You can follow the order of the service here.
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Go Tell It on the Mountain
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P: In the stable laying in the manger
C: Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
P: As Mary sings a lullaby and Joseph adores the child
C: Christ journeys with the marginal and welcomes the weary.
P: Come now to Bethlehem and see
C: The wonders God is doing among us.
P: Shine into our hearts the light of your wisdom, O God,
and open our minds to the knowledge of your word,
that in all things we may think and act according to your good will
and may live continually in the light of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
18Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy wearing a linen ephod.
19His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
20Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say,
May the Lord repay you with children by this woman for the gift that she made to the Lord; and then they would return to their home.
26Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and with the people.
12As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
P: The holy gospel according to St. Luke, the 2nd chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
41Now every year [Jesus'] parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival.
43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.
44Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends.
45When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him.
46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him,
Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.
49He said to them,
Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?
50But they did not understand what he said to them.
51Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
P: Glory to God in the highest,
C: and peace to God's people on earth.
P: Blessed are you, Prince of peace.
You rule the earth with truth and justice.
C: Send your gift of peace to all nations of the world.
P: Blessed are you, Son of Mary.
You share our humanity.
C: Have mercy on the sick, the dying, and all who suffer this day.
P: Blessed are you, Son of God.
You dwell among us as the Word made flesh.
C: Reveal yourself to us in word and sacrament that we may bear your light to all the world.
P: Let us bless the Lord
C: Thanks be to God.
P: May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
The flowers on the altar are given by Pam Harness in honor of Harold's birthday.
There will be no Stretch & Pray today nor on January 2.
Prayer Group will not meet on Thursday, December 30. We will resume on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
The church office will only be open 2 days this week: Tuesday & Wednesday (Dec. 29 & 30). Also, Pastor will be on vacation. If you need assistance, please leave a message at the church office and someone will get back to you.
If you would like to make an additional offering prior to 2021 year's end for federal tax purposes, the Finance Committee will take extra steps to ensure any offering received as of December 31, 2021, is credited to your giving for the year. Any questions, please ask either Jeff Lord, Bob Krampien, or Cheryl Schulke.
It is with the deepest gratitude that we would like to thank Pastor Henricks for his commitment to God and the congregation of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. His humble and faithful service has been such a blessing to all, and we want to celebrate him as he continues on the next part of his faith journey in retirement. Please join us as you are able for a celebration after service January 23.
There are many devotional materials on the blue bookshelf in the narthex. They are free for the taking. As you browse through them, take any that appeal to you for yourself or for sharing with someone else. If you have devotional materials that you would like to share, feel free to add them to the collection.
The church office still has a few copies of the 2022 edition of Daily Texts that are available until the last one is claimed. Leave a check for $10 with the notation Daily Texts in the collection plate and Megan will work out the best way to get it to you.
The Flower Chart is located on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Cost is $25 a vase. New charts for the first 6 months of 2022 have been added. This is your chance to grab a special date for your special someone or special occasion.