The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
February 12, 2012
Come, my soul, with ev'ry care; Jesus loves to answer prayer. He himself bids you to pray And will never turn away. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 409:5)
Worship Focus: Call upon your Lord
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 221, 390, 411, 429:1, 3, 5
First Lesson: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Although Naaman did not know the God of Israel, he seeks help from the Lord. Although the Lord's answer shocks him, the Lord draws Naaman to himself.
Psalm 32, see back of 2012 Lenten Servers
We call on the Lord confessing our sins
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
As you run the race of life, straining toward the eternal crown, hold your flesh in check as you watch and pray.
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
Jesus displays his power and compassion as he answers the plea of a man with leprosy.
Ash Wednesday: We mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, February 22, as we walk with our Savior to his cross. We come as repentant sinners who confess that we are but dust and ashes. Only Christ's blood gives us worth. Only his cross saves. The service with Holy Communion begins at 7:00pm. A light supper will be served, starting at 6:00pm.
General Fund: Balance Jan 1 $1903.10
Jan. Offering +6009.40
Jan. Expenses -$7561.44
Balance Jan. 31 $351.06
Congregational Mission Offering: Jan. $62; YTD $62
Annual Commitment: $8,000 Needed/month $667
Lenten Serving Schedule: If you have any questions about the midweek Lenten suppers, please contact Gloria Zeltwanger (392-5985).
Hymn Contest: Any hymn writers out there? Two WELS members are again sponsoring a HymnwriterChallenge. Write an original hymn text based on Psalm 22, submit it before Mar. 29, 2012, and you could win the first place prize of $300.00. For entry forms, more info, or to read the winning hymn texts from previous years, visit www.hymnwriterchallenge.com or write to HymnwriterChallenge, P.O. Box 562, Waupun, WI 53963.
February ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), Jason Brown, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder
February cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter; Dick & Polly Smith
Today's Greeters: Jolene Greiner and Courtney