This Week's Sermon


Preparation for this Week's Sermon:

Biblical Text (Second Sunday in Advent):

Mark 1:1-8, Read Online: 


‘The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,

“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
    who will prepare your way,
the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight,’”

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”




How was John’s proclamation (see v. 4) preparing the “way of the Lord,” preparing people for Jesus?


What does this tell us about how we rightly prepare for Jesus throughout our lives as Christians?



 Other Readings for this Sunday:


Isaiah 40:1-11, Read Online:


2 Peter 3:8-14, Read Online:


 Daily Devotions:


Lutheran Hour Ministries, Link:



Special Announcements: 


Upcoming Schedule:

This week:

Sunday, December 3rd,  Potluck-Evangelism

                                        1:45 Christmas Caroling Sing Along

Tuesday, December 5th, 9:30am Bible Study

                                        10:45am Crafty Prayer Warriors

                                        1pm Elders Meet

Wednesday, December 6th, 5pm Midweek Advent Service with supper to follow service

Thursday, December 7th, 7:30am Men's Bible Study

Next week:

Sunday, December 10th, Coffee Hour-Education Board

                                         1pm Prime Rib Dinner @ Trinity

Tuesday, December 12th, 10:30am LWML /Quilting

Wednesday, December 13th, 5pm Midweek Advent Service with Supper to follow

Thursday, December 14th, 2pm Choir @ Shawano Center

                                            5pm Caroling Sing Along


 -          Reminder about inclement weather and church functions: Our policy for bad weather cancellations has been to cancel morning Bible studies, etc. when local schools close. Evening meetings and events will probably continue, as long as road crews are out and a storm is not intensifying. Sunday services, as well as Advent and Lent midweek services, are seldom cancelled. However, do not attempt to drive if your local conditions are poor and you are uncomfortable driving in the weather!




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