Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastor Phil Bogen 1008 N 120th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401
February 17, 2019 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

WELCOME TO TRINITY!  A fundamental decision is placed before us this day:  Will we chose the way of blessing or the way of woe?  The death and resurrection of Jesus is the pivot on which the decision turns.  To be in Christ means that we get planted by streams of water and are rooted among those who thirst for God's reign.  The mystery of our faith points the path to life: Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again. 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*)

                                           

GATHERING

Prelude Laurie Wiedeman


Call to Worship by the Bells

Welcome and Announcements

 

Confession & Forgiveness

P:  In the name of the Father, and of the+ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.   C:  Amen.

P:  Gathered in God's presence, let us confess our sin.


Silence is kept for reflection.

 

P:  Mighty and loving God,    C:  we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We seek our own way.  We divide the body of Christ.  In your mercy, cleanse us and heal us. Let the words of our mouths, the thoughts of our hearts, and everything that we do be filled with faith, hope, and love.  Amen.


P:  Hear the voice of Jesus; "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to proclaim release to the captives." In the name of  +Jesus Christ, I proclaim to you that your sins are forgiven and you are released. The joy of the Lord is your strength, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are yours forever.

C:  Amen.

 

Opening Hymn "Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty" (vs. 1,3,4,5)  ELW# 533


The Greeting: P:   The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy                         Spirit be with you all.          C:  And also with you.

 

Opening Sentences: P:  God reveals himself not to the person who is self-sufficient or self­-righteous,

C:  But to the one whose mind is open, whose will is receptive, and whose soul is humble.

All:  In that spirit, let us come in worship before the Lord.

Hymn of Praise            "He Is Exalted" (sing twice)


He is  ex-alt-ed, the  King is  ex-alt -ed  on high; I will  praise him.

He is  ex-alt-ed, the  King is  ex-alt -ed  on high;  and I will  praise his name. Je  -  sus  is  Lord,   for  -  ev-er  his truth shall reign;

hea  -  ven  and earth re  -  joice  in  his  ho  -  ly name.

He  is  ex-alt-ed,  the  King is   ex - alt - ed  on high.


Prayer of the Day        P:  The Lord be with you.     C:  And also with you. P:  Living God,    C:   in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature  by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory, through  Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.       Amen.

 

THE WORD

Psalm Psalm 1

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Gospel Acclamation “Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?"p.188 ELW

Response after announcement:   Glory to you, 0 Lord. Luke 6:17-26

Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.

Children's Sermon

Sermon Pastor Phil Bogen

Hymn of the Day "We Know That Christ Is Raised" ELW# 449

Apostles' Creed

Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C:  Hear our prayer.


MEAL

Offering

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

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

"Jesus, the Very Thought of You" ELW# 754

"0 God of Mercy, God of Light" ELW# 714


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.


THE SENDING

Benediction

Closing Hymn "Sent Forth by God's Blessing" ELW# 547 

Dismissal:   P: Go in peace. Christ is your light.   C: Thanks be to God.

Postlude Laurie Wiedeman




ANNOUCEMENTS

DON'T  FORGET WORSHIP TIME IS SWITCHED NEXT SUNDAY: Worship time for February 24 will be 8:30 am at Trinity and 10:15 a.m. at St. Peter.  This will be the last time that we will switch worship services.  We will go back to our regular schedule of worship at St. Peter at 8:30 am and worship at Trinity at 10:15 throughout the year.


TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEETS THE FOURTH TUES OF THE MONTH: The Trinity Women's Bible Study will meet Tues., February 26 at 1:OO pm in the Trinity basement. These meetings are filled with Bible Study, food and fellowship. If you haven't tried this out before, please come and join us. We use the women's Gather Magazine as our basis for Bible Study. The next few studies are entitled "Meetings with Jesus" authored by Rev. Julie Knarr who is a pastor in Belfair, Washington. She is an avid sea kayaker and a regular contributor to Gather Magazine.

 

FIFTH GRADE FIRST COMMUNION IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY First Communion classes for fifth graders are scheduled for the month of February. Pastor Phil will email some potential schedules for meeting to all fifth graders and their parents so we can determine what will work best for all those concerned. Parents are expected to take the class with their fifth graders. Be on the lookout for an email and let Pastor Phil know if you don't hear anything.

 

7th GRADERS TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS TO COMPLETE LUKE UNIT: The 7th graders will not meet with mentors through their "Dear Theophilus" Unit. The Unit will be taught by Pastor Phil at the regular Wednesday" night time.  Class begins at 6:00 pm and will end at 7:30 pm.  This class will run through Wed., Feb. 27, 2019     

8th GRADERS WILL MEET WITH MENTORS TO COMPLETE FAITH STATEMENT: Eighth graders will meet with their mentors to complete their faith statements. They will agree upon a time to get together each week. Faith Statements are due to Pastor Phil by Sun., March 3, 2019.

 

LOCAL COMMUNITY  NEEDS:  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; Chapsticks/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

 

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 Mar. 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!


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