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St. Pauls St. Pauls Ev. Lutheran Church Ev. Lutheran Church Slide 2 The Baptism of our Lord The Baptism of our Lord Jesus is Our Unlikely, Yet Perfect Savior Jesus is Our Unlikely, Yet Perfect Savior Divine Service II Divine Service II Scripture quotations are from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version), copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Slide 3 Gods Word for Today: Why did Jesus need to be baptized? I thought baptism was for sinners? It seems strange that our Savior, who was perfectly sinless, would need to be baptized, and yet he was. Why? Because Jesus had come to be our perfect Savior, and he is revealed as such in his baptism. God laid on him the sin of the world (John 1:29). Even from birth he endured the effects of our sin. Though Jesus wasnt a sinner himself, he was carrying our sin, pain and sorrow (Isaiah 53:4), making him seem an unlikely Savior. But by taking our sin and suffering on himself, Jesus actually became our unlikely, yet perfect Savior (Hebrews 2:10; 5:7-9). Slide 4 Holy Communion Holy Communion Personal Preparation for Holy Communion is on page 156 of the Christian Worship Lutheran Hymnal. Personal Preparation for Holy Communion is on page 156 of the Christian Worship Lutheran Hymnal. The Bible and Lutherans teach that Holy Communion is a holy act instituted by Christ. Together with bread and wine we receive Jesus true body and blood. In this special meal Jesus gives the forgiveness of sins, strengthens our faith, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe. The Holy Spirit uses the Lord's Supper the same way he uses the Word of God to maintain and strengthen our faith in Christ. Slide 5 Bible Class Sunday Adults: Luthers Lg. Catechism Wednesday Men: Various Bible accounts, 6:30 PM Women: Seeing God through her eyes, 6:30 PM Saturday Men: Forgiveness, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 8:30 9:30 AM. Slide 6 Luthers Large Catechism Our Sunday Bible Class resumes the Our Sunday Bible Class resumes the study of Luthers Large Catechism. study of Luthers Large Catechism. Do you remember the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine? Do you remember the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine? If not, please join us as we study Luthers Catechism, which helps us focus on the main teachings (doctrines) of the Bible. If not, please join us as we study Luthers Catechism, which helps us focus on the main teachings (doctrines) of the Bible. Slide 7 Remember in your Prayers: Prayer Chain: Please call 637-8673 or 637-2450 if you have a prayer request. Vickie Balza Edna Bartholomew Jeanine Caudill (mother of Lisa Gorenz) Anna Gerome Jennie Johnson Rev. John Kenyon Roy Knittel Marsha McDowell Evelyn McNatt Leo Shurr Avis Spencer Jim Thomas Gladys Winkel Harriet Yeider Slide 8 Cry Room: If your little one is having a hard time in worship, we encourage you to make use of our cry room located immediately to the left as you exit the sanctuary. Its equipped with audio so you can still follow along with the service. Nursing mothers can use the pastors office. Tape-Recorded Services: Our service is recorded on audio cassette tapes. If you would like a copy please contact pastor or Don Holzhueter. Hearing Assistance: Hearing assistance devices are available. Please speak to an usher if you would like to use one. Slide 9 Flowers: Given by Charles & Pam Berndt in honor of Samanthia Blaggs birth and baptism. MLHS is currently taking applications for a new custodial service. The job description includes cleaning the building after school hours and/or prior to and after major events at the school. Some weekend work is required when events take place on campus. For more detailed requirements, contact Matt Herbst at 269-429-7861 ext. 204 or mherbst@michiganlutheran.org. Slide 10 Strategic Planning Needs YOU! MLHS is looking for input from our association members as we put together our next long-range strategic plan. Your input will help us shape our ministry plan for the next five years. On February 19 at 6:30, we are having an open forum for anyone who can give some thoughts to these following aspects: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities for MLHS. We do ask that you RSVP so that we can have enough space and materials ready for this open forum. Contact Amy Sievert at 269-429-7861 or email her at asievert@michiganlutheran.org to RSVP. You should plan 90 minutes of time for that evening. This is open to everyone, so please consider if you can come and give much needed input for the future plans of MLHS. Slide 11 Installation of Pastor Nathan Fager at St. Pauls, Stevensville: You and your congregation are invited to the installation service of Pastor Nathan Fager on Sunday, January 13 at 4:00 PM. We thank the Lord for this addition to our pastoral team at St. Pauls and hope that you will join us in our thanks and welcoming of Nate and his family (wife Jenny and sons Camden and Levi). Following our worship service, a meal will follow in the gymnasium. All called workers are invited to an afterglow following the meal at the parsonage located across the school parking lot. Three things to email me at - jpk@stpaulswels.org : 1) Let me know if you plan on participating in the laying on of hands. We will meet at 3:40 in the library located on the upper level of the school. 2) Let me know if you plan on attending the meal and how many of your family will be joining us. If you feel that a large contingency will be coming from your congregation, I would appreciate an estimated number. 3) Let me know if you plan on attending the afterglow. Slide 12 The MLHS Alumni Association is now accepting items and donations for their Silent Auction being held during the Winterfest 2013 weekend festivities on February 15th & 16th, 2013. Items or donations can be dropped off at MLHS during regular operating hours or with any alumni officer. When donating an item(s), please clearly mark your name and phone number on the donation(s). As new or unused items always sell better, the Alumni Association would ask that you respect our judgment on placing used donated items in the auction. (continue on next slide) Slide 13 If you plan or would rather make a monetary donation, please make checks out to "MLHS Alumni Association". Checks can also be mailed to the MLHS address - 615 E. Marquette Woods Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085. For list of Winterfest 2013 events you can contact the school office or go to the school website: www.michiganlutheran.orghttp://www.michiganlutheran.org/ Due to your generous donations and bids at last year's silent auction, we were able to contribute over $8,000 to the Tuition Assistance Program. THANK YOU for your continuous support. MLHS Alumni Association (Officers - Ken Kruck, Sue Kruck, Kim Partridge & Keith Hafer) Slide 14 January Ushers: Herm Heuermann Head Usher Ben Stegman Dave Bollnow Mike Retberg Elder: Ron Klug Altar Committee: Suzannah Deneau and JoAnn Klug Slide 15 Upcoming Schedule: Jan. 13Worship with Communion 9:00 AM Bible Study 10:30 AM TFJ meeting after church Jan. 14Public School Catechism 6:30-8:00 PM Jan. 15Church Council 6:00 PM Jan. 16Mens/Womens Bible Study 6:30 PM Jan. 20Worship 9:00 AM Bible Study 10:30 AM Slide 16 Church Cleaning Schedule Week of Jan. 14Holzhueter, Don & Sue Week of Jan. 21Irish, Justin & Renae Week of Jan. 28Johnson, Dave & Cindy Week of Feb. 4Kane, Tawnie Slide 17 The Baptism of Our Lord The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus is Our Unlikely, Yet Perfect Savior Jesus is Our Unlikely, Yet Perfect Savior Divine Service II Divine Service II Opening Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Opening Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Scripture quotations are from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version), copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Slide 18 Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Verse 1 Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word; Curb those who by deceit or sword Would seek to overthrow your Son And to destroy what he has done. Verse 2 Lord Jesus Christ, your pow'r make known, For you are Lord of lords alone; Defend your Christendom that we May sing your praise eternally. Slide 19 Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Verse 3 O Comforter of priceless worth, Send peace and unity on earth. Support us in our final strife, And lead us out of death to life. Text, Tune, Setting: public domain. Slide 20 DIVINE SERVICE II STAND M:In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C:Amen. Slide 21 CONFESSION M:Dear friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us. C:Lord of life, I confess that I am by nature dead in sin. For faithless worrying and selfish pride, For sins of habit and sins of choice, For the evil I have done and the good I have failed to do, You should cast me away from your presence forever. O Lord, I am sorry for my sins. Forgive me, for Jesus sake. Slide 22 ABSOLUTION M:Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. In his great mercy, God made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in our sins. Hear the word of Christ through his called servant: I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C:Amen. Slide 23 LORD, HAVE MERCY M:In peace, let us pray to the Lord. For the well-being of all people everywhere, that they may receive from you all they need to sustain body and life, hear our prayer, O Lord. C:Lord, have mercy. M:For the spread of your life-giving gospel throughout the world, that all who are lost in sin may be brought to faith in you, hear our prayer, O Christ. C:Christ, have mercy. Slide 24 M:For patience and perseverance in this life, that we may not lose the hope of heaven as we await your re