening for our preschool students and Fall Parties are happening at the end of the month.

Trinity Lutheran High School
Trinity Times - You can pick up a copy from the table in the narthex.  COVID circumstances have limited Trinity's ability to send out our mass newsletter mailing.

$25,000 GIVE-AWAY:  Trinity Lutheran High School invites you to participate in an officially licensed (License #016067) raffle/donation drawing fundraiser for our school.  One winner will receive $23,500 in cash (subject to all tax withholdings) or they can choose to apply $23,500 toward a new vehicle at Bob Poynter GM (excludes all taxes and title fees).  Five winners will receive $200 in cash and five winners will receive $100 in cash.  Raffle/donation tickets cost $100 each and a total of 500 tickets will be sold.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the general fund needs at Trinity.  Tickets can be purchased at Trinity sporting events, the school office, or by emailing the school at The raffle/donation drawing will take place on Saturday, December 12 during the Trinity Varsity Boys’ Basketball game.


Wegan October Supper (Drive-Thru only) will be held today from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Free will donation.

The 2020 Lutheran Mission Federation Reformation Rally has been moved to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour to allow for more space for worshippers and to allow for social distancing. The Immanuel Board of Elders have been encouraging worshippers to wear face coverings on the way in and out of service, but they are not required during the service itself. The service will be live streamed on Immanuel's website, The service will start at 7 p.m. on October 25th, and will feature Rev. Sean Daenzer, LCMS Director of Worship and Chaplain at the International Center, as our preacher. Hope to see you there!

Clarity Volunteer Training: Ministry Orientation, Monday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon at Memorial Baptist Church, Columbus.  Client Services Volunteer Training: Monday - Friday, November 2nd - 6th, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon at Memorial Baptist Church, Columbus.  See the poster on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for more information.

Jackson County Clothing Center is in need of volunteers to work the clothing center on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Some instruction will be given the first day you work as to what needs done.  If you are able to help out please contact Sandy Royer at 812-343-9726 or Cheryl Verling at 812-528-0747.

A note from Lakeview Ministries - Camp changes lives. We need your help to sustain this life-changing ministry. We have weathered many storms in our 55 years of existence, but this pandemic has been crippling.  Due to the cancellation of summer camp programs and group rentals, we have seen a loss of income nearing $800,000.  We have cut expenses wherever possible, but we need additional assistance in order to help preserve this ministry for future generations.  Our goal is to generate $400,000 of income by the end of the year.  This will help sustain us until summer 2021.  For more information and to find out how you can donate and/or take action, visit  Please help us weather this storm and continue to be a place for people to connect, grow in faith, and spend incredible time in God’s creation for years to come. 


TODAY                 8:00 AM      Worship/Communion
                             9:15 AM      Adult Bible Class
                           10:30 AM      Worship/Communion

MONDAY                                 Columbus Day
                                                 No School-Fall Break (ZLS, ILS)
                             6:00 PM      Zion Women's Fellowship

TUESDAY                               No School-Fall Break (ZLS, ILS)
WEDNESDAY                         No School-Fall Break (ZLS, ILS, SCS)
                             6:00 PM     Midweek Worship

THURSDAY                            No School-Fall Break (ZLS, ILS, TLHS, SCS)

FRIDAY                                   No School-Fall Break (ZLS, ILS, TLHS, SCS)

NEXT SUNDAY     8:00 AM     Worship
                              9:15 AM     Adult Bible Class
                            10:30 AM     Worship                           

Daily Word & Worship

Know Your Bible - is a short devotional program produced by area LCMS pastors that airs Monday through Saturday at 7am on local radio stations 1390 AM and FM 99.3 FM.

Portals of Prayer, a daily devotional booklet, is in your mailbox in the narthex or available for pickup at the church office.

The Lutheran Witness, a monthly magazine containing news, information, and a short Bible study is available in the office.

Lutheran Service Book can be purchased from to follow along during the worship service.

Daily Devotions, both in print and/or video are available from the following sites.

Home Devotions - Fathers (and heads of households), click here for a marvelous video by the chaplain of our LCMS International Center on how to do family devotions.
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