The Baptism of our Lord
January 13, 2013
With one accord, O God, we pray: Grant us your Holy Spirit. Help us in our infirmity Through Jesus' blood and merit. Grant us to grow in grace each day That by this sacrament we may Eternal life inherit. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 299:2)
Worship Focus: Baptized for you
Order of Worship: Gathering Rite for Holy Baptism &
Service of the Word, p. 39
Hymns: 709, 93, 89
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
David was anointed with oil to show that he would be the next king. Jesus was anointed with the fullness of the Holy Spirit his entire life, because he is the Christ, our King, who conquered Satan for us.
Psalm 2, p. 65
The nations rage but Jesus reigns.
Second Lesson: Titus 3:4-7
In Baptism the Holy Spirit was poured out on you, so that you were reborn as an heir of eternal life.
Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21, 22
John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. He was just the forerunner; Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, our Savior. At Jesus' baptism, the Holy Spirit and the Father testify to this truth. At you baptism, as the Pastor poured water on you in the name of the Triune God, Jesus baptized you with the Holy Spirit.
Catechism Student Questions:
Annual Meeting and Potluck: The annual meeting and potluck is today. The annual report and agenda are available in the narthex.
Finances: 1 Dec balance: $1164.05
Dec offerings: $8082.87
Dec expenses: $6407.00
31 Dec balance: $2839.72
Dec. CMO: $1226; CMO for 2012: $8011
East Fork Offering: $428
January Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke
January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos
Today's Greeters: Tom & Elaine Mohr