Sixth Sunday after Holy Trinity


Exodus 20:1–17                                                    The Ten Commandments

1And God spoke all these words, saying, 2“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  3“You shall have no other gods before me.  4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.  7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.  8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.  12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  13“You shall not murder.  14“You shall not commit adultery.  15“You shall not steal.  16“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”


Romans 6:1–11                                                                 You Are Baptized

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.


Matthew 5:20–26                              Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  21“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.WELCOME TO OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS

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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          Susan Eversmeyer                               Organist             Mary Francis

Elder Group   Aaron Eversmeyer                                Elder Group      John Buttke

Flowers           -                                                            Flowers        -

Greeters Neil & Kathy Prussman                                 Greeters            Seth Francis



The LORD | is their strength,*

    and He is the saving refuge of His a- | nointed.

Save Your people, and bless Your in- | heritance;*

    shepherd them also, and bear them up for- | ever. (Psalm 28:8-9)

To You I will cry, O | LORD my Rock:*

    do not be si- | lent to me,

lest, if You are si- | lent to me,*

    I become like those who go down | to the pit.

Hear the voice of my supplications when I | cry to You,*

    when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctu- | ary.

The LORD is my strength | and my shield;*

    my heart trusted in Him, and | I am helped. (Psalm 28:1-2, 7)

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.

The LORD | is their strength,*

    and He is the saving refuge of His a- | nointed.

Save Your people, and bless Your in- | heritance;*

    shepherd them also, and bear them up for- | ever. (Psalm 28:8-9)



Lord of all power and might, author and giver of all good things, graft into our hearts the love of Your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.



Return, O / LORD! How long?*

    And have compassion on Your / servants.

LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all gener- / ations.*

    Even from everlasting to everlasting, / You are God. (Psalm 90:13:1–2)


HYMN OF THE MONTH - Let Me Be Thine Forever #689 is the featured hymn for July.  This hymn is a beautiful prayer asking God to keep us through His Word so that we never forsake Him nor wander away from His Word.  The author, Nikolaus Selnecker (1532-1592), was a Lutheran musician, theologian and reformer. He is now known mainly as a hymn writer. He is also known as one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord along with Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz. The same musical setting is used in hymn #746.


NEW ADDRESS - JOEL & BETSY HIRSCHFELD They wanted to let you know their new address.  It is 250 Pinnacle Dr., Lake Mills, WI, 53551. Cell phone numbers will not change.


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


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Sunday, July 8 at 9:00am  and Monday, July 9 at 6:00pm


Divine Service  184  Hymns  906, 562, 581, 689, 750, 575, 925


Morning Afternoon & Evening


Today     08:00 am  Private Confession Pastoral Home Visits

09:00 am  Divine Service                                 

             10:30 am  Bible Study   


Monday       Pastor’s Bible Study & 01:00 pm Sunnybrook

 Sermon Preparation Time 02:00 pm Homebound Visits

05:00 pm Office Hours

06:00 pm Divine Service

07:00 pm Church Council  


Tuesday Pastor’s Study & Sermon Prep Pastoral Home Visits


Wednesday 09:00 am  Matins Service Sunday Bulletin Printed    

09:30 am   Bible Study


Thursday Pastor’s Study & Sermon Prep  Pastoral Home Visits


Sunday 08:00 am  Private Confession Pastoral Home Visits

09:00 am  Divine Service                         

10:30 am   Bible Study



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