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January 29, 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 525 You Are Holy

Prayer of the Day:

Holy God, you confound the world’s wisdom in giving your kingdom to the lowly and the pure in heart. Give us such a hunger and thirst for justice, and perseverance in striving for peace that in our words and deeds the world may see the life you son Jesus, Amen.


First Reading: Micah 6: 1, 6-8

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

Psalm: 15 (Read Responsively)

O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
    Who may dwell on your holy hill?

Those who walk blamelessly and do what is right
    and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue
    and do no evil to their friends
    nor heap shame upon their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised
    but who honor those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt;

who do not lend money at interest
    and do not take a bribe against the innocent.

Those who do these things shall never be moved.

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

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

Response: Glory to you, O Lord.

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


Hymn of the Day: ELW 818 O Master, Let Me Walk with You

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 821 Shout to the Lord (Sung through Twice)

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): The AED for the church has been purchased.  When the unit is received, we will set up a date for an in-service.

Do You Miss Our Coffee Hours?: 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.

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 Souliere                      Stephen Kovacs            Patty Davis

Eberhard Poelzl                      David Neumann           Maya James

Jennifer Cherewka                 Scott Hagglund            Jackie

Marlene Sams and Ruby       Luke Splettstoesser      Otto Philipp