WELCOME TO TRINITY! Baptism is the compass that guides our way through life. And Lent is a season for immersing ourselves in that new identity-reminding us who we are and calling us to what we are to be doing. All of it is a miracle of grace, as wonderful as starting a family in your old age, as Abraham and Sarah did, or being reminded that our true citizenship lies beyond this world. Today we celebrate the baptism of Carter Lee Gille, son of Brendan & Morgan Gille. 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# 10 in ELW-page 201-items designated by*)
Prelude Lanette Arneson
Call to Worship by the Bells
Welcome and Announcements
Crossways Capital Campaign
*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.
Baptismal Hymn "Remember and Rejoice" (vs. 1,2) ELW# 454
Sacrament of Holy Baptism Carter Lee Gille
Baptismal Hymn "Remember and Rejoice" (vs. 3,4,5) ELW# 454
First Reading Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Second Reading Philippians 3:17-4:1
*Gospel Acclamation "We are turning, Lord, to hear you.."p.205 ELW
Response after announcement: Glory to you, 0 Lord. Luke 13:31-35
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Hymn of the Day "God Loved the World" (vs. 1,2,4) ELW# 323
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Offering Prayer: P: Generous God, C: you feed us with the harvest of the land, and you
provide for our every need. Receive our gifts of money, imagination, and labor, and transform them into a feast that welcomes all, in Jesus Christ, our host and our guest. Amen.
*Great Thanksgiving p. 206 ELW
*Proper Preface "Holy, holy, holy Lord . .." p. 207 ELW
*Words of Institution
*Lord's Prayer p.208 ELW
Invitation to Communion: P: Christ has prepared the feast. Come to the table where all are welcomed home.
Communion Hymns: "O Lamb of God, you bear the sin.." p.208 ELW
"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" ELW# 759
"Just As I Am, without One Plea" ELW# 592
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: Tender and merciful One, C: at your feast, you fed us who brought nothing, turning our emptiness into joy. Filled with your abundant grace, send us now to be ministers of reconciliation, mending broken hearts, working for justice, and striving for peace among all people, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
P: God, who fills the creation with abundance, Christ, who spreads his arms in forgiveness, and the
Holy Spirit, who draws ever near to us, bless you and bring you to life everlasting. C: Amen.
Closing Hymn: "How firm a foundation" ELW# 796
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Remember the poor. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude: Lanette Anderson
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE BAPTISM OF CARTER LEE GILLE: Carter Lee Gille will receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism in our worship this morning. Carter's parents are Brendan and Morgan Gille. Carter's sponsors are Noah Lassa and Mikayla Leopold. Welcome, Carter, to the Body of Christ here at Trinity!
EASTER LILIES signup sheet is now up and on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Any questions can be directed to Candy Krautkramer
THERE WILL BE A WELCA Officers meeting on Monday, March 25, at 6:30.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEETS THE FOURTH TUES OF THE MONTH: The Trinity Women's Bible Study will meet Tues., March 26 at 1:00 pm in the Trinity basement. These are one and one half hour meetings 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 Kanarr who is a pastor in Belfair, Washington. She is an avid sea kayaker and a regular contributor to Gather Magazine.
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. Next men's breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for April 13, 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!
SECRET PRAYER PARTNERS FOR LENT: In the entryway of the church, by the ushers, you will find a basket on a small stand labeled "Secret Prayer Partners for Lent". Please take a slip and fill out your name and address. The prayer concern is optional. Fold the slip in half and put it in the basket. Then take out a slip someone else has filled out. This person will be your secret prayer partner for Lent. During Lent pray for that person. At Easter you may want to send them a card, put a note in their mailbox, or just talk to them to reveal that you were their secret prayer partner. Share your concern and love for each other during this special season. Community Outreach Committee
7th GRADERS FINISH "DEAR THEOPHILUS" UNIT-PARENTS TO COMPLETE: Seventh graders have completed their last meeting with Pastor Phil. They will not meet again until April 17, 2019. Any unfinished sessions are to be completed by the parents working with their students. If there are any questions please call Pastor Phil. Confirmation students are encouraged to attend Lenten services. Please see later announcement about serving soup suppers at Trinity and St. Peter. 8th graders will meet again with 7th graders on April 17th, 2019 at 6 pm at St. Peter.
LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATIONS AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WAUSAU: During the season of Lent the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a time of meditation and music on Fridays from 12:15-12:45 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St., Wausau. Some of those playing are Karmen Teigen, Dan Larson and Kartika Putri. (see flyer on the bulletin board for schedule) Sponsored by the Wisconsin River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free will offering will be accepted.
TRINITY WELCA Spring Meeting- Sunday, April 6th AT 2:00 pm here at Trinity, all women of the church are encouraged and welcome to join us for the meeting. ESSENTIAL OILS, WHAT ARE THEY? HOW CAN THEY BENEFIT MY HEALTH? WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE? Trish Bey is a wellness advocate certified in Aroma Touch. From the everyday cold to allergies, from health conditions to emotional stress concerns Trish has been helping literally hundreds of
people over her 6 years. She holds monthly educational classes on essential oil use in Stevens Point and Wausau. Come meet Trish. Bring an open mind and lots of questions. For attending the presentation. Trish will have oils for everyone to take home.
WELCA WISCONSIN RIVER VALLEY CONFERENCE SPRING EVENT on Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 709 Weston Avenue, Wausau. Theme this year is knowing the God of our past and the God of our future. Guest Speaker: Susan Perry, Author, "From Beneath the Tarp" A true story of one woman's journey through the realities of domestic violence. Cost is $15.00 additional information are on the bulletin board in the church entry. and registration deadline is March 27th . Registration forms and additional information are on the bulletin board in the church entry.
JASON VOIGT CANCER BENEFIT SCHEDULED FOR SAT., MARCH 23,
2019: Jason was diagnosed with advanced stage three colon cancer in July 2018. He has gone through multiple surgeries and hospital stays and has not been able to work since then. Please come out to support him and his family during this difficult time. All proceeds for this benefit will assist Jason until he can return to work. Come and support Jason at the Red Apple Family Restaurant, 707 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 on Sat., March 23, 2019 from 1 pm - 6 pm. There will be a Silent Auction and meal specials available and 25% of all restaurant purchases will be donated to Jason. To go orders are welcome at 715-298-2203.