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5 EPIPHANY February 5, 2023


Welcome and Land Acknowledgement: ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call to Worship: As the Deer (See Music Insert)

Thanksgiving for Baptism:

We give you thanks, O God,

for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters

and by your Word you created the world, calling forth life in which

you took delight. Through the waters of the flood, you delivered Noah and his family. Through the sea you led your people Israel from

slavery into freedom. At the river, your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit. By Water and your word, you claim us as daughters and sons, making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.

Gathering Hymn:  Gather Us In ELW 532 Verse 1,2 & 4

Prayer of the Day:

Our God, with endless mercy you receive the prayers of all who call upon you. By your spirit show us the things we ought to do and give us the grace to do them. Through Jesus our saviour. Amen


First Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-12

Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to


Psalm: 112 (Read Responsively)

1 Praise the LORD!

Happy are those who fear the LORD,

who greatly delight in his commandments.

2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land;

the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches are in their houses,

and their righteousness endures forever.

4 They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;

they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.

5 It is well with those who deal generously and lend,

who conduct their affairs with justice.

Gospel Acclamation:  Halle, Halle, Hallelujah ELW 172

Gospel: Matthew 5:13-20

Response: Glory to you, O Lord.

Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day:  Lord Whose Love in Humble Service ELW 712

Prayers of Intercession:

Response to “Merciful God:” Receive Our Prayer.

Lord’s Prayer: p. 134


Offertory Hymn:  Blessed be your Name (See Music Insert)

Sharing of the Peace:

The Great Thanksgiving: The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Eucharistic Prayer & Distribution: Post Communion Prayer:


Benediction Blessing:

Sending Hymn:  Sent Forth by Go d’s Ble ss i ng  ELW 547

Dismissal: Go in Peace, Follow in the Way of Jesus

Response: Thanks be to God, Alleluia!


Annual Congregational Meeting: Sunday February 12 following the Service. Mindful of confidentiality, the meeting is in-person only. Annual Reports are available today. If you take one, PLEASE, bring it with you next Sunday.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY: Thanks to Petra and Wilhelm Hilgendag for providing refreshments. Sign-up sheet to host on March 5 or April 2 is now posted. Ask a friend to co-host in order to ease the work.

Monday February 6: Internship Committee at 7 pm

Wednesday February 8: Parish Council at 7 pm

Newsletter Corrections: Maundy Thursday: April 6

Good Friday: April 7


When attending in-person events at church, please be mindful of our members who have allergies to scents.

TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:                                 Grace Mueller

Gladys SouliereStephen KovacsPatty Davis
Eberhard PoelzlDavid NeumannMaya James
Jennifer CherewkaScott HagglundJackie
Marlene Sams and RubyLuke SplettstoesserOtto Philipp