This Week at SJCL

Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

Contemplative Thought

Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child.  This is a healing memory; it brings hope."

— Pope Benedict XVI

Music

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Prelude - "He Shall Feed His Flock" - G. F. Handel

Gathering Hymn - LBW # 31 - "Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying"

Hymn of the Day - ELW # 715 - "Longing for Light, We Wait in Darkness"

Offertory -  "Every Valley" -  Victor Johnson

Cello - Jacob Gordon

Sending Hymn - WOV # 626 - " People, Look East. The Time is Near"

Postlude - "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" - English Melody

Worship Leaders

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Preacher -  Vicar Mark W. Fischer

Organist - Vickie Kissinger

Liturgy Assistant - Tom Wentzel

Communion Assistant - Cheryl Doman

Greeters - Helen Kon and Sandy Sampson

Ushers - Alvin McCoy and Jodi Ravert

Acolyte - Jacob Gordon

Crucifer - Olivia Gordon

Little One's Sunday School - Wendi Kimball

Altar Guild - Bernadette Bauer

Pericope

Sunday, December 17, 2017

First Reading - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-10

Psalm 126

Second Reading - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gospel - John 1:6-8, 19-28

Prayer of the Day

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord

God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that

anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light, through

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen 


Every occupation has its own honor before God.  

Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling.  

In our daily work no matter how important or mundane, we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for 

the human race.

Martin Luther