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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Affiliation: Church of the Lutheran Confession
132 Hurricane Shoals Road - Suite E
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
On the Web at: www.zionlutheranlawrenceville.com
Video services: www.justin.tv/zionlutheran
The First Sunday after Trinity June 10, 2012
Pastor Nathanael Mayhew
Office: 770-962-9034 CelP: 404-729-4602
Congregation President - Mr. Wade Knowlton
Welcome! We rejoice at the opportunity to share with you the
hope that is within us and pray that you might ever desire to learn
more about the Light of the world, Jesus Christ. May the True God
who has redeemed us from sin and death also enable us to “serve
Him without fear in holiness and righteousness... all the days of
our life” (Luke 1:74-75).
If you are visiting our church this
morning we invite you to record
your visit by signing our Guest
Register which is located at the back
of the church. If you have been
looking for a church home, we hope
that you will consider Zion. If you
are interested in more information
about our church or if you would like to become a member of our
congregation, please speak with Pastor Mayhew. He will be eager
to meet with you.
_ Zion’s Upcoming Church Calendar _
Today, 6/10 - 10:00 A.M. Sunday School (Nepal Part 2)
10:00 A.M. No Bible Class (CLC Prospectus)
11:00 A.M. Family Worship Service
Sunday 6/17 - 10:00 A.M. No Sunday School
10:00 A.M. No Bible Class
11:00 A.M. Family Worship Service
Pre-Service Meditation: Revelation 4:11 (ESV)
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and
power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and
The Order of Worship
Opening Hymn: 239 - Come, Thou Almighty King
P: We begin our service in the Name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen (spoken).
Confession and Absolution
P: W e have come into the presence of God, who created us to
love and serve Him as His dear children. But we have
disobeyed Him and deserve only His wrath and punishment.
Therefore let us confess our sins to Him and plead for His
C: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth.
In countless ways I have sinned against You and do not
deserve to be called Your child. But trusting in Jesus, my
Savior, I pray: Have mercy on me according to Your unfailing
love. Cleanse me from my sin and take away my guilt.
P: God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the
perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, He has
removed your guilt forever. You are His own dear child. May
God give you strength to live according to His will.
C: Amen (spoken).
Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie)
Glory to God in the Highest (Gloria)
Prayer of the Day
P: Let us pray...
... through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: Amen (spoken).
First Reading: Romans 1:16-25 (ESV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for
salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the
Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith
for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith." 18 For
the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness
suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to
them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible
attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been
clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things
that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although
they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to
him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts
were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and
exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling
mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God
gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the
dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they
exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served
the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34:1-9 (NKJV)
P: I will bless the LORD at all times;
C: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
P: My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
C: The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
P: Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
C: And let us exalt His name together.
P: I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
C: And delivered me from all my fears.
P: This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
C: And saved him out of all his troubles.
P: They looked to Him and were radiant,
C: And their faces were not ashamed.
P: The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear
C: And delivers them.
P: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
C: Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
P: Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
C: There is no want to those who fear Him.
Second Reading: Matthew 10:26-39 (NKJV)
26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that
will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. 27
Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear
in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who
kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able
to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold
for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart
from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than
many sparrows. 32 Therefore whoever confesses Me before men,
him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But
whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My
Father who is in heaven. 34 Do not think that I came to bring peace
on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have
come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her
mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and
‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who
loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he
who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not
worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses
his life for My sake will find it.”
P: Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary;
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
The third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The holy Christian Church, the communion of Saints;
The forgiveness of sins;
The resurrection of the body;
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Sermon Text: Psalm 100 (NKJV)
1 A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you
lands! 2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence
with singing. 3 Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has
made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of
His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His
courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the
LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all
Sermon Theme: The LORD gives His Church unending joy!
Part 1 - He has Created us to Joyfully Serve Him
God’s graciousness extends over all His creation
Unbelievers are called to know Jehovah
We are called into service to God through the talents He gives
Part 2 - He has Redeemed us to Sing His Praise
True worship is based on knowledge of the true God
Enter Jehovah’s house with joy
Praise Jehovah for His goodness in redemption
P: And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will