SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JULY 17, 2022
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, FALLS CHURCH, VA
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
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THE ENTRANCE RITE
PRELUDE The Tree of Life Setting: Matthew Machemer
ENTRANCE HYMN #561 The Tree of Life
1 The tree of life with ev’ry good
In Eden’s holy orchard stood,
And of its fruit so pure and sweet
God let the man and woman eat.
Yet in this garden also grew
Another tree, of which they knew;
Its lovely limbs with fruit adorned
Against whose eating God had warned.
2 The stillness of that sacred grove
Was broken, as the serpent strove
With tempting voice Eve to beguile
And Adam too by sin defile.
O day of sadness when the breath
Of fear and darkness, doubt and death,
Its awful poison first displayed
Within the world so newly made.
3 What mercy God showed to our race,
A plan of rescue by His grace:
In sending One from woman’s seed,
The One to fill our greatest need—
For on a tree uplifted high
His only Son for sin would die,
Would drink the cup of scorn and dread
To crush the ancient serpent’s head!
4 Now from that tree of Jesus’ shame
Flows life eternal in His name;
For all who trust and will believe,
Salvation’s living fruit receive.
And of this fruit so pure and sweet
The Lord invites the world to eat,
To find within this cross of wood
The tree of life with ev’ry good.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION p. 203
In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.
Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
KYRIE p. 204
Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.
HYMN OF PRAISE – “Gloria in Excelsis” p. 204
1 To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth;
Goodwill from God in heaven
Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
We praise and bless You, Father;
Your holy name, we sing—
Our thanks for Your great glory,
Lord God, our heav’nly King.
2 To You, O sole-begotten,
The Father’s Son, we pray;
O Lamb of God, our Savior,
You take our sins away.
Have mercy on us, Jesus;
Receive our heartfelt cry,
Where You in pow’r are seated
At God’s right hand on high—
3 For You alone are holy;
You only are the Lord.
Forever and forever,
Be worshiped and adored;
You with the Holy Spirit
Alone are Lord Most High,
In God the Father’s glory.
“Amen!” our glad reply.
THE PRAYER OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray. O Lord,
grant us the Spirit to hear Your Word and know the one thing needful, that by Your Word and Spirit we may live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST LESSON (Be seated) Genesis 18:1-14
The Lord appeared to [Abraham] by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
PSALM 27:7-14 (Read responsively)
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me in.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.
SECOND LESSON Colossians 1:21-29
You, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
ALLELUIA VERSE (Stand)
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
GOSPEL Luke 10:38-42
The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 10th chapter
Glory to You, O Lord.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You, O Christ.
SERMON (Be seated)
Grace, mercy and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus. Amen. Dear friends in Christ:
I once served a church where there was a woman who regularly attended all the worship services, Bible classes and social events, but who never seemed to do any of the serving. She didn’t help out in the kitchen. She didn’t teach Sunday School. And she didn’t serve on boards or committees.
No one raised a fuss about this. She was a part of the church family and we loved her. But every now and then someone would mention her lack of work to me. Not to complain. Just out of curiosity.
I wondered if she was just very busy at home or with other work – although knowing what I did about her, that seemed rather unlikely. It also occurred to me that perhaps she wasn’t very confident or very observant. Or maybe she thought she had done her share of work already.
Then again, maybe she had simply determined to be a Mary, not a Martha. Perhaps she had keyed in on the Gospel lesson we read today, taking to heart the Lord’s words that only one thing is necessary – listening to him.
Whatever the case, today’s Gospel lesson should not be seen as a reason to avoid work. Just last week, in fact, we heard Jesus tell us to love our neighbor – which involves work. Often lots of it.
In the same way, today’s first reading, from Genesis, shows Abraham hard at work extending hospitality to his visitors. He runs to greet those who arrive at his door, runs again to arrange a meal for them, provides water for their washing needs and then stands there at attention should they need anything else. Even though his guest is the Lord God himself, Abraham is not questioned about his actions. His good hospitality is highlighted, not minimized.
Hospitality is important. In today’s Gospel reading Jesus isn’t knocking Martha for her efforts. Notice that he doesn’t seek her out and tell her to stop. Rather, Jesus responds to her complaint. And her anxiety.
Martha could very well have been showing her love through her hard work. Maybe work was her love language. Certainly she wanted to make Jesus feel comfortable and at home.
Then again, perhaps Martha was acting from less positive impulses. Maybe she had an overblown sense of responsibility, perhaps drilled into her by her family. Or perhaps she
worked hard in order to feel good about herself. Perhaps that’s where she derived most of her self-worth.
We don’t know what the case was with Martha. And really, it doesn’t matter. Such speculations may help us see ourselves or understand others, but they don’t affect the point Jesus is making.
What we’re told is that Martha complained out of exasperation and that Jesus had an important message for her. He told her that his teaching is more important than any work she could do and any creature comfort she thought those gathered there might need.
Like Martha, we, too, get wrapped up in work. We view our work as a necessity. And in a way, it is. We are called to work. We also know that work brings rewards – like pleasing others and providing us with opportunities.
But as important as work is, hearing God’s word is more important. In fact, it’s the only thing really needful, according to Jesus.
We tend to question this. Or maybe just forget it. We live as if putting food on the table is the most important thing. Or loving our family. Or finding joy in life.
When it comes to hearing God’s word, we sometimes think we know it well enough already. It seems more important to hear the news. The news is new after all. Or so we’re told.
We also like to think that we can hear God’s Word on our own time, when it’s convenient, perhaps when the work is done or when we feel like it. We tell ourselves there’s no urgency to hear God’s word. It’s always there if we need it.
And yet, just as Jesus would not remain in the home of Mary and Martha but move on, so also there are windows of opportunity for our hearing of Jesus too.
One window is the length of days we’re granted here on earth. At some point we will die and face the day of judgment. At that time we will want to know what God expects of us. And what he has done for us.
Another window is that time before we really need what God has to say. Life will throw some difficult challenges at us. We will face some difficult days and endure some difficult questions. God’s teachings will help us in our times of need – if we have learned them.
A third is the window God outlines in one of his commands. This is the weekly window of opportunity God desires for us when he tells us to remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. The command here is about the rhythm of regular and continual meditating upon his word. God commands this because he knows we need it. The rhythm internalizes the messages of God’s words so that we are able to draw on them at all times.
God’s word is the thing we need above all else. We are to make the hearing of it our highest priority.
The church, too, is tempted to disregard Jesus’ teaching on this. We’ve observed what people like. And we’ve been told what marketing techniques are “proven to work.” So we’re tempted to place more emphasis on our church’s hospitality than its teaching of God’s word. We know that people love to be connected with others. And we know that they are looking for good social opportunities – ones in a wholesome environment with people who believe as they do. It’s tempting for us to think we could have more success at the church if we did more gathering and socializing and less preaching and teaching. But our reading today speaks against this. God’s word, given in Jesus’ teaching, is the one thing necessary. God’s word leads to the highest and best success. For all.
When Abraham provided hospitality to the three men, as described in our first reading, he no doubt did it because that’s what was expected of him. He was a very faith-filled man as we know. What’s more, he himself had travelled, so he knew the benefit of receiving someone else’s help and care.
Showing hospitality would also make him feel good by giving back. And he knew there would be a chance for good conversation too. So, Abraham, as he extended hospitality to those three men that day, was certainly prepared to be blessed.
But Abraham’s actual blessing went far beyond expectations, for he was blessed that day with God’s word as well. God told him, in person, that he would return in a year and by that time his wife Sarah would have a son. Through these words God blessed Abraham with a beautiful promise.
The promise had also been given earlier, so in some way this was just a renewal. But now there was also a timetable. Within a year! This was very good news indeed!
But would Abraham believe it?
In our reading today, we were told that Sarah, his wife, overheard these words of God and laughed. It seems that she didn’t believe.
And just a chapter earlier, Abraham had also laughed. At that time God had renewed his promise of a child to Abraham through Sarah, and Abraham laughed when he heard it.
Sarah’s laughter actually seems less severe than her husband’s. For she likely didn’t know that the message she heard that day came from God. She just saw three men and overheard what they had to say.
Abraham, on the other hand, knew that it was God who spoke with him. He knew it for sure during that earlier chapter, and here in chapter 18 he figures it out.
Although perhaps not right away. The text says that Abraham saw the three men, and then spoke words of greeting to them. But his first word of greeting is unclear. Our translation has Abraham saying: “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight…” with the word “Lord” capitalized to signify God. But the Hebrew here is Adonai and not Yahweh. And while it could indicate God,
it could also simply be an address of respect to a man. Other translations do not capitalize “lord,” and some even substitute “sir.”
Abraham may not have known who he was speaking to at first. But he certainly figures it out by the end. Perhaps the key moment in his realization was when he heard the promise of a child repeated. There he would have recognized that this was God, for God is recognized in his words. That is the case with us, and it seems to be the case here also.
Having heard this word of God, and realizing that God was there with him, Abraham then trusted the promise and was renewed by it. The rest of the chapter shares how he then went with the three men – who are eventually identified as God and two angels – on their journey to deal with Sodom. During that journey Abraham listened to God and even bargained with him as he looked out for his nephew Lot and family.
And then, within the year as promised, despite the laughter, God fulfilled his promise. Sarah’s child was born, and they named him Isaac. Isaac means “laughter.” The name served as a reminder of God’s faithfulness despite their doubt.
All of which reminds us that God’s word is powerful. And God’s word is true.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been sharing stories about the recent trip to Europe my wife and I took, especially our time in Wittenberg. The tour we were a part of was not run by a church group, so as we approached the city the leader started to prepare people for what we were going to see. He explained that Wittenberg was known as the place where the Reformation started and that it was led there by a very powerful man named Martin Luther. He used that word “powerful” two more times in his short explanation, and I chuckled to myself when I recalled that he used the same word two days ago when speaking about August the Strong in Dresden. Power can certainly come in different forms.
His explanation concluded with a tip for buying a souvenir in the city. The suggested gift was socks that say: “here I stand.” Always a good Luther gift!
When we got to the city, we then took a tour led by a local guide, who did a wonderful job of explaining things in greater detail. During the tour it became clear to all that the Reformation was about much more than Martin Luther and his great power. There we saw Philip Melanchthon’s statue right next to Luther’s in the town square. There we heard about Gutenberg and his printing press, Lucas Cranach – the Elder and the Younger – both wonderful artists, Frederick and John – the Electors, George Spalatin – the attorney behind the scenes, Katie – Luther’s very influential wife, and about all the students, professors and other leaders who made the Reformation happen. Luther was pivotal in all this, of course. But not alone.
And this made me recall what Luther himself once said about the Reformation. Asked what it was that he did to start such movement, Luther said: “I simply taught, preached and translated God’s Word: otherwise I did nothing. The Word of God did it all.”
God’s Word does it all because it tells us about Jesus. Jesus is the one thing needful. Jesus is the one who makes all the difference. That’s why the Reformation’s great rallying cry of “Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone” can be summed up by simply saying “Christ Alone.”
In our second reading today, we heard Paul tell us that Jesus has reconciled us to God through “his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him” (1:22). These words tell us of Christ’s great sacrifice of himself for our sins and remind us that we now stand before God as ones who can enter his presence – both now and in the blessed life to come.
Paul then goes on to add, as did Luther, that his own role in all this is simply a “minister according to the stewardship from God,” and that his task is “to make the word of God fully known.”
The word of God is fully known when it centers upon Jesus – his upholding and fulfilling of God’s Law, and his giving and proclaiming of God’s grace in the Gospel.
God’s word, giving us Jesus, is the one thing needful to lead us through our worries and cares. God’s word, telling us of our salvation, is the one thing needful to give us true and lasting life.
So, let us take the time to listen to that word. And be blessed as only God can bless.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
HYMN OF THE DAY #278 One and All Rejoice (Stand) Day by Day
1 Day by day, Your mercies, Lord, attend me,
Bringing comfort to my anxious soul.
Day by day, the blessings, Lord, You send me
Draw me nearer to my heav’nly goal.
Love divine, beyond all mortal measure,
Brings to naught the burdens of my quest;
Savior, lead me to the home I treasure,
Where, at last, I’ll find eternal rest.
2 Day by day, I know You will provide me
Strength to serve and wisdom to obey;
I will seek Your loving will to guide me
O’er the paths I struggle day by day.
I will fear no evil of the morrow;
I will trust in Your enduring grace.
Savior, help me bear life’s pain and sorrow;
Till in glory I behold Your face.
3 Oh, what joy to know that You are near me
When my burdens grow too great to bear;
Oh, what joy to know that You will hear me
When I come, O Lord, to You in prayer.
Day by day, no matter what betide me,
You will hold me ever in Your hand.
Savior, with Your presence here to guide me,
I will reach at last the promised land.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life ✠ everlasting. Amen.
Offerings support the church’s mission work – both here and through our many partners. Offerings may be placed in the box at the sanctuary entrance or sent to the church through our website or the mail. Fellowship Cards help us welcome new people and track participation. Please fill one out and place it in the offering box following the service.
PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our life together as Christ’s church, that we may follow the example of St. Paul, enduring suffering for the sake of the Gospel and faithfully proclaiming Christ alone as the one thing needful, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our efforts in missions and evangelism, including our Vacation Bible School, that through them God would bring many more into the communion of the Church to share in the riches of Christ crucified, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our daily life as children of God, that we would be given the wisdom of faith to choose the one thing needful amid all that competes for our attention and loyalty, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the gift of hospitality, that our homes be places of love and that our churches welcome new people with genuine affection in Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all in authority, especially Joseph our President and Glenn our Governor, that they would serve with integrity — seeking peace and justice for all and promoting efforts among us to care for one another with the compassion of Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those on our prayer list, for all who suffer among us, and for those needing prayer whom we name in our hearts at this time… that they may endure faithfully and receive healing of both body and soul, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For faith this day to bring our offerings to the Lord. And for faith and a right heart to partake of the body and blood of Christ for our forgiveness, life and salvation, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Almighty God, You have forgiven our sins and delivered us from death through our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue to pour out Your mercy upon us, granting us all good things needful to this body and life and keeping us from all things harmful. For from You, through You and to You are all things, O Lord, holy Father, mighty God; through Jesus Christ, who with You and the Holy Spirit is one Lord, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT
PREFACE LSB 208
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
SANCTUS LSB 208
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth adored;
Heav’n and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
Sing hosanna in the highest, sing hosanna to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
THE WORDS OF OUR LORD
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
AGNUS DEI LSB 210
1 O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
You take the sin of the world away;
O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.
2 O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
You take the sin of the world away;
Have mercy on us, Jesus Christ,
And grant us peace, O Lord, we pray.
THE COMMUNION (Be seated)
DISTRIBUTION MUSIC You Satisfy the Hungry Heart Setting: Ralph Schultz
NUNC DIMITTIS LSB 211
1 O Lord, now let Your servant
Depart in heav’nly peace,
For I have seen the glory
Of Your redeeming grace:
A light to lead the Gentiles
Unto Your holy hill,
The glory of Your people,
Your chosen Israel.
2 All glory to the Father,
All glory to the Son,
All glory to the Spirit,
Forever Three in One;
For as in the beginning,
Is now, shall ever be,
God’s triune name resounding.
SENDING HYMN #930 All You Works of God, Bless the Lord
1 All you works of God, bless the Lord!
All you angels, now bless the Lord;
Come, you heavens and pow’rs that be,
Praise the Lord and His majesty: Refrain
Raise your voices high, praise and magnify,
All you works of God, bless the Lord!
Raise your voices high, praise and magnify,
All you works of God, bless the Lord!
2 Sing, you sun and you moon above,
Stars of heaven, now sing His love;
Dew and showers, you winds that blow,
Heat and fire, you ice and snow: Refrain
3 Frost of winter with song so cold,
Dews of summer, your song unfold;
Light and darkness, you day and night,
Clouds of thunder, you lightnings bright: Refrain
4 Hills and mountains, now sing His worth,
All you green things that grow on earth;
Seas and rivers, you springs and wells,
Beasts and cattle, you birds and whales: Refrain
5 Come, humanity, sing along,
Sing, you people of God, a song;
Priests and servants, your Lord now bless,
Join, you spirits and souls at rest: Refrain
6 Bless the Lord, all you pure of heart;
All you humble, His praise impart;
God the Father and Son adore,
Bless the Spirit forevermore! Refrain
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE All You Works of God, Bless the Lord Setting: John Carter
Saturday, July 16, 5:00 p.m.:
Greeter: Jim Easterly
Reader: William Muller
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.:
Greeter: Janice Sebring
Comm. assist: Dan Buuck
Reader: Lynn Jacquez
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