Friday, November 2, 2018

Anticipating Worship (November 4)

First Sunday of End Time—
Reformation and Confirmation Sunday


Worship Focus:  We celebrate God’s gift of eternal life.

Reformation Meditation:  Romans 6:23

Eternal Life Is the Gift of God

Prayer of the Day:  Gracious Lord, our refuge and strength, pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people.  Keep them steadfast in your Word, protect and comfort them in all temptations, defend them against all their enemies, and bestow on the Church your saving peace; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


We will have a special order of service to commemorate the Reformation and to celebrate Hunter's confession of faith and desire for membership.  Please come and be a part of this big day.  See you at 9:30 AM.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Anticipating Worship (October 28)

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God’s judgment brings happiness and joy from suffering and tears.

Scripture Readings:
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:46-52

Sermon Meditation:  Mark 10:46-52

Jesus Is a Sight for Blind Eyes
1.  He is a Savior who delivers from trouble
2.  He is a Savior who delights in trust

Prayer of the Day:  God, our refuge and strength, have mercy on your Church, as we come in prayer before you.  Answer us not in judgment on our sins, but in peace and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


No matter what we face in life, we are not alone.  We have our God and we have one another.  That brings us happiness all our days.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Anticipating Worship (October 21)

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mission and Ministry Sunday


Worship Focus:  We proclaim Jesus to the ends of the earth.

Scripture Readings:
Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 67
Acts 13:38-48
Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon:  Acts 13:38-48

Shine the Light of Salvation to the Ends of the Earth

Prayer of the Day:  Merciful Father, your kindness caused the light of the gospel to shine among us.  Use us now as instruments of your love to reach out with the message of salvation to all people.  Bless those who labor in the mission fields of our nation and grant success to their witness that many may be freed from sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


We walk together and work together as a synod to reach out to all the world with the good news about Jesus.  (That is the meaning of the word "synod.")  We also worship together.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Anticipating Worship (October 14)

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God wants us to live life with him.

Scripture Readings:
Amos 5:6,7,10-15
Psalm 90
Hebrews 13:1-8
Mark 10:17-27

Sermon Meditation:  Hebrews 13:1-8

The more things change, the more Jesus Christ stays the same

Prayer of the Day:  Grant, O merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


God has given us spiritual life and granted us eternal life.  We worship him for that together.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Anticipating Worship (October 7)

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God lovingly blesses us by making us part of his family and part of our family.

Scripture Readings:
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 139
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

Sermon Meditation:  Hebrews 2:9-11

We See Jesus
1.  Who completed his Father's plan
2.  Who confesses his perfect family

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty God, in your bountiful goodness keep us safe from every evil of body and soul.  Make us ready, with cheerful hearts, to do whatever pleases you; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


We worship together as brothers and sisters in Christ, our Brother.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Call News

Last night, Pastor Voigt received a divine call to Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, WI.  He does not have many details.  Pastor invites your prayers and comments.  We ask that the Lord of the Church use this to his glory and for our good.  We keep the Lord's kingdom in mind.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Anticipating Worship (September 30)

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God wants us to serve one another with humility.

Scripture Readings:
Numbers 11:16,24-29
Psalm 51:10-19
Philippians 1:12-18
Mark 9:38-50

Sermon Meditation:  Philippians 1:12-18

Proclaim Christ with the Correct Perspective

Prayer of the Day:  Mercifully grant, O God, that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, for without your help we are unable to please you; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. 


God is as serious about our sin as he is our salvation.  We have the opportunity to recall and remember that.  See you on Sunday at 9:30 AM.