Opening Anthem by Choir: “Soon And Very Soon”
Liturgy – Page 38 (abbreviated “Service of the Word”)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalms 96:1-3; Galatians 4:4-7; Matthew 1:18:25
[The congregation sings the responses on page 40 in the front of the hymnal]
[Old Testament Lesson from NIV ’84; Psalm, Epistle & Gospel from EHV]
Hymn – 47
SERMON – Isaiah 11:1-10 – “BEHOLD, A BRANCH IS GROWING”
Apostles’ Creed on Page 41 – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – 34
Closing Prayer & Benediction (Pages 43-44)
Closing Hymn – 63
ADULT CONFIRMATION – James Tyler was confirmed on Monday evening after completing the adult instruction course.
BAPTISM – Matthew Tyler was baptized on Monday evening.
CALL ACCEPTED – Miss Megan Lepke has accepted our Divine Call to serve as teacher of grades 1 & 2 starting in the next school year. May the Lord bless her labors among us.
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed in memory of Hans Linse and Donald Hesselberg by Carol Hesselberg.
CHRISTMAS CANDLE ARRANGEMENT is placed in memory of Clarence (“Andy”) Anderson by the family.
POINSETTIAS ARE ALSO PLACED
BY THE ST. PAUL’S LADIES AID and…
IN MEMORY of Alvin & Hilda Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family
IN MEMORY of their parents by Greg & Barb Loomis
PASTOR & MRS. HEFTI will leave after Christmas Day Service to visit family and plan to return Wednesday evening. In case of emergency, call (608) 792-8356.
SIGN-UP SHEETS for washing communion cups and for fellowship servers are in the narthex. Flower chart for 2018 is downstairs.
REMAINING 2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the back pew in the narthex.
LADIES AID CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP CHRISTMAS TREE is in the narthex.
ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Children’s Service: TODAY, Dec. 24, 4:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship: TOMORROW, Dec. 25, 9:00 a.m.
Regular Worship: Sun. Dec. 31, 8 & 10 a.m.
(NO evening New Years Eve Worship This Year)
[No Sunday School or Bible Study on December 24 or December 31]