January 18, 2015 - St Paul Lutheran Church
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Morgantown, WV (304) 599-0620
The Rev. Gerald R. Kliner, Jr.
Organist– Robert Kleeb
Choir Director– Beth Dameier
A warm welcome to all
worshipping here today,
especially our guests. If you
are a visitor please sign our
guest book/visitor card in the
The Co nfess ion of
S t. Pe te r
J a n u a r y 18, 2015
Gathering Hymn: LBW 177 By All Your Saints in Warfare vv.1, 4,
Psalm: LBW p.221 Psalm 18:1-20
Hymn of the Day: LBW 503 O Jesus, I Have Promised
Communion Hymn: LBW 333 Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
Sending Hymn: LBW 406 Take My Life, That I May Be
The flowers today are given by
Bill and Nancy Atwell in thanksgiving for
the blessing of their church family
Our worship books are available in a large print format. Please
ask an usher if you would like one.
Annual meeting of the congregation will be held after worship today.
We welcome Martha Meyer as our organist today.
The Piecemakers are need of new or gently used sheets; please
see Renate with questions.
Offering envelopes for 2015 are now available. Please pick
them up in the narthex following worship.
A new calendar year has begun. To maintain your status as a
voting member of the congregation, please fill out a communion record card and place in the offering plate.
Please submit items for the February newsletter to the church
office by tomorrow, January 19th.
“High On the Rock” by Dana Mengel
First Reading: Acts 4:8-13 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit,
said to the authorities, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are
questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who
was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be
known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man
is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the
dead. This Jesus is ‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one
else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.” Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and
ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.
Psalm 18:1-20 LBW p.221
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 I do not want you to be
unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized
into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank
from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was
Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and
they were struck down in the wilderness.
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people
say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the
Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the
prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son
of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my
Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I
will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail
against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and
whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL (January 18 - 25)
Sunday 1/18 — Sunday School
Annual meeting of the congregation, potluck dinner
Tuesday 1/20 — Bible Study
Jesus Over Java (Suncrest Panera)
Wednesday 1/21 — Choir
Friday 1/23 — Piecemakers
Sunday 1/25 — Sunday School
THIS WEEK AT THE CHAPEL
Sunday 1/18 — Mass
Wednesday 1/21 — Sext
Thursday 1/22 — HSC Luncheon
Catechism for Collegians