December 30th Worship Service Notes

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH  |  Lake Mills, Wisconsin

First Sunday after Christmas               December 30-31, 2017

Welcome to Worship

We welcome and thank you for joining us for worship! In our service we gather before our almighty and saving God to offer him our worship and praise. That is our service to him.  But we also assemble to hear God’s holy and powerful word and celebrate his life-giving sacraments. Through these means, God strengthens our faith and walks us ever closer to our eternal home with him – that is how God serves us.

Mothers and small babies seeking some privacy are welcome to use the nursery room at the end of the hall past the family restroom.  Ask an usher for assistance.

Out of courtesy for others and respect for our services, please turn off your cell phone.  Large Print Hymnals are available. Ask an usher.

service notes for this sunday

The celebration of the Christmas miracle may be winding down, but the impact of God’s gift of his Son continues in our hearts and lives.  May our hearts brim with peace and joy in the Savior like Simeon and Anna!  May our lives reflect our faith and love for him!  As Pastor Rath concludes his ministry among us, that is his prayer for all of you.

PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP                                                     Christian Worship 75 vs. 3

If in mercy you prolong
Joys that now are mine,
If on life serene and fair
Brighter rays may shine,
Let my glad heart, while it sings,
You in all proclaim
And, whate’er the future brings,
Glorify your name.