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Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements

Dear Our Savior Lutheran Church & Friends,

Greetings in the name of Jesus.  I pray you are all staying warm during this cold snap.  In general, assume public services will be held regardless of weather.  However, please use good judgment and remain at home if you have any concerns.  On to the announcements and calendar for the week of January 7th.  Pastor Pautz

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 SUNDAY THEME This week we observe the Epiphany of Our Lord.  The Three Wise Men visit the young Jesus.  They bring Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Gold is an appropriate gift for a king.  Frankincense is the incense a priest uses in prayer.  Myrrh is for embalming the dead.  God in the flesh is revealed.  The sermon text, Isaiah 60:1-7, encourages us to believe that Jesus is God which is true worship.

REVIEW OF LAST WEEK

Isaiah 61 Bible study notes

Christmas Day service video and printed sermon

Christmas Eve Candlelight service video and printed sermon

- Last Sunday Morning's Fourth Sunday in Advent service video and printed sermon

- The January Newsletter is available, and

- Thank you for all your offerings in 2018 for the mission and ministry in this place.

- As you are interested, here is a statement by President Harrison concerning the doctrine of creationdebate between the St. Louis Seminary and two LCMS Districts.  At the end of the article, there is some background information as well.

THE GREETER PROGRAM for Our Savior for the 2018 year has been organized and put in membership boxes.  Thank you for your willingness to greet current and new members on your assigned Sunday.  Please take a minute to read over the instructions for being a greeter and your assigned dates which you can add to your calendar at home as a reminder.  Pastor Pautz will post in the bulletin each week who the current week's greeters are and who will be the following Sunday.  The monthly newsletter calendar will also have the list of that month's greeters printed.  If you have any questions or would like to greet and are not on this list, please contact Karen Schaub.  Thank you!

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS is next Sunday, January the 14th during the morning service.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the narthex.  Please pick up at your earliest convenience.  If we have missed you, please let us know.  We will be happy to provide them for you.  The Finance Committee - Mary Francis, Rex Krueger, and Sandy Throm.

NEW ELDER GROUPS more information will be coming out within the next few weeks. If anyone has questions or concerns, they can talk to me or any Elder.

JANUARY NEWSLETTER is available.  If you want your name added or removed, contact Pastor Pautz.  Print copies are in the narthex.

WEEKLY UPDATES by email is available.  If you would like your name added or removed, please contact Pastor Pautz and let him know.  Also, updates are available by Liking and Following the church’s Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/oursaviorlutheranmuscatine/

THANK YOU FOR SERVING             Next Sunday

Organist           Susan Eversmeyer   Organist Sandy Koch      

Elder Group     Joel Hirschfeld         Elder Group John Butke          

Acolyte -                                           Acolyte -    

Flowers             -                               Flowers -

Greeters Allan & Katie Ball               Greeters John & Karen Schaub

 

 

 

 

THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD (observed)

Sunday, January 7th at 9:00am  &  Monday, January 8th at 6:00pm

 

Service   151       Psalm      50       

Hymns   400, 410, 412, 404, 401, 398, 801, 805

 

 

CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK

 

 

 

Today    

08:00am Individual Absolution   

09:00am Divine Service

10:30am Sunday School

11:30am Board of Elder's Meeting

 

 

Monday          

01:00pm Sunny Brook Bible study on the Gospel of John

04:00pm Office Hours

06:00pm Divine Service

 

 

Tuesday

09:00am Pastor at Circuit Meeting

 

 

Wednesday

06:30am Men’s Bible Study    

09:00am Matins Service    

09:30am Women’s Bible Study

04:00pm Office Hours  

06:00pm Choir Practice

06:15pm Weekday School

 

Sunday

08:00am Individual Absolution   

09:00am Divine Service                         

10:30am Sunday School

 

 

IN OUR PRAYERS

 

+Charlie Bishop (Karen’s dad) hospitalized in St. Louis with the flu +Juliette (John & Carolyn Yeater’s great-granddaughter) heart surgery +Isabella Valenzuela (Jerry & Peggy Hart’s granddaughter) bone marrow transplant +John Francis (Mary’s husband) treatment +Tom Van Hemert  (Liz’s husband) seminary student - contact information is located in the Narthex +Lucille Wingerter - homebound +Marvin (Bud) Plank - homebound.