ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH -- LCMS                                                                                               40291 NE 40th Avenue, Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org                                                                                                                                                                                              Telephone: (620) 672-5354 or (620) 656-7431
E-mail: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office) mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Michael Schotte, Pastor

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY February 17, 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP: LSB, Divine Service Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 684 - 394 - (797 - 705) - 704
SERMON: Blessings and Woes
TEXT: Today’s Appointed Readings
CHOIR ANTHEM: Trust in the Lord

A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Father, as You have given us countless blessings for the well-being of our bodies and lives, lead us
to receive them all with thanksgiving. Then remind us that we do not live by bread alone but by Your
Word of Law and Gospel rightly proclaimed to us. Open our ears and hearts always to receive the grace
of Jesus Christ crucified and risen and proclaimed to us in Your Word. By Your Holy Spirit, sustain us
in the new life we have now and the promise of eternal life we have in Jesus Who is our light, our life, and
our salvation. Amen

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish” (Psalm 1:6).
P Thanks be to God that He created us in body and soul and still takes care of us.
P We pray for growth in God’s Word and in the grace and knowledge of Jesus His Son for teachers and
students through our Sunday School, Midweek School, and Bible Class at St. Paul.
P We pray for Rev. Matthew Harrison, our synod’s president, for Rev. Peter Lange, our Kansas District
President, and for all elected and appointed board and committee members and office workers in our
synod and districts that they will have faithfulness to God’s Word and wisdom from it as they serve the
Lord’s church.
P We ask the Lord for strength for Kathleen Peters in days of illness and through medical care, and for
our families, friends, and neighbors who suffer illness or injury.
P We pray for wisdom from God’s Word to bless and strengthen the vocations of husbands, and wives,
fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, that families will be places of peace, safety, forgiveness, and
love from the Savior.

ASH WEDNESDAY is on March 6th this year. As we have done in years past, the offering we receive
during worship on that evening will be designated for our Kansas District LCMS to assist with grants for
future and active church workers in Kansas. These funds help with scholarships for educational expenses
and for assistance in repayment of educational loans. In 2018, the Kansas District was able to award
$28,841 in scholarships and $26,605 in loan repayment grants to 57 recipients. Our congregation, along
with many in Kansas, makes this possible. Thank you!

THIS MORNING IN THE DIVINE SERVICE we celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar in
which the Lord gives the gifts to us of His body and blood for our forgiveness, life, and
salvation. With deep love for God’s Word and respect for the fellowship of faith in
confessing His Word, we practice closed communion.
As the Scriptures teach, we receive in this sacrament both the bread and wine and the
true body and blood of Jesus Christ given and shed on His cross (I Cor. 10:16; 11:27). We are also
instructed: ?Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (I Cor.
11:28).
Visitors to our congregation today who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper should speak with the pastor
before the service. To those joining in Holy Communion from a congregation of The Lutheran Church -
Missouri Synod, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your
communing with us.

The LWML Hutchinson Zone Spring Meeting will be March 23rd at Trinity Lutheran in Salina
beginning at 9:00 am. Details are on the fliers in the church entrances. Please let the presidents of Ladies’
Aid, Jane Ann Starrett, or Bethany Guild, Marsha Giggy, know if you plan to attend.

THE SEASON OF LENT begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6th this year. On that evening worship
with Holy Communion will be held at 7:30. On each of the remaining Wednesdays during Lent, a Vespers
service will begin at 7:30 pm. Midweek School will be held as always, beginning at 6:30 pm. The theme
for the Wednesday Lenten services will be HIStory. Invite a family member, friend, or neighbor to hear
the Scriptures, sing the hymns, and learn of the Savior’s love for us through His passion, suffering, and
death. The following weekly themes will be observed:
• Ash Wednesday - His Time (Galatians 4:4-7)
• Midweek Lent 2 - His Robe (Mark 15:16-17a)
• Midweek Lent 3 - His Crown (Mark 15:17b)
• Midweek Lent 4 - His Homage (Mark 15:18-19)
• Midweek Lent 5 - His Throne (Mark 15:20b)
• Midweek Lent 6 - His Love (Luke 23:34a)

* I would like to thank all those that helped with the nice farewell party you had for me. Also, thank you
to all those that came. That was so nice of all of you. I really appreciated it. My new address is 1407
Eastland Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67501. My phone number is (620) 888-5096. Sincerely Evelyn Dye

STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Luke 6:20-21. . . “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours
in the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.” The Beatitudes
are largely about emptiness. If you are poor, your pockets are empty. If you are hungry, your stomach is
empty. If you are mourning, there’s as emptiness in your heart that used to be filled with the presence of
a loved one. Jesus assures us in each case that the Lord will fill our emptiness. That assurance gives us
peace and courage to follow the Lord faithfully.

HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire
USHERS: Ken Jorns and Burke Jorns Reece Harding and KC Jorns

ALTAR COMMITTEE Donna Tritsch Kathie Thurman Joyce Jones Jan Jorns

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH WORKS TO EQUIP, ENABLE, AND ENCOURAGE ITS
MEMBERS TO GROW IN FAITH AND SHARE CHRIST’S LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE.

TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO - Dodge City (1370 AM)
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW - Wichita/Hutch (94.3 FM)
8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM - Pratt (1290 AM)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW - Hutchinson (1450 AM)
10:00 - 11:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast (KMMM, 1290 AM)
6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - Sewing quilts at PIF in Pratt
5 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen Open - Pratt
WEDNESDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
6:30 pm - Midweek Classes
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School Breakfast
__ 10:00 am - Divine Service

THE LUTHERAN HOUR ... “Enter His Labor” (John 4:1-42) What would you do if your Word was
all-powerful? Jesus started a conversation with an outsider.

BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY. . . Breakfast will be served next Sunday morning during our Sunday
School/Bible Class hour at 9:00. All are welcome.

WORDS ABOUT WITNESSING based on Luke 6:17-26. . . Jesus preached and ministered to a great
multitude of people in Luke 6, and He continues to do so today through His Word. We, as His disciples,
have been given the awesome task and responsibility to share His Word. As we do, we can take joy and
comfort in the power of His Word to create and strengthen faith in us and others.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. . . Women of Trinity invite you and your guests to A Virtual Tour of the
Holy Land. In 2018, Pastor Doug and Melinda Enick, from Pratt, spent 10 days in Israel. Come join us
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 4:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medicine Lodge as the Enicks present
photos and information from their travels. A reception will follow. In case of inclement weather, alternate
date March 17th, 4:30 pm.

About the Cover: Jesus’ words in the text of today’s Gospel cut both ways: blessings and
woes, Law and Gospel. Broken hearts are mended and hard hearts are broken. Our God
addresses people with what they need to hear, sometimes in very different ways. But the
final purpose is all the same: that we be led to Jesus, our forgiveness, life, and salvation.

BULLETIN INSERT:

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 17, 2019

INTROIT Ps. 119:1–2, 4–5; antiphon: Ps. 119:7
I will praise you with an | upright heart,*
when I learn your just and righ- | teous decrees.
Blessèd are those whose way is | blameless,*
who walk in the law | of the Lord!
Blessèd are those who keep his testi- | monies,*
who seek him with their | whole heart.
You have commanded your | precepts*
to be kept dil- | igently.
Oh that my ways may be | steadfast*
in keeping your | statutes!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
I will praise you with an | upright heart,*
when I learn your just and righ- | teous decrees.

COLLECT OF THE DAY
O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the
consequence of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of
Your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GRADUAL Ps. 117:1–2a; 96:8
Praise the Lord, all | nations!*
Extol him, all | peoples!
For great is his steadfast | love toward us,*
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for- | ever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory | due his name;*
bring an offering, and come in- | to his courts!

DAILY READINGS
February 17: Job 13:1–12; John 6:1–21; 18: Job 13:13–28; John 6:22–40; 19: Job 14:1–22; John
6:41–59; 20: Job 15:1–23, 30–35; John 6:60–71; 21: Job 16:1–22; John 7:1–13; 22: Job 17:1–16; John
7:14–31; 23: Job 18:1–21; John 7:32–53.
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Jeremiah 17:5-8
EPISTLE - I Corinthians 15:12-20
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 6:17-26

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