Opening Anthem by Adoration Choir: “I Will Sing Of The Mercies Medley”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 40:1-5; James 1:22-27; Luke 3:1-20
The Apostles Creed – Page 19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 20
SERMON – Luke 3:1-20 – “THE VOICE”
Offertory – Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer – Page 20 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 84
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 27
ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING
The annual meeting of the voters will be held, God-willing, Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. downstairs at the church. Voters (communicant men 18 & older) are encouraged to attend. The Church Council and Finance Committee will meet afterwards to organize. New officers (newly-elected or re-elected) will be installed Sunday, January 24 in the second service at 10:00 a.m. Listed below are the nominees for church offices. Incumbents who are eligible for re-election are marked with an asterisk (*). The annual report will be distributed, God-willing, on January 24th.
WELCOME! into our fellowship: Seth & Melissa Hemmersbach and sons Ethan & Caleb.
FINANCE COMMITTEE RECORDERS – A kindly reminder to get the final offering envelope figures to the Financial Secretary promptly.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE & COUNCIL NOTES – Research continues on which version of the Shepherd’s Staff computer program will be purchased with memorial funds to more efficiently record offerings and church records. The Education Committee is awaiting further information on possible land acquisition for the school.
REMAINING OFFERING ENVELOPES for the year 2016 are available in the church narthex. If you have not yet picked up yours, please do so promptly.
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!
2015 “MEN OF HIS WORD” CONFERENCE is in Oshkosh on Sat. Feb. 20. Registration Forms and Topics can be located at menofhisword.org. Space is limited. This year’s theme is “Stand Firm.” A selection of forms are on the table in the narthex. Feel free to call Steve Loehr for more information at (608) 793-6286 (work) or (608) 781-8832 (home).