Current Bulletin - Lost Island Lutheran Church

Today’s radio broadcast is sponsored by Dave & Elaine Sidles in honor of their 23rd wedding
anniversary on March 21.
Easter is April 5th and the youth are having their annual Easter Breakfast
after the sunrise service. There is a signup sheet in the back of the
church for food items needed for the breakfast. Thanks for helping the
youth with this project.
Lenten Services will continue each Wednesday at 5 and 7 PM. There will be
a light lunch served following the 5 PM service. The Youth serve March 25.
SACK and LIFE youth are encouraged to come help serve and clean up.
A 5 week Bereavement Support Group for Adults is being offered by
Hospice of Palo Alto Co. on Wednesdays in April from 5:30-7:30 pm. See
poster on the bulletin board for more information. Please RSVP as soon as
possible if interested. There is no cost, light meal served. There will also be
a session in October if you are unable to attend now.
The Baskets of Promise campaign continues with collection of items for the
Personal Care Kits. March 22-metal nail clippers and March 29 more soap.
Bath towels (light-weight, maximum 52”x27”, dark colors), and wide
toothed combs are also needed.
Next Sunday, March 29 is Palm Sunday and 1st Communion for
several of our youth at Lost Island and Bethany.
Please join us for this special day.
Bethany Lutheran Scholarship Applications Due: April 15
All active members of Bethany Lutheran planning to attend any schools to
further their education are eligible to apply. This can be technical schools,
Community Colleges, etc. as well as 4 year colleges. This scholarship is for one
time only. Applicants must be active members of Bethany Lutheran Church and
must be full-time students enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester.
Applications must be signed by the student and returned to the church office
by April 15. Applications are on the table in the overflow room.
MARCH 22, 2015
Bethany Lutheran Church
703 Broadway- Emmetsburg, IA
Lost Island Lutheran Church
3797-319th St. - Ruthven, IA
Worship 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Worship 8:45 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
We welcome you to worship today
March 22, 2015
God promises Jeremiah that a "new covenant" will be made in the
future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart.
The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to
himself when he is lifted up on the cross. Our baptismal covenant draws
us to God's heart through Christ and draws God's light and truth into
our hearts. We see God's heart most clearly in the way Jesus shares
human suffering, in an agony both the John and Hebrews readings
Head Ushers for March
David Sidles, Phil Andreasen
Assistant side ushers, March 22
Bill Dickey, Joe Neary
Assistant side ushers March 29
John Larson, Bob Mortenson, Jr.
Altar Guild for March
Kathy Mehan, Pat Vician
TODAY, March 22
Lector: Angie Hetrick
Alison Gould
Greeters: Terry & Pam Rouse
Paul & Teresa Saxton
* Bev Norland
*Dianne Hough
Acolytes: April Cole, Gretchen Hofstad
Tianna Murray, Lindsay Carter
Communion Asst:
March 29- 1 Communion; Frank & Marit Veltri, Kim Campbell
TODAY, March 22
Organist: Tim Nielsen
Tim Nielsen
Altar Guild for March
Linda Pitt, Pat Henningsen
Reader: Troy Leininger
Tim Nielsen
Acolyte: Kate Sorenson
Jonah Hackbart-Morlock
Communion Asst:
March 29-1 Communion; Steve Pitt
Today, March 22
We invite everyone to please sign the attendance sheets in the black notebook located at the end of pew.
If you are a guest, please include your address and phone number.
We welcome you to come again.
9th Grade Confirmation following worship
WELCA meets after church
Young adult fellowship to follow worship
3:00 pm Bell Choir
3:30 pm Lakeside Lutheran Vespers
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24
Wednesday, March 25
9:00 am Quilting
6:30 pm Cub Scouts
12 noon Men’s Bible Study
2:30-4 pm 2-5th grade, SACK Club
5:00 & 7 pm Mid-week Lenten Service at Bethany
Light lunch to follow 5 pm service by the Youth
7-8:30 pm 9-12th grade, LIFE group
Thursday, March 26
9:00 am WIC Clinic
10:00 am Assemble newsletters
Saturday, March 28
9 am Lost Island Quilting, All Welcome
Sunday, March 29 Lost Island-8:45 am Worship, Baptism, Holy Communion
Palm Sunday
10:15 am Sunday School
1st Communion
Bethany – 9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, Holy Communion
*Those who are able, please stand
*HYMN: LBW #438 Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
No Hymn of Praise as we use no Alleluias during Lent
*SALUTATION: P: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
Let us pray together.
O God, with steadfast love you draw us to yourself, and in mercy
you receive our prayers. Strengthen us to bring forth the fruits of
the Spirit, that through life and death we may live in your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
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Janis Campbell
*SENDING HYMN: WOV #734 Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
*DISMISSAL: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks Be To God.
day when God will make a new covenant with the people. There will be
no need to teach the law, because God will write it on their hearts.
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Asa Margot Kae Rodemeyer
is being brought for Holy Baptism today.
Her parents are Tim & Molly Rodemeyer.
Her sponsors are Darca Saxton and Jason Sloan.
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not
be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them
by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt — a covenant that
they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. 33But this is
the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,
says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their
hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34No
longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the
LORD," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the
greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember
their sin no more.
PSALM 51:1–12
Read responsively by verse
Create in me a clean heart, O God. (Ps. 51:10)
IN OUR PRAYERS: We remember those in special need of God’s love
and care including: Garwin Anderson, Sharon Sobkoweak, Bill Ortman,
Shannon (Steve & Linda Pitt’s daughter in law), Marilyn Leininger
(Troy’s mother), Vivian Jorgenson, Janet Mortenson, Jason & Megan
Haack, Riley, Parker and Paytn, Linda Laws, Shelly Conry, Susan
Junemann, Sheila Duhn, Lyle & Betty Edwards, Craig & Mike Schipull
(brothers of Elaine Sidles), Linda Umbrell, Bonnie Anderson, Lucille
Anderson and those we name in our hearts.
*Our sympathy to Wilma, Tim & Alaire Nielsen in the loss of Norman
and to Don Nauss and family in the loss of Flo
*In the military overseas: Sgt Kyle Ort, nephew of Doug & Sherri Ort
and Eric Flattem, husband of Laura Neary
*Our missionary: Courtney Davis in Papua New Guinea
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
Wash me through and through from my wickedness,
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my offenses, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are justified when you speak
and right in your judgment.
Indeed, I was born steeped in wickedness,
a sinner from my mother's womb.
Indeed, you delight in truth deep within me,
and would have me know wisdom deep within.
Remove my sins with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be purer than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
that the body you have broken may rejoice.
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FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:31–34
The Judeans in Babylon blamed their exile on their ancestors, who had
broken the covenant established at Sinai. Here the prophet looks to a
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my wickedness.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
SECOND READING: Hebrews 5:5–10
Using priestly imagery and references to the Old Testament, the author
explains how Christ lived in trusting obedience to God, and so God has
made Christ the source of our eternal salvation.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was
appointed by the one who said to him,
"You are my Son, today I have begotten you";
as he says also in another place,
"You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek."
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications,
with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from
death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he
suffered; 9and having been made perfect, he became the source of
eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10having been designated by
God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek
Here ends the reading. Please stand for the Lenten Response.
*LENTEN REPSONSE: LBW Pg. 63 Return to the Lord, your God…
*GOSPEL REPONSE: Praise to you, O Christ.
*HYMN OF THE DAY: LBW #194 All Who Believe And Are Baptized
(Bethany) HOLY BAPTISM: LBW pg. 121
(Lost Island) *APOSTLES’ CREED: LBW: pg. 65
*GOSPEL ANNOUNCED: Glory to you, O Lord.
*GOSPEL: John 12:20–33
Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time to celebrate the Passover
festival. Here Jesus' words about seeds planted in the ground turn the
disaster of his death into the promise of a harvest in which everyone
will be gathered.
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then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23Jesus answered them,
"The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly, I
tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains
just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25Those who love
their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it
for eternal life. 26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am,
there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will
Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say — 'Father,
save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to
this hour. 28Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from
heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." 29The crowd
standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An
angel has spoken to him." 30Jesus answered, "This voice has come for
your sake, not for mine. 31Now is the judgment of this world; now the
ruler of this world will be driven out. 32And I, when I am lifted up from
the earth, will draw all people to myself." 33He said this to indicate the
kind of death he was to die.
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some
Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and
said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." 22Philip went and told Andrew;
Please be seated while the offering is received
*OFFERING/OFFERTORY: WOV #732 Create in Me a Clean Heart
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