Weekly Bulletins

January 2021

January 31, 2021 ~ 4th Sunday after the Epiphany

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: God's Word Accomplishes Tasks. In this worship service the Scripture passages reveal that God's Word did the task of expelling an evil spirit (Gospel). God's Word does the task of protecting us from false prophets (First Lesson). God's Word also does the task of guiding our love shown toward our neighbor (Second Lesson). OPENING HYMN ~ 455 Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You FIRST LESSON ~ Deuteronomy 18:15-20 PSALM OF THE...

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January 24, 2021 ~ 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Forsake everything to follow God. Someone may say, "Really? That seems counterintuitive and unthinkable. It's like putting all your eggs in one basket!" Yet, the Scripture readings today say that Jesus' disciples left their vocations to follow him (Gospel), that Jonah left his vocation to preach against the great city of Nineveh (First Lesson), and that God wants his people to live for him instead of for this world which is passing away (Second...

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January 17, 2021 - 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: God's Word Empowers Us To Obey. He commands: Believe! and the Word creates faith. He says, Follow me! and the Word creates the desire and ability to follow him. It's an amazing thing that God's Word empowers us to obey! Prayer Before Worship: Dear Jesus, you come near to me in your Word. You are watching my life. Let me hear your Word, believe that you are the Son of God and then follow your every command. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. OPENING...

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January 10, 2021 ~ The Baptism of our Lord

Today's Worship Focus: Get to know Jesus in baptism. During the Epiphany season, we get to know Jesus. This Sunday we get to know him in his baptism and ours. God is pleased with Jesus and is pleased with us, who trust in him. God rewards Jesus by giving us to him. The result is salvation from sin; this salvation is fully from God. All of this happens in baptism.  OPENING HYMN ~ 577 Rise, O Light of Gentile Nations PRAYER OF THE DAY: Father in heaven, at the...

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January 3, 2021 ~ Epiphany

The Epiphany of Our Lord Today is dedicated as the Epiphany of our Lord as the closest Sunday to Epiphany (January 6th). The season of Epiphany is several weeks long. This Epiphany season continues the Christmas thought of Jesus revealing himself as God and Savior. The conundrum though is that Jesus hides his deity so that his glory remains a mystery. You will see that conundrum in the Bible readings for this Epiphany season. Keep in mind though that Jesus’ glory is revealed to those...

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Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 5:1