Trinity Ev Lutheran Church-Elca (Wausau, WI)
June 2, 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter


June 2, 2019     Seventh Sunday of Easter 




WELCOME TO TRINITY It is possible to hear in Jesus’ high priestly prayer, a prayer he offered shortly before his death, the petitions of the ascended Lord for his own throughout history—to our day—and beyond. Jesus prays for us. In holy baptism we become believers in God, have our robes washed in the flood of Christ’s forgiveness, and receive the gift of life forever with all the saints.  A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number. 


WORSHIP: 10:15 a.m.


                   Rev. Philip Bogen  


SECRETARY: Nicole Dulak      693-1265

ORGANIST: Laurie Wiedeman                                          

LECTOR: Mike Buttke                                               

ACOLYTE: Clara Dehnel                                                      

USHERS: LaRee & Neal Manson     


CARPORT USHER: Phyllis Heise


(Worship—Setting # 10 in ELW—page 201—items designated by*)




Call to Worship by the Bells  

Welcome and Announcements

Confession and Forgiveness

P:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.   C:  Amen.

P:  Let us come into the light, the revealing and healing light of God.    


Silence is kept for reflection.


P:  God of grace and glory,   C:  you have brought us through the night of sin into the light of Jesus’ resurrection. Yet our lives are still shadowed by sin. Make us alive in Christ, O God. Make us new as you make all things new. Rescue us from evil and the  gloom of sin, renew us in grace, and restore us to living in your holiness, through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.  Amen.


P:  Rejoice with all creation around God’s throne! The light of the risen Christ puts to flight all evil deeds, washes away sin, restores innocence to the fallen, casts out hate, brings peace, and humbles earthly pride. Jesus Christ loves you and + frees you from your sins by his blood. To him be glory and dominion forever and ever!       C:  Amen.


Opening Hymn              

“The Church’s One Foundation” (v. 1,2,4,5)              ELW # 654

*The Greeting: P:   The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy    Spirit be with you all.       C:  And also with you.


Hymn of Praise     

              “Now the Feast and Celebration”                          ELW # 167     


Prayer of the Day           P:  The Lord be with you.     C:  And also with you.   

P:  O God,    C:  form the minds of your faithful people into your one will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


THE WORD                        

First Reading

    Acts 16:16-34


       Psalm 97

Second Reading                                       

        Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21

*Gospel Acclamation                “Alleluia! Lord and Savior . . .             

Response after announcement:

    Glory to you, O Lord.                              John 17:20-26

Response after the conclusion:  Praise to you, O Christ.

Children’s Sermon                                                                                        

Sermon            Deacon Sandra Wendland

Hymn of the Day   

                “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” (v. 1,3,4)                     ELW # 392

Apostles’ Creed                                                                                     

Prayers of Intercession        P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.




Offering Prayer: P:  O God of justice and love,     C:  we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.   Amen.


P:  Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit let us pray as Jesus taught us.

*Lord’s Prayer                                                                  



Benediction   P:  The blessing of the living God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, surround and sustain you, keep you from harm, and fill you with courage.   C:  Amen.


Closing Hymn    

                      “On What Has Now Been Sown”                             ELW # 550


Dismissal:   P: Go forth into the world to serve God with gladness; be of good courage; hold fast to that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honor all people; love and serve God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.            C: Thanks be to God.






Sunday, June 9th              10:15a.m.            Worship w/Holy Communion




THANK YOU TO DEACON SANDRA WENDLAND FOR LEADING WORSHIP TODAY and preaching today. Deacon Sandra lives in Stevens Point and is retired after many years of ministry at Trinity Lutheran in Stevens Point. Ask her about some of the things she did while doing ministry at Trinity.


PASTOR PHIL WILL BE ON VACATION JUNE 1 THROUGH JUNE 10: Pastor Phil will be taking a Sabbatical Sunday on June 2 to be able to attend son Adam’s graduation from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Pastor Phil will also be on vacation from June 3 through June 10 and will be off Sunday, June 9. Deacon Sandra Wendland will fill in on Sun., June 2. She is retired from being an Associate in Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point. There will be no communion on June 2. Rev. Ted Gullhaugen will fill in on Sun., June 9. Pastor Ted is recently retired from Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Pastor Ted will preside over Holy Communion on June 9. Pastor Dan Sire will be available for emergencies during the time May 31 through June 10. He can be reached at 715-212-7359


TRINITY JUNE COUNCIL MEETING SET—WILL NOT MEET IN JULY: The Trinity Council will meet Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. (note date change) The Trinity Council will not meet during the month of July. 


BLESSING OF H.S. AND COLLEGE GRADUATES TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 16: Please let Pastor Phil know of those graduating from High School, College and other schools. We will have a blessing of graduates at St. Peter and at Trinity on June 16, 2019 during the morning worship. Pastor Phil can be reached at 715-845-3530 or 715-507-0617 (cell) or drop him an email at


ST. PETER BIBLE STUDY MEETS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER ON WEDNESDAY: St. Peter Wednesday morning Bible Study is meeting throughout the summer and fall. We meet approximately 2 times per month. Bible Study will meet June 12 and 26 and July 24. Pastor Phil will put the coffee on and there are always plenty of goodies to go around. Come and join us for this fun time of fellowship and Bible study as we study one of the upcoming Sunday lessons.


OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND POTLUCK IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 30TH AT TRINITY: Trinity’s outdoor worship and potluck will be held on June 30th. We have reserved the band, “Faith, Hope and Harmony.” Dan and Julie Krolow head up the band and Dan teaches in Wittenberg and Julie teaches in Rosholt. You may remember them from last year. We will need some help setting up and taking down so be on the lookout for a signup sheet that will be posted in the church entry. Hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, and pop will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and your own lawn chairs. Feel free to bring lawn games to play after the meal. St. Peter is also invited to attend.


NEXT MOVIE NIGHT AT ST. PETER WILL BE ON SUNDAY JUNE 9th AT 4:00 PM: Our next movie night will be Sunday, June 9. We will have dinner starting at 4:00 pm with the movie starting at 4:30 pm. The movie is 1 hour and 55 minutes in length. We will watch, “Do You Believe” staring Cybel Shepard, Lee Majors, Sean Astin, and Brian Bosworth. A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ . . . . even if they don’t believe it. Please join us for fellowship and sharing this inspiring experience.





ANNUAL JOINT MEN’S & WOMEN’S POTLUCK & BIBLE STUDY IS JULY 30 The annual men’s and women’s joint Bible study and potluck is scheduled for Tues., July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Peter fellowship hall. Both Trinity and St. Peter are invited to be a part of this time of fellowship and Bible study. Please bring a dish to pass and your Bible.

GIVE NOW FOR TORNADO RELIEF THRU LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central U.S., leaving destruction in its wake. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and rescues are still under way. Tornadoes have also been reported in Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. These tornadoes were part of a series of more than 170 weather events to strike the region in the last week, with the potential for more severe weather in the coming days. Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted states, including local synods, congregations and social ministry organizations, to provide immediate relief and long-term support. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes” will be used 100 % to help those affected by tornadoes. Send money to Lutheran Disaster Response, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 or call 800-638-3522.

Save the date to be photographed for the new Trinity Directory: Photography dates: Tuesday October 1st – Saturday October 5th . Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch.

Crossways Capital Campaign is holding a bus tour for the donors of the three camps we raised money for. They only have one bus that will leave the Manitowoc/Appleton area. You can either drive to either of those cities or else meet the bus at any of the camps you'd like a tour of. Lunch will be served at Imago Dei Village, so if you plan on attending the lunch please let the Crossways Capital Campaign know so that they can plan the correct amount of food. (Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer--Capital Campaign Director--Phone # 920-882-0023) 

Crossways Campaign Donor Bus Tour Schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

8:45 am: Leave St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manitowoc

10:00 am: Leave Prince of Peace Lutheran, Appleton

11:00 am: Arrive at Imago Dei Village for a tour

Noon: Lunch at Imago Dei Village

1:00 pm:     Depart Imago Dei Village

1:45 pm: Arrive at Waypost Camp

2:30 pm: Depart Waypost Camp

3:30 pm:  Arrive at Pine Lake Camp

4:30 pm: Depart from Pine Lake

5:30 pm: Arrive at Prince of Peace, Appleton

6:45 pm: Arrive at St. Paul Lutheran, Manitowoc



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