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Saturday Service

Saturdays Starting at 5:00pm

For our 5 p.m. Saturday evening worship we use the Evening Prayer service with the addition of the confession and absolution, and Lord’s Supper liturgy from Divine service five setting from the “Lutheran Service Book” hymnal. The majority of this service is chanted. It focuses on Christ as the light of the world as we enter into the evening hours. It is a deep breath at the end of our busy fast-paced day/week. During this service we do receive Holy Communion and sing two hymns. Though the actual length may vary a little the service usually runs 45 minutes to an hour.

Sunday Service

Sundays at 8:15am and 10:30am

Liturgy for our Sunday worship services is usually drawn from two divine services in the Lutheran Service book hymnal. If you are familiar with the hymn book, the services appear on the pages 184 and 151.  These services alternate between singing and spoken responses. There are three scripture readings in the service and the sermon generally is based on one of those readings or the appointed Psalm for the Sunday. Hymns during the distribution of the Lord’s Supper are drawn from the “Lutheran Service Book” hymnal and a supplemental hymn book “Sing Joyfully!” This service usually lasts between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes. Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

 

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Baptism

We baptize infants, children or adults  of any age. Baptisms are by arrangement with the Pastor and usually are preceded by a discussion explaining what baptism is. However, spontaneous requests will be honored. We do not re-baptize, but if you would like to be put in memory of your baptism we do have a ceremony for that purpose. If you let us know your baptismal birthday we will acknowledge it in church by singing a verse from “Baptized into Your Name Most Holy” on the Sunday closest to your date, and we will also remember it on the Sunday when we focus on Christ’s baptism.

Communion

Communion is offered every Saturday evening service, every 8:15 a.m. Sunday service, and on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the 10:30 a.m. service.

Age and Attire

The members in attendance of our service run from newborns to more mature disciples in their eighties and nineties.

Attire ranges from jeans and a nice shirt to suit and tie for Adult Men.

For Adult women, attire normally ranges from jeans and a nice shirt to a dress or skirt.

Children dress includes jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers to a suit for the young men or dress for the young ladies.

 

WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS

For January 19th

Second Sunday after the Epiphany


Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1–7

1Listen to me, O coastlands,
    and give attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb,
    from the body of my mother he named my name.
2He made my mouth like a sharp sword;
    in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow;
    in his quiver he hid me away.
3And he said to me, “You are my servant,
    Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
4But I said, “I have labored in vain;
    I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my right is with the Lord,
    and my recompense with my God.”
5And now the Lord says,
    he who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him;
    and that Israel might be gathered to him—
for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord,
    and my God has become my strength—
6he says:
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
    to raise up the tribes of Jacob
    and to bring back the preserved of Israel;
I will make you as a light for the nations,
    that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
7Thus says the Lord,
    the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation,
    the servant of rulers:
“Kings shall see and arise;
    princes, and they shall prostrate themselves;
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

Psalm 40:1–11

1I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
    out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.
3He put a new song in my mouth,
    a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
    and put their trust in the Lord.

4Blessèd is the man who makes
    the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
    to those who go astray after a lie!
5You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
    none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
    yet they are more than can be told.

6Sacrifice and offering you have not desired,
    but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
    you have not required.
7Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
    in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8I desire to do your will, O my God;
    your law is within my heart.”

9I have told the glad news of deliverance
    in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
    as you know, O Lord.
10I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
    I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
    from the great congregation.

11As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain
    your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
    ever preserve me!


Epistle - 1 Corinthians 1:1–9

    1Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

    2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

    3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—6even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Gospel - John 1:29–42a

    29The next day [John] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

    35The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42He brought him to Jesus.

 

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