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January 22, 2023


Welcome and Land Acknowledgement:


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: ELW 671 Shine, Jesus, Shine

Prayer of the Day:

Loving God, your kindness always goes before us and follows after us. Summon us into your way and direct our steps along the road of goodness that come through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen


First Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Response to Reading:

Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.

Psalm: 27: 4-9 (Read Responsively)

One thing I asked of the Lord;
    this I seek:
to live in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
    and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will set me high on a rock.

Now my head is lifted up
    above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
    sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, do I seek.
    Do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger,
    you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off; do not forsake me,
    O God of my salvation!

Gospel Acclamation: ELW 512 Lord Let My Heart Be Good Soil

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-13, 18-22

Response: Glory to you, O Lord.

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


Hymn of the Day: ELW 798 Will You Come and Follow Me

Apostle’s Creed: P.127

Prayers of Intercession:

Response to “Merciful God:” Receive Our Prayer.

Lord’s Prayer: p. 134

Offertory Hymn: 526 Verses 1 & 4

Sharing of the Peace:

Thanksgiving for the Word

… For your Word that sustains the earth, we thank you, O God.

We thank you, O God.

… For your Word in our Lord Christ, we praise you, O God.

We praise you, O God.

… For your Word in our lives, we entreat you, O God.

We entreat you, O God.


Benediction Blessing:

Sending Hymn: ELW 661 I Love to Tell the Story

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.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator): We are in the process of purchasing the AED.  Gertrude Shearim will be providing updates.

Do You Miss Our Coffee Hours?: Sign-up sheet to host on February 5, March 5 or April 2 is now posted.  Ask a friend to co-host in order to ease the work.

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

Refugee Family: We are keeping in touch with the CLWR settlement manager. The process is very slow and documentation needs to be completed by the family.  We will keep the congregation informed.

TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:                                 Grace Mueller

Gladys Souliere                      Stephen Kovacs            Patty Davis

Eberhard Poelzl                      David Neumann           Maya James

Jennifer Cherewka                 Scott Hagglund            Jackie

Marlene Sams and Ruby       Luke Splettstoesser      Otto Philipp