Isaiah 49:1-6 – Shine the Light of God’s Servant

Isaiah 49:1-6 – Shine the Light of God’s Servant

WELCOME TO WORSHIP 
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus. 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP 
Lamb of God, thank you for giving your life in place of mine. Thank you for shedding your blood to cover my sin and wash me clean. Thank you for paying the price to reconcile me to God. Thank you for appearing as the sacrifice I needed. Now bless my worship today as I take in this gracious truth. In your name I pray. Amen.

OPENING HYMN (8:00 am) Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun | 84 
GRADES 3-8 CHOIR (10:00 am) As with Gladness Men of Old 
INVOCATION 
CONFESSION 
ABSOLUTION 
Prayer and Praise 
LORD, HAVE MERCY 
O LORD, OUR LORD 
PRAYER OF THE DAY 
BAPTISM p.12 (10:00 am) Garrison James Richardson 
The Word 
FIRST LESSON Isaiah 49:1-6 
SECOND LESSON Colossians 2:6-15 
GOSPEL John 1:29–41 
HYMN OF THE DAY Lamb of God | 748
SERMON Isaiah 49:1-6 Shine the Light of God’s Servant 
NICENE CREED 
OFFERING 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
LORD’S PRAYER 
The Sacrament 
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 
WORDS OF INSTITUTION 
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD 
DISTRIBUTION 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN The Lamb | 714
DISTRIBUTION HYMN O God from God, O Light from Light | 85
DISTRIBUTION HYMN I Come, O Savior, to Your Table | 310 
Thanksgiving 
THANK THE LORD 
PRAYER 
BLESSING 
CLOSING HYMN May the Peace of God | 745

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGING JAN. 29 

The Sunday School children will be singing in our 10:00 am service on Sunday, January 29. Please make sure to have your children in Sunday School the next few weeks for practice. 

MORNINGS WITH MOMMY 

Mornings with Mommy is back, and we would love to have you join us! It is a fun and easy way to enjoy activities with your children ages 0-5, and also enjoy meeting new friends. Each session includes crafts, a sensory station, gross and fine motor stations, a story, Bible time, and a snack. We meet at 10:00 am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the church basement. The cost of the program is $5 per family (not child) to cover the cost of supplies. Sign up for any or all of the sessions here: https://www.stpaulsbangor.com/mornings-with-mommy/. Please note: although it says mommy in the title, ALL caregivers are welcome!!! 

NO MIDWEEK STUDY THIS WEEK 

There is no midweek Bible study this week on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. 

NEXT MIDWEEK STUDY SURVEY 

We have one more lesson of our Lyrics of Love study (1/24 & 1/25). A survey has been linked within the email News for input on what the next midweek Bible study should be. A printed copy of the survey will also be available at the next midweek study if you prefer to fill it out by hand. The options for the next study include How We Got the Bible, From the Ground Up (parenting study), The House of the Lord (tabernacle/temple study), and How to Study the Bible. A description of each study is included in the email blast. 

SNOW REMOVAL AT CHURCH 

We really need help! We’d love to add someone to our snow removal team at church. Please consider helping if you can. Many hands make little work! Please contact Dan Arndt at 608-343-4662 or dana@arndtbuswellthorn.com if you are willing to help.

BIBLE BASICS CLASS COMING SOON 

Our next Bible Basics class (also called the new member class or Bible Information Class) will begin in mid-February. The day and time is flexible depending on the schedules of those who would like to attend. I ask that you block off 1.5 hours for each session, but usually it will be closer to 1 hour. Free childcare can be available upon request. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking the class, please sign up on the bulletin board in the lobby or contact Pastor Groth at pastor@stpaulsbangor.com. Long-time members are also invited, as it’s always a good refresher of the foundations of our faith. For more info on the class itself, visit stpaulsbangor.com/new/bic. 

OFFERING ENVELOPES 

New offering envelopes are ready pick up in the church basement. Stop on down and grab yours (and your children’s) from the two tables set up downstairs. 

MEMORIAL 

A gift of $100 has been given by the LWMS in memory of Janice Lash and her dedicated work. 

CALENDAR 

TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion 

9:10 am Sunday School 

9:15 am Bible Study 

10:00 am Worship with Communion 

11:15 am Annual Meeting 

TUESDAY 10:00 am Mornings with Mommy 

7:00 pm NO Bible Study 

WEDNESDAY 9:00 am NO Bible Study 

THURSDAY 7:00 pm Choir Practice 

NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship 

9:10 am Sunday School 

9:15 am Bible Study 

10:00 am Worship 

6:30 pm PACE Meeting