Opening Solo: “Borning Cry”
Liturgy – Page 15 (Communion liturgy – abbreviated)
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 40:6-8; Psalm 72:8-11;
1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3; Matthew 2:1-12
[Old Testament Lesson from NIV ’84; Psalm, Epistle & Gospel from EHV]
Nicene Creed – Pages 18-19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 94
SERMON – 1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3 – HOPE FOR HOLY LIVING
Offertory – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 541
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 24-25)
Closing Hymn – 85
IN MEMORY OF Stephen Sprehn, $200.00 has been given to the General Fund.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I sincerely want to thank you for your prayers and support at the loss of my mother. The St. Paul’s family has helped bring comfort through prayer and support. God has comforted me through his word and promises amid this difficult time. I am proud to serve here as your teacher.
Mr. Eric Duve
EDUCATION COMMITTEE & CHURCH COUNCIL NOTES
Miss Megan Lepke’s acceptance of our Call to teach grades 1-2 starting next school year was noted with gratitude to God. A letter of thanks from Mr. Duve was read to the Council expressing his thanks for the concern shown him and his family at the passing of his mother. Annual Voters Meeting is Sunday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. Council & Finance Committee meet afterward to organize. Thanks were expressed to Mr. Dan Kinstler who is completing his six years on the Council. Lent begins Ash Wed. Feb. 14 with weekly Wednesday services at 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. As noted in the year-end offering figures in the bulletin, although the “received” and “budget” figures accurately reflect the difference between weekly offerings and the budget set by the voters, actual expenditures for 2017 were less than budgeted. This, and other funds received in addition to weekly offerings, resulted in finishing the year slightly in the black rather than in the red. This will be reflected in the more detailed financial report to the voters.