Opening Anthem – PreK-8 & Choir: “Lift High The Cross”
(Congregation Joins Children & Choir For Final Refrain)
REFRAIN: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim Till all the world adore His sacred name.
Congregational Hymn – 201 (Please stand for the final stanza)
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings the Psalm of the Day – Psalm 31 (Page 77)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 40:6-8; Hebrews 13:7-8; Matthew 16:13-18
Choir: “Father, God of Grace, You Knew Us”
Hymn – 529
SERMON – Hebrews 13:8 – “THANK GOD THAT NOTHING CHANGES IN BANGOR”
1. Consider The Way Things Were
2. Understand The Way Things Are
3. Prepare Yourself For The Way Things Will Be
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 392
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 551
THANK YOU TO OUR GUEST PREACHER!
Pastor Steven Olson is our guest preacher for the 125th anniversary of St. Paul’s, Bangor, WI. Pastor Olson, the son of the late Oscar and Lil Olson, grew up here in Bangor, in the white house kitty-corner from our church.
He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Luther High School, Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, graduating in 1984. He has served congregations in Hastings, Nebraska, Hutchinson, MN, Cudahy, Wisconsin and currently in Martinez, Georgia (A suburb of Augusta). He and his wife Gina have 5 grown children. Pastor Olson also graced our pulpit 25 years ago for our 100th anniversary. A video of that long-ago service will be running today at our school. We thank Pastor Olson for his message from the saving word of God.
Thank you to our guest organist, Mrs. Sarah (Hefti) Dunn of Murrieta, California, to our instrumentalists, Mr. Daniel Larson, music teacher at Luther High School & Kaitlyn Stratman, student at St. Paul’s, to Mr. Brian Berg, our choir director, to the faculty and children of St. Paul’s Lutheran School, to the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid, to everyone who helped beautify the sanctuary with flowers and produce for Harvest-Mission which coincides with our anniversary celebration today and to ALL of the musicians, speakers, donors and volunteers at the church and school who have helped to make this observance a joyful day of thanks to our Triune God!
125th ANNIVERSARY BOOK
A brief book commemorating the 125th anniversary of our congregation is available after each service this morning and also at the school this afternoon. This book brings some of the basic information up to date since our Centennial book was published 25 years ago. It also features some past and present pictures of our church and school. This book is free, compliments of St. Paul’s and kindly funded by an anonymous donor. Please take one per household for the present.
WITH THE LORD – Emil Niedfeldt passed away at the age of 91 last Saturday (Sept. 20). Services were at the church on Thursday.
WITH THE LORD – Katherine Meier passed away yesterday, (Sept.26) at the age of 89. Funeral services are pending.
MAY THE LORD COMFORT the family of Obadiah (‘Obi’) Christenson, son of Pastor & Mrs. Chris Christenson of 1st Lutheran, La Crescent, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 8 after a brave battle with cancer. Services were held at 1st Lutheran, La Crescent yesterday with burial in Barre Mills.
ALTAR BOUQUET for our 125th is placed today by the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid.
FLOWERS are placed today in memory of Elaine Fossum.
CONGRATULATORY LETTERS for our 125th are posted in the church entry.
THE FALL RALLY of LWMS (Lutheran Wormen’s Missionary Society) will be held here at St. Paul’s on Thursday, October 16.Registration 12:30P.M. Meeting at 1 P.M. Can you be an LWMS “reporter” for our congregation? To find out more, please call Jan Lash at 486-2648.
A WEEKLY ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS begins Monday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. downstairs. Anyone interested can call the pastor.