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OPENING HYMN # 51 I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN OF PRAISE: # 43 To Thee My Heart I Offer (verse 1)
PRAYER OF THE DAY
THE WORD OF GOD
FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 45:20-25
“God Has Made Known His Salvation!”
THE VERSE OF THE DAY
THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Colossians 3:12-17
“Wear Your Christmas Clothes!”
THE GOSPEL: Luke 2:25-40
“Simeon Beholds the Christ!”
CONFESSION OF FAITH (Luther’s Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Apostle’s Creed)
THE SERMON HYMN: #77 “In His Temple Now Behold Him”
SERMON: Luke 2:25-40
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13
HYMN: # 50 “Once in Royal David’s City”
THE CLOSING PRAYER
THE CLOSING HYMN: # 64 Let Us All with Gladsome Voice
Starting January 3, 2020, Pastor Galen Riediger of Christ Lutheran Church in West Salem will be our vacancy pastor. He may be reached at 608-786-1250, Ext. 113 or at email@example.com
Call Meeting: Remember that there will be a pastoral call meeting at noon next Sunday, January 3, 2021. Pastor Schultz from St. John’s in Barre Mills will be conducting the meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. Or, call the school office and he will return your call when he can: 486-2614.
Thank you: The pastor and the teachers at St. Paul’s are most grateful for the outpouring of love and support that we have received during the Christmas season. Continue to pray for your church and school asking God to bless our efforts to continue teaching people to know Jesus.
Pastor Olson will finish his duties as vacancy pastor following the New Year’s Eve service this week. It has been a refreshing and enjoyable experience for him to share the Word of God with you. He is especially grateful for the congregation’s patience with him as he learned how to do the work of the ministry here.
2021 Church envelopes are now 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.
Usher Schedules are available in the narthex. Please pick up your copy. 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 www.stpaulsbangor.com and click on “Sign Up for our Newsletter”.