This Week's Sermon

 

Preparation for this Week's Sermon (Second Sunday after Epiphany):

 

Biblical Text:

Psalm 40:1-11, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2uLtf2H 

 

Other Texts: 

 

1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2NnuRGd

John 1:29-42a, Read Online: https://bit.ly/2NlSPSk


Reflect After Reading:

God Reveals His Glory in Christ and His Cross

 

The Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, calls forth his Holy One (Is. 49:7), Jesus, the Christ, from the womb of His mother (Is. 49:1). The incarnate Son of God is revealed as the Savior, not only for Israel but also as a light for the nations, whose salvation reaches to the end of the earth (Is. 49:6). John came baptizing with water (John 1:31) to reveal Jesus as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29), and who glorifies His God and Father by His atoning sacrifice upon the cross. When Jesus was baptized in the waters of the Jordan, the Holy Spirit descended from heaven like a dove and remained on him (John 1:32). By our Baptism, we are anointed by the same Spirit, adopted by God the Father, and called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:9). Therefore, we are not lacking in any gift, but we can trust Him who promises to sustain us to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:7–8).

 

Daily Devotions:

 

Lutheran Hour Ministries, Link: https://www.lhm.org/dailydevotions/default.asp

 

Special Announcements: 


 -          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!


 

Upcoming Schedule:

  

Sunday the 12th

10am Bible Study & Sunday School

11:00am Worship

Potluck

Removal of Decorations

 

Thursday the 16th

7:30 Men's Bible Study

 

Sunday the 19th

10am Bible Study

11:00am Worship w/Communion

Coffee Hour Following Worship

 

Tuesday the 21st

9:30am Bible Study

10:30am LWML Quilting

2pm Council Meets

 

Wednesday the 22nd

Newletter Deadline

 

Sunday the 26th

10am Bible Study & Sunday School

11am Worship 

Coffee Hour Following Worship


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