Fifth Sunday after Holy Trinity



2611 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761             Church Phone: 563-263-0347     email:       text: 563-554-4488


PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these” [Matthew 19:13].  A child’s faith, like an adult’s, is fed and nourished by hearing God’s Word.  Their rustling and energy are gifts from God for us to enjoy for a little while.  Therefore, you are encouraged to worship with your children in the sanctuary because children are a blessing from the Lord.  If you desire, we have activity bags for use in the sanctuary. To calm your children during times of “distress” a Cry Room and a Playroom are available. The service is broadcast to these rooms so you may listen until you are ready to return.  Ask an Elder or a person near you for directions and assistance.


CLOSED COMMUNION The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.  Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes. Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a public confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet baptized, instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation by membership in another church body, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked to first speak with the pastor or an elder.  For further study, see Matt 5:23f; 10:32f; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor 11:17-34.


IF YOU ARE NOT COMMUNING TODAY but you have been baptized you are invited to come to the altar rail to receive a baptismal blessing.  Please, cross your arms over your chest to indicate to the pastor that you would like a blessing rather than the Lord’s Supper.


PRIVATE CONFESSION You are invited to stop in during Office Hours or call to meet with Pastor Pautz at a time that works for you.


THANK YOU FOR SERVING                             Next Sunday

Pastor              Jeffrey Pautz                            Pastor                 Jeffrey Pautz

Organist          Joel Hirschfeld                          Organist             Susan Eversmeyer

Elder Group   Joel Hirschfeld                           Elder Group      Aaron Eversmeyer

Flowers Aaron & Susan                                    Flowers        Carl & Bonnie Egger

Greeters Jean Dragon                                      Greeters           Neil & Kathy Prussman


Hear, O LORD, when I cry | with my voice!*

    Have mercy also upon me, and | answer me.

You have | been my help;*

    do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my sal- | vation. (Psalm 27:7, 9)

The LORD is my light and my sal- | vation;*

    whom | shall I fear?

Teach me Your | way, O LORD,*

    and lead me in a | smooth path.

Do not deliver me to the will of my adver- | saries;*

    for false witnesses have risen a- | gainst me.

Wait on the LORD; be of good | courage,*

    and He shall streng- | then your heart. (Psalm 27:1, 11-12, 14)

Glory be to the Father and  | to the Son* and to the Holy  | Spirit;

     as it was in the be | ginning*, is now, and will be forever.   | Amen.

Hear, O LORD, when I cry | with my voice!*

    Have mercy also upon me, and | answer me.

You have | been my help;*

    do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my sal- | vation. (Psalm 27:7, 9)



O God, You have prepared for those who love You good things that surpass all understanding. Pour into our hearts such love towards You that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



O God, be- / hold our shield,*

    and look upon the face of Your a- / nointed.

O LORD God of hosts, / hear my prayer;*

    give ear, O God of / Jacob! (Psalm 84:9, 8)





NEW ELDER - DAVID LORD With the Hirschfeld family moving to WI, David Lord has been appointed to replace Joel on the Board of Elders. The Elder group will now be shown as the "Lord Group" on the schedule. An updated schedule is posted and copies are available if desired. The remainder of the group members and the serving schedule will remain the same. Please pray for David as he takes on his new role.


JULY NEWSLETTER is available in the magazine rack next to the mailboxes.


SUBSTITUTE ORGANIST SERVICE We have a need for volunteers to play the service music on the Ipad.  See Pastor Pautz for a demonstration. Thank you. Pastor


LUTHER COMMENTS ON TODAY’S SERMON TEXT: 11. Therefore if you wish to lead a truly Christian life, let thy God see to it how the fishes come into your net, and go and enter some calling in life that you may labour . But we all wish to fill such positions, where we do not need to labour ; that has ever been the trick of the devil. And because of this we became monks and priests, only in order that we might live like noblemen and would not need to work. Moved by this mothers left their children go to school, in order that they might have good days and serve God. In this way it came so far that people didn't know what good living was; and yet God commanded and took pleasure in it, that man should eat his bread in sweat; as he said to Adam: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," Gen. 3:19. And the deeper you stick in the law, the better It is. Therefore labour and believe, and let God rule unhindered. 12. If we speak of faith and are to lean upon God and let him care for us, then they say: Yes, I must believe a long time before a roasted dove flies into my mouth, if I do not labour . Yes it is true, you must toil, for you are commanded to do so: but let thy God provide for you. Believe and labour , then will not only a dove but a roasted goose fly into your mouth. 13. But to these belong also another part, namely, that we should hope, even if God does delay for a time. Hence Christ here left them toil all the night without catching anything and it seemed he would permit them to die of hunger. Peter might have well thought since he fished so long and caught nothing: now God will let the stomach languish. But he despairs not, continues to labour , and stands and hopes. Then God comes and gives him such a great multitude of fishes all at once, and more than he had been able to catch in eight days. 14. Therefore you must learn this part well, that you are to work and hope, even if God should delay a little and let you toil in your sweat, so that you imagine your labour is now lost. Then you must be wise and learn to know your God and to trust in him. Then he arrives and gives you more than you need, as he does here to Peter. Therefore if God has already delayed, only remember in the example of Peter there was also a little delay and yet it richly came. Thus it strikes in the time of his good pleasure; therefore do not despair, but hope and then thy works will be golden and pleasing to him; and then hope waits patiently, when God withdraws from us and does not do at once what we earnestly wish. Therefore he must make an appendix and hang on it a costly stone that thy works may become important. This precious stone is faith;


Sunday, July 1 at 9:00am  and Monday, July 2 at 6:00pm

Divine Service  184  Hymns  717, 688, 689, 662, 537, 724, 965



08:00 am    Private Confession

09:00 am   Divine Service                                 

10:30 am    Bible Study

11:15 am    Board of Elders - Monthly Meeting   



01:00 pm Sunnybrook

02:00 pm Homebound Visits

05:00 pm Office Hours

06:00 pm Divine Service   



09:00 am    Matins Service     

09:30 am     Bible Study (Law & Gospel)



08:00 am     Private Confession

09:00 am    Divine Service                         

             10:30 am     Bible Study - The Gospel of St. John




For Those In Authority + National, State, & Local Government - especially the United States of America +One, Holy, Apostolic, & Catholic Church - especially the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Physical Illness +Isabella (Jerry & Peggy Hart’s granddaughter) need for second bone marrow transplant +Tom Fritz (Mary Francis’ brother) hospice care +Lillian Graf is in hospice care +John Francis (Mary’s husband) treatment +Juliette (John & Carolyn Yeater’s great-granddaughter) heart surgery

Mental Illness + for all suffering in its many forms and their loved ones

Seminary +Tom Van Hemert  (Liz’s husband) vicar

Homebound +Lucille Wingerter +Marvin (Bud) Plank