January 10/13, 2019 The Baptism of our Lord
The Son of David is anointed.
Liturgy: Common Service (p.15)
Hymns: 294 89 83v.3 313 529v.5
Psalm 2 (p. 65)
FIRST LESSON: 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13
Young David is anointed by Samuel to shepherd the Lord’s people, Israel. SECOND LESSON: TITUS 3:4-7
Baptism brings the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Christ and David were anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power. When we were baptized, the Spirit was poured out on us as well. It was a washing that brought rebirth for sin-deadened hearts and spiritual renewal for fleshly minds.
THE GOSPEL: LUKE 3:15-17, 21, 22
The word of the Lord through John and the waters of his baptism powerfully proclaimed preparation for the arrival of the Messiah. For He would come with justice to rule the people with equity. At His own baptism, Jesus is anointed with the Holy Spirit and power as our Prophet, Priest, and King to the approval of the Father. Just as He who knew no sin was baptized, our baptism is also an anointing by the Spirit, but for the forgiveness of our sins. This is our connection to Christ and His redeeming work.
Sermon Text: LUKE 3:15-17, 21, 22
Give Way to the Christ.
1. Christ the baptized.
2. Christ the reaper.
A Celtic Communion Invitation
This is the Table of the Lord.
It is there for those who love and for those who want to love more.
So come, you who have much faith and you who have little;
you who have been here often and you who have not been here long;
you who have tried to follow and you who have fallen short.
Come because it is the Risen Christ Who invites you.
It is the Risen Christ Who wants to meet you here.
(And, as always, we practice Close Communion here at First, inviting WELS/ELS communicants to join us.)
During the gathering of the offering on Sunday, we’ll view the January edition of the WELS Connection news video. This segment highlights some special blessings God had given our Synod in 2018.
Those highlights are also mentioned in today’s bulletin insert.
Winter Open Forum/Voters meeting
The winter congregational Open Forum is scheduled for Sun., January 13, right after the communion service. A Power Point presentation updating work here at First will be shown. All our confirmed members, men and women, are welcome to attend, and provide input.
The Winter Voters meeting is scheduled for Sun., January 20, right after the communion service. Regular reports, and membership items, will be handled.
Because of these meetings, there will be no adult Bible Classes on January 13 or 20.
Senior Breakfast/Bible study
Our monthly Senior Breakfast/Bible study continues on Thurs., January 17, 9:00-10:00 AM, at the Bay Family Restaurant, corner of 9th and Military. In our study of Numbers 12:1-15 we’ll read how Miriam and Aaron thought they could oppose Moses, and the disastrous results.
We have a side room for privacy. We order our own breakfasts, and then cease the main Bible study when our food arrives. We start at 9 AM, and are done by 10 AM, if not a little earlier. Join us!
Green Bay Circuit News
At their voters meeting last Sun. January 06, Mt. Olive Suamico called Pastor David Barkow (presently serving at Christ the Lord, Cottage Grove MN) to be their pastor. Pastor Barkow would replace Pastor Brad Snyder, who has accepted a call to Boise ID, and will be leaving at the end of this month. Pastor Leon Ehlert from Beautiful Savior Ashwaubenon has accepted the call to be vacancy Pastor at Mt. Olive.
Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) High School News
Musicfest 2019: FVL Musicfest 2019 will be held 1/27 with performances beginning at noon. Doors open at 11:30 AM until 4:00PM.Musicfest is seeking items or basket donations for the Silent Auction. More info at fvlhs.org/fvl-musicfest.
VEX Experience: FVL hosts its 4th annual FVL VEX Experience on Sat. 1/19. This event is the largest VEX competition in the state and volunteers are needed. Sign up at fvlhs.org/vex. Questions? Contact Nathan Nolte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs., Jan. 10 6:30 PM Worship Service w/ Communion
Usher: Eric Spoerl
Sat., Jan. 12 9:00 AM Christmas Trees takedown
Sun. Jan.13 9:30 AM Worship Service w/ Communion
Ushers: Greg Keiler (head), Allan Lemke, Derek Cole, Kevin Cole
10:45 AM Winter Open Forum
Mon. Jan. 14 9:00 AM Needle Club
6:30 PM Shepherding
Tues. Jan. 15 11:00 AM Pastors’ Bible Study
Wed. Jan.16 5:00 PM Catechism Class
5:30 PM ChristLight
6:30 PM Church Council Mtg.
Thurs. Jan. 17 9:00 AM Senior Breakfast/Bible Study
6:30 PM Worship Service w/communion
Usher: Roger Francois
Thurs. /Fri., Jan17/18 Shut-In visits by Pastor
Sun. Jan. 20 9:30 AM Worship Service w/ communion
Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Keith Obermiller, Melissa Melotte
10:45 AM Winter Voters’ Mtg.
Officiant: Pastor Paul Schleis
Organist: Denise Schleis/ Sandi Swoboda
Sunday Offerings Rec’d Budgeted Variance YTD $56,339.75 $50,236.78 $6,102.97 1/6/19 $2,391.00 $1,732.32 $658.68
“Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
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)