The Epiphany of Our Lord: Sunday, Jan. 6
Songs/Hymns for the Day
The Epiphany of Our Lord
| 8:30am Contemporary Service
“Lead Me to the Cross”
“How Great is Our God”
“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
|11:00am Traditional Service
#394 “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”
#398 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”
#411 “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”
Collect of the Day
O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us, who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 60:1-6
P The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah, the sixtieth chapter.
1Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
3And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from afar,
and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
5Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and exult,
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6A multitude of camels shall cover you,
the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord.
P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Epistle Ephesians 3:1-12
P The Epistle is from Ephesians, the third chapter.
1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel Matthew 2:1-12
P The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the second chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
6“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
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Notes and News
LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF JAN. 6 – 13
Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Svc.
10:00 AM Education Classes
11:00 AM Traditional Svc.
12:30 AM Youth Group – Games
Monday 4:00 PM CC Christian Basketball
4:30 PM Ministry Council
Tuesday 7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study
10:30 AM Women’s Bible Study
Wednesday 9:00 AM Parents Day Out
4:00 PM Confirmation
5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal
6:30 PM Adult Choir
Thursday 4:00 PM CC Christian Basketball
5:30 PM Home Bible Study
6:00 PM Bd. of Directors
Next Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Svc.
10:00 AM Education Classes
11:00 AM Traditional Svc., w/comm.
7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study
Pray this week for:
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Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Sue Etapa,
Lori Pemberton, Mary Ann Tervo, Julie Sutinen, Jim, Karen Donovan
Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith
Missionary of the Month: Rev. Jonathan & Anita Clausing, Africa
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HOLY COMMUNION: In preparation to receive the Lord’s Supper, please ask yourself these questions: Have I confessed and repented of my sins? Do I believe that in this Sacrament I am receiving the actual body and blood of Christ, under the bread and wine, into my mouth, for the forgiveness of my sins? Do I share the confession and wish to participate in the unity of this congregation? Will I, with the Lord’s help, amend my sinful life? If you answer, “yes” to all of these questions, please join us for this blessed gift from God for our forgiveness. If you need a gluten free wafer, please ask the pastor when you are kneeling at the rail.
Board of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, January 10th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, Jim Spence, and Kristin Wanhala.
CSM – Concordia student ministries or CSM is our college focus ministry based out of our student house at Michigan Tech. We have events every Saturday afternoon/ evening Bible study on Sunday nights. Come connect with other Christian college students and join us at one of our weekly events!
Needed: People to help others with transportation: There are people in our church family who need help getting to medical appointments and possibly with other errands and I’d like to put together a pool of those of you who can help. It shouldn’t be “spur of the moment” so you would get a call as soon as I learn of the need. Please, if you could help with this type of care, call me at 487-6524 (leave a message) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks much, Lou Ann Vitton, Care Ministry Director
Dorcas Society/LWML – will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The main order of business on the Agenda will be disbursing funds raised at our Bazaar on November 17. Local and other missions will benefit. There will be no program, but there will be desserts as provided by the January hostesses. We invite all the ladies of SS Peter & Paul to attend our sessions.
SERVING: Ushers: Robert Scholie, Zachary Lynch,
Dennis Hagenbuch, Jed Chrestensen (Early)
Deb Olson, Jim Lahti,
Marilynn Dewald, Sam Coates (Late)
Elders: Dustin Scherr, Jim Hewett (Early)
Dale Dewald (Late)
Acolytes: Dani Williston, Alex Geborkoff (Early)
Leah Motowski (Late)
Lay Reader: Jean Pemberton
Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)
Lynn Lanala, Lori Nordmark (Late)
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