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

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY   January 17, 2021
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB — Divine Service, Setting Three, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS:   908  - 589  - (394)  - 830
SERMON: “Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Hears”
TEXT: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
            
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Gracious God our Father, You hear the prayers of Your people and answer them according to Your will.  As Your Holy Spirit works through Your Word, open the ears and hearts of Your people to hear and listen to You.  Lead us to treasure Your holy Word above all that we possess in this world. As Your Word is proclaimed for us to hear and written for us to read and study and learn, help us rightly to understand its message of Law and Gospel.  As the Law clearly shows us our sin, give us joy and peace in the Gospel which brings Jesus Your Son, the crucified and risen Savior, to us.  Amen
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord,
You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4).
»  Thanksgiving to, and praise of, the heavenly Father for creating us, caring for us, and providing for us.
»  We ask the Lord for healing and recovery after surgery last week for Rita Krusemark; we pray for healing for all in our congregation and among our families, neighbors, and friends, who receive medical care, anticipate or recover from surgery, or are ill or injured.
»  For the grace and strength of the Lord Jesus Christ to defend our homes, marriages, families, and lives against all of the attacks of the devil in these last days of this dark world. 
»  For God’s Word to be at work through faithful missionaries in this country and around the world, including Rev. Delwyn and Lenita Campell and Family (Gary, Indiana), Rev. Jacob Gaugert (Togo, Africa), and Rev. Tim and Beth Heiney (West Africa), and that those who hear God’s Word will long for and live in the light of Jesus Christ.
 
THE QUARTERLY COUNCIL MEETING of St. Paul will be held this Tuesday evening, January 19th  at 7:30 pm.
 
THE QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING of St. Paul will be held next Sunday, January 24th in the church basement after worship.
 
LUTHERAN PUBLIC RADIO - Sacred Music for the World. . .  Listen to the music of the church anytime at lutheranpublicradio.org.
 
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 (1 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” (1 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, and having visited with the pastor, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your communion with us.
 
KFUO RADIO, a media ministry extension of LCMS congregations, shares Christ for you anytime, anywhere on KFUO.org via worship services, Bible and theology studies, practical talk programs, and sacred music. You can find programs on demand at kfuo.org and wherever you get your podcasts!  Find us on social media @KFUOradio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20. . .  “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.  So glorify God in your body.”  God owns everything, including our very selves.  We were made to serve Him and glorify Him and will never truly be happy or find our fulfillment until we learn that lesson. Jesus has redeemed us and brought us back into the Kingdom of the Father, and that has set us free to serve Him in joy, generosity, liberty, and faith.
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                       ALTAR COMMITTEE: Donna Briggeman
USHERS:                                                                                                             Linda Hoeme
                                                                                                                            Leigh Ann Hall
 
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH EQUIPS, ENABLES, AND ENCOURAGES 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 am – St. Paul Radio Broadcast, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
                6:00 pm – The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1FM)
MONDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s office hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - 2 pm - Ladies Quilt Group
                    5:00 - 6:30 pm – Bread of Life Community Kitchen open – Pratt
                    7:30 pm - Church Council
WEDNESDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s office hours                     
                           6:30 pm - Midweek Classes
FRIDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s office hours
SUNDAY -  8:15 am - Service with masks
                   9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
                 10:00 am - Divine Service 
                                 - Voters’ Assembly
 
THE LUTHERAN HOUR – "Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise!”  (Mark 3) The word of Jesus turns us out from ourselves and our problems to the faith, hope, and love that He brings.  Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer.
 
THE KANSAS DISTRICT LCMS NEWSLETTER is called Workers Together.  This is available online at www.kslmcs.org.  Scroll down to click on the appropriate icon.  Learn of the Kansas District and its congregations at work in Christ’s church at large.
 
TUNE IN AND JOIN IN with daily chapel services from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne each weekday morning at 9:00 Central Time. Go tohttp://www.ctsfw.edu www.ctsfw.edu  http://www.ctsfw.eduand find the Daily Chapel tab.
 
About the Cover: The King of Israel deserves a crown befitting of His glory and majesty, one made from the finest materials and most costly jewels.  But the coronation that the world sought to give Jesus was with a crown of thorns. The amazing fact in all of this is that this is how He has chosen to display His glory.  His glory is in His humble sacrifice of love to redeem sinners. “Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne” (LSB 525:1).
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - I Samuel 3:1-14
 
EPISTLE - I Corinthians 6:12-20
 
HOLY GOSPEL - John 1:43-51

 

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