Isaiah 54:1-3a – “Prepare To Receive God’s Blessings”

Isaiah 54:1-3a – “Prepare To Receive God’s Blessings”

Opening Anthem – PreK-8 & Choir: “Facing A Task Unfinished”
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings the Psalm of the Day – Psalm 67 (Page 91)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 54:1-3a; Romans 10:12-17; Matthew 9:35-38
Hymn – 557
SERMON – Isaiah 54:1-3a – “Prepare To Receive God’s Blessings”
Congregation Sings “We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49)
“Lord, Have Mercy” – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 573
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 579

Our guest preacher for Harvest-Mission Festival today is Professor James Korthals. After 41 years in ministry, the last 20 years at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary as a professor of church history and homiletics, Pastor Korthals retired on August 31, 2017. Born and raised on a farm outside of Chaseburg, in retirement he now lives near Viroqua. He and Jean, his wife of 43 years, have been blessed with three children and ten grandchildren. Professor Korthals will give a presentation between services on the main floor (9:15 – 9:40 a.m.) We thank him for his message today.

BAPTISM – Ari Elizabeth Peterson, daughter of Justin & Kelly Peterson, is received into the kingdom of God’s grace by the washing of water and the Word following this morning’s second service.

A NEW WEATHER-PROOF DOOR has been installed for the south basement entry. Because the door is extra tight, please press firmly when opening and closing.

THANKS! to all who helped beautify our sanctuary today with flowers & produce.

SIGN-UP SHEET in the entry for those willing to help with snow removal this winter.

CARE TO HELP with washing the individual communion cups on the 3rd Sunday of the month? A sign-up sheet with spaces for right after 1st & 2nd services of the 3rd Sunday of each month is on the table next to the elevator in the narthex.

Make out any checks to St. Paul’s and simply mark a special envelope as “Hurricanes.” Our treasurer will forward the totals to our WELS Christian Aid & Relief Committee. Thanks to all those who have already donated.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION on “Men of His Word” in Rochester on entry table

BUDGET INFORMATIONAL MEETING – An informational meeting on options for the 2018 congregational budget as it also impacts St. Paul’s School staffing and our annual commitments to WELS Missions and Luther High School will be held on the main floor between services on Sunday, October 8, 9:10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Opportunities for questions and answers.