Pre-Service Instrumentalists: Michaela Johnson, Kaitlyn Stratman
Pre-Service Medley by Choir: “A Sequence Of Christmas Carols”
The Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Gloria In Excelsis Deo”
Hymn – 55
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 72 (Page 93 – front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Micah 5:2-5; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-7
Congregation – Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article (Opposite Page)
Choir: “We Christians May Rejoice Today”
Hymn – 37
SERMON – Luke 2:1-7 – “AND IT CAME TO PASS…”
Congregation Sings “We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49)
“Lord, Have Mercy” – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 62
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 61
Post-Service Instrumentalists: Micah Gray, Michael Lazzaretti, Joshua Stratman
DR. MARTIN LUTHER’S
EXPLANATION TO THE SECOND ARTICLE
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord.
He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death.
All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.
This is most certainly true.
Today’s Organist – Michaela Johnson, student at Luther High School
Trumpet – Ashley Urbanek, student at Martin Luther College
ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING
The annual meeting of the voters will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016 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 2016 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10. There will again be two opportunities to worship on each of the six Wednesdays of Lent – 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Please plan to join us!
HOSPITALIZED? Information privacy laws are increasingly tighter at the hospitals, so please inform the pastor promptly as to which hospital and what room number. (486-2754).