Jan 29, 2023 - 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Welcome in the name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. If you are visiting, we are glad that you are here and kindly ask that you sign our guest book at the sanctuary doors. If you would like to become a member, please speak to the Pastor. In case of illness, the Pastor should be informed. He will always be glad to speak with those who are confronted with problems of a spiritual nature. The time before worship is a quiet time for prayer and meditation to prepare for worship. Please see the inside cover of the hymnal for prayers and page 329f to prepare for Holy Communion. Communicant members are asked to fill out a communion card found in the pew racks and place it in the offering plates.
God Manifests His Glory in the Humility and Weakness of Christ Crucified
The Lord tells His people, “I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery” (Micah 6:4). By the sacrifice of His beloved Son, He has redeemed us from our slavery of sin and death; He has forgiven our transgressions by the shedding of His blood. His great mercy and salvation lead us “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly” with our God (Micah 6:8). We boast only in the incarnate and crucified Lord Jesus. He is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:24). He is our life and salvation, our “wisdom” and “righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30). Now He opens His mouth and teaches us His wisdom. By His cross and Passion, the kingdom of heaven is ours. We receive mercy and are satisfied; we see God and are called sons of God in Christ. “Blessed are you,” therefore, “when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely” on account of Christ (Matt. 5:11).
Collect of the day:
Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse.
READINGS: Micah 6:1 - 8 1 Corinthians 1: 18 - 31 Matthew 5: 1 - 12
HYMNS: 904, 842, 781
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Kathy
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne & Bill; Fran; Sherran; Herta; Bob & Lucy; Grant; Heeger family upon the death of Les’ father Frank; Lily upon the burial of her sister Miriam Renison
Friends and Fellow Christians: Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Sue; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Kylene (friend of Gina’s); Rev. Ron Mohr; Carolyn’s cousin Frank whose wife Judy died two weeks ago.
Mission Prayers for January: Rev. Klan Chan - Cambodia, Deaconess Erm Roun - Cambodia, Rev. Jesùs Alberto Domínguez - Nicaragua, Deaconess Mariela Sánchez - Nicaragua, Deaconess Lixia del Carmen Chevez - Nicaragua
OFFERING ENVELOPES: are available on the shelf outside of the office for anyone who needs any. Please help yourselves.
LADIES OF GRACE will meet at 9:30 a.m. on February 4th. As part of our meeting we will be showing any individual who may be interested in how we do tie quilting. Everyone in invited to attend. Hope to see you there. Diana, President, Ladies of Grace
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Sunday School and Bible study
10:30am Divine Service
Saturday 9:30 am Ladies of Grace monthly meeting
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible study and Sunday school
10:30am Divine Service