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Parish News for Baptism of Our Lord (Observed)

Baptism of Our Lord (observed)

First Sunday after Epiphany

09 January 2022

 

In His Baptism, Jesus Takes His Place with Sinners 

Our Lord Jesus is baptized “to fulfill all righteousness” (St. Matthew 3.13–17). He partakes of a baptism for sinners in order that He might be our substitute and bear the judgment we deserve. In the water, Jesus trades places with us. Our sin becomes His sin. His righteousness becomes our righteousness. Our glory, therefore, is in “Christ Jesus, who became to us . . . righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1.26–31). Jesus is the “chosen” One sent from the Father to release us from the prison house of sin and death (Isaiah 42.1–7). Baptized into Christ, we also become the chosen ones, beloved of the Father. We cross the Jordan with Jesus (Joshua 3) through death into the promised land of new life with God.

 

Parish News 

Volunteers are needed   to sponsor Altar Flowers for twelve Sundays in 2022.  Please sign up on the chart on the bulletin board in the Narthex. 

Induction of Deacons and Corporate Officers   Divine Service today includes the induction of Deacons, Brad Cress and Scot Mullins; and induction of corporate officers: Kris Bilyeu, Chairman of Congregational Assembly; Kelly Bays, Secretary; and Brice Ofsansky, Treasurer.  Thanks to former Deacons, Matt Mathias and Richard Bucy; and Treasurer Douglas Toth. 

Please pick up your 2022 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex.  Please e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.

Higher Things Registration   Registration forms for Immanuel youth are on the table across from the Parish Office.  A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the completed registration and turned into the church office.  The deadline for registration is January 15.

More Topics, More Guests, More Jesus   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The Persecution of Christians in India, The Introit, What Can We Learn from “The Benedict Option”?, Jesus Healing Ten Lepers and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

Exodus 33.12–23; Romans 12.6–16; St. John 2.1–11

Hymns: 394 – 402 – 872 – 636 – 408 – 737

 

Order of Daily Prayer

L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.

R Make haste to help me, O Lord.

     Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 50

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. John 1.29-34; Genesis 8.1-22

  [T] St. John 1.35-42; Genesis 11.1-9

  [W] St. John 1.43-51; Genesis 12.1-20

  [Th] St. Luke 4.1-13; Genesis 13.1-18

  [F] St. Mark 1.12-15; Genesis 14.1-24

  [S] St. Matthew 4.12-17; Genesis 15.1-21

Hymn of the Day or Month

Baptism of Our Lord: To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord (969, insert)

First Sunday after Epiphany: Of the Father’s Love Begotten (384)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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