To view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message from 6-28 Worship, please click the link below.
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Bobbie Nation – June 30
Gerry Kohtz – July 1
Peg Lemburg – July 3
Lula Garrett – July 4
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke. Please keep Sandy Banta (Lisa Harders Aunt) from Arkansas in your prayers. Sandy suffered a stroke while traveling from Arkansas to Iowa. Please keep Sandy, her medical team and her family as they have traveled from Arkansas to be with her, in your prayers.
Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
Sunday, June 28 – 4th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 28:5–9, Psalm 119:153–160
Rom. 7:1–13, Matt. 10:34–42
Worship 10:30 am
Monday June 29
Tuesday June 30
Wednesday July 1Men’s Bible Study 8 a.m.
Thursday July 2
Friday July 3
Saturday July 4
Sunday, July 5 – 5th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 28:5–9, Psalm 119:153–160
Rom. 7:1–13, Matt. 10:34–42
Worship (Elder Led) 10:30 am
SAVE the DATE
Pastor Out of Town June 29-July 11 for KS Wheat Harvest
GO BIG GIVE – July 7
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 a.m. – Weds. July 8
HFH Build on Nelson Lane (Footings) July 11
HFH Build on Nelson Lane (Walls) July 25
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021
GO BIG GIVE – Tuesday July 7th
Pre-Giving Begins on Monday June 22nd
Join us for 24 hours of giving to make a BIG difference!
Go Big GIVE brings Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving day on July 7th. We inspire people to give generously to reach our goal of $1,000,000! Thank you for your support by making “a million gifts for the world we want to make”.
Several Local Groups are involved in Go Big Give, three close to our church are ALL BELONG TO CHRIST DAYCARE, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL and HEARTLAND LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL.
HLHS will be having a Prayer Walk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on July 7th. Guided sessions will start on the hour beginning with scripture readings and a short message. Self-guided sessions can be started any time. Walk around the school and pray for our school, community, nation and the world. Spend as much time here as you like, refreshments will be provided.
ABC Daycare & Preschool – GO BIG GIVE Event!You Are Invited – As part of this year’s GO BIG GIVE Event, we will be hosting a free Lasagna dinner open to everyone. Please join us for supper Tuesday July 7th from 5-7pm. “Grab-And-Go”
Containers will be available if you wish to take food home to enjoy as another convenient option.
Volunteers will be available to help assist anyone in making online
donations. This is a huge event for non-profits in Hall, Hamilton,
Merrick and Howard counties. One can make donations to
specific organizations or there is a ‘Support Them All’ option
where the money donated that way gets split among all the nonprofits. Pretty cool for sure!
Given the current COVID-19 climate our state is in, it is essential
for us all to support our non-profits in order that they may
continue to grow and thrive.
We look forward to seeing you and enjoying some yummy supper
If you have any questions please email us at:
Robin & The Childcare Board
Habitat for Humanity Build Dates
See Lee Echtenkamp is you are able to Volunteer to help with
HFH Build on Nelson Lane, Grand Island NE.
July 11 will be Footings and July 25 will be Walls.
Old Testament Reading – Jeremiah 28:5–9
5Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD, 6and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the LORD, and all the exiles. 7Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet.”
Epistle – Romans 7:1–13
Released from the Law
1Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.
The Law and Sin
7What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. Apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
13Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.
Holy Gospel – Matthew 10:34–42
Not Peace, but a Sword
34[Jesus said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
Christ Lutheran Church
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.