January 20-22 Worship Service Notes

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH  |  Lake Mills, Wisconsin

The Third Sunday after Epiphany     January 20-22, 2018

Welcome to Worship

We welcome and thank you for joining us for worship today! 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

Today we get to hear the words of Jesus! Of course, that's true every week, but may we never lose our wonder and awe at hearing the words of God himself. Today we'll hear the first words of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of Mark. It's a very simple message, yet it strikes at the heart of everything we need from God.

PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP                                              Christian Worship 283 vs. 1

Speak, O Savior; I am list'ning, as a servant to his lord.

Let me show respect and honor to your holy, precious Word,

That each day, my whole life through, I may serve and follow you.

Let your Word e'er be my pleasure and my heart's most precious treasure.