Pre-Service Selections by Choir: “A Sequence Of Christmas Carols”
The Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Rejoice! The Savior Is Born”
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: “God Is Born”
Hymn – 36
SERMON – Luke 2:19 – KEEPING AND PONDERING
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)
Choir: “Angels From The Realms Of Glory”
Closing Hymn – 61
A BLESSED CHRISTMAS & THANK YOU!
The pastor, teachers and Sunday School staff of St. Paul’s, along with their families, wish all of you a blessed Christmas. We also extend our sincere thanks for all the expressions of kindness shown to us during the holiday season and throughout the year. God bless you all!
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.
THANKS! to our choir, organist and instrumentalists for aiding our worship.
THANKS! to the many volunteers at both Church & School who serve our Savior and St. Paul’s with their time, talent and treasure.
AN ADULT INSTRUCTON CLASS toward church membership will start up on Monday, January 7, 7:00 p.m. downstairs. Anyone interested call the pastor (486-2754).
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.
Have you picked up your 2019 offering envelopes? They are in the narthex of the church.
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed today in memory of Hans Linse and Donald Hesselberg by Carol Hesselberg.
THE RED CARDINAL CONTAINER with the silver candle is placed in memory of Clarence (Andy) Anderson by his family this Christmas season.
NUMEROUS POINSETTIAS are placed in memory of Shelly Miller.
A POINSETTIA is placed in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family.
POINSETTIAS are also placed for Christmas by the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid.
CLASS OR NO CLASS?
No Sunday School December 30. Resumes Jan. 6
No Sunday Bible Study December 30. Resumes Jan. 6
No Midweek Bible Hour Dec. 25-26 & Jan. 1-2 Resumes Jan. 8-9
No Public School Confirmation Dec. 26 & Jan. 2. Resumes Jan. 9
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL NO school Dec 24-Jan 2 Resumes Jan. 3
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 2019-2020 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 20, 2019 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.