JUNE 23RD ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME!

Welcome to our guest and visitors! Once again we welcome our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Michael Musick, who will lead our morning services and next Sunday’s services too. We give thanks to Rev. Musick for coming and giving us the Gospel!

9:00 am ADULT BIBLE STUDY

We will not meet this morning and not next Sunday, June 30. We will meet July 7th.

CORALVILLE FOOD PANTRY

Don’t forget our on-going giving to the food pantry, non-perishable food items and paper goods such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc. The container is under the table in the Fellowship Hall. A special thanks to Carla S. who comes weekly to the church, collects the items and takes it to the food pantry. We want to fill up her car!

SAVE YOUR HOTEL TOILETRIES

The Human Care Committee is once again collecting toiletries for their health care kits they give to the homeless in the winter time. If you are on vacation, grab the toiletries and bring them to church. There is a container under the table in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support.

VBS is July 20th! See the card table in the Fellowship Hall for cards with a list of food items for the picnic at noon. Don’t forget to register your child or children. Registration forms are at the back of the Sanctuary, in the Fellowship Hall and on the website.

Readings

Isaiah 65:1–9

Galatians 3:23—4:7

Luke 8:26–39

Hymns

849 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

761 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

632 O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee

633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

570 Just as I Am, without One Plea

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

Luke chapter 8

Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 28When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Jesus and said with a loud voice, “What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me.” 29For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) 30Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And the demon said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31And the demons begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss [hell]. 32Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged Jesus to let them enter these. So He gave them permission. 33Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. 34When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. 37Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So He got into the boat and returned. 38The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.



JUNE 16TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

We are truly blessed on this day to celebrate the gift the Lord has given us, Fathers. A Blessed Father’s Day!

WELCOME!

We are excited to welcome our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Michael Musick, this morning and the next two Sundays! He will lead our services.

NOTE: 9:00 am ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Adult Bible Study will not meet June 16, 23, 30.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Save the date, Saturday, July 20th, 9:00 am—noon followed by a family picnic. All kids ages three to rising 6th graders are invited to come. There is a rumor, water is involved! Registration forms are NOW available, see the back table in the Sanctuary or on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Readings

Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31

Acts 2:14a, 22–36

John 8:48–59

Hymns

504 Father Most Holy

50 6 Glory Be to God the Father

507 Holy, Holy, Holy

798 The God of Abraham Praise

923 Almighty Father, Bless the Word

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

John 8

48The Jews answered Jesus, “Are we not right in saying that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50Yet I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks it, and He is the judge. 51Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” 52The Jews said to Jesus, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death.’ 53Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do You make Yourself out to be?” 54Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ 55But you have not known Him. I know Him. If I were to say that I do not know Him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know Him and I keep His word. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see My day. He saw it and was glad.” 57So the Jews said to Jesus, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” 59So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.


JUNE 9TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

LUNCHEON AFTER 10:15 SERVICE

Everyone is invited to the luncheon hosted by the Human Care Committee. Shredded pork sandwiches will be served. Plan to stay after the 10:15 service, lunch is served!

NOTE: 9:00 AM BIBLE STUDY

Adult Bible Class will not meet June 16, 23, and 30th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Save the date, Saturday, July 20th, 9:00 am—noon followed by a family picnic. All kids ages three to rising 6th graders are invited to come. There is a rumor, water is involved! Registration forms are NOW available, see the back table in the Sanctuary or the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Readings

Genesis 11:1–9

Acts 2:1–21

John 14:23–31

Hymns

768 To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray

497 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord

803 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

774 Feed Thy Children, God Most Holy

636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

John 14

23Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. 24Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. And the word that you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. 25“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28You heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world [Satan] is coming. He has no claim on Me, 31but I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.






JUNE 2ND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCHEON

The Human Care Committee will serve pulled pork sandwiches following the 10:15 service, June 9th. Members can bring a salad or dessert, see sign-up sheet posted next to the kitchen.

JULY VOTER’S MEETING

POP members, everything is going great at POP! So, the Council decided it wasn’t necessary to have the July Voter’s Meeting.

SAVE THE DATE!

Don’t forget Vacation Bible School (VBS) is Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 am - noon. Kids ages 3-rising 6th grade are invited to attend. Family picnic to follow.

Readings

Acts 1:12–26

Revelation 22:1–20

John 5

Hymns

733 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

490 Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won

793 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

617 O Lord, We Praise Thee

495 Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

John 5

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son also to have life in Himself. And He has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.


MAY 26TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

The Board of Education is having VBS this summer! Mark the date, Saturday, July 20th, 9:00 to noon with a family picnic to follow. Ages 3 through rising 6th graders. The Board is asking the eighth graders and high school students to help out. The theme and more details to come.

HUMAN CARE COMMITTEE POTLUCK

We are going to kick off the summer, June 9th, with a potluck luncheon following the 10:15 service. Pulled pork sandwiches provided, there will be a sign-up sheet by the kitchen bulletin board to bring side dishes and desserts. Bring on summer along with all the events and activities!

Readings

Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27

John 5

Hymns

507 Holy, Holy, Holy

671 Sing with All the Saints in Glory

849 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

923 Almighty Father, Bless the Word

Order of Service

Matins

The Gospel Reading

John 5

1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda [House of Mercy], which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11But he answered them, “The Man who healed me, that Man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’” 12They asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”


MAY 19TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

Congratulations to our Prince of Peace high school seniors who will graduate this week. Below is a list of graduates, graduation dates and their college plans. God’s Blessings to them!

Drew S. graduates May 23 from Thomas Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids, and will attend Valparaiso University majoring in Computer Engineering.

Audra S. will graduate from Clear Creek Amana High School May 24th and will attend Wartburg College majoring in Business.

Madelynn A. will graduate from Liberty High School May 25th and will attend university of Iowa majoring in Biomedical Engineering.


The following students will graduate May 24th from West High School, Iowa City:

Sophie S. will attend University of Missouri majoring in Journalism and minor in English.

Casey M. will attend University of Iowa majoring in Biochemistry.

Jack D. will attend University of Iowa majoring in Health and Human Physiology and received a full scholarship for the Army ROTC.

Sam M. will attend Iowa State University and will major in Software Engineering.

Readings

Acts 11:1–18

Revelation 21:1–7

John 13:31-35

Hymns

700 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

465 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

637 Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord

461 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

31When Judas had gone out [to betray Jesus], Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32If God is glorified in the Son of Man, God will also glorify the Son of Man in Himself, and glorify the Son of Man at once. 33Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek Me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”



May 12 Announcements

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

A Blessed Mother’s Day to all our moms! We thank God for the blessings our Moms give us every day.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to POP member, Alyssa M., who graduated yesterday, May 11th, from Concordia University Chicago with an Elementary Education degree. Alyssa is now on the job hunting search or will substitute teach. Blessings Alyssa, on your new adventure!

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Join us this Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 am for our last Men’s Bible Study. We will begin again in the fall.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

The Board of Education is having VBS this summer! Mark the date, Saturday, July 20th, 9:00 to noon with a family picnic to follow. Ages 3 through rising 6th graders. The Board is asking the eighth graders and high school students to help out. The theme and more details to come.

HUMAN CARE COMMITTEE NEWS

-The committee thanks the 9 blood donors who contributed to the blood drive last Saturday, May 4th. Eight pints were collected which help 24 people.

-Mark June 9th down on your calendar for a potluck luncheon following the 10:15 service. Pulled pork sandwiches provided, there will be a sign-up sheet by the kitchen bulletin board to bring side dishes and desserts.

Readings

Acts 20:17–35

Revelation 7:9–17

John 10:22–30

Hymns

676 Behold a Host, Arrayed in White

709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

525 Crown Him with Many Crowns

605 Father Welcomes

490 Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

John 10

22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around Him and said to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ [Savior], tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name bear witness about Me, 26but you do not believe because you are not part of My flock. 27My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”


May 5, 2019 Announcements

QUESTIONING AND CONFIRMATION

This morning at the 9:45 service, the Confirmands will reaffirm their faith as they recite parts of the Catechism. Also, at the 10:15 service, the following Confirmands will receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time. The flowers on the Altar are given by the parents in honor of their Confirmation. Congratulations!

Jack Lorenz A.

Son of Trevor and Lisa A.


Sophia Andretta G.

Daughter of Ryan and Casie G.

BIBLE PRESENTATION

It is a tradition at Prince of Peace to present the Sunday School children who are in second grade a Bible from the congregation. Those receiving Bibles:

Emma K.

Masha N.

Readings

Acts 9:1–22

John 21:1–14

Hymns

802 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

483 With High Delight Let Us Unite

680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise

475 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing

636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Five

The Gospel

John 21:1–14

1After this [Easter] Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias [Galilee], and He revealed Himself in this way. 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered Him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7That dis-ciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. 9When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have break-fast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


April 28th Announcements

LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL

Today is the last day of Sunday School for the school year. We will see you back Sunday, September 8th. Thank you to all the teachers who taught lessons this year!

MAY 4TH BLOOD DRIVE

Don’t forget the Blood Drive at POP, May 4th, 8:30 am-11:30 am. The sign-up sheet is posted on the board by the kitchen and there is room for more volunteers.

THANK YOU!

Dear Member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,

Thank you so much for supporting the Christian Preschool this year with your prayers, encouragement, and offerings. We very much appreciate the donations you have given to us this year. From the Easter Breakfast donations to the ongoing Sunday School offerings, we feel blessed to have such a caring and supportive congregation. The mission to spread God’s love to these young children is so important. The children are learning about God’s love and mercy each day they come back to preschool. It is with great joy that I let you know that we have received the highest QRS rating from the State of Iowa. We will now be listed with a 5 star ranking. Thank you again for your support!

Blessings, Jenni B. and Laurie M.


CAMP IO-DIS-CA

Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for summer camp information. Many types of camps for all ages. Feel free to pick up a registration form from the bulletin board or go to their website, www.campiodiseca.org.

Readings

Acts 5:12–32

John 20:19–31

Luke 8:40–48

Numbers 15:37–41

Hymns

487 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain

457 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

507 Holy, Holy, Holy

923 Almighty Father, Bless the Word

Order of Service

Matins

The Gospel

John 20

On the evening of that day [Easter Sunday], the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into His side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, His disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.


HOLY WEEK SERVICES:

  • April 18th, Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm with Holy Communion
  • April 19th, Good Friday Noon Worship Service AND 7:00 pm Worship Service
  • April 20th, Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm with Holy Communion
  • April 21st, Easter Sunday, 7:00 am Easter Sunrise Service with Holy Communion AND 10:15 Easter Service with Holy Communion

April 21st Announcements

A BLESSED EASTER!

Holy Week Services: Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 14th; Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 pm with Holy Communion; Good Friday, Friday, April 19th noon and 7:00 pm; Easter Vigil, April 20th, 8:00 pm with Holy Communion; Easter Sunday, April 21st, 7:00 am Sunrise Service with Holy Communion; 8:00 Breakfast; 10:15 Easter Service with Holy Communion. Everyone is invited to all services.

THANK YOU!

-Kevin and Sue S. came in early this morning to decorate the Sanctuary with balloons to celebrate, Christ Has Risen Today!

-The Elders and Youth Group are making scrambled eggs, pancakes, and bacon for breakfast this morning around 8:00 am. Everyone is invited to attend. Around 8:30 am, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for kids through 5th grade. Paper bags will be available if you did not bring your own Easter basket.

-As always, a special thank you to our fabulous organist, Evan, who played at all the Holy Week services and today, Easter Sunday.

Hymns for 7:00 Sunrise Service

457 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

461 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

469 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

474 Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen

470 O Sons and Daughters of the King

483 With High Delight Let Us Unite

465 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

The 7:00 Readings

Luke 23:26–56

And as they led Him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. And there followed Him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for Him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with Him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on His right and one on His left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His gar-ments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save himself, if He is the Christ of God, His Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up and offering Him sour wine and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!” There was also an inscription over Him, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of con-demnation? And we indeed justly, for we are re-ceiving the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your king-dom.” And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I com-mit My Spirit!” And having said this He breathed His last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this Man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all His acquaintances and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things. Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Ar-imathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took It down and wrapped It in a linen shroud and laid Him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with Him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they re-turned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the command-ment.

Luke 24:1–12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered His words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

10:15 Hymns

463 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia

464 The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

466 Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia

475 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing

490 Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won

482 This Joyful Eastertide

487 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain

10:15 Gospel Reading

John 20:1–18

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disci-ple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to Him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that He had said these things to her.

This is the Gospel of the Lord!






Tonight, April 10th is the last of the Wednesday evening Lent services. Come, 7:00 pm service with Holy Communion.

April 7th Announcements

PALM SUNDAY READERS

It’s an annual tradition to read The Passion on Palm Sunday, April 14th. We are gathering volunteers to read. There is no memorizing and the script is provided ahead of time. Sign up on the on the bulletin board by the kitchen for either at the 8:00, 10:15, or both services.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Holy week begins next week: Palm Sunday, April 14th; Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm; Good Friday, noon and 7:00 pm; Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm; Easter Sunday, 7:00 am Sunrise Service and 10:15 Service. Everyone is invited to all services, invite your family and friends.

EASTER BREAKFAST

The Youth Group and the Elders will host Easter Breakfast, April 21st following the 7:00 am Easter Sunrise Service. There will be eggs, pancakes, and bacon. Members can bring fruit, bread item-muffins, quick bread, or cinnamon rolls, juice and milk. Sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board by the kitchen.

STUDENT/MILITARY ITEMS

If you picked up a card with a list of items for the care packages given to POP members in college and in the military, please bring them by Friday, April 12th. The Human Care Committee is assembling them Saturday, April 13th.

LOOKING FOR FIELD MOWERS

Currently, there are only two field mowers so we really need to add to our list. Please consider volunteering, contact the Office Secretary, Marcia, to add your name to the list. If you have questions, contact the Board of Trustees Chair, Alan B.

THANK YOU

Dear Rev. Otto and Members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,

On behalf of the students and members of St. Paul’s Lutheran chapel, please accept our thanks for allowing our students to promote our 2019 National Campus Ministry Conference fundraiser, Variety!, at your congregation. More than that, thank you for supporting this effort through your generous donations. Our students and congregation appreciate your support very much.

Blessings, Rev. W. Max Mons

Readings

Isaiah 43:16–21

Philippians 3:8–14

Luke 20:9–20

Hymns

575 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

427 In the Cross of Christ I Glory

617 O Lord, We Praise Thee

419 Savior, When in Dust to Thee

803 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting One

The Gospel

Luke 20

9And Jesus began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. 10When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17But Jesus looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written [in the Old Testament]: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone[ Savior]’? 18“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” 19The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on Jesus at that very hour, for they perceived that He had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20So they watched Jesus and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch Him in something He said, so as to deliver Him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the [Roman] governor.


March 31st Announcements

FELLOWSHIP HOST TODAY

We welcome Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Representatives as they will host this morning’s Fellowship. At Thrivent, they aren't just on a mission for mission's sake. They are on a mission for you and your financial future. Their success is about people, not numbers. Thrivent offers advice on insurance, investments, banking, etc. Thrivent Financial professionals guide you on your journey to be wise with your money. Their mission is to help Christians be wise with money and live generously. For more information, www.thrivent.com or 1-800-847-4836.

LUTHERAN WITNESS

If you would like to receive The Lutheran Witness magazine, place $15.96 in an envelope marked Lutheran Witness in the offering. There are copies on the table in the Fellowship Hall. The deadline to order is April 8th.

LOOKING FOR FIELD MOWERS

If you like to mow and be outside, there is a perfect opportunity for you, mow the POP field. It takes approximately 3 hours and one person mows and is on a rotating schedule. You schedule your time when you want to mow. Currently, there are two field mowers, so we really need to add to our list. Please consider volunteering, contact the Office Secretary, Marcia, to add your name to the list. If you have questions, contact the Board of Trustees Chair, Alan B.

PALM SUNDAY READERS

It’s an annual tradition to read, The Passion, on Palm Sunday, April 14th. Looking for volunteers to read, no memorizing, the script is provided ahead of time. Sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board by the kitchen. You can read either at the 8:00 or 10:15 or both services.

Readings

Isaiah 12

2 Corinthians 5:16–21

Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32

Hymns

686 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

543 What Wondrous Love Is This

709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

922 Go, My Children, with My Blessing

Order of Service

Service of Prayer and Preaching

The Gospel

Luke 15

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear Jesus. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3So Jesus told them this parable: 11And He said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. 25“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”



Beautiful morning.

March 24th Announcements

NEW PIANO

Thank you to our fabulous organist, Evan. He was on the look out and found an used piano to take place of the keyboard we currently have. We look forward hearing Evan’s musical talent on this new instrument.

CARE PACKAGES

The Human Care Committee will again send care packages to POP members who are in college, for final’s week, and the committee will also send care packages to POP members serving in the military. In the Fellowship Hall, there are cards with listed items if you would like to pick a card(s). The last day to bring the items is April 7th.

SUMMER CAMP-REGISTRATION

Check out the bulletin board for summer camp information and registration at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, By Faith. There are pamphlets for you to take or visit the website, www.campiodiseca.org. Registration is for kids kindergarten through 12th grade. There are many different types of camps, be sure to check out the information!

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES

It’s Lent season, don’t forget to check Lutheran Hour Ministries for their daily Lenten devotions, free and great devotions. Go to www.lhm.lent.

IDE DISTRICT OFFICE – POSITION OPENING

The Iowa District East district office is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Communications / Events / Technology Coordinator. Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the job description from the church office, on the district website at www.lcmside.org, or by contacting Sherry Brendes at 319-373-2112 with questions. There is a copy of the job description on the bulletin board. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Sherry Brendes, Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Road, Marion, IA 52302, or via e-mail to sherry@lcmside.org.

Readings

Ezekiel 33:7–20

1 Corinthians 10:1–13

Luke 13:1–9

Hymns

809 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

702 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

801 How Great Thou Art

923 Almighty Father, Bless the Word

Order of Service

Matins

The Gospel

1There were some present at that very time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood [Roman Governor] Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices [in Jerusalem]. 2And He answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” 6And Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ 8And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”



March 17th Announcements

PAINTING PARTY

The Board of Trustees will have a Fellowship Hall painting party this Saturday, March 23, 8:00 am. Come, give the Fellowship Hall walls a new coat of paint! If you have a favorite brush or roller, bring it along. If you don’t, there will be rollers available.

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES

It’s Lent season, don’t forget to check Lutheran Hour Ministries for their daily Lenten devotions, free and great devotions. Go to www.lhm.lent.

CARE PACKAGES

The Human Care Committee will again send care packages to POP members who are in college, for final’s week, and the committee will also send care packages to POP members serving in the military. In the Fellowship Hall, there are cards with listed items if you would like to pick a card(s). The last day to bring the items is April 7th.

IDE DISTRICT OFFICE – POSITION OPENING

The Iowa District East district office is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Communications / Events / Technology Coordinator. Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the job description from the church office, on the district website at www.lcmside.org, or by contacting Sherry Brendes at 319-373-2112 with questions. There is a copy of the job description on the bulletin board. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Sherry Brendes, Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Road, Marion, IA 52302, or via e-mail to sherry@lcmside.org.


Readings

Jeremiah 26:8–15

Philippians 3:17—4:1

Luke 13:31–35


Hymns

725 Children of the Heavenly Father

708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

673 Jerusalem, My Happy Home

622 Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared

422 On My Heart Imprint Your Image


Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

Luke 13

31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for [King] Herod wants to kill You.” 32And Jesus said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish My course. 33Nevertheless, I must go on My way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”



Wednesday Night Lenten Service tonight at 7:00. Daniel chapter 2.

March 10th Announcements

CARE PACKAGES

The Human Care Committee will again send care packages to POP members who are in college, for final’s week, and the committee will also send care packages to POP members serving in the military. In the Fellowship Hall, there are cards with listed items if you would like to pick a card(s). The last day to bring the items is April 7th.

PAINTING PARTY

The Board of Trustees will have a Fellowship Hall painting party, Saturday, March 23, 8:00 am. The Fellowship Hall walls will get a new coat of paint! If you have a favorite brush or roller, bring it along. If you don’t, there will be rollers available.

SUMMER CAMP-REGISTRATION

Check out the bulletin board for summer camp information and registration at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, By Faith. There are pamphlets for you to take or visit the website, www.campiodiseca.org. Registration is for kids kindergarten through 12th grade. There are many different types of camps, be sure to check out the information!

Readings

Genesis 3

Hebrews 4

Luke 4:1–13

Hymns

418 O Lord, throughout These Forty Days

657 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

619 Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior

424 O Christ, You Walked the Road

536 One Thing’s Needful

Order of Service

Divine Service, Setting Three

The Gospel

Luke the fourth chapter

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, He was hungry. 3The devil said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to Jesus, “To You I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If You, then, will worship me, it will all be Yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’” 9And he took Jesus to Jerusalem and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here, 10for it is written, “‘He will command His angels concerning You, to guard You,’ 11and “‘On their hands they will bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.’” 12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Jesus until an opportune time.