OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Today, April 3 PO Box L ~ 129 Harris Ave. South ~ Park River, ND 11:00 am Youth Committee Meeting PASTOR Jeff Johnson
2:00 pm Junior High Youth Group @ OSLC Fourth Sunday in Lent
7:00 pm Senior High Blitz @ PRBC April 3, 2011 10:00 am
Monday, April 4 (Worship Service broadcast over KNDK Radio - 1080
7:00 pm Boy Scout Troop Meeting Welcome to Our Saviour’s Tuesday, April 5 We welcome everyone to worship today. Let us all love one
9:15 am Martha Circle @ Out to Lunch w/Phyllis Loftsgard another, just as Christ unconditionally loves us.
10:30 am Text Study @ Our Saviour’s in Grafton
Prelude 2:00 pm Ruth Circle @ Church w/Dorothy Ramsey
Greeting 6:45 pm Scout Committee Meeting Wednesday, April 6 INTRODUCTION 9:00 am Knitting/Crocheting Group~Everyone Welcome! Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. 3:30-5:00 pm Children’s Choir The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the thth 4:30-5:30 pm 5 & 6 Grade Worship Wednesday thman born blind healed by Christ. I was blind, 5:30-6:30 pm Lenten Supper~8 Grade serving
but now I see, declares the man. In baptism 7:00 pm Lenten Service/Mentoring
God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we Pastor Jeff will present ―John: the Apostle‖
8:00 pm Lydia Circle @ church after Lenten service are: God's beloved sons and daughters. As David was anointed king of
Israel, in baptism God anoints our head with oil, and calls us to bear Thursday, April 7
2:30 pm Good Sam/Communion witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives.
Saturday, April 9 9:00 am-12 noon Grafton Cluster Meeting @ Adams Lutheran The radio broadcast is sponsored in Loving Memory of
Sunday, April 10 Art & Selma Bode and Gib & Carol Wang given by: th 9:00 am Sunday School/5 Gr. Communion Class/Coffee Jack & Linda Gillespie Lloyd & Joyce Johnson 10:00 am Worship/Children’s Choir Allan & Orla Lindell Andy & Betty Flaten
2:00 pm Junior High Youth Group @ OSLC Neil & Kay Lindell Charles & Shirley Lindell rd(Selma would have celebrated her 103 birthday today.) Thank You for supporting Our Saviour’s Radio Ministry! Christ In Our Home devotionals for April – June are available
on the table in the foyer. Please help yourself!
Acolytes for today: Sami Blixt & Cadyn Hunter th April 10 Nick Bellmore & Emily Laaveg 2010 Offering Contribution Statements may be received by th April 17 Claire Welch & Seth Helgeson contacting the church office @ 284-6197.
Student Usher Schedule PRAYER OF THE DAY
for today: Emily Frovarp & Josie Markusen Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us.
April 10 Sawyer Cudmore & Ian Helgeson By your gracious life and death for us,
April 17 Cole Clemetson & Andy Moe bring light into the darkness of our hearts, Wednesday Night Parent Volunteer Schedule and anoint us with your Spirit, th April 6 ~ Jess Berg for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, th April 13 ~ Karl or Kim Blake thone God, now and forever. Amen. April 20 ~ Mark or Dori Helgeson
Lord, let this Lenten time be an opportunity to surrender completely to SPECIAL MUSIC Cassie & Colton Rostvet you in worship. READER Cathy Johnson CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS Fourth Sunday in Lent
Let us confess our sin In the First Reading we hear:
in the presence of God and of one another. Samuel anointed David even though he was the eighth-oldest son of
Jesse and did not match his brothers in height or other physical Gracious God, characteristics. With the anointing came endowment with the Spirit of we confess that we have sinned the Lord, designating David as the Lord’s chosen successor to Saul.
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done FIRST READING 1Samuel 16:1-13
and by what we have left undone. The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Forgive us and give us strength Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your to turn from sin horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the and to serve you in newness of life. Amen. Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his 2 sons." Samuel said, "How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will By water and the Holy Spirit, kill me." And the LORD said, "Take a heifer with you, and say, 3God gives us new birth, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.' Invite Jesse to the
sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall and through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, 4anoint for me the one whom I name to you." Samuel did what God forgives us all our sins.
the LORD commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of Almighty God strengthen us in all goodness
the city came to meet him trembling, and said, "Do you come and keep us in eternal life. 5peaceably?" He said, "Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Amen.
LORD; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Opening Song You Are My All in All P&W 220 And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the
6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the 7 LORD's anointed is now before the LORD." But the LORD
―Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height
ELW slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.‖ p 151 of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the LORD does
not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but
8In today’s Gospel the LORD looks on the heart." Then Jesse called Abinadab, and
Jesus heals a man born blind, provoking a hostile reaction that he made him pass before Samuel. He said, "Neither has the LORD
9regards as spiritual blindness to the things of God. chosen this one." Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he 10 said, "Neither has the LORD chosen this one." Jesse made
GOSPEL John 9:1-41 seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, 11 ―Glory to you, O Lord‖ "The LORD has not chosen any of these." Samuel said to Jesse, 2As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His "Are all your sons here?" And he said, "There remains yet the
disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his youngest, but he is keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, 3parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes 12man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's here." He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had 4works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The LORD said, "Rise and 13him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one anoint him; for this is the one." Then Samuel took the horn of 5can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the 6world." When he had said this, he spat on the ground and spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day
made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man's forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah. 7eyes, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which
means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to In the Second Reading today: 8see. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a Because we now live in the divine light that is Jesus Christ, we conduct
our lives in ways that reflect the light of Christ, so that our activity is beggar began to ask, "Is this not the man who used to sit and 9truly pleasing to God. beg?" Some were saying, "It is he." Others were saying, "No,
but it is someone like him." He kept saying, "I am the man." 10SECOND READING Ephesians 5:8-14 But they kept asking him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" 811For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. He answered, "The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on 9Live as children of light — for the fruit of the light is found in all my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' Then I went 1012that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where 11to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, is he?" He said, "I do not know." 1213but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been 1314what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud 1415light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him Therefore it says, how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put mud on
16"Sleeper, awake! my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see." Some of the
Rise from the dead, Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not and Christ will shine on you." observe the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a
1737sinner perform such signs?" And they were divided. So they said Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and the one speaking
38again to the blind man, "What do you say about him? It was your with you is he." He said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped 39eyes he opened." He said, "He is a prophet." him. Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment so that 18The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had those who do not see may see, and those who do see may 40received his sight until they called the parents of the man who become blind." Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and
1941had received his sight and asked them, "Is this your son, who said to him, "Surely we are not blind, are we?" Jesus said to 20you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was you say, 'We see,' your sin remains. 21born blind; but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor ―Praise to you, O Christ‖
do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will 22Children’s Sermon Tynan Nelson speak for himself." His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone Hymn of the Day Be Thou My Vision ELW 793 who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the Sermon Pastor Jeff 23 synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him." Apostles Creed p 105 ELW 24So for the second time they called the man who had been blind,
Prayers of the Church and they said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this 25man is a sinner." He answered, "I do not know whether he is a Prayer Concerns
Shelly Budish ~ Dayton Larson ~ Warren Ludtke ~ Deb Moe sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see." 26Elda Momerak ~ Curt Novak ~ Dennis Rau ~ Eldon Syrup They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open
27Offering and Announcements your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already, and
you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you Offertory ―Let the vineyards…‖ ELW 184 28also want to become his disciples?" Then they reviled him, Words of Institution – Holy Communion 29 saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We All who are baptized in Christ and believe in Jesus as their know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do Redeeming Lord and Savior are welcome to come forward 30not know where he comes from." The man answered, "Here is this morning and commune. an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, White grape juice is available in the center of the trays. 31 and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen Lamb of God, you take away the sin… p 154 ELW to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys 32Distribution Hymn Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound his will. Never since the world began has it been heard that
33 ELW 779 anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were 34 P&W 56, 64, 65, 68, 72, 73 not from God, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You
Lord’s Prayer were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?" And
they drove him out. Benediction 35Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found Closing Song Shine, Jesus Shine P&W 142 36 him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" He answered, Postlude "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him."
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“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his ** Help Needed ~ If you can fill any slots for the 7:00 am Easter
Mark 10:45 life as a ransom for many.” service, please sign up on the board or call Shelley Heigaard. Thank You!
“Amazing Grace: My Chains are Gone”
Easter Spring Garden forms are on the table An Easter Cantata to be held on thApril 17 @ 3:00 pm in the Narthex for our Easter lilies and Park River Bible Camp other spring plants. (free-will offering) thForms are due back on Friday, April 15. Everyone Welcome!
Pancake Dinner @ PRBC ~ May 1, 2011 Lenten Supper Is Served! 5:30 – 6:30 pm thth10:30 am – 1:30 pm April 6 ~ 8 Grade Class is serving:
Free Will Offering Chili/Cheese, Hard Rolls, Bars & Coffee Enjoy the meal, have a cup of coffee and visit with your Check bulletin board for announcements: neighbors. Today, April 3 ~ 4:00-7:00 pm ~ Turkey Supper
Concordia Lutheran @ Edmore Food Pantry ~ we will collect non-perishable food and household items for the Walsh County Food Pantry until Palm Sunday, April 10 ~ 4:00-7:00 pm ~ Annual Spring Supper Sunday in our entrance shopping cart. Any donations will be Langdon United Lutheran greatly appreciated. ~ Education Committee Friday, April 15 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm Communion Instruction Aggie Booster Annual Walleye Feed thOne Sunday left – April 10 at 9:00 am Park River High School Commons Fifth Grade students, parents and anyone else who is
interested in reviewing what the sacrament of the Lord’s
Easter Offerings Supper is about are welcome to attend. Come join us as
a part of your Lenten experience. During the Easter season, it is encouraging to see both new and
familiar faces at our worship services. Throughout the year,
Grafton Cluster Spring Gathering many of you already support the congregation with your time, thAdams Lutheran Church in Adams on Saturday, April 9 talent and financial contributions but greater participation is
Theme: ―Walking with Jesus‖ always welcome. We encourage you to look into our electronic
8:30-9:00 am ~ registration & coffee giving program. It’s convenient for you and provides much-
Offering taken for Luther Hall renovations
needed donation consistency for the church. Please contact the
church office for details.