Second Sunday after Christmas
03 January 2021
Jesus Is the Perfect Israel
Israel and all his family went and dwelt in Egypt (Genesis 46.1–7). God made a great nation of him there, but that nation would prove unfaithful to the Lord. Therefore, the New Israel came. In fleeing the murderous Herod, our young Lord goes to Egypt (St. Matthew 2.13–23), that the prophecy might be fulfilled, “Out of Egypt I called my Son” (Hosea 11.1). Jesus brings to perfection what old Israel could not. He is the faithful Israel, the embodiment of the people of God. He offers His perfect and holy life in place of our own. He submits Himself to persecution and suffering in order to save us. Therefore, we should not think it strange when we who are in Christ experience trials because of the faith (1 Peter 4.12–19). Rather, we rejoice to share in Christ’s sufferings, knowing that we will also share in His glory.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Jasen and Stacy Gibbens.
2021 Altar Flowers Chart is on the table in the Narthex. Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion. There are 9 Sundays still available to donate flowers, including January 10 and 17. Please sign up today!
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 3.1-20, the Ministry of John the Baptist. High School class is studying the differences between Lutheran theology and other denominations with Vicar in the library.
Wabash Valley Right To Life is sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign, where positive life messages will be posted around Terre Haute in January and February 2021. We would like to raise $375 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so before January 6, marking your donation “Right to Life.” Please call the church office with any questions or e-mail Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.
Please pick up your 2021 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex. Please e-mail Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.
Epiphany Divine Service is Wednesday at 7pm.
Prepare for Epiphany (Wednesday, 7pm)
Isaiah 60.1–6; Ephesians 3.1–12; St. Matthew 2.1–12
Hymns: 397 – 395 – 399 – TLH 130 – 888 – 396
Prepare for Next Sunday
1 Kings 8.6–13; Romans 12.1–5; St. Luke 2.41–52
Hymns: 399 – 384 – 401 – 523 – 410 – TLH 104
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!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 3.10-14; Genesis 1.1-31
[T] St. Luke 3.15-20; Genesis 2.1-25
[W] St. Mark 1.1-8; Genesis 4.1-26
[Th] St. Mark 1.9-15; Genesis 5.1-32
[F] St. Luke 3.15-22; Genesis 6.1-22
[S] St. Luke 3.23-38; Genesis 7.1-24
Hymn of the Day or Month Sunday-Tuesday: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band (969, insert)
Wednesday-Saturday: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (395)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.