Micah 5:2-5 – “O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM”

Micah 5:2-5 – “O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM”

Pre-Service Instrumentalists: Micah Gray, Michael Lazzaretti, Joshua Stratman
Pre-Service Selections by Choir: “A Sequence Of Christmas Carols”
“Gigue Noel”
The Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Come, Let Us Praise”
Hymn – 55
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 72 (Page 93 – front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Micah 5:2-5; Titus 3:4-7 ; Matthew 2:1-12
Congregation – Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article (Opposite Page)
Choir: “Wake, Shepherds, Awake”
Hymn – 65
SERMON – Micah 5:2-5 – “O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM”
Congregation Sings “We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49)
Offering
“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
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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.
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WITH THE LORD – Robert Garves passed away on Friday, Dec. 16 at the age of 93. Services were this past Friday. Flowers are placed in his memory.

IN MEMORY of Gladys Niedfeldt, $150.00 has been given to General Fund.

CLASS OR NO CLASS?
No Sunday School December 25 & January 1. Resumes Jan. 8
No Sunday Bible Study Dec. 25 & Jan. Resumes Jan. 8
No Midweek Bible Hour Dec. 27-28 Resumes Jan. 3-4
No Public School Confirmation Dec. 28.. Resumes Jan. 4
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL NO school Dec 23-Jan 3 Resumes Jan. 4

OFFERING ENVELOPES for the year 2017 are available in the church basement. If you have not yet picked up yours, please do so promptly.

IN MEMORY of Elmer & Virginia Horstman, an altar arrangement is placed by loved ones.

A CANDLE & PINE CONE ARRANGEMENT is placed in memory of Clarence (“Andy”) Anderson by Norma & family.

POINSETTIAS ARE ALSO PLACED
BY THE ST. PAUL’S LADIES AID and…
IN MEMORY of Alvin & Hilda Anderson by the Lawrence Anderson family
IN MEMORY in memory of Don & Shirley Klich by Greg & Barb Loomis

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 4K Preschool & Kindergarten through Grade 8. Give it a thought for the 2017-2018 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 22, 2017 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.