Resurrection Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
"A Caring Christian Church Experiencing the Love of Jesus"
Pastor John Brunner
Franklin, N.C.




Missouri Synod


A Caring Christian Church Experiencing and Sharing the Love of Jesus


Pastor John Brunner / Pastor Patrick O'Neal

38 Wayah Street


PO Box 2215, Franklin, NC 28744

Phone/Fax: 828-524-5996

Office Hours: Tuesday –Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday and Friday



Great Beginnings Lutheran Preschool: 828-369-2411

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 25, 2017


A:  This is the Day the Lord has made.

C:  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Entrance Hymn: LSB 811 – “Oh, That I Had a thousand Voices”

Invocation and Confession

P:        In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:        Amen. 

P:        Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C:        who made heaven and earth.

P:        If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

C:        But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.

P: 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. (Kneel/Stand/Sit)

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:

C: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.  Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen. 

P: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.  Stand


Gloria in Excelsis

Salutation and Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray (Quiet for a time) O God, because your abiding presence always goes with us, keep us aware of your daily mercies

C: that we may live secure in Your eternal love

P: through Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord,

C: Amen.

Psalm 91 – Sung by Pastor John and Karen

Children’s Message Sit

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-13

A:        This is the Word of the Lord.

C:        Thanks be to God.

Epistle: Romans 6:12-23

A:        This is the Word of the Lord.

C:        Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel: Matthew 10:5a, 21-33

P:        The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the Tenth chapter.

C:        Glory to You, O Lord.

. . .after the reading

P:        This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C:        Praise to You, O Christ.

Apostles' Creed Stand

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.

Hymn of the Day: LSB 586 – “Preach You the Word”

Sermon: Rev. Dr. John G. Brunner

Installation of Officers

Prayer of the Church Stand

Offering Sit


P:        The Lord be with you.

C:        And also with you.

P:        Lift up your hearts.

C:        We lift them to the Lord.

P:        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:        It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P: 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:


Prayer of Thanksgiving

In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life.  Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him. We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.  Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood.

Lord's Prayer + Words of Institution

Peace of the Lord

P:        The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:        Amen.

Agnus Dei

Hymns during Distribution: LSB 620 – “Jesus Comes Today with Healing”

LSB 568 – “If Your Beloved Son, O God


Nunc Dimittis Stand

Post-Communion Collect


P:        Let us bless the Lord.

C:        Thanks be to God.


Closing Hymn: LSB 836 – “O God of Light”


A:  Go in peace, serve the Lord

C:  Thanks be to God.



TODAY- 25th           9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

Voters’ Meeting following Worship

MON – 26th              6:00 PM Bible Study

TUES – 27th            10:00 AM Bible Study

THURS – 22nd        9:30 AM Quilters

No Bible Study (Hayesville)

5:30 PM Bell Choir

6:30 PM Choir Practice

SAT – July 1st         9:00 AM Men’s Prayer Breakfast

SUN – July 2nd       9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

Noisy Bucket

There will be a brief special voters meeting after the worship service today. The voters will be asked to approve a transfer of funds in order to pave the back section of the parking lot, as well as approve the hiring of someone to do nursery care during the worship service each Sunday.

Fellowship for July 2nd:  Gail Harris and Carol Robinson

Please sign up to bring a finger food for the reception following Pastor O’Neal’s Installation Service Sunday, July 9th. There is a sign-up sheet downstairs.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS This morning we install those elected to office for 2017-2018.  We thank God for the gifts and willing service of these Leaders at Resurrection.  Special thanks to Patri Cabe who concludes her service as Nurture Coordinator. 

President:  Timothy Johnson

Vice-Pres.  Eileen Benson

Secretary:  Virginia Breyer

Treasurer:  Barbara Roberts

Trustee:  Marty Childers

Spiritual Life:  Charlotte Childers

Nurture:  Casey Stewart

Financial Secretary:  Charlotte Balmer

Preschool:  Monique Sutton

Head Elder:  Ray Hahn

Elders:  David Guske, Allen Hamlin, Timothy Johnson,

Eileen Benson, Barry Conover, Ron Bleier

Change of Address for Ron and Rita Bleier – Contact church office for information. They have no email at this time. Their cell phone numbers remain the same. Please make the changes in your church directory.


** Fellowship:  Everyone enjoys our time of fellowship following morning worship. There are four dates open to sign up to bless others in 2017. The signup sheet for fellowship is on the bulletin board downstairs. If you would be willing to furnish a simple treat and clean up afterwards, please place your name in one of the open slots. Thank you.

** The RLC financial team is looking for a counter. We are in need of a partner for the 3rd Sunday of each month. No experience necessary, will train. If you are interested, please contact Charlotte Balmer.

Great Beginnings Preschool would welcome donations of glue sticks (lots of them!), single subject notebooks, and pump hand soap. Thank you!

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by George and Carol Fritz in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Attendance last Sunday (6-18-17): 107

Children’s Sunday School: 8                  Adult Sunday School: 22

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of June 25)

Members with immediate concerns:  Susan Phillips, Lamarr Seader

Members with continuing concerns: Dave Jones, Catherine Reynolds, Earl Wisener, Gene Crosslin, Bill Balmer, Sydney Balmer, Donna Brooks, William and Laura Ogden, Bill and Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller, Gene Drummond, Jane and Dave Huffman, Bobby Scherb

Service Personnel: George "Chip" Syring, Jr., deployed (Army-Son of George and Gloria Syring), GySgt Adam Halstead, (USMC- Son of Chad & Susan Halstead), Lt. JG Catlin Smith (Navy-Niece of Barbara Jockers), Daniel Stone (Navy-Grandson of Bea Ezechel), MSgt Steven Turnbach – (Air Force-Nephew of Charlotte Balmer), Lt. Peter Manzoli (Navy-Grandson of Theresa & Bill Lehmann), AWRAN Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ3 Sydney Balmer (Navy)

Friends: Irene Benson (Eileen Benson’s Mother-inLaw), Don Capaforte (CareNet Director), Steve Salmonsohn (friend of Barbara Jockers), Karen Perling and family (friend of Barbara Jockers), Connie Reasoner (friend of Charlotte Childers), Sandie McKinney (Jeanne Guske’s Sister), Vernon Trahms (Deb Johnson’s Father)

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