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OPENING HYMN #348
CONFESSION OF SINS
Prayer and Praise
OH, TASTE AND SEE
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Genesis 22:1-18
PSALM OF THE DAY PSALM 6
VERSE OF THE DAY
SECOND LESSON Romans 8:31-39
GOSPEL Mark 1:12-15
HYMN OF THE DAY #200 ……………………………………………………………………….. Verses 1-3
OFFERING (Thank you all who have mailed, dropped off or electronically given your gifts to our Lord. Offering baskets are in the back of Church for your convenience. May God continue to bless you with all you need, just as he promised.)
SERMON: Romans 8:31-39 JESUS, JESUS, ONLY JESUS
I. The Father gave up his Son
II. The Son gave up his life
III. We give up nothing!
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
CLOSING HYMN #200 vs. 4
Pastor Daniel Frey – called to St Paul’s
At the call meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2021, the congregation extended a Call to Pastor Daniel Frey who serves at Gethsemane Lutheran in Lees Summit, MO to be our pastor. Please keep him in your prayers as he considers the call we have extended to him and feel free to send him an email with prayers and encouragement: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Note from the Church Council
On Ash Wednesday and February 21 st we experienced a welcome problem. We did not have adequate seating for those services with our social distancing set up. We most certainly do not wish to turn anyone away from church. We also want to be respectful of those who have concerns and wish to maintain the current level of social distancing. If the problem arises again, our ushers will handle the need for more seating with specific consideration given to everyone involved. We know there are some who would not be comfortable with other folks sitting in the pew in front or behind them. There are some who do not have that concern. Therefore, if we are in a situation where an usher has to find more seating, please do not hesitate to communicate your desires to the usher. We will also be opening up the balcony for seating. However, to respect the concerns of the organist, it will be mandatory to wear a mask in the balcony. Also, please be aware that due to “fog up” issues, it is sometimes necessary for an organist to remove her mask during playing. Therefore, we will keep the front two pews of the balcony open to maintain adequate social distancing. We appreciate your help in getting through this challenging time.
Lenten Services will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm only.
Easter Services will be at 7:30 am and 9:30 am.
Join us as our services follow the theme: Peace Through the Cross
Mar 3: Pastor Werner (Christ, Burr Oak) – Romans 5:1 | We have Peace with God.
Mar 10: Pastor Schultz (St. John’s, Barre Mills) – Isaiah 1:18 | God at the Peace Table with His Enemies.
Mar 17: Pastor Riediger – John 17:20-21 | Peace in the Church.
Mar 24: Pastor Frelitz – Colossians 1:19-22 |Peace in a Confused World.
If you prefer a daytime service, Christ in West Salem has services at 2 pm. Christ will be following this same series, though in a slightly different order.
A reminder that Wednesday morning Bible Class will NOT be held during Lent.
Martin Luther College senior Michaela Johnson will be presenting her Senior Organ Recital, a musical tour of the Christian church year, on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 3 pm. The program will include pieces by Bach, d’Aquin, Mendelssohn, Manz, Preston, and others. In-person attendance will be limited to the MLC campus family. All are invited to attend virtually at https://livestream.com/mlc-streams
In the Narthex – New Ushering Schedules, The Annual Report for 2020, and Meditations.
In the Basement – 2021 Offering Envelopes, The Annual Report for 2020, Scrip order basket, Church Newsletter signup.