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“Grant us grace to see You, Lord,  Mirrored in Your holy Word!”

 

SECOND SUNDAY after EPIPHANY             JANUARY 16, 2022
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH    WATERTOWN SD
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH     HIDEWOOD TWP SD

 

ORDER for WORSHIP

 

To prepare for worship – read Hymn 129
The bell calls us for worship

 

Opening Prayer

P: Gracious Savior, You have made each Sunday a day of triumph through Your resurrection. Increase in us the desire to worship You as our adorable Lord and merciful Savior. Grant that the message of Your redeeming love, which we shall hear today, may make us more appreciative of Your grace, strengthen our faith, and build up our character.  Make us more faithful in this coming week that we may be able to resist all temptations that come our way. Make us ever more willing to serve others as You have served us. Remove all distracting thoughts from our minds, and let us apply all that is said to ourselves rather than to others. Let our attendance at Your house of worship be an example to others that they, too, may come and share with us the peace and hope which are ours through Your Gospel of love and grace.  Pour out on us Your richest blessings now and always, most gracious Savior and Friend.  Amen.

 

Hymn 136

 

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

P: Beloved in the Lord!  Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God, our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.  Our help is in the name of the Lord.

P: I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.

P: Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess to You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You in our thoughts, words, and actions. Therefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ALL: O most merciful God, You have given Your only begotten Son to die for us! Have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

P: Almighty God, who is our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake has forgiven us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the sons of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.  Grant this, Lord, to us all!

Hymn 134: 1-3, 5
 

First Reading – Old Testament – Psalm 104: 24-35
24 O Lord, how manifold are Your works!   In wisdom You have made them all.   The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea,   In which are innumerable teeming things,
     Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about;    There is that Leviathan
       Which You have made to play there.
27 These all wait for You,
          That You may give them their food in due season.
28 What You give them they gather in;
     You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled;
       You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
      And You renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
      May the Lord rejoice in His works.
32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles;
       He touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
      I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 May my meditation be sweet to Him;    I will be glad in the Lord.
35 May sinners be consumed from the earth,
         And the wicked be no more.
   Bless the Lord, O my soul!   Praise the Lord!
P: Blessed are those who hear and believe God’s Word - Alleluia!

Second Reading – New Testament Epistle – Ephesians 5: 1-21

1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:  “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead,
             And Christ will give you light.”
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
P: So far with the New Testament reading.

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH – THE APOSTLES’ CREED
ALL: I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.   I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit; The Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Hymn 786

 

Sermon Text – Luke 19: 1-10
1 Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. 7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”   8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”
9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Hymn 777

 

The Offering is brought forward

 

Responsive Prayer
P: Dear Lord Jesus, we thank You that the greatness of Your love and the tenderness of Your mercy moved You to sacrifice Yourself on the cross for us
C: that we, who are creatures of sin and death, might in You have righteousness and everlasting life.
P: During this Epiphany season we thank and praise You for the wondrous works You did before the people, for these works were God’s mighty signs which gave ample testimony that You were and are who You claimed to be:
C: God’s own Son, fully qualified to save us from our sins.
P: Through the Holy Spirit working in us, keep us from rejecting You with our hearts
C: and from denying You with our lips.
P: Open our minds to understand Your Word and through it comfort our hearts, strengthen our faith, and give us power to live godly lives as well as wisdom to solve life’s problems.
C: Keep us from impenitence.
P: Lord, in Your mercy forgive us and shower us with Your grace through the Spirit, so that sins of unbelief, pride and self-righteousness, and lack of love do not cling to us any longer.
C: Hear us in Your great mercy!  Amen.
P: any special prayers there may be will be offered here...
We also join to pray the words Jesus taught us:
ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

 

The Benediction

P: The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you His peace.

Closing Hymn 800

 

CALENDAR and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TODAY >> Zion: 9 a.m.; Trinity: 11 a.m.
        >> Sunday School sessions at both Trinity and Zion
                     Zion – after church; Trinity – at 10 a.m. (3 yr olds at 10:15)
       Trinity potluck (noon) followed by annual voters meeting at 1:30 p.m.
MON >> PK to Pierre, SD, for pastors study conference
WED >> Trinity choir session – 6:30 p.m.
     >> Trinity adult Bible Class – 7 p.m.
FRI >> Shyla Tvedt confirmation class
SAT >> Manny Mertz confirmation class
NEXT SUNDAY >> Zion: 9 a.m.; Trinity: 11 a.m.
        >> Sunday School sessions at both Trinity and Zion
                     Zion – after church; Trinity – at 10 a.m. (3 yr olds at 10:15)
   >> Dummann anniversary celebration (see below for details)
    >> Zion annual meeting – at church – at 2 p.m.

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
1/25   Tue    Brookings Bible Study – 7 p.m. – DeBough’s place
1/27   Thu    Devotion at Avantara-Watertown – 10:30 a.m.
1/29    Sat    Omaha/Lincoln, NE area worship service – 1 p.m.

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The congregation is invited to join in celebrating Paul and Melanie Dummann’s 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, January 23rd from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  A meal will be served. The couple requests no gifts.

 

NEW BABY! Last Sunday in our prayers at Trinity we asked God’s blessings on Dakota Lucas Wiste (8 lbs. 3 oz) who was born to Lucas and Sarah Wiste on Saturday, January 8th at 10:40 a.m.– this note comes by way of “formal” announcement in this bulletin! :-) 

 

OMAHA/LINCOLN, NE, PREACHING STATION  Our first exploratory service in the Lincoln/Omaha area is scheduled for 1 pm, Sat. Jan. 29, meeting at: Quality Inn and Suites, 7333 Husker Cir., Lincoln, NE 68504 (Just off I-80 exit 403) 
Pray the Lord of the harvest bless this endeavor of several South Dakota CLC congregations and pastors.  So far, we have received contact information for over two dozen CLC members and prospects.  Pastors Daub, Krause, and Drehle intend to continue making regular visits in the area.  Please keep sending any names and information to: pastor_daub@hotmail.com 

 

CLC CALL NEWS
Undecided calls:
Teacher Andrew Roehl, Eau Claire, WI, to Valentine, NE
Pastor Luke Bernthal, San Fran area, CA, to Winter Haven, FL
ILC Prof John Ude to Eden Prairie, MN
Accepted call:
Nathan Wales, West Columbia, SC, to teach gr. 5-8 at Sleepy Eye, MN

 

NOMINATION FOR ILC PRESIDENT  The Board of Regents announces the following and only person nominated for the office of President of Immanuel Lutheran College:  Daniel Schierenbeck.  The term of this call is for two years, extending to the end of Academic Year 2024.  All comments from members of CLC congregations regarding this candidate are to be received by March 15, 2022 (postmarked by March 1), to:  Mr. James Burkhardt; 217 Windy Lane; Rockwall, TX 75087; email:  jeb6217@yahoo.com.

 

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE on the back table – by retired Pastor Dan Fleischer – “Get on the Ark” – $12.00 each, with payment to be sent directly to the author in the envelope stuck in each book.

 

MANY THANKS!
>> Do you have something you are thankful for at Zion/Trinity?  Let Pastor Krause know, and he will be happy to include it in the bulletin!

 

STATISTICS – week of January 9, 2022
Attendances- Zion: 20; SS: 3;  Trinity: 63; SS: 5; Sch Bd: 5(+PK/CK)
Wed BC: 17;  1/14 church council: canceled 

 

2022 ManUp! MEN’S RETREAT - The following comes from Pastor Nathanael Mayhew... The 2022 ManUp! Men's Retreat is scheduled for September 22-25,2022 at beautiful Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien, WI. The retreat offers strength and encouragement for men 18 and older for their personal faith, family, and fellowship at church. The weekend will include Bible study, fellowship, leadership training, team building, relationship building, worship, and many outdoor bonding activities. Register and send in your payment before September 1 for the discounted rate of $75. Registration increases to $150 on September 1st. The registration includes lodging and meals. You can register by going to the Man Up! website here: www.manup.clclutheran.org. Sign up today! 

 

2022 CHRIST’S EXPLORERS CAMP  Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church is excited to announce that we will hosting our annual summer camp, Christ's Explorers Camp.  This camp is open to students entering grades 3-9!  This year, we will be holding our camp in Pigeon Forge, TN, from July 14-17.  (Transportation will be provided to/from our church campus in West Columbia, SC.)
Pastors Chad Seybt and Glenn Oster will lead our worship and Bible studies with the theme,"Christmas in July."
At this time we have 6 (4 male, 2 female) junior counselor spots available for students entering grade 10 or higher. The applications will be due on Sunday, March 20. They can be downloaded from www.ChristsExplorersCamp.com.
The camp will cost approximately $100, and this will include all lodging, meals, and activities.  This camp will be limited to the first 50 campers, so be ready to register when registration opens on May 1 at www,ChristsExplorersCamp.com.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Sara Kloke (runsforfun@aol.com) or Karen Howell (kdhowell32@gmail.com).

 

Zion Lutheran Church    Hidewood Township, SD – 9:00 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church           Watertown, SD – 11:00 a.m.
trinitywatertownsd.com 
Members:     Church of the Lutheran Confession      www.clclutheran.org
Pastor Paul Krause. . . parsonpaulkrause@gmail.com cell:920-238-5775
Teacher Collette Krause . . collettekrause@gmail.com   cell: 920-238-5132
Krause’s home: 886-6887                                  Church and School: 886-2976
Organists: Melanie Dummann, John Klatt, Rebecca Larson, Naomi Rehder

 

Our Substitute – from online Daily Devotions
   Consider the amazing things that occurred at the historical event of Jesus’ baptism (similar to the Transfiguration, Luke 9): the heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him; and then the voice that came from heaven proclaimed: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
   What more powerful attestation could there be: From heaven God the Father Himself bears witness to Jesus’ true identity! Accept no counterfeits, no imitation saviors. Jesus is truly the Messiah, David’s Son and David’s Lord, the Christ, the Anointed One sent by God!
   He, then, is to be worshiped as such. Some time later Jesus would say to those who persecuted and sought to kill Him: “All should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (John 5:23).
   And why was the Father “well pleased” with the Son? Because He knew Jesus would perfectly carry out the mission for which He had come into the world. And what was that mission? Jesus did NOT come to threaten Herod or any other earthly prince or king. Rather, He came on a spiritual rescue mission. He came as our SUBSTITUTE!
   By being “born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4) Jesus would perfectly fulfill that law of God for us. By His innocent suffering and death He would “give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). St. Paul writes that God “made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21).
   So Jesus was baptized for no sin of His own, but as the One bearing the sin of the world, and thus “to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15).

                                         VISITING
   So – what does it take to get you to do something? Especially if that “something” has been left simmering on the back burner for some time?
   For me, that something that has been on the back burner has been getting out to visit with you at your homes. Sure – some have seen me regularly (shut-ins/hospital stops), and some have seen me now and then, but others of you have not seen me at your home for a long time.
   Seeing you at church has been wonderful; but that setting only allows for a few minutes’ worth of visiting at best.
   It is my desire to remedy my failure – and I ask for your prayers to the Lord to bless my renewed efforts to see you on your home turf.
   What did it take to get me to redouble my efforts in this area? About a month ago I had the call to be pastor in Tacoma, WA – and getting a call like that reminded me that my being here is not something that will go on forever – so leaving things on the back burner is not an acceptable on-going option.
   So – all that being said, I will be endeavoring to get a hold of you to line up a time to visit – and I look forward to finding a time that will work out for both you and me.
   I look forward to the blessings that coming to see you will bring to our relationship – that I will better be able to serve you as your pastor through being more “in tune” with what you have on your “plate”!
God’s blessings be with us!             Pastor Krause