GUEST PREACHER: Proclaiming the Gospel in our midst today is Rev. Alexey Streltsov. Pastor Streltsov serves as the rector of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Siberia. May the Lord bless the Word that he preaches among us today.
HOLY COMMUNION: This morning it is our privilege to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The statement inside the hymnal’s front cover explains the practice of close Communion. Those who commune are encouraged to meditate on the words of Hymn #612 for spiritual preparation. Filling out and handing in a Communion registration card will be greatly appreciated.
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God. Please take your poinsettias with you after the service if you previously ordered one.
LIGHT LUNCH will follow todays morning service.
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS will take place TODAY at Rebecca Residence then at Highpoint of Concordia. Participants are asked to be there by 2:00 p.m.
ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING will be held SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 after the morning worship service. All parishioners are urged to attend.
JANUARY EVANGEL can be read in your personal email or you can pick up a hard copy in the narthex.
PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY: The Wednesday morning Prayer group will meet THIS WEDNESDAY. We will begin a new study on WEDNESDAY January 23 on, Lutheranism 101, focusing on what it means to be uniquely Lutheran. It's a good time to join the group for prayer, the study of God's Word, and fellowship. The meetings are at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs classroom.
IN NEED OF A CARD? Kristen Hoffman has donated greeting cards which her group have made in the past. They are located in the narthex and are free for the taking...THANKS KRISTEN!
GROCERY BAGS are needed to make into “plarn” that will be crocheted into plastic mats that will be given to the homeless ministry at First Trinity Church. Please place them in the church Social Hall.
ALTAR FLOWERS for the year 2019 - please fill out a pink form found on the information table in the narthex and give to Fred or Donna Heintz.