February 14/17, 2019               6th Sunday after the Epiphany

Blessings belong to those who put their trust in the Lord’s Anointed.

 

Liturgy:        Service of Word and Sacrament (p.26)

Hymns:          372     283     317,318        557v.5

Psalm 1(p. 64)

 

FIRST LESSON: JEREMIAH 17:5-8
Those who trust in themselves and all the world offers will find ruin and destruction. Those who put their confidence in the Lord and live according to His ways will bear fruit into eternity.

SECOND LESSON: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12, 16-20
Paul answers the objections to the resurrection of the dead by linking the resurrection of the dead to Christ’s resurrection. With Christ’s resurrection at the heart of our faith, we can be confident of our own resurrection from the sleep of death.

THE GOSPEL: LUKE 6:17-26
After a night of prayer on the hilltop, Jesus descends, revealing His power as the Lord’s Anointed to heal and restore. The disciples are instructed about both blessings and woes in connection with the kingdom of God.

 

Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 30:1-10

He will rejoice over your prosperity.

1. After you return spiritually.

2. While you return physically.


We practice Close Communion, the Biblical and ancient practice of the church, celebrating the Lord’s Supper only with those who are one with us in faith and teaching. In this sacrament we are also giving public profession of our doctrinal unity and fellowship. We invite confirmed visitors from sister WELS or ELS congregations to join us in the sacrament. We ask Christians from other denominations to kindly respect our practice, and to make an appointment to speak with our Pastor if you have any questions.

 

Bible Class: Scouting
We continue our Sunday morning (10:45-11:15 AM, Overflow Room, refreshments provided) entitled Devoted: Loving Truth & Loving Souls.  We’ve finished up an overview of Biblical fellowship principles, and now we’ll look to apply them in dealing with the “thorny” issue of Scouting. We’ll look to see what the Scout oath and law really mean.

 

MLC choral concert at St. Paul March 02
The Martin Luther College (MLC) choir of New Ulm MN will present a sacred concert on Saturday March 02 7:00 PM at neighboring St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Green Bay. This concert is one of several the choir is presenting as part of their spring touring schedule. The public is invited to attend. A freewill offering will be gathered to assist with travel expenses for the choir.

 

Congregational Dinner March 10
Please check the sign-up sheet on the Entryway table, for details about our annual congregational dinner on Sunday March 10. Socializing begins at 11:30 AM (so you still have plenty of time to come to Sunday Bible class, which is done at a11:15 AM), with the meal of broasted & baked Chicken and Tenderloin tips served at noon. Monday March 03 is the deadline for sign-up.

 

Hmong Outreach in Vietnam
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to hear about and pray about our Synod’s new Hmong Outreach efforts in Vietnam. Full color brochures, including an offering envelope, were placed in our church mailboxes. If you would so wish to contribute toward this effort, please follow the instructions printed on that special envelope.

 

Pastoral calls in our Green Bay circuit:
- Pastor Aaron Schultz (Messiah, Bellevue) is contemplating a call to Faith (WELS) River Falls WI.

- Pastor Chris Johnson (St. Mark DePere) is contemplating a call to First (WELS) La Crescent MN.

- This Tuesday evening, February 19, Pastor Schleis as circuit Pastor will again be assisting Mt. Olive (WELS) Suamico, as Mt. Olive looks to extend a call for a lead Pastor, to replace Pastor Snyder (who took a call to Boise ID).

 

Snow shoveling appreciated
Thanks, Roger and Randy and Sam and Greg and Keith, for all your snow blowing and shoveling efforts at church. It’s been a tough few months, and you’ve put in a lot of volunteer hours to keep our sidewalks clear.

 

Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) High School News

Part-time Custodian:  FVL is hiring a part-time custodian. Normal school year hours- Mon.-Fri. 5:30P-10:30P. Job description and pay are found at fvlhs.org. Health ins. and 401K match included. Email applications to ttechlin@fvlhs.org. Also, custodial hours are available at St. Peter School-Appleton 3:15P-5:30P.

2019-2020 Enrollment: Parents who wish to enroll their 8th grader should complete the online enrollment form to receive a link for a scheduling appointment on the evening of 2/27. Other times may be requested. Questions, call Rachel at 920-560-5117.

FVL Tuition Help: The application window for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and FVL’s Tuition Assistance program runs from 2/1 to 4/20. WPCP offers families the chance to have their students FVL tuition fully funded .Incoming 9thgrade and new students are eligible for WPCP others are welcome to apply for FVLs Tuition Assistance. Details at fvlhs.org or email Heather at hknoll@fvlhs.org.

                    

CALENDAR

Thurs. Feb. 14             6:30 PM           Worship Service w/Communion

Usher: Eric Spoerl

Sun. Feb. 17                 9:30 AM          Worship Service w/Communion

Ushers: Roger Francois (head), Randy Peterman, Lloyd Jastrow

10:45 AM         Bible Class

                                    11:30 AM         Private Baptisms

Mon. Feb. 18                9:00 AM           Needle Club

Tues. Feb. 19                10:00 AM         Pastors’ Winkel.

Wed. Feb. 20                5:00 PM           Catechism Class

                                    5:30 PM           ChristLight

Thurs. Feb 21              9:00 AM           Senior  Breakfast/ Bible Study

                                    6:30 PM           Worship Service

Usher: Greg Keiler

Thurs. /Fri. Feb.21/22                           Shut-In visits by Pastor

Fri. Feb. 22                   7:00 PM           Church Council mtg.

Sun. Feb. 24                 9:30 AM          Worship Service

Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Allan Lemke, Kevin Cole, Derek Cole

                                    10:45 AM         Bible Class                   .

Officiant:        Pastor Paul Schleis
Organist:          Hymnsoft/Denise

 

Sunday         Offerings Rec’d             Budgeted         Variance
YTD                 $61,954.33           $57,166.06        $4,788.27

 

“Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”                         (James 2:5)


                       

First Ev. Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod) 
743 S. Monroe Ave.   Green Bay, WI      54301

2nd & 3rd Thursdays                           6:30 PM

Sunday Worship                                  9:30 AM

Sunday Bible Class                            10:45 AM

Church Office:  435-7970

Pastor Paul Schleis: 621-0460 (cell phone)

www.firstlutherangb.org

Thursday Worship: 6:30 PM second and third Thursday of the month.

Sunday worship:
9:30 AM

743 S. Monroe Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Pastor Paul D. Schleis

Office: (920) 435-7970
Cell: (920) 621-0460