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Word & Worship

September 13, 2020

Divine Service - Setting Four
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Theme
In adversity and blessing, we belong to the Lord.  Joseph became an emissary of God’s mercy despite His brothers’ evil intent.  As we navigate and process quarrels, judgments, and opinions, human adversity distorts our life with Christ.  We belong to Him as we strive to live.  We belong to Him as we prepare to die.  Christ resolves adversity from His heart, resolving disputes with wisdom, love, and forgiveness.  This, too, is our blessing to receive and to share.

Hymn of Invocation - LSB 611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be
Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me,
Died that I might live on high,
Lives that I might never die.
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His, and He is mine.
 
Oh, the height of Jesus’ love,
Higher than the heav’ns above,
Deeper than the depths of sea,
Lasting as eternity!
Love that found me—wondrous thought!
Found me when I sought Him not.
 
Only Jesus can impart
Balm to heal the wounded heart,
Peace that flows from sin forgiv’n,
Joy that lifts the soul to heav’n,
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.
 
Chief of sinners though I be,
Christ is all in all to me;
All my wants to Him are known,
All my sorrows are His own.
He sustains the hidden life
Safe with Him from earthly strife.
 
O my Savior, help afford
By Your Spirit and Your Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.
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 - Psalm 124:8; Psalm 130:3–4; Luke 18:13
P   Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C   who made heaven and earth.
 
P   If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
C   But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
 
P   Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
 
Confession of Sins
C   Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.
 
Absolution - [John 20:19–23]
P   Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
 
Psalm - Psalm 103:1–12; antiphon: v. 13
As a father shows compassion to his | children,*
   so the Lord shows compassion to those who | fear him.
Bless the Lord, | O my soul,*
   and all that is within me,
   bless his | holy name!
Bless the Lord, | O my soul,*
   and forget not all his | benefits,
who forgives all your in- | iquity,*
   who heals all your dis- | eases,
who redeems your life | from the pit,*
   who crowns you with steadfast love and | mercy,
who satisfies | you with good*
   so that your youth is renewed like the | eagle’s.
The Lord works | righteousness*
   and justice for all who | are oppressed.
He made known his ways to | Moses,*
   his acts to the people of | Israel.
The Lord is merciful and | gracious,*
   slow to anger and abounding in | steadfast love.
He will not | always chide,*
   nor will he keep his anger for- | ever.
He does not deal with us according | to our sins,*
   nor repay us according to our in- | iquities.
For as high as the heavens are a- | bove the earth,*
   so great is his steadfast love toward those who | fear him;
as far as the east is | from the west,*
   so far does he remove our transgres- | sions from us.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
   and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*

   is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
As a father shows compassion to his | children,*
   so the Lord shows compassion to those who | fear him.
 
Kyrie - Mark 10:47
C   Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.
 
Gloria in Excelsis - Luke 2:14; John 1:29
C  To God on high be glory
    And peace to all the earth;
    Goodwill from God in heaven
    Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
    We praise and bless You, Father;
    Your holy name, we sing—
    Our thanks for Your great glory,
    Lord God, our heav’nly King.
 
    To You, O sole-begotten,
    The Father’s Son, we pray;
    O Lamb of God, our Savior,
    You take our sins away.
    Have mercy on us, Jesus;
    Receive our heartfelt cry,
    Where You in pow’r are seated
    At God’s right hand on high—
 
    For You alone are holy;
    You only are the Lord.
    Forever and forever,
    Be worshiped and adored;
    You with the Holy Spirit
    Alone are Lord Most High,
    In God the Father’s glory.
    “Amen!” our glad reply.
 
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
P   Let us pray.
O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Old Testament Reading - Genesis 50:15–21
   When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, ‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Epistle - Romans 14:1–12
   As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
   One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
   Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
   and every tongue shall confess to God.”
So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Alleluia and Verse - John 20:31
C   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
      These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Holy Gospel - Matthew 18:21–35
P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the eighteenth chapter.
C   Glory to You, O Lord.
 
   Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
   “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
 
P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C   Praise to You, 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 760 What God Ordains Is Always Good
What God ordains is always good:
    His will is just and holy.
As He directs my life for me,
    I follow meek and lowly.
        My God indeed
        In ev’ry need
Knows well how He will shield me;
To Him, then, I will yield me.
 
What God ordains is always good:
    He never will deceive me;
He leads me in His righteous way,
    And never will He leave me.
        I take content
        What He has sent;
His hand that sends me sadness
Will turn my tears to gladness.
 
What God ordains is always good:
    His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup
    That my physician sends me.
        My God is true;
        Each morning new
I trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.
 
What God ordains is always good:
    He is my friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm
    Though many storms may gather.
        Now I may know
        Both joy and woe;
Someday I shall see clearly
That He has loved me dearly.
 
What God ordains is always good:
    Though I the cup am drinking
Which savors now of bitterness,
    I take it without shrinking.
        For after grief
        God gives relief,
My heart with comfort filling
And all my sorrow stilling.
 
What God ordains is always good:
    This truth remains unshaken.
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
    I shall not be forsaken.
        I fear no harm,
        For with His arm
He shall embrace and shield me;
So to my God I yield me.
Text: Public domain
 
Sermon - Genesis 50:15-21, Matthew 18:21-35 - Thy Debt
 
Offering
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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 also with you.
 
P   Lift up your hearts.
C   We lift them to the Lord.
 
P   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C   It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
 
P   It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. 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 adored;
Heav’n and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
Sing hosanna in the highest, sing hosanna to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
 
Prayer of Thanksgiving
P   Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life. Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him.
 
We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood.
 
Hear us as we pray in His name and as He has taught us:
 
Lord’s Prayer
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
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
P   The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C   Amen.
 
Agnus Dei - John 1:29
C     O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
    You take the sin of the world away;
    O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
    Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.
 
  O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
    You take the sin of the world away;
    Have mercy on us, Jesus Christ,
    And grant us peace, O Lord, we pray.
 
Distribution
 
Hymn - LSB 758 The Will of God Is Always Best
The will of God is always best
    And shall be done forever;
And they who trust in Him are blest;
    He will forsake them never.
        He helps indeed
        In time of need;
He chastens with forbearing.
        They who depend
        On God, their friend,
Shall not be left despairing.
 
God is my comfort and my trust,
    My hope and life abiding;
And to His counsel, wise and just,
    I yield, in Him confiding.
        The very hairs,
        His Word declares,
Upon my head He numbers.
        By night and day
        God is my stay;
He never sleeps nor slumbers.
 
Lord, this I ask, O hear my plea,
    Deny me not this favor:
When Satan sorely troubles me,
    Then do not let me waver.
        O guard me well,
        My fear dispel,
Fulfill Your faithful saying:
        All who believe
        By grace receive
An answer to their praying.
 
When life’s brief course on earth is run
    And I this world am leaving,
Grant me to say, “Your will be done,”
    Your faithful Word believing.
        My dearest Friend,
        I now commend
My soul into Your keeping;
        From sin and hell,
        And death as well,
By You the vict’ry reaping.
Text: Public domain
 
Hymn - LSB 843 “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive”
“Forgive our sins as we forgive,”
    You taught us, Lord, to pray;
But You alone can grant us grace
    To live the words we say.
 
How can Your pardon reach and bless
    The unforgiving heart
That broods on wrongs and will not let
    Old bitterness depart?
 
In blazing light Your cross reveals
    The truth we dimly knew:
What trivial debts are owed to us,
    How great our debt to You!
 
Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls
    And bid resentment cease;
Then, bound to all in bonds of love,
    Our lives will spread Your peace.
Text: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Hymn - LSB 609 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive
Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Oh, may all this saying ponder
Who in sin’s delusions live
    And from God and heaven wander!
Here is hope for all who grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
We deserve but grief and shame,
    Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim;
    Here our ills have perfect healing.
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
Sheep that from the fold did stray
    No true shepherd e’er forsaketh;
Weary souls that lost their way
    Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh
In His arms that they may live:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
I, a sinner, come to Thee
    With a penitent confession.
Savior, mercy show to me;
    Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
Oh, how blest it is to know:
    Were as scarlet my transgression,
It shall be as white as snow
    By Thy blood and bitter passion;
For these words I now believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
Now my conscience is at peace;
    From the Law I stand acquitted.
Christ hath purchased my release
    And my ev’ry sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
 
Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Also I have been forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
    I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to Him I cleave:
Jesus sinners doth receive.
Text: Public domain
 
Hymn - LSB 845 Where Charity and Love Prevail
Where charity and love prevail
    There God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love
    By love are we thus bound.
 
With grateful joy and holy fear
    His charity we learn;
Let us with heart and mind and soul
    Now love Him in return.
 
Forgive we now each other’s faults
    As we our faults confess,
And let us love each other well
    In Christian holiness.
 
Let strife among us be unknown;
    Let all contention cease;
Be God’s the glory that we seek;
    Be ours His holy peace.
 
Let us recall that in our midst
    Dwells Christ, His only Son;
As members of His body joined
    We are in Him made one.
 
For love excludes no race or clan
    That names the Savior’s name;
His family embraces all
    Whose Father is the same.
Text: © 1960 World Library Publications. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2:29–32
C   O Lord, now let Your servant
    Depart in heav’nly peace,
    For I have seen the glory
    Of Your redeeming grace:
    A light to lead the Gentiles
    Unto Your holy hill,
    The glory of Your people,
    Your chosen Israel.
 
 All glory to the Father,
    All glory to the Son,
    All glory to the Spirit,
    Forever Three in One;
    For as in the beginning,
    Is now, shall ever be,
    God’s triune name resounding
    Through all eternity.
 
Post-Communion Collect
A   Let us pray.
Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in the Holy Supper of Your Son’s body and blood. Keep us firm in the true faith throughout our days of pilgrimage that, on the day of His coming, we may, together with all Your saints, celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Benedicamus - Psalm 103:1
A   Let us bless the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Benediction
P   The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.
C   Amen.
 
Hymn to Depart - LSB 512 At the Name of Jesus
At the name of Jesus
    Ev’ry knee shall bow,
Ev’ry tongue confess Him
    King of glory now.
’Tis the Father’s pleasure
    We should call Him Lord,
Who from the beginning
    Was the mighty Word.
 
Humbled for a season,
    To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
    Unto whom He came,
Faithfully He bore it
    Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious
    When from death He passed;
 
In your hearts enthrone Him;
    There let Him subdue
All that is not holy,
    All that is not true:
Crown Him as your captain
    In temptation’s hour;
Let His will enfold you
    In its light and pow’r.
 
 Glory then to Jesus,
    Who, the Prince of light,
To a world in darkness
    Brought the gift of sight;
Praise to God the Father;
    In the Spirit’s love
Praise we all together
    Him who reigns above.
Text: Public domain
 
Acknowledgments
Divine Service, Setting Four from Lutheran Service Book
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

 
 

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, September 13, 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 honor of Jack Doriot's 4th birthday.  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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9303578784 or by phone by calling 312-626-6799 and entering the Meeting ID: 930 357 8784 #. 

In-Person Sunday School will not meet until sometime later this Fall. The Board of Christian Studies has put together a survey for all parents to fill out in regards to resuming Sunday School.  Click here for a link to the survey.

The timpani drums were purchased with money from the Irma Darlage Music Fund.  Thank you to all who have donated to this fund.  If you are interested in learning to play them (about a 10 minute lesson) contact Becky Grelle for more information.  

Oktoberfest Apple Dumplings!!  Oktoberfest apple dumpling making begins today!

The adult handbell choir is in serious need of some bell ringers!! Can't read music? That is okay! We would love to have you come and check it out! Rehearsals will be Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:50 p.m. We will start on September 17th.  Please call Heidi Scheiderer at 812-655-2324 for more information!

Financial Peace.  Zion will be offering Financial Peace University beginning September 13th at 6:00 p.m. To find out more or to register, click here!  Financial Peace University (FPU) is the nine-lesson class that will teach you how to pay off debt, save and invest for your future. You’ll also connect with others, just like you who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress! 

Clarity (previously Pregnancy Care Center) is moving and will be in their new office Friday, September 4th.  It will be at 325 N Walnut St., Suite C (same building as Dr. Kirtley). Our Board of Christian Witness agreed to collect coins and paper money in Clarity baby bottles the month of September.  These bottles will be in a display in the narthex beginning September 6th.  They should be returned by the last week of September.  We feel it is a good project since we have a new baby in our congregation! - - The Board of Christian Witness

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. 

Youth

Jr. ZYO
 Apple Dumpling Making - September 20th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  Come and help make apple dumplings!  Sign-ups are in the Narthex.
Sr. ZYO
Apple Dumpling Making - TODAY, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Come and help make apple dumplings!

Schools

Zion Lutheran School
Happy Grandparents Day ZLS would like to thank all grandparents for the love and happiness you have given those little children.  God has a special place in his heart for each of us and we know grandparents are very special.  Thank you for the prayers and memories you share with us throughout our lives!  Happy Grandparents Day!
 
Thrivent Action Team - Are you a Thrivent member?  If so, did you know that you are eligible to sponsor up to two “Thrivent Action Team” events each year that would give a grant of $250 per event to Zion Lutheran School from the Thrivent Organization.  Mrs. Wright will be glad to help any Thrivent member to apply for such a grant. 
 
Kindergarten SGO  Planning - The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) accepts donations for a 50% state tax credit by the donor.  To be a donor to this program for Zion Lutheran School you can visit the website http://www..lutheransgo.org/donate/ or you can stop by the school or church offices for a donation form. New donor forms, specific to Zion Lutheran School, are available in the Zion church & school offices, and the church narthex.  Contact Mrs. Wright with questions.

Immanuel Lutheran School
Sunday, Sept. 13 Immanuel school will hold a grab ‘n go fish fry at the school.  Drive through the parking lot between 4-7 p.m. and place your order for complete fish dinners or hot dog kids’ meals.  No pre-ordering needed.  Freewill offerings support the ministry of Immanuel Lutheran School.

Trinity Lutheran High School
Celebrate Trinity Lutheran High School's 20 years!!!  A celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran's campus on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 starting at 3:00 pm.  This celebration will include food booths, alumni games, a bonfire, tailgate games and fun with our community.  Please bring a chair and help celebrate our amazing school! 

Community

Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia is holding its 19th Annual Fish Fry on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  We will have ready to pickup meals for adults and kids.  The adult menu includes a Deep-Fried Fish Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Scalloped Potatoes and Cookies for Dessert.  The Kids meal will feature a Hot Dog Sandwich, Cookies and a Bag of Chips.  Both meals will include bottled water.  We will serve till 7:00 p.m. or until our supplies run out.  Hope to see everyone there!

Immanuel Guild Nut Sale - Immanuel Guild will be selling PECAN HALVES, PECAN EXTRA LARGE PIECES, DELUXE MIXED NUTS, ENGLISH WALNUTS AND WHOLE JUMBO CASHEWS.  Nuts will not be available at the Immanuel Craft Show due to cancellation of the show this year.  All nuts will be $10.00 per one pound package.  Orders need to be placed by October 1st and will be arriving approximately the first week of November.  If you would like to order nuts, please contact one of our members: Sandy Kilgas (812-525-9675), Adrene Wunder (812-524-7241), Pat Nicholson (812-521-3070), or Jackie Hill (812-528-0432).

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 cph.org 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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