WELCOME TO TRINITY! The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own baptism and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we "pass through the waters… the rivers… fire." On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.
A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number.
(Worship-Setting# 8 in ELW-page 184-items designated by*)
Prelude Laurie Wiedeman
Welcome and Announcements
Opening Hymn "This Is the Spirit's Entry Now" ELW# 448
The Greeting: P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C: And also with you.
*The Kyrie "Kyrie eleison, on our world and ...." p.184 ELW
*The Hymn of Praise "This is the feast of victory ...." p. 187 ELW
Prayer of the Day: P: Almighty God, C: you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born of water and the Spirit faithful in your service, that we may rejoice to be called children of God, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm Psalm 29
Second Reading Acts 8:14-17
*Gospel Acclamation "Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we" p.188 ELW
Response after announcement: Glory to you, 0 Lord. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Sermon Pastor Phil Bogen
Hymn of the Day "Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized" ELW# 304
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Offering Prayer: P: God of all creation, C: all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
*Great Thanksgiving p.190 ELW
*Proper Preface "Holy, holy, holy Lord, " p. 190 ELW
*Words of Institution
*Lord's Prayer p. 191 ELW
Communion Hymns: *"Lamb of God, you take away.." p. 191 ELW
"Wash, 0 God, Our Sons and Daughters" ELW# 445
"Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart" ELW# 800
Post Communion Blessing: P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace. C: Amen
Prayer after Communion: P: We thank you, 0 God, C: that you have fed us at your banqueting table with bread and wine beyond compare, the very life of Christ for us. Send your Spirit with us now, that we may set the captive free, use your gifts to build one another up, and in everything reflect your glory revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Closing Hymn "The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve" ELW# 551
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Christ is your light. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Laurie Wiedeman
SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL RESUME SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. The Education Committee is seeking volunteers for teaching. You can volunteer for even 1 Sunday; any & all help is appreciated! Curriculum and all supplies are provided. Please contact Jodi and Melissa if you are interested or available to help. Thank you!
TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at Kurt and Jo's at 11:00 am on January 22, 2019 for a belated Christmas party and bible study. Please let Phyllis know by January 17th if you plan on attending.
ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD next Sunday, January 20th following worship. Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting of the church.
DON'T FORGET WORSHIP TIMES ARE SWITCHED LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Worship times for January 27 will be 8:30 a.m. at Trinity and 10:15 a.m. at St. Peter.
MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT VILLAGE INN Men's breakfast and Bible Study will again be meeting on the second Saturday of the month starting in September. Next men's breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for February 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at the Village Inn in Marathon. This is a great time for fellowship and a discussion on the upcoming Sunday gospel. No sign up needed; just show up; friends and neighbors are welcome!
PHONE NUMBER CHANGES & ADDRESS CHANGES FORWARDED TO SECRETARY Please remember to notify the church secretary if you have a phone number change or an address change. We want to make sure we are listing and getting information to the correct places. Please leave the change in the church secretary mailbox or email the change to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th & 8th GRADERS WILL HAVE ORIENTATION FOR MENTOR UNIT THIS COMING WEDNESDAY: There will be an orientation for 7th and & 8th graders for the mentor units that are held during the winter season. Seventh graders will meet this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6 pm to begin the unit on Dear Theophilus (study of Luke) and 8th graders will meet January 16, 2019 at 7 pm to begin their unit about their Faith Statement.