1 Peter 1:3-12 – HOPE OF HEAVEN

1 Peter 1:3-12 – HOPE OF HEAVEN

Opening Hymn – 71
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 90:1-2;
1 Peter 1:3-12; John 17:1-5,24
[Old Testament Lesson from NIV ’84; Psalm, Epistle & Gospel from EHV]
The abbreviated Litany – printed in the bulletin – congregation: bold type
Hymn – 214
SERMON – 1 Peter 1:3-12 – HOPE OF HEAVEN
Offertory – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – 466
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 75

CALL ACCEPTED – As announced last week, Miss Megan Lepke has accepted our Divine Call to serve as teacher of grades1 & 2 starting in the next school year. May the Lord bless her labors among us. Printed below is her letter of acceptance which was read to the congregation last Sunday:

Dear Members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School,
After prayerful consideration the Lord has led me to accept the call to teach First and Second Grade beginning next school year. I am excited to serve at St. Paul’s and trust that God will use my abilities to glorify Him. I look forward to working with you and pray for God’s continued blessings on the ministry of the congregation.
Cheerfully in Christ,
Miss Megan Lepke

SIGN-UP SHEETS for washing communion cups and for fellowship servers are in the narthex. Flower chart for 2018 is downstairs.
FINANCE COMMITTEE RECORDERS – A kindly reminder to get the final offering envelope figures for 2017 to the Financial Secretary promptly.
REMAINING 2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the back pew in the narthex.
ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Nominations for elections will be posted next Sun.
MID-WEEK BIBLE HOUR RESUMES Tues. Jan. 9 (7 pm) & Wed. Jan. 10 (9 am)

IN MEMORY of Jacalyn Duve, Mr. Duve’s mother, $50.00 has been given to the New School Fund by Roger & Sandie Lund.