Pre-Service Selections by Choir: “A Sequence Of Christmas Carols”
The Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem by the Choir: “All Christians, Now Rejoice”
Hymn – 55
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 72 (Page 93 – front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 9:1-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20
Congregation – Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article (Opposite Page)
Choir: “Christmas Glory”
Hymn – 50
SERMON – Luke 2:1-7 – THE ARRIVAL
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
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.
CHECK OUT THE CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP TREE set up by the Ladies Aid in the corner of the narthex.
NEW SIGN UP SHEETS are available in the narthex for Fellowship Hour servers and washing communion cups…and in the basement for Altar Flowers.
2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the narthex of the church if you have not yet picked yours up.
Are placed by the ST. PAUL’S LADIES AID and also…
IN MEMORY of Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family.
IN MEMORY of Shelly Miller by the Todd Miller family.
IN MEMORY of Clarence “Andy” & Norma Anderson an arrangement is placed by the family.
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed today in memory of Hans Krist Hesselberg-Linse and Donald Hesselberg by Carol Hesselberg.
CLASS OR NO CLASS?
No Sunday School December 29. Resumes Jan. 5
No Sunday Bible Study December 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 & Jan. 1. Resumes Jan. 8
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL NO school Dec 24-Jan 3 Resumes Jan. 6
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 Preschool & Kindergarten through Grade 8. Give it a thought for the 2020-2021 school year. Fee assistance is available. Any of our teachers are happy to answer any of your questions. 486-2641.
ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING
The annual meeting of the voters will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 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.