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    This season, which really is a continuation of Ordinary Time (1), lasts twenty to twentyfour Sundays and focuses on the Christian life of faith. The Liturgical color is green. It is

    the color of life, growth, and nourishment; the basic color of nature.

    October 13th, 2013Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

    Welcome in the Name of Christ!We pray that you enjoy your time with us and that your spirit is enriched as we together sit

    at the feet of our Savior. Gods richest blessings be on you!

    Bathrooms are located in the north and south side of the entryway as you go down into thebasement. The mens is on the north side and the womens on the south side.

    A small Nursery with a changing table and rocking chair is in the back of church on thesouth side; a carpeted play area is found in the basement; and black activity bags are available

    in the entryway.

    If you would like talk to Pastor about anything, catch him after worship or give him a call at507-648-3601 (Cell: 507-276-5225).

    Order of Service The Common Service on Page 15Sermon Text II Timothy 2:8-13

    Sermon Theme The Faithfulness of God and ManHymns 241, 520, 310, 610Psalm 111 on Page 106

    The Lords Supper at ZionThe Lords Supper is truly a most high and intimate expression of unity. Paul writesin I Corinthians 10:16-17: Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a

    participation in the Blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participationin the Body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, forwe all partake of the one loaf. Those who celebrate the Sacrament together are ex-pressing unity with both each another and Christ Jesus their Savior. When the faith

    publically confessed by the participants is unified, what God gives us in the Sacramentis pure Gospel and a truly a blessed communion and union with one another and ourGod. But if there is disagreement concerning Gods Word underlying a celebration ofthe Sacrament, its intended purpose is spoiled and those involved are improperly de-

    claring unity where unity does not fully exist.

    Our practice as it involves the Lords Supper is based on a deep reverence for God andHis Word; it is based on our profound respect for the purpose of the Sacrament; andit is based on a deep desire to in every way honestly, accurately, and clearly confess allof Gods Word to the world. Therefore, those who are not yet fully united to us arecordially invited and encouraged to speak with Pastor or an Elder so that we may

    work together for the truth (III John 8); for when spiritual unity is achieved on thebasis of Gods Word, outward unity can and will be joyfully celebrated. Those who

    have declared their unity with us, either by their membership here or by their member-ship in another congregation with which we are unified, are cordially invited to express

    that unity at the Lords Table.

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    First Lesson: Ruth 1:1-19a In the days when the judges ruled, there was afamine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons,went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The mans name was Elimelech, his wifes nameNaomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites fromBethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. Now Elimelech, Naomis husband,died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah andthe other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died,and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. When she heard in Moab that theLORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters-

    in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the placewhere she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Ju-dah. Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, Go back, each of you, to your mothershome. May the LORD show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to me. Maythe LORD grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband. Then shekissed them and they wept aloud and said to her, We will go back with you to your people.But Naomi said, Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going tohave any more sons, who could become your husbands? Return home, my daughters; I am tooold to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for meeven if I had a hus-band tonight and then gave birth to sonswould you wait until they grew up? Would you re-main unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because theLORDs hand has gone out against me! At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her moth-

    er-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her. Look, said Naomi, your sister-in-law is going backto her people and her gods. Go back with her. But Ruth replied, Don't urge me to leave youor to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your peoplewill be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. So thetwo women went on until they came to Bethlehem.

    Second Lesson: II Timothy 2:8-13 Remember Jesus Christ, raisedfrom the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to thepoint of being chained like a criminal. But Gods word is not chained. Therefore I endure every-thing for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with

    eternal glory. Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if weendure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless,he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

    Gospel Lesson: Luke 17:11-19 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesustraveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten menwho had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, Jesus, Mas-ter, have pity on us! When he saw them, he said, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And asthey went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praisingGod in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked himand he was a Samaritan.Jesus asked, Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to returnand give praise to God except this foreigner? Then he said to him, Rise and go; your faith has

    made you well.

    SundayOctober 13thGreeters Bob & Jan SteffenYouth Cora Eichten8:45 am Morning Bible ClassLove Speaks8:45 am Sunday School in the School Building

    10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship ServiceAfter Church Council Meeting in the Church7:00 pm Evening Bible ClassRomans 1-8Tuesday10:30 am Worship Service at Cottonwood Ridge in Springfield

    Wednesday4:00 pm Televised Worship Service (Springfield Channel 8)6:00 pm NO Catechism Class7:00 pm Regular Midweek Worship ServiceThursday10:00 am Valley View Worship Service in Lamberton4:00 pm Televised Worship ServiceLamberton Channel 6

    Friday4:00 pm Televised Worship ServiceSpringfield Channel 8

    Saturday9:00 am Choir Practice in the School Building

    SundayOctober 20thGreeters Cal & Gloria Butenhoff Youth Andrew Vogel8:45 am Morning Bible ClassLove Speaks8:45 am Sunday School in the School Building10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service7:00 pm Evening Bible ClassRomans 1-8

    Opportunities to Grow and Serve

    Altar GuildDeb Fredrickson & Sharon Leopold

    Councilman on DutyDon Steffen

    UshersJohn Rogotzke, Jim Rogotzke, David Friedrich, Justin Reese, JimZimmerman

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    Shepherd of the Lakes Reminder: The last Sunday of this past month Shepherd of theLakes in Milford, IA held its final service. Beginning this month we will therefore nolonger be sending financial support. Please make note of this change in your offeringdesignations.

    St. Matthews Butterfield Closing Service: On November 3rd, at 3:00pm, St. Matthew'sin Butterfield will be holding its final worship service as a congregation, and the peopleof St. Matthews would like to extend an invitation to join them on that day. St. Mat-thews was began nearly 110 years ago, and for that time has served the Lord faithfullyin the community of Butterfield. In recent years, they have cooperated in ministry withSt. Johns in Darfur and St. Pauls in St. James. It is with a thankful heart that the peo-ple of St. Matthews come before the Lord to remember their past and look forward totheir future, even if it must be in a different setting. Please come and join the people ofSt. Matthews in Butterfield to give thanks to God for his wonderful grace and to prayfor his continued blessings in the years to come. Our District President, Pastor CharlesDegner, will be preaching, and Pastor Matthew Natsis will conduct the liturgy. Follow-ing the service, there will be a meal hosted in the church basement.

    Open Forum: Preceding the Quarterly Meeting on October 20th, there will be an OpenForum after worship in the back of church. It is a Q & A session, it is not a voters as-sembly where decisions are made. It is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to askquestions about the Agenda for the Voters Meeting or about things going on in churchin genera

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