The Baptism of Our Lord: Sunday, Jan. 13

Songs/Hymns for the Day

The Baptism of Our Lord

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

“I Will Rise”

“Child of God”

“You Never Let Go”

11:00am Traditional Service

#405 “To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord”

#594 “God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It”

#596 “All Christians Who Have Been Baptized”

#601 “All Who Believe and Are Baptized”

Collect of the Day

Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; 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 43:1-7

P      The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah, the forty-third chapter.

1But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
5Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
6I will say to the north, Give up,
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”

P      This is the Word of the Lord.

C      Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                                     Romans 6:1-11

P The Epistle is from Romans, the sixth chapter.

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

P  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                      Luke 3:15-22

P  The Holy Gospel according to Luke, the third chapter.

Glory to You, O Lord.

15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that you are worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus with us.  Part of worshiping our Lord is bringing our financial gifts in the form of offerings to support the ministry of Christ’s church.  As our guest today, please do not feel obligated to give an offering.  We are just thankful that you are here and hope you will continue to worship with us. Want to give your offerings online? Go to

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.

Notes and News


Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc., w/comm.

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

4:00 PM             CC Christian Basketball

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM            Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday    7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

9:00 AM            Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

4:00 PM CC Christian Basketball

5:30 PM Home Bible Study

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM Youth Group – Curling

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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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 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.

Sr. High Winter Camp – Now it’s your turn. If you are in 9th – 12th grade we want you to join us for winter camp on Jan 25 – 27.  It will be a great time to build relationships, your faith all the while we are playing some broomball, tubing, cross-country skiing, campfires, and more!  The cost is just $130!!  Talk to Marcus ASAP as registration is due Jan. 16th.

SERVING: Ushers:   Mark VanWagner, Craig Sporalski,

John Litzner, Christian Fitzgerald (Early)

Peter Pietila, Jim Lahti,

Marilynn Dewald, Ken Clark (Late)

Elders:     Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)

Tim Stites, Mike Salmi (Late)

Acolytes: Wyatt Jenkins (Early)

Kadence Stites, Mikko Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Ken Clark

Greeters: Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonnen, Bev Auel (Early)

John & Dala Beard (Late)


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Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt:

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

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Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob Cooke;

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Community: Kerri Mayra;

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke;

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