John 1:42-51 – Friend for Life

John 1:42-51 – Friend for Life

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Opening Hymn #234 (verses 1-2,4)
Confessions of Sins
Prayer of the Day
The Word
First Lesson – 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Psalm of the Day – Psalm 67
Second Lesson – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Verse of the Day – Isaiah 49:3
Gospel Lesson – John 1:43-51
Apostles Creed
Hymn #86
Sermon – John 1:42-51
Prayer of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn #367

Pastor Galen Riediger  of Christ Lutheran Church in West Salem is our vacancy pastor.     
Pastor Riediger may be reached at 608-786-1250, Ext. 113, (cell) 608-512-0028, or at  

Pastor Jason D. Free – called to St Paul’s
At the call meeting on Sunday, January 3, 2021, the congregation extended a Call to Pastor Jason Free who serves at Christ the Lord in Brookfield, WI to be our pastor.  Please keep him in your prayers as he considers the call we have extended to him.  

In memory of Ervin and Erma Schroeder, $5,000 ($4,000 to St. Paul’s Church General Fund and $1,000 to St. Paul’s School Renovation Fund) has been given by Robert & Sharon Schroeder, Connie Schroeder, and Ronald & Donna Brown.   

Church Council/Ed Comm Notes: The upcoming Lenten season was discussed for scheduling with Pastor Riediger, et al. The Council agreed to only hold services on Wednesday at 7 pm and forego the 9 am services due to Covid/low attendance and Pastor scheduling. Church Officer nominations were revised due to a number of factors. Please see the newly revised list in the narthex. Reminder that the Annual Voters Meeting is January 17 at 1 pm. 

St Paul’s Church/School is seeking to hire a part-time Church/School Secretary.  15-20 hours per week.  For a complete job description, please contact Jeff Parr at  Application deadline is January 15, 2021.                                
Mr. Eric Duve is holding a call to teach 4th grade at Eastside Lutheran School in Madison, Wisconsin. Please keep him in your prayers as he decides where he can best serve the Lord. He welcomes your guidance as he contemplates this call. You may call him on his cell phone: 989-385-0032. Email him at: Or, call the school office and he will return your call when he can: 486-2641. 

THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers for the Live Nativity this year!  Stay tuned for more opportunities to help this summer on some extra prop repair projects that will be needed for the coming year.

2021 Church envelopes are available downstairs.  Please pick yours up as soon as possible.  If you are able, please deliver to those that are unable to attend church services due to COVID concerns. 

St. Paul’s Church Records Update:  Please take a moment to complete the form in the narthex to update our church records with current names, address, emails and cell phone numbers.  You may also do this electronically at and click on “Sign Up for our Newsletter”.