New Year's Day: The Name of Jesus
January 1, 2012
Jesus, be with me and direct me; Jesus my plans and hopes inspire; Jesus, from tempting thoughts protect me; Jesus, be all my heart's desire; Jesus, be in my thoughts all day And never let me fall away (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 70:4)
Worship Focus: Jesus: The Lord Saves
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 41, 70, 358, 441
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Number 6:22-27
The Lord's name blesses us, because his name reveals who he is and what he has done to save us.
Psalm 90, page 99
The eternal God watches over our days and teaches us to number them aright.
Second Lesson: Philippians 2:9-13
Jesus humbled himself to death, even death on the cross. He has risen from the dead in victory. So he has the name that is above all names.
Gospel: Luke 2:21
We join Mary and Joseph a week after Jesus' birth.
Bible Class: Jesus reigns. So we can face even death confident of his victory. We take a look at 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, next Sunday, January 8. We'll also discuss what we want to do for upcoming Bible classes.
Sunday School, Youth Group, Bible Class: We resume our regular schedule for all these on Sunday January 8. Sunday school at 9:15am. Youth Group at 9:30am. Bible Class at 9:30am.
Annual Potluck: Plan to stay a little later after church next Sunday, January 8 ,and join your fellow members for some food and friendship.
Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting is scheduled for next Sunday, January 8, after the annual potluck. Some of the items on the agenda include election for chairman of the congregation, 2012 budget and salaries, child protection policy, and the schedule for Lent and Easter.
January ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), John Jepma, Dave Joos, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke
January cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos
Today's Greeters: Scott & Shannon Boettcher