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HOLY TRINITY & ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCHES

Greetings in Jesus' Name.  Everyone is kindly encouraged to return to regular Sunday Divine worship.  This is so that we may praise the Lord together in the unity of the Spirit, the bond of peace (see Ephesians 4:3) and in the splendor of His holiness. (See Psalm 96:9)  So come worship our Holy Triune God together with your fellow saints in His sanctuary if you've not already been doing so.

Below is a link to the Sunday worship bulletin (service summary, Scripture lessons, sermon, prayer of the Church, etc.) and annoucements for October 24, 2021 - a PDF file that you may click on to access.  We encourage you to use this as a devotional resource and for Church information.  The Lord bless you.

//j.b5z.net/i/u/10235315/f/10.24.21.pdf

Greetings in Jesus' Name.  Everyone is kindly encouraged to return to regular Sunday Divine worship.  This is so that we may praise the Lord together in the unity of the Spirit and in the splendor of His holiness. (See Psalm 96:9)  So come worship our Holy Triune God again in His sanctuary if you've not already been doing so.

Below is a link to the Sunday worship bulletin (Scripture lessons, brief devotion, prayer of the Church, etc.) and annoucements for October 17, 2021 - a PDF file that you may click on to access.  We encourage you to use this as a devotional resource and for Church information.  The Lord bless you.

//j.b5z.net/i/u/10235315/f/10.17.21.pdf

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Greetings in Jesus' Name.  Everyone is kindly encouraged to return to regular Sunday Divine worship.  This is so that we may praise the Lord together in the unity of the Spirit and in the splendor of His holiness. (See Psalm 96:9)  So come worship our Holy Triune God again in His sanctuary if you've not already been doing so.

Right is a link to the Sunday worship bulletin (Scripture lessons, sermon, prayer of the Church, etc.) and annoucements for October 10, 2021 - a PDF file that you may click on to access.  We encourage you to use this as a devotional resource and for Church information.  The Lord bless you.

//j.b5z.net/i/u/10235315/f/Service_for_10.10.21.pdf

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BULLETIN FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, OCTOBER 3, 2021

SUMMARY OF TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READINGS 
In Life and Death, Christ Fulfills the Law of God
 The Pharisees ask a Law question.  Jesus asks a Gospel question.  The Pharisees seek to test Jesus in His own words.  Jesus seeks to “test” them in the saving reality of Who He is as the Messiah. (Matthew 22:34-46)  The Law requires you to “fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” and to “love the sojourner.” (Deuteronomy 10:12-21)  Failure to keep the Law perfectly brings judgment. On the other hand, the Gospel brings the grace of God given by Jesus Christ, that you may be blameless in the day of His return. (1 Corinthians 1:1-9)  Jesus is David’s Son yet David’s Lord, true God and true man.  He is Love incarnate Who fulfilled all the demands of God’s Law on our behalf, that we might be saved from the Law’s condemnation and sanctified in the Gospel’s forgiveness.  Thereby we see that “God is faithful, by Whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9) (lcms.org/lectionary-summaries)

READING FROM THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS
Summary: Sinful men and the false teachers among them know nothing of God and His Word but to speak and do His commands to earn their way into heaven.  All theology is Christology [teaching of Christ], for the only way to truly know God and His Word is to know Christ and what He has done for you.

Our Churches teach that the Word, that is, the Son of God [John 1:14], assumed the human nature in the womb of the blessed virgin Mary.  So there are two natures – the divine and the human – inseparably joined in one person.  There is one Christ, true God and true man, Who was born of the virgin Mary, truly suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He did this to reconcile the Father to us and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all actual sins of mankind [John 1:29].  He also descended into hell, and truly rose again on the third day.  Afterward, He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.  There He forever reigns and has dominion over all creatures.  He sanctifies those who believe in Him, by sending the Holy Spirit into their hearts to rule, comfort, and make them alive.  He defends them against the devil and the power of sin.  The same Christ will openly come again to judge the living and the dead, and so forth, according the Apostles’ Creed. (The Augsburg Confession, Article 3, the Son of God)

† IN THE NAME OF JESUS †

PRE-SERVICE MUSIC

RINGING OF THE BELL

WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING HYMN: ♫ 289

PREPATORY SERVICE OF CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION AND SERVICE OF THE WORD   [PAGE 15 TO 23, FRONT OF HYMNAL] 

INTROIT
PASTOR: I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.  Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.  Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.  The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, He saved me.  He has delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 116)
CONGREGATION: ♫ Glory be to the Father….

COLLECT OF THE DAY
P:
Almighty God, heavenly Father, You have given us everything that has to do with life and godliness through the glorious revelation of the Gospel.  We therefore ask You to cause Your Word to dwell in us richly and to fill us with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that we may know our sin, but all the more so know Your Son – also David’s Son and David’s Lord – as our Lord and Savior from sin, and so that we may walk in Him in a manner pleasing to You, being fruitful in every good work; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,   Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: ♫ Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSONS: OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – DEUTERONOMY 10:12-21
12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?  14 Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. 15 Yet the Lord set His heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 16 Circumcise there-fore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, Who is not partial and takes no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.  19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve Him and hold fast to Him, and by His Name you shall swear. 21 He is your praise.  He is your God, Who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

RESPONSIVE READING FROM THE SMALL CATECHISM (SEE INSERT)

EPISTLE LESSON – 1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-9
1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge – 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you – 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

TRIPLE HALLELUJAH AND READING OF THE GOSPEL LESSON
C: ♫ Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!

P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 22nd chapter.
C: ♫ Glory be to Thee, O Lord!

GOSPEL LESSON – MATTHEW 22:34-46
34 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35  And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ?  Whose Son is He?”  They said to him, “The Son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls Him Lord, saying,44 ‘The Lord said to My Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, until I put Your enemies under Your feet?’ ’  45 If then David calls Him Lord, how is He His Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask Him any more questions.

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: ♫ Praise be to Thee, O Christ!

NICENE CREED [PAGE 22]

HYMN: OF THD DAY: ♫ 399

SERMON: WHAT DOES JESUS THINK ABOUT YOU?  MT. 22:34-46
“The Lord said to My Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, until I put Your enemies under Your feet.’” (Mt. 22:44)  Amen.

The grace, mercy and peace of Christ Jesus rest upon you this day and always.  Amen.  “What do you think about the Christ?” (Mt. 22:42)  Jesus asks the Pharisees this question because everything that they believe about God’s promise concerning the Christ or the Messiah is wrong.  Actually, the Pharisees technically answer Jesus’ question correctly.  They’re right in responding that the Messiah is the Son or Descendant of David.  We believe that Jesus is the physical, fleshly, biological descendant of King David, and so of the royal, Messianic line.  What trips up these religious purists is the timeless truth that Jesus Himself is really the Son of David, to Whom St. David himself refers.  And so their “right answer” doesn’t really do the Pharisees any good because they don’t believe it.  They don’t connect the Son of David to Jesus Christ as they ought to, as Jesus is clearly teaching and leading them and all Israel to do, because they just don’t want to do so.  

The problem for the Pharisees is that they only desire to accept the interpretation of Psalm 110:1 – “The Lord says to My Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool’” - which they like, which agrees with their own ideas about who the Messiah is to be.  The correct interpretation of Psalm 110:1, well, they reject that as false. Case in point: The Messiah, as they understand Him, is going to be a great and powerful man – politically and militarily; a man of the lineage of David who will make Israel great again.  The Christ, as they conceive of Him in their own minds, will make Israel the economic, spiritual and social epicenter of the world.  In their view, the Messiah will never do something as foul or unholy as eat with prostitutes and tax collectors or hang out with lepers, Samaritans and other “trash” that God just must be despising and punishing with their bad situations.  

Such a great, mighty leader of Israel wouldn’t be such a lowly man as a rabbi or teacher of the people.  Naturally, the Pharisees’ version of the Christ would easily recognize and praise all the good things that the Pharisees have done and represent.  I doubt that they would’ve accepted anyone who didn’t come from their own fold – who wasn’t a fellow Pharisee, scribe or teacher of the Law – to be their deliverer and leader.

They’re also convinced that they’ll easily recognize such a great and mighty man as the Messiah since they themselves are powerful and magnificent pillars of the religious establishment.  As in, it takes one to know one.  In this they suffer from “King Herod syndrome” since he too was clueless about Biblical prophecy and didn’t recognize the signs of the advent and blessed birth of the Christ Child.  The Pharisees, of all people – the self-proclaimed arbiters of all things good and right in Israel – surely should be able to pick the Messiah out of a lineup.  Jesus clearly isn’t their man.  So yeah, even in answering Jesus’ question correctly, they can’t be more wrong since they totally disbelieve Who Jesus really is: The very Messiah that God has promised them and all people, and the One they and we so desperately need! 

So what do you think about Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of God?  This question is really asked in the context of all the mayhem that’s swirling around us these days.  Just look at the social and political unrest, upheaval and tribulation in our world right now: The pandemic, all its negative effects on us and the world, not to mention growing oppression against us and others all over the world, insurrections, wars, rumors of wars, natural disasters, etc.  What do you think about Jesus in the face of all this?  Is He still your Messiah and Savior; is He still in control so that He holds the depths of the earth in His hands? (See Psalm 95:4)  Does He hold you in His righteous right hand? (See Is. 41:10)         

What else can you confess concerning these questions except a resounding yes! since Christ was “born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried” for you.  The third day He rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven” (Apostles’ Creed) for you and all people.  This is Immanuel, God with us!  This is Christ our Lord in our midst.  We know this because, by His Crucifix, Word and Sacraments, God addresses all the fear, anxiety and wickedness in our world.  He says to you, “Do not fear, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)  This is how God addresses and treats all the sinful dysfunction and unbelief in your life.  “Christ died for sinners,” His Word assures you.  “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” (Mt. 11:28) Jesus declares to you.  “This is My body; This is My blood, given, shed for you,” (Lk. 22:19; Mt. 26:28) He announces to you.  So there you have it: God’s answer to all your troubles, worries, all your dread. 

Thanks and praise be to God alone that your profession of faith, O saints of God, is that of St. Peter: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Mt. 16:16)  It’s God’s gracious act through His Spirit that has caused you to believe that the Lord Jesus is the Son and Descendant of David, while at the very same time his Lord and His God; your Lord and your God.  You firmly believe that your Savior, the Son of David, is always present and at work for your good according to His Word and His Sacraments – that He daily deigns to serve, comfort and nourish you with His Means of Grace.  

And yet you know as well as I do that this isn’t always the version of Christ which we prefer, especially given the reality we face nowadays.  We want more from Him than the washing of Baptism, His Word and His body and blood.  We prefer the Christ Who’d never allow us to suffer much in the first place, or at least Who’d always swoop in and rescue us from our fears, troubles and our hurt at just the right time.  We don’t think so highly of the Christ Who not only permits suffering in our lives, but Who actually calls us to take up our crosses daily and follow Him in faith, almost as if He expects us to suffer.  “This isn’t how it’s supposed to be,” we complain.  We desire constant comfort, peace of mind.  Why can’t we always have this too?  We suffer while others don’t.  It’s not fair.  Why kind of Messiah permits this?

We’re a bit displeased with the Christ who doesn’t answer our prayers immediately, exactly in the way we want Him to.  Is it any wonder that so many “good Christians” fall away from Christ after their prayers aren’t answered and their loved one dies?  They don’t think too highly of the Christ who let them down.  We don’t think too highly of a Christ who shows mercy to a person we can’t stand; a person we’re absolutely positive deserves a good dose of brimstone and wrath. 

We’re bothered by the Christ who condemns our sins and calls us to repentance – to stop, turn around and flee from our sin.  We have no problem with a Christ who condemns sin, just so long as it’s not our sin.  Our preferred version of Christ turns a blind eye to our sins.  He’s like the dad who’s not angry at his child, just disappointed.  

The true Christ of the Scriptures isn’t okay with sin one bit.  The real question is, what does Jesus Christ think of you?  Just look at His cross!  This is what the Christ of God thinks of you and your sin.  Your sin is so grievous, deadly and damning that almighty God Himself gave His only-begotten Son to die in your place.  Jesus Christ – the anointed High Priest and sacrificial Lamb of God – willingly took on flesh and shed His blood in bitter suffering and death in order to save you from the justly-deserved death sentence of your sin.  Don’t be deceived.  This Christ of God doesn’t condone your sin, not now and not ever, no matter the circumstance. 

The best way to see what God really thinks of you, to gauge how much He cares about you, is to take a good look at His Divine Service to you in His holy sanctuary.  Being gathered by the Holy Spirit into the House of God is a very big deal to your Lord.  There’s no substitute for this.  “Let us not neglect to meet together, as some are in the habit of doing,” (Heb. 10:25)  His Word exhorts us, and also warns us.  This is why He commands you to honor His Sabbath Day; to not reject or despise the good gifts of His holy House.  He loves you enough to send you those who’ll speak the truth of the deadliness of your sin.  He cares for you so much that He calls you to come to Him to confess, repent of your sin.  He doesn’t ask you to try and justify your wrongdoing.  He doesn’t want excuses or technicalities.  He only desires your purity of heart as He is pure.  “You shall be holy, for I am holy,” (1 Pet. 1:16) your Lord says to you.  So Jesus renders you holy unto the Father by baptizing you as such, speaking you so by His Word of Absolution, and feeding you so with His own body and blood.       

See with your own eyes of faith what your God thinks of you.  You’re clothed, covered in Jesus, pure in Him in your Holy Baptism.  That’s what God thinks of you.  His Word goes into your ears, first creating saving faith in you, and then strengthening and enlivening your most holy faith in Christ.  That’s what God knows about you.  Christ’s precious body and blood fills you since you’re children of God, fed by Him.  That’s how He regards you.

In this life you have trouble, pain, sorrow, fear, suffering, etc.  That’s just the way it is due to our horrific fall into sin.  Each of these things are a reminder to you that this life is not the be-all and end-all of things.  You and I dare not store up for ourselves treasures on earth, for this earth, this life will fail us; all treasures will vanish.  Instead, take courage, for Jesus Christ has overcome the world.  He won’t prevent our hardships, sufferings and fears, but He sure will bear us up in His arms through it all.

The worldly advice we’re given is to make the most of life.  God leads you instead to faithfully endeavor to keep His holy Law by faith in Him.  To love Him with all your heart, and to love your neighbors, even the ones you don’t like, since Christ loved and died for them too.  So keep God’s Law, not in order to be saved, but out of the repentant joy that you’re saved in Christ your Redeemer.  Look to His cross.  Look to the Word and Sacraments in your midst.  Here is what God thinks about sin, and here is what God does for you and all sinners.  You’re forgiven.  You’re baptized and redeemed.  You’re children of God and a co-heirs with Christ.  What do you think of that?  Amen.  The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

OFFERTORY [PAGES 22-23]

OFFERING

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
P:
Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Lord God of Israel, we give You thanks for Jesus Christ, David’s Son and Lord, on Whom hangs all the Law and the Prophets.  Reconciled to You by His righteousness, lead us as disciples to make a godly beginning in our love for You and for our neighbors. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

O God our Father, Your Son has promised to be present where two or three are gathered in His Name, and in the gathering of the faithful You feed Your people. Continue to draw Your children to You, so that with all the faithful we may be glad to go to the House of the Lord. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for You, and let Your preachers be proven faithful. Preserve Your Church, and let all Christians be glad to enter into the house of the Lord. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless our congregations.  Enrich young and old with the testimony about Christ. Confirm them with every spiritual gift, and sustain them in this fellowship to the end, guiltless in the day of the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, execute justice and show Your love to the fatherless, to widows, to sojourners and refugees, and to all who suffer instability. Lead them to find a solid rock in Christ Jesus and a family in the communion of the Holy Christian Church. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Almighty God, graciously uphold our republic with its lawmakers and executives. By their actions, let the common good be served. Bring their justice into accord with Your good order and command. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Creator and Sustainer of life, in Your steadfast love You care for all creation.  Comfort those women who have been victimized by the abortion industry, that they may take refuge in the shadow of your wings, be comforted in Your mercy, trust in Your goodness and not despair.  Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Eternal Father, our Lord Jesus Christ is seated at Your right hand, even now subjecting every enemy under His feet. Give this certain confidence to us and all Your saints in this vale of tears, to the needy, the troubled, the joyful and the expectant, especially to: _______.  Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Lord, You are our praise. You are our God, who does great and marvelous things, both seen and unseen.  Establish Your saints through the mystery of Christ’s blessed Sacrament, which delivers the forgiveness of our sins. Strengthen us by His body and blood in right fear and love of You and in selfless love and service toward our neighbors. Lord, in Your mercy, C: hear our prayer.

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  C: Amen.

SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR [PAGES 24-31]

PROPER PREFACE FOR HOLY COMMUNION
It is truly good, right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Who, out of love for His fallen creation, humbled Himself by taking on the form of a servant, becoming obedient unto death, even death upon a cross.  Risen from the dead, He has freed us from eternal death and given us everlasting life.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious Name, evermore praising You and saying: 

COMMUNION HYMNS: ♫ 311 & 293

CLOSING HYMN: ♫ 429

† TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY †


October 3, 2021

18th Sunday after Trinity                                                                Color-GREEN [Life and regeneration]                          
Rev. Jonathan D. Meyer, Pastor                                                                             Church-(979) 773-2634
Pastor Meyer-(979) 540-7973                                                       Our website – www.trinity-stjames.org
Our email address – lexington.fedor.lcms@ gmail.com            

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH – FEDOR

The Elder-in-Charge – Charles Winkler                                                      The Organist – Daniel Krause                                     
The Head Usher – Allan Urban
The Altar Guild – Vera Farrack, Debbie Schubert
                                                                                                              
ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH – LEXINGTON

The Elder-in-Charge – David Boettcher                                                       The Organist –Daniel Krause
The Acolyte – Holt Brockenbush
The Head Usher – Wesley Boriack  
The Finance Board – Ryan Brockenbush, Jeremy Brown, Delbert Faske, Curtis Yurk 
The Altar Guild – Tamara Boriack, Lindsay Brown, Linda Patschke
The Flowers – To the glory of God by Debra Phillips in loving memory of Lester on and for their
September 15th wedding anniversary.

TO OUR VISITORS - In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we bid you welcome.  May the Holy Spirit bless you, together with us, as we give our attention to the Word of God this morning. *** Please sign the GUEST REGISTER [please also include your address] in the NARTHEX as you leave  the church.

HOLY COMMUNION STATEMENT AND POLICY: It is our expressed belief, confidence and joy that the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, present under the bread and wine, are distributed in the Lord’s Supper.  All who commune at His altar are to be in complete confessional agreement with the other communicants.  This practice of Closed Communion is an evangelical expression of our love for the communicant and for Christ’s Holy Supper.  In accordance with the Word of God in 1 Corinthians 1:10; 11:27-29, we only permit members of this congregation, as well as members of fellow Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations, to commune today.  If your membership is with a different faith group, so that you have a belief which differs from our belief and confession on Holy Communion, then we kindly ask you in love to refrain from communing today and first speak with Pastor or an Elder.  Members of our congregation who wish to commune are asked to sign the communion registration sheet in the Narthex. 

OUR WORSHIP THIS MORNING - THE ORDER OF HOLY COMMUNION - PAGE 15 IN THE FRONT OF THE HYMNAL.
(Our visitors are asked to please read and honor our communion statement above.)

SILENT PRAYER upon entering the nave: Loving heavenly Father!  I have come to hear your holy Word that makes the soul righteous.  So then, put Your Holy Spirit in my heart that I may accept Your  Gospel with awe and truly believe it.  Amen.
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OUR ATTENDANCE FROM LAST SUNDAY
                Worship    Comm.    S.S. & B.C.       Offerings
Trinity                                       23                --                             7          $760.00
St. James                                   61                --                   3      11         $2,879.00
Sunday Offerings–Trinity, Fedor
            Operating    Building    Missions    Cemetery    Week
Goal            58,071.00                
Actual                       57,274.65                            5,585.00                                 39
Last Week                      760.00                                  
Sunday Offerings–St. James, Lexington
            Operating         Mission       Future Development       Total          Week
Goal                         93,430.74                                                                      93,430.74          
Actual                      87,319.55            335.00                1,695.00                 89,349.55        39
Last Week                 2,879.00                                                                        2,879.00

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THIS WEEK
TUESDAY            4:45PM: 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
                7:30PM: Joint Dual Parish Budget Meeting (at St. James)
WEDNESDAY        9:00AM: Quilting (St. James)
                3:30PM: Week Day School
THURSDAY            9:30AM: Joint Bible Study (at St. James)
FRIDAY                                           +Pastor’s Day Off
NEXT SUNDAY               *Elders (St. James) following the service
                     11:00AM: St. James LWML Roast Beef Dinner (see below for more
                                                            Information or the flyer posted in the Narthex)
                2:30PM: Voters (Holy Trinity)
                6:30PM: Voters (St. James)  

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
***We remember in our prayers:…at Holy Trinity…Dorothy Schimank, Monroe Brade,
Donna Moerbe, Margaret Richter, Carolyn Nitsche, Andrew Richter;…at St. James …Lucas Raines, Paulette Schulze, Ernest Biehle, Charles Kaiser, Larry Drosche, Ginger Clifford, Doug Wheeler, Charles Patschke, Walter Dube Jr., Shelby Stence, Lorine Lerche, Stephanie Lanier [daughter of Kenneth & Paulette Schulze (St. James)], Scott Husband [son of Sherwood & Janet Frosch (St. James)], Amber Brockenbush [friend and relative of St. James members], Elton “Sonkey”Walther [father of Felicia Poston (St. James)], Bethany Behrens Lara [friend of St. James members], Tim Kleinschmidt [brother of Tom Kleinschmidt (St. James) and friend of members] and all of our sick and shut-ins.  

+++ST. JAMES…Roast Beef Dinner will be held next Sunday, October 10, with all plates available to go/drive thru only!  Each plate will be $12.00 which will include:  roast beef, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade noodles, and dessert!  Serving to begin at 11am.  Come out and support them with their fundraiser and enjoy the delicious meal!!!   

***SUNDAY & THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS/STUDY…Come and join us for our Sunday morning Bible Class on Matthew and our Thursday Morning Bible Study (9:30-10:30AM) on Luke.  All are welcome! 

+++DESSERTS NEEDED FOR THE ROAST BEEF DINNER…the LWML are needing and would appreciate donations of desserts for their roast beef dinner next Sunday.  Please drop them off on Saturday or Sunday morning by 10am.  Thank you for your help!

***Holy Trinity…A Note of Thanks from Head Usher Allan Urban…on behalf of the our congregation, I would like to express my appreciation to the faithful and dedicated gentlemen willing to step up and help with ushering (many serving each month)!  It is a wonderful thing to know that we have such dependable and willing help and support by their continued  service…many THANKS!!!

+++QUILTING…St. James LWML invites you [we need participation] to come HELP quilt on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am.  

***THE FLOWER CHARTS…are posted in the Narthex at both Holy Trinity and St. James… sign up for birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because”.
+++St. James…we have a variety of cards…available individually or by the box…see either Ruth Meyer or Sandra Lay!

***Get your published novels Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Hope Alone, and Stand Alone by Ruth Meyer...if you are interested in purchasing a copy ($12.00), you can either contact the church office or see Ruth!

+++St. James & Trinity…the LWML and Ladies Aid are collecting used postage stamps (regular and commemorative).  At least a ¼ inch margin should be left around the stamp (or just drop in the whole envelope).  A box has been placed in the Narthex that you may place your stamps in. 

***BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK…Holy Trinity-Tommy Brade, today; Jason Johnson, today; Joshua Johnson, today; Michael Brade, 5; Atticus Castell, 5; Jane Schimank, 5; Diane Walch, 6; Linda Patschke, 8;…St. James-Janet Frosch, today; Kathy Dube, 4; Sharon Meuth, 4; Cne’ Schneider, 7; Dwayne Cass, 8; Eric Jatzlau, 9.

+++ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK…Holy Trinity-Coty & Ashley Garza, 6; Robert & Rachel Patton, 7.
 

    HOLY TRINITY & ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCHES
    PO Box 247
    Lexington, Texas 78947
    PH: 979.773.2634
    lexington.fedor.lcms@gmail.com
    ABOUT US

    We are two conservative, confessional Lutheran churches of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, who, in faithfulness toward God, gather around His Holy Word and Sacraments.

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