We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in either entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.

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Pentecost 5
June 27, 1999

Order of Service Page 5
Hymns TLH #2; #396; #428
The Readings Freedom from Fear
Jeremiah 20:7-13 From the fear of persecution
Romans 5:12-15 From the fear of death
Matthew 10:24-33 From the fear of the consequences of discipleship
The Sermon

"The Demands of Discipleship"
Matthew 10:24-33

1. Discipleship rests upon a real relationship with God.
2. Discipleship relies upon a real calling.
3. Discipleship produces a real reward
The Acolyte Valerie Jackson


We remember those members who are celebrating birthdays this week -- Bruce Bultemeier, Roger Buuck, Larry Hitzfield, and Wendy Riehle. May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

We remember Andy Buuck and Ernie Muller who remain under doctors' care, and Staci Kable who has returned home and will continue her rehabilitation there. May the Great Physician grant health and strength to them and all who are in need of His presence in their lives.

We remember those traveling to the LWML International Convention which will be held this Thursday through Sunday (July 1-4) in Minneapolis. We pray for their safety as they travel as well as a successful convention.

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alex Hormann. They were placed in church by his family.

The book of Daniel will continue to be discussed during the Bible study hour today. The Sunday class will take a break during the month of August and will then resume in August.

There will be a children's sermon again this morning. Parents, please encourage your children to come forward when called to hear this special message especially for them.

Next Sunday, July 4, there will be two services. The early-bird service begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the regular service at 9:00 a.m. Holy communion will be celebrated at both services.

It's been said religion in the United States is a mile wide and a foot deep. Dr. Wallace Schulz warns against trusting in this kind of religion in his Lutheran Hour message, "Mile-Wide Religion," on The Lutheran Hour. The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m. (8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM).

Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsors the "Woman to Woman" program. It can be heard on WLAB (88.3 FM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or 11:00 a.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) on Sunday. Listen to next week's program, "The Secrets of Selling Sex." Magazines show "perfect" women in lingerie. Images of scantily dressed women flood the media. Advertisers spend millions marketing products with sex as their #1 tool. Who are they targeting? Men or women? Does it have any effect? Could this be soft porn?

The men's softball team has only one game scheduled for this week. On Wednesday, June 30, they will play Ossian at 8:30 p.m. at Hoagland.

Council Members: The minutes from the June 1 Council Meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church. Please pick up your copy as you leave the worship service this morning. The next Council meeting is Tuesday, July 6.

Next Sunday there will be a door collection for Lutheran Social Services.

Youth ushers for July are Matt Knipstein and Craig Linnemeier.

Confirmation Parents: The confirmation pictures have arrived. You can pick them up in the sacristy following this morning's worship service.

Thanks to all the helpers for "Cornfusion" on Saturday. We are well on the way to being ready for the preview opening.

Today's review of Luther's Small Catechism will focus on the Close of the Commandments and the First Article of the Apostle's Creed.

 The "Cornfusion" food committee has been meeting and would welcome any contributions of the following now and throughout the summer and fall.

Nacho chips

Buns (hot dog and hamburger)

Hot dogs


Pop (in cans) - Pepsi or Coke products



Bottled water


You may contact any committee member -- Tami Stoppenhagen (728-9101), Kris Blomenberg (547-4673), Evie Fuhrman (639-3158), Dorothy Heckman (547-4497), Janice Buuck (432-9039), and Joy Erxleben (547-4139) -- and they would be more than willing to pick up your donation. Thanks in advance for your help

Cornfusion" is in need of the following items. If you are willing to donate or lend any of the following items through October 31, please contact Judy Werling (639-6132).

2-way radio or walkie talkie (-mile range)

Refrigerator/freezer(full size)

5 gallon drink cooler (one still needed)

Volunteers are needed to work at "Cornfusion." A sign-up sheet is included in this morning's bulletin. Please take a moment to check your schedules and see when it would work for you to help at the maze. There will be a master schedule in the south entrance way of the church for you to check to remind you of when you signed up. Please complete the form and return to any committee member (listed on the sheet) as soon as possible. Everyone's cooperation and participation is needed to make "Cornfusion" run smoothly.

The truck garden is in need of bushel baskets, bushel baskets, quart containers, and pint containers. Please contact Teri Conrad at 724-8464 if you can help with supplying some of these baskets. Also, don't forget to give Teri a call as your produce becomes available.

"Cornfusion" will be open to the congregation on Sunday, July 11, following the Quarterly Voters' Meeting. Plans are to have a "Dress Down Sunday" so there is no need to go home to change out of your "church clothes" before going to the maze. The Concession Committee will also be serving lunch at the maze site. "Cornfusion" will then be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A free will donation will get you lunch and maze admission. Mark your calendars, bring your family, and enjoy be "cornfused!"

A special thanks to the LYF members who are at Lutheran Home this morning. They are assiting residents to their church services this morning by pushing their wheelchairs.

Wyneken News

Your help is needed! Volunteers are needed to help seal the parking lot at Wyneken on Wednesday, June 30, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes has purchased the material for their lot as well as Wyneken's at a substantial saving. Thanks in advance for your help!

We remember in our prayers Mrs. Heidi Werling who has accepted the fourth grade position at Wyneken. We welcome her addition to our Wyneken staff.

The school office at Wyneken will be open mornings only through the summer months. You may also contact Mr. Krupski at his home (623-6316) in the evenings if needed. However, the school office will be closed from Monday, June 28 through Monday, July 5.

Just a reminder that the Wyneken books will be audited on Tuesday, July 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Wyneken. This includes band booster accounts, athletic booster accounts, hot lunch accounts, as well as the school's accounts.

SCRIP order forms and certificates will be available throughout the summer at our church. You may also mail your order to Kris Blomenberg. See Shirley Buuck this morning if you wish to purchase SCRIP.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday Worship Service - 255 with 150 receiving Holy Communion; Bible Class - 15; Monday Night Bible Class - 10


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose



Missions (June 13)


(June 20)



YTD Received

YTD Needed

Home Purpose







TODAY 10:15A.M. Bible Class
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 9:00 A.M Sealing of Wyneken parking lot (volunteers needed)
8:30 P.M Men's softball at Hoagland vs. Ossian
THURSDAY-SUNDAY ILWML Convention in Minneapolis


July 4 7:30 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
9:00 A.M. Worship Service with Holy Communion
July 5 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
July 6 7:00 P.M. Elders & Trustees Meetings
7:00 P.M. Wyneken Audit
7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting
July 8 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class at Adele Blomenberg's
8:30 P.M. Men's softball at Hoagland vs. Bingen
July 9 7:00 P.M. Men's softball vs. Decatur at Decatur