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Our Savior Lutheran Church
    624 North Jay Street – Aberdeen, SD 57401

St. John’s Lutheran Church
23 North James Street – Columbia, SD 57433

    Phone 605-225-7106, Email
    Rev. Jordon Andreasen – Cell # 605-290-5442
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    Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am - 2:00pm
2nd Sunday after Epiphany – January 16, 2022
Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, I thank You that You have given me Your grace and brought me to the holy estate of marriage and thereby kept me from sin. And I beseech You to give me Your Holy Spirit, that He may so lead and guide me in that estate that I may be one with my spouse, give no cause for anger or strife, but lead a loving and godly life, that although tribulation may not be avoided, we may nevertheless always be sensible of Your gracious help and blessing, raise our children according to Your will, live with one another in all godliness, and finally obtain eternal salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.  

Sermon Title: “The Marriage Feast:
Sermon Text: John 2:1-11
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion       LSB 184                                   
Hymns 402, 399, 636, 408, 514, 822 402, 399, 822

Welcome! We ask all of you, both visitors and members, to sign a Welcome card located in the pew rack. Please fill out this card, place it in the offering plate, or hand it to an usher as you leave the service.

Our Communion Practice: Lutherans believe that the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a oneness with Christ in faith, life, and worship among those who receive Communion. Reception of the Lord’s Supper by Christians not in fellowship with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist. For this reason, we welcome those with whom we have “altar and pulpit fellowship” to the Lord’s Supper. This includes members of sister congregations of the LC-MS, members of the American Association of Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church Canada; as well as members of partner churches throughout the World. If you would like to know more about this practice please arrange a time to speak with our pastor. 

Prayers – We continue to pray for our home-bound members:
St. John’s – Florence Krege;  Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Esther Sieler, Betty Zundel, Naomi Pulling, Calvin & Oriole Nelson, Vera Hyatt, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen.
We also pray for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

Divine Service Setting I – LSB 151

Confession and Absolution
Hymn of Invocation 
                                                              402 The Only Son from Heaven
1     The only Son from heaven, Foretold by ancient seers,
       By God the Father given, In human form appears.
       No sphere His light confining, No star so brightly shining
       As He, our Morning Star.
2     O time of God appointed, O bright and holy morn!
       He comes, the king anointed, The Christ, the virgin-born,
       Grim death to vanquish for us, To open heav’n before us
       And bring us life again.
3     O Lord, our hearts awaken To know and love You more,
       In faith to stand unshaken, In spirit to adore,
       That we, through this world moving, Each glimpse of heaven proving,
       May reap its fullness there.
4     O Father, here before You With God the Holy Ghost
       And Jesus, we adore You, O pride of angel host:
       Before You mortals lowly Cry, “Holy, holy, holy,
       O blessèd Trinity!”
Text: Public domain
The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
P    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
P    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C    But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
P    Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C    Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
P    Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
Service of the Word
                                                                 Psalm 66:1–5, 20; antiphon: v. 4; 92:1
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
   to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
   sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
   So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.”
Come and see what God has done:
   he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
Blessèd be God,
   because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
   and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
   is now, and will be forever. Amen.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
   to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 152
P    In peace let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
C    Amen.
This Is the Feast                                                                                                   LSB 155
C    This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation:
       Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Old Testament Reading                                                                           Exodus 33:12–23
   12Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. 16For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”
   17And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” 19And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” 21And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Gradual                                                                                                     Psalm 107:20–21
He sent out his word and healed them,
   and delivered them from their destruction.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wondrous works to the children of men!
Epistle                                                                                                     Ephesians 5:22–33
   22Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
   25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Alleluia and Verse                                                                                                LSB 156
C    Alleluia.
       Lord, to whom shall we go?
       You have the words of eternal life.
       Alleluia, alleluia.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                     John 2:1–11
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the second chapter.
C    Glory to You, O Lord.
   1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
   6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day                                                       399 The Star Proclaims the King Is Here
1     The star proclaims the King is here;
       But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
       For He who offers heav’nly birth
       Seeks not the kingdoms of this earth.
2     The eastern sages saw from far
       And followed on His guiding star;
       And, led by light, to light they trod
       And by their gifts confessed their God.
3     Within the Jordan’s sacred flood
       The heav’nly Lamb in meekness stood
       That He, of whom no sin was known,
       Might cleanse His people from their own.
4     And oh, what miracle divine,
       When water reddened into wine!
       He spoke the word, and forth it flowed
       In streams that nature ne’er bestowed.
5     For this Thy glad epiphany
       All glory, Jesus, be to Thee,
       Whom with the Father we adore,
       And Holy Spirit evermore.
Text: Public domain
Apostles’ Creed
C    I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
           maker of heaven and earth.
       And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
           who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
           born of the virgin Mary,
           suffered under Pontius Pilate,
           was crucified, died and was buried.
           He descended into hell.
           The third day He rose again from the dead.
           He ascended into heaven
            and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
           From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
       I believe in the Holy Spirit,
           the holy Christian Church,
                the communion of saints,
           the forgiveness of sins,
           the resurrection of the body,
           and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
                                                                                                        LSB 159
C    What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me?
       I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will take the cup of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will pay my vows to the Lord now in the presence of all His people,
       in the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Service of the Sacrament
                                                                                                              LSB 160
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Lift up your hearts.
C    We lift them to the Lord.
P    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C    It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P    It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; for what had been hidden from before the foundation of the world You have made known to the nations in Your Son. In Him, being found in the substance of our mortal nature, You have manifested the fullness of Your glory. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus                                                                                                                  LSB 161
C    Holy, holy, holy Lord God of pow’r and might:
      Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
      Hosanna. Hosanna.
      Hosanna in the highest.
      Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
      Hosanna in the highest.
Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                        LSB 161
P    Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                        LSB 162
P    Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
C    Our Father who art in heaven,
           hallowed be Thy name,
           Thy kingdom come,
           Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
           give us this day our daily bread;
           and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those
                who trespass against us;
           and lead us not into temptation,
           but deliver us from evil.
      For Thine is the kingdom
           and the power and the glory
           forever and ever. Amen.
The Words of Our Lord
P    Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Pax Domini                                                                                                            LSB 163
P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C    Amen.
Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 163
C    Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
The Lord’s Supper
                                                            636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
1     Soul, adorn yourself with gladness,
       Leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,
       Come into the daylight’s splendor,
       There with joy your praises render.
       Bless the One whose grace unbounded
       This amazing banquet founded;
       He, though heav’nly, high, and holy,
       Deigns to dwell with you most lowly.
2     Hasten as a bride to meet Him,
       And with loving rev’rence greet Him.
       For with words of life immortal
       He is knocking at your portal.
       Open wide the gates before Him,
       Saying, as you there adore Him:
       Grant, Lord, that I now receive You,
       That I nevermore will leave You.
3     He who craves a precious treasure
       Neither cost nor pain will measure;
       But the priceless gifts of heaven
       God to us has freely given.
       Though the wealth of earth were proffered,
       None could buy the gifts here offered:
       Christ’s true body, for you riven,
       And His blood, for you once given.
4     Now in faith I humbly ponder
       Over this surpassing wonder
       That the bread of life is boundless
       Though the souls it feeds are countless:
       With the choicest wine of heaven
       Christ’s own blood to us is given.
       Oh, most glorious consolation,
       Pledge and seal of my salvation!
5     Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,
       Truest friend, and dearest treasure,
       Peace beyond all understanding,
       Joy into all life expanding:
       Humbly now, I bow before You;
       Love incarnate, I adore You;
       Worthily let me receive You
       And, so favored, never leave You.
6     Jesus, sun of life, my splendor,
       Jesus, friend of friends, most tender,
       Jesus, joy of my desiring,
       Fount of life, my soul inspiring:
       At Your feet I cry, my maker,
       Let me be a fit partaker
       Of this blessèd food from heaven,
       For our good, Your glory, given.
7     Lord, by love and mercy driven,
       You once left Your throne in heaven
       On the cross for me to languish
       And to die in bitter anguish,
       To forego all joy and gladness
       And to shed Your blood in sadness.
       By this blood redeemed and living,
       Lord, I praise You with thanksgiving.
8     Jesus, bread of life, I pray You,
       Let me gladly here obey You.
       By Your love I am invited,
       Be Your love with love requited;
       By this Supper let me measure,
       Lord, how vast and deep love’s treasure.
       Through the gift of grace You give me
       As Your guest in heav’n receive me.
Text (sts. 1, 4–5): © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812
Text (sts. 2–3, 6–8): Public domain

Hymn                                                                                     408 Come, Join in Cana’s Feast
1     Come, join in Cana’s feast
       Where Christ is honored guest.
       He welcomes all who come to taste
       The wine His hands have blessed.
2     The old wine now is gone
       From jars that stand apart.
       No longer can it satisfy
       The yearning, thirsting heart.
3     But Christ, the Word made flesh,
       Bids water turn to wine.
       He fills our empty cups again
       With grace and truth divine.
4     Come, friends, and share the feast;
       Here drink the wine supplied
       By Him who is both guest and host—
       For us, the crucified.
5     For now He lives and reigns
       Through all eternity
       With Father, Spirit, Three in One,
       The glorious Trinity.
Text: © 1993 The Hymn Society, admin. Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812
Hymn                                                                           514 The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
1     The Bridegroom soon will call us, “Come to the wedding feast.”
       May slumber not befall us Nor watchfulness decrease.
       May all our lamps be burning With oil enough and more
       That we, with Him returning, May find an open door!
2     There shall we see in glory Our dear Redeemer’s face;
       The long-awaited story Of heav’nly joy takes place:
       The patriarchs shall meet us, The prophets’ holy band;
       Apostles, martyrs greet us In that celestial land.
3     There God shall from all evil Forever make us free,
       From sin and from the devil, From all adversity,
       From sickness, pain, and sadness, From troubles, cares, and fears,
       And grant us heav’nly gladness And wipe away our tears.
4     In that fair home shall never Be silent music’s voice;
       With hearts and lips forever We shall in God rejoice,
       While angel hosts are raising With saints from great to least
       A mighty hymn for praising The Giver of the feast.
Text (st. 1): © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812
Text (sts. 2–4): Public domain

Thank the Lord                                                                                                     LSB 164
C    Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell ev’ryone what He has done.
       Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name.
       He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy
       with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.
Post-Communion Collect
P    Let us pray.
 . . . through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Benediction                                                                                                          LSB 166
P    The Lord bless you and keep you.
       The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
       The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C    Amen.
Closing Hymn                                                                          822 Alleluia! Let Praises Ring
1     Alleluia! Let praises ring!
       To God the Father let us bring
       Our songs of adoration.
       To Him through everlasting days
       Be worship, honor, pow’r, and praise,
       Whose hand sustains creation.
       Singing, ringing: Holy, holy, God is holy;
       Spread the story Of our God, the Lord of glory.
2     Alleluia! Let praises ring!
       Unto the Lamb of God we sing,
       In whom we are elected.
       He bought His Church with His own blood,
       He cleansed her in that blessèd flood,
       And as His bride selected.
       Holy, holy Is our union And communion.
       His befriending Gives us joy and peace unending.
3     Alleluia! Let praises ring!
       Unto the Holy Ghost we sing
       For our regeneration.
       The saving faith in us He wrought
       And us unto the Bridegroom brought,
       Made us His chosen nation.
       Glory! Glory! Joy eternal, Bliss supernal;
       There is manna And an endless, glad hosanna.
4     Alleluia! Let praises ring!
       Unto our triune God we sing;
       Blest be His name forever!
       With angel hosts let us adore
       And sing His praises evermore
       For all His grace and favor!
       Singing, ringing: Holy, holy, God is holy;
       Spread the story Of our God, the Lord of glory!
Text: Public domain
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St. John’s
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Ushers: Cole Bisbee & Logan Ringgenberg
Next Week: Mic & Jen Daggett

Our Savior
Organist: Marianne Klipfel
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Don & Rachel Hoops
Acolytes: Raylee Brick & Abigail Andreasen
Last Week: Attendance – 76; Sunday School – 15  
Offering – General Fund $2,511; Sunday School $15.26; Total $2526.26

Schedule for the Week
Sunday            St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                        Our Savior Voters Meeting – 9:30 am
                        Sunday School – 9:30 am
                        Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
                        Adult Catechism Class – after the service
                        Bible Bowl – after the service, until 1:30 pm
                        Board of Education – after the service
Monday           Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm                
Tuesday           Bible Study – 6:30 am
                        Deacons – 9:00 am
                        Winkel at Our Savior
Wednesday     Catechism Class – 5:00 pm
                        Prayer Service – 6:00 pm
                        Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Next Sunday   St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                        Sunday School – 9:30 am
                        Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                        Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
                        Adult Catechism Class – after the service
                        Bible Bowl – after the service
                        Ordination & Installation of Ray Anderson – 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s in Leola

Voters’ Meetings –
Our Savior – Sunday, January 16th at 9:30 am
St. John’s – Sunday, January 30th after the service

Bible Bowl – The youth 6th grade and up will be preparing for Bible Bowl beginning today after the service, until about 1:30. If you’d like to provide them with a lunch sometime within the next few months, there is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen window counter.
In addition to the circuit and district Bible Bowl for youth, we plan to have an “In-House” Congregational Bible Bowl again this year. Gather a team of 4 individuals and sign-up with a "team name". The date and topics are to be determined. Questions may be multiple choice, fill in the blank, and question/answer format. Even if you can't get a team together, plan to come and enjoy the fellowship! If you have any questions about Bible Bowl, contact Eric Johnson at 216-6701.

The Ordination & Installation of Ray Anderson at St. Paul’s in Leola will be Sunday, January 23rd at 4:00 pm.

Yearly Statements – A record of your offerings in 2021 can be picked up from the table in the narthex.

Poinsettias – Those who donated poinsettias may take them home. There is a box under the coat rack in the fellowship hall with plastic bags the plants were delivered in, if you’d like to take one to protect your plant from the cold.

Portals of Prayer for January – March are available in the narthex.

Offering Envelopes for 2022 – Please pick up your envelopes in the fellowship hall. Your number may have changed, in order to keep the list in alphabetical order. Throw out any old envelopes you may have in order to avoid mix-ups in record-keeping. Thank you!

Annual Reports – Chairpersons of all Boards and Circles, please turn in the annual report for your group to the office, or email it to
Pennies for Life – In gratitude to God, and as a way of helping the ministry of Lutherans for Life, please give a penny for each year of your life!
Just drop your pennies of gratitude into the “Pennies for Life” jar. When it’s full, a check for the total amount will be sent to Lutherans for Life to help with educational projects and outreach.
Your pennies will help us tell others that life is a precious gift from God!

The LCMS has launched a Million Dollar Life Match. The LCMS will match $1 million in funds dedicated by our congregations for their local pro-life action and activity, including caring for women in crisis pregnancies and providing support for moms, dads and babies. The LCMS will match our congregations’ support of pregnancy resource centers, LCMS Recognized Service Organizations and more. The full name of this effort is the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. Indeed, 1 John 3 says it all:
“By this we know love, that [Christ] laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:16–18).

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – January 16
John 2:5 – “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ What must Mary have thought when Jesus replied, ‘What does this have to do with Me?’ ” But she knew whatever her Son said to do would be a blessing, so she knows what advice to give to the servants: Do whatever He tells you! That’s still good advice for us in every aspect of our lives – including in our generosity toward the Lord’s work in the Church.

Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this restoration is that “the mountains shall drip sweet wine” (Amos 9:11–15). When the elements of a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (John 2:1–11). With this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The “back” of God (Ex. 33:12–23) is revealed to those who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation’s curse into His own body to release us from its power. The Bridegroom will give His life for the Bride (Eph. 5:22–32), and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are enabled to “love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to “outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom. 12:6–16).

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life - “Burden Made Light” – The housekeeper helps a family through the struggle of an increasingly sick child.  10:30 AM- Rev. Ryan Drevlow, pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, presents the message “The Abundance of Presence,” based on Exodus 33:13.   See Main Street Living Sunday mornings on KDLT NBC TV. The worship segment also airs on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. Past shows are archived at

The Lutheran Hour – God is against our pride because He wants to give Himself to us. Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message “Hazed and Confused,” based on Luke 4:1-37. Listen to The Lutheran Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 on KAWZ 88.1 FM, or on Sirius-XM Family Talk 131 at 9:00 am. Sermons are also archived on the website

YOUR DAILY LUTHERAN BIBLE CLASS… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's teachings include: A Biblical View of Marriage, The Book of James, The Confession of Peter, Old Testament Matriarch Sarah, Jesus Blessing the Children and more.  You can listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.