The First Sunday in Lent
February 26, 2012
Jesus, grant that balm and healing In your holy wounds I find, Ev'ry hour that I am feeling Pains of body and of mind. Should some evil thought within Tempt my treach'rous heart to sin, Show the peril and from sinning Keep me from its first beginning. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 121:1)
Worship Focus: Our King died for us
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 106, 201, 288, 341
First Lesson: Genesis 22:1-18
Just as the ram took Isaac's place, so God the Father offered up his Son in our place. Through him the Lord's blessing has come to all who believe, no matter what nation they are from.
Psalm 6, p. 66
Our King's death takes away our sin. In him is mercy.
Second Lesson: Romans 8:31-39
What love that the Father did not spare his own Son for us! Now with our crucified and risen Savior reigning as our King, what is there for us to fear? In him we are more than conquerors. For nothing can separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Gospel: Mark 1:12-15
Our King triumphs over Satan's temptations and begins his ministry proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom.
Copies of sermon are in the narthex and online.
Lenten Service: This Wednesday Pastor Eugene Andrus form Trinity, Johnson, and Mt. Olive, Graceville, will point us to our Savior. We continue the theme: See His Cross! And we ponder Jesus' surprising words to Peter in Gethsemane: “Put your sword away,” based on John 18:4-11. Pastor Bitter will be preaching at St. Paul's, Morris.
February ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), Jason Brown, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder
February cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter; Dick & Polly Smith
Today's Greeters: John and Michelle Hickman