This Sundays Readings: July 12th Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:12-17, and       Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


Next Sundays Readings: July 19th   Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:18-27, and    Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


Welcome New Members: We would like to welcome new members Joseph, Karen, Calleejo, and Kiya Sohn to Concordia.


Out of the office:  Shannon will be out of the office from Tuesday, July 21 to Wednesday, July 29 due to surgery. Both editions of the bulletins for Sunday, July 26 & August 2 will be done on Monday, July 20. So please plan accordingly. If you have prayers or updates during this time please get a hold of Pastor. A digital copy of the newsletter will be posted on Monday, July 20 and then a hard copy will be printed once she returns. 


Offering:  If you are wanting to make a donation during this time please mail it to the church, or call the church office to schedule a pick up time or drop off time.


LWML:  Both Trinity and Concordia will not have meetings until further notice.


Trinity Offering: It takes $9,912.50 (projected) per month to operate our church, just for your information.


Adult Bible Study:  Will resume at a later date.  Pastor is holding live on-line daily devotions on Facebook.  Shortly after they are usually available on our home-base page on YouTube as well.  On it, all videos of Worship Services, Devotional studies and other events are now accessible from a common playlist. For fast access, click on “YouTube Home Page” in the “Links” section.


CHRISTIAN TV SHOW: Main Street Living is now being broadcast on KCAU Sioux City and WFTC Channel 29 (aka “Fox 9 Plus” MyTV) in addition to KDLT Sioux Falls.  Air time is Sunday at 10 am. The first 30 minutes are remastered episodes of the classic “This is the Life” series from the 70’s and 80’s. The second half of the program is a modified Lutheran worship service that features a different Pastor each week, from the station’s broadcast area. It features many aspects of church worship; with an Invocation, confession and absolution, The Apostles Creed, the week’s Scripture readings, and a sermon.  Hymns are sung by area church choirs.  It’s a wonderful evangelistic ministry that shares the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with the unchurched and shut-in.  It is also great to utilize on Sundays you are unable to attend worship.  online at

July 12 “Harriet’s Wedding Day” – The storm precedes the calm when a groom nearly cancels wedding plans due to the fear of the unknown. Rev. Glen Emery of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond, NE delivers the message “God’s ROI” based on Matthew 13:1-9. 

July 19 “Tragedy Near a Small Town” – Justice or mercy?  Tragedy in a small town results in a loving father holding a grudge rather than forgiving as our Father has forgiven us. Rev. Ben Perkins of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church of Sergeant Bluff delivers the message “Paid Up Front” based on Matthew 9:35-10:8


Forgiveness in Christ    For those who have participated in an abortion decision—there is a Word of Hope for broken hearts.  Call 888.217.8679 or go to  Word of Hope is a confidential and caring ministry of Lutherans For Life.  Find Word of Hope on Facebook. 


Prayer Requests:  Please contact the church secretary if you would like to be included in the prayers in the bulletin.


KFUO Radio:  Listen to Worldwide, your radio station for Christian talk shows, daily Bible and Confession studies, worship opportunities, and current issues from a Lutheran worldview.  At 7am the “Morning Prayer” segment features devotional meditations.  From 9:30-10:00 am “Law and Gospel” applies those doctrines of Scripture to God’s plan of salvation in Christ.  From 11-12 am “Thy Strong Word” is an in-depth Bible study program. From 3-5 pm “Issues, Etc”, is a Christ-Centered radio talk show.  Programs are archived at for 24/7 on-demand listening. See complete listings and stream live broadcasts at  or