John 1:1-18 – “THE WORD BECAME FLESH”

John 1:1-18 – “THE WORD BECAME FLESH”

Pre-service by Choir: “A Sequence of Christmas Carols”
Pre-service by Women’s Choir: “The Lullaby Of Jesu”
The Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Joyful Carol”
Hymn – 55
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 72 (Page 93 – front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 9:6-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-7
Congregation – Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article (Opposite Page)
Choir: “Mary’s Baby”
Hymn – 50
SERMON – John 1:1-18 – “THE WORD BECAME FLESH”
Congregation Sings “We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49)
Offering
“Lord, Have Mercy” – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 62
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 61
Recessional Music: St. Paul’s Lutheran School Band Students
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ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING
The annual meeting of the voters will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. downstairs at the church. Elections for church offices will be held. Male communicant members 18 and over are encouraged to attend. Church Council & Finance Committee will meet immediately following to organize.

LOOKING AHEAD TO LENT
The Lenten season in 2014 begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. There will again be two opportunities to worship on each of the six Wednesdays of Lent – 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. [NOTE: NO LONGER 7:30 P.M. BUT 7:00 P.M.]. Please plan to join us!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION – GIVING IT A SECOND THOUGHT
Many of the children in our congregation are enrolled at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Perhaps you have thought of enrolling your children in this “handmaiden” to the Christian home. St. Paul’s School includes 4K Preschool & Kindergarten through Grade 8. Give it a thought for the 2014-2015 school year. Fee assistance is available. Any of our teachers are happy to answer any of your questions. 486-2641.

THIS WEEK:
Today – (Christmas Day) No fellowship hour downstairs.
Next Sun. Regular Worship Services: 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
Mon. Dec. 31 New Years Eve Communion Service: 7:30 p.m.

CLASS OR NO CLASS?
Various classes or no classes during the Christmas season:
No Sunday School December 29. Resumes Jan. 5
No Sunday Bible Study Dec. 29. Resumes Jan. 5
No Midweek Bible Hour Dec. 24-25 & Dec. 31-Jan. 1 Resumes Jan. 7-8
No Public School Confirmation Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Resumes Jan. 8
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL no school Dec 24 – Jan 3 Resumes Jan 6

ATTENTION!
By resolution of the St. Paul’s Voters:
All evening services and meetings will change from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as of January 1, 2014.
This new 7:00 p.m. starting time includes all evening worship services, (Wed. Lenten services, Monday services during the summer, Ascension worship etc.) 7:00 p.m. will also be the new starting time for all evening classes and meetings, such as Tuesday evening Bible Hour, Thursday Choir rehearsals, any evening Ladies Aid meetings, Education Committee meetings (Ed. Comm. at 7:00 p.m. & Council at 8:00 p.m.) and any evening voters meetings.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2014.
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IN MEMORY of Clarence “Andy” Anderson, a decorated Lavender plant has been placed by the family.

POINSETTIAS ARE ALSO PLACED
BY THE ST. PAUL’S LADIES AID
IN MEMORY of Sid Kopp & Helen Byzewski by Luella Kopp
IN MEMORY of Margaret Schlaeger & Arlene Cole by Bruce & Candace Warhanik
IN MEMORY of Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family.

2014 OFFERING ENVELOPES are still available in the narthex – main floor.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASS We hope to start up another adult instruction class toward church membership in the new year. If you or someone you know is interested in this course on the ABC’s of Bible teachings, now is the time to call the pastor for more information (486-2754).