WELCOME TO TRINITY! The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made know to the Magi and to those on Jordan's banks at the baptism of Jesus-today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God's people "as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride." By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see!! 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.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION. All who seek the Lord's Grace and forgiveness and are baptized, irrespective of age or denominational membership are welcome to the Lord's Table. Children who have not received communion instruction are invited to come forward for a blessing.
Worship-Setting# 8 in ELW-page 184-items designated by*
Prelude Laurie Wiedeman
Welcome and Announcements
Opening Hymn "Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies" ELW# 553
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: Lord God, source of every blessing, C: you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who brought gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm Psalm 36:5-10
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
*Gospel Acclamation "Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we" p. 188 ELW
Response after announcement Glory to you, 0 Lord. John 2:1-11
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Sermon Pastor Phil Bogen
Hymn of the Day "0 Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts" ELW# 658
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
*Lords Prayer p. 191 ELW
Invitation to Communion: P: Come to the table. Feast on God's abundant life for you!
Communion Hymns: *"Lamb of God, you take away . . . .." p.191 ELW
"Let Us Go Now to the Banquet" ELW# 523
"What Feast of Love" ELW# 487
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 "In Christ Called to Baptize" ELW# 575
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Christ is your light. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Lauri Wiedeman
TRINITY LUTHERAN ANNUAL MEETING IS TODAY, JANUARY 20: The Annual Meeting will be held TODAY, January 20th following worship. Please stay for this important meeting of the church.
A CORRECTED "MEMORIAL/IN HONOR" list is available for the Annual Report. The wrong document was mistakenly sent for the annual report was incorrect & incomplete. A corrected report has been reprinted and is available. I apologize for the error. Nancy Buttke, Financial Secretary
SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL RESUME SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th. 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!
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. Please get the word around about our change of worship times on the last Sunday of the month.
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!
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 Heise know if you plan on attending.
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 GRADERS MEET WITH THEIR MENTORS-7TH GRADERS MEET AT TRINITY Eighth graders will be meeting with their mentors throughout January and February to craft their faith statements. Seventh graders will meet every Wednesday in January and February from 6 pm to 7:30 pm to go through our unit on the gospel of Luke (Dear Theophilus). We will continue to meet in the Trinity basement.
NOW THAT THE COLD WEATHER HAS FINALLY HIT, think of the following possible donations for local Warming Shelter, Women's Community: Long underwear (men's and women's), New underwear, gloves, mittens, gently used winter coats, socks; Chapstick/lip balm, Individual Kleenex packets, deodorant, shampoo, hygiene products (men and women), Lysol disinfecting spray. Put either in the "Local community needs" box under mailboxes for Kai to deliver, or deliver directly to Warming Shelter or Women's Community (as appropriate). Thanks for your kind thoughts and actions to our local community needs during this time of year. Kai Oelke and Sheila Frey