3rd Sunday after the Epiphany: Sunday, Jan. 26

Songs/Hymns for the Day

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Always”

“God is Able”

“Cannons”

“All Because of Jesus”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#412 “The People That in Darkness Sat”

#688 “Come, Follow Me,” The Savior Spake”

#618 “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table”

#849 “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Lesson                                                                 Esther 2:19-3:6

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Esther the second chapter.

19Now when the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20Esther had not made known her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had commanded her, for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as when she was brought up by him. 21In those days, as Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 22And this came to the knowledge of Mordecai, and he told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai. 23When the affair was investigated and found to be so, the men were both hanged on the gallows. And it was recorded in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.

1After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. 2And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage. 3Then the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you transgress the king’s command?” 4And when they spoke to him day after day and he would not listen to them, they told Haman, in order to see whether Mordecai’s words would stand, for he had told them that he was a Jew. 5And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. 6But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                 1 Corinthians 1:18-25                                                                                                                                                                                  P The Epistle Lesson is from 1 Corinthians the first chapter.

18The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                  Matthew 4:12-22

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the fourth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

12Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”

17From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

18While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Jed Chrestensen, Dennis Hagenbuch,

Robert Scholie, volunteer (Early)

Dean & Lori Isaacson,

Luke Paul, Ron Stimac (Late)

Elders:      Dustin Scherr (Early)

Mike Salmi, Tim Stites (Late)

Acolytes: Sydnie Scholie, Mallory Sporalski (Early)

Andrew Dulong, Latham Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

Greeters: James Walters, Charlotte Clouthier (Early)

Melody Ann Harmon, Dave Niemi (Late)

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 www.copperluth.org/give.

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 

LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF  JAN. 26 – FEB. 2

Sunday          8:30 AM    Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM  Education Classes

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc., w/comm.

12:30 PM HS Youth Event

Monday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

Tuesday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM  Women’s Bible Study

6:00 PM  Guiding Good Choices

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

9:00 AM Parents Day Out

4:00 PM  Confirmation Class

4:30PM  Pietila Home Bible Study

5:00 PM  Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM  Adult Choir

Thursday      7:30 AM    Early Learning Center

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.

6:30 PM HS Youth Event/Super Bowl                                                                            Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer: www.copperluth.org/prayer-request

Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Julie Sutinen,

Jim, Rick Williams, Jerry Dummann, John DePuydt

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith, Gail Ross

Missionary of the Month: Herman & Sheila Strozier, Czech Republic

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