Weekly Bulletin - St. Martin Lutheran Church and School

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Weekly Bulletin - St. Martin Lutheran Church and School
ST. MARTIN LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL
100 South Clinton Avenue, Clintonville, WI 54929* 715-823-6538
Rev. Christian Burg, Senior Pastor Ext. 2115 (715-851-7259 Cell)
Rev. Daniel Burns, Associate Pastor Ext. 2114 (715-460-0035 Cell)
Steven Conradt, Lay Minister 715-823-4204
Jerry Jiter, Principal Ext. 2113 (715-579-4144 Cell)
Visit our Website: www.stmlc.org
January 14th & 18th
Epiphany 2
Theme: To Know and Be Known by Christ
Preacher: Pastor Burns
Text:
John 1:43-51
Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Reading: John 1:43-51
Color:
Green
Wed:
Hymns:
Sunday:
Hymns:
Anthem:
Hymns:
7:00pm-SPP, Pg. 260
644, 907, 402, 260
8:00am- DS3C, Pg. 184
644, 907, 402, 783, 827, 923
Choir
10:30-DS3C, Pg. 184
644, 907, 402, 783, 827, 923
COMMUNION STATEMENT: Because the Bible is very explicit about who should attend this
sacred meal, (cf. 1 Cor. 10:16, 17; 11:27-30) we, being guided by God’s Word, invite to the Lord’s
Table those Christians who have been baptized into the family of God; who believe that they are
saved by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ; who accept that “In”, “With”, and “Under” the bread
and wine they also receive the true body and blood, of Christ; who are able to examine themselves,
realize their sinfulness, and as a result seek the forgiveness of sins; and who through the worthy
reception of this sacrament want to be strengthened in faith and better enabled to do the will of
God in their lives.
RECORD OF FELLOWSHIP- Please use the Fellowship Pads in the pews every time you worship
and also for communion registration.
Attendance:
January 11th
Weekly
Income:
January 11th
2014
Members: 430
2014
$12,298
2015
409
Communion
2015
$66,973
2014
295
2015
251
Needed Weekly:
$24,024
USHERS –January [email protected] Gerald Schroeder group. January [email protected] Butch Donaldson group.
10:30- Gerald Wisnefske group. January 21st @7pm-Derk Hopp group. January [email protected] Larry
Wisnefske group. 10:30-Dave Steenbock group.
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS –January [email protected] 8am- Ted Lipanot. 10:30- Randall Wedde. February 1st @
8am-Dennis Schroeder.
ACOLYTES: January 14th @7pm- Keenan Raddant. January [email protected] Nathan Federwitz. 10:30Hesston Johnson. January 21st @ 7pm- Jared Cartwright. January [email protected] Donovan Rindt. 10:30Lindsy Carpenter.
ELDER ON DUTY: January 14th @7pm- Tom Kiefer. January [email protected] Jim Klingbeil. 10:30- Bob Seide.
January 21st @ 7pm-Arlyn Pingel. January [email protected] Steve Krueger. 10:30- Jerre Cummings.
ALTAR GUILD:
The month of January - Linda Wagner & Rosalee Roloff.
POWER POINT PRESENTERS: January 14th @ 7pm- Jennifer Monroe. January [email protected] Dennis
Federwitz. 10:30- Carol Eanone. January [email protected] LeAnn Hopp. January 25th @ 8am- Nancy Koeppen.
10:30- Sue Aschliman.
TODAYS PRAYERS:
Marie Ferg
Doris Malotky
James Lindow
Doris Steenbock
Verlyn & Ruth Kortbein
Hilton Blankenburg
Joan Malotky
Jennifer Yaeger
Kenneth Boyer
Fran Sagert
PRAYER CHAIN: Call any one of the
four leaders directly with requests.
Daytime call Betty @ 715-250-1817,
Donna, 715-823-3301. Nighttime call
Beth @ 715-823-4481 or (alt) Karen,
715-823-3445.
Introit- I have not hidden your deliverance with in my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
Blessèd is the man who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward
us; none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be forever. Amen.
Collect- Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth,
mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our
days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
THIS WEEK AT ST. MARTIN
Sun
18
DS3C, 8:00am
Sunday school, 9:10am
Bible Class, 9:15am
DS3C¸10:30am
Youth group, 6:30pm
Mon
19
Memorial Trust, 9:00am
Sleeping Mats, 2:00pm
ECLC, 6:00pm
Tue
20
Nursing Home Communion
Pine Manor, 9:30am
Green Tree, 10:15am
Kindred Hearts, 10:50am
Aster, 11:15am
Council, 7:00pm
Wed
21
P.S. Confirmation, 5:30pm
Choir, 6:00pm
SPP, 7:00pm
Thur
22
Sewing Bee, 8:30am
Grief Share, 6:30pm
Fri
23
BB @ Trinity, 4:15pm
Sun
25
SPP¸8:00am
Sunday school, 9:10am
Voter’s Meeting, 9:15am
SOJ, 10:30
Youth Ski trip, 12:00pm
THE LUTHERAN HOUR- "Just the Facts" Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour: Rev. Ken
Klaus. God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes
it or not. Tune into the Lutheran Hour broadcast each Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. on WJMQ
(92.3) FM or WOTE (1380) AM or WRVM 102.7 @ 10AM. Check out their website at
www.lutheranhour.org.
2015 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES- are in the Narthex to be picked up. If you cannot
find your envelopes, please contact the office.
THANK YOU- to the instrumentalists who helped to enhance the Christmas season
worship services: Leah Harbath, Karen Sorenson, Paul Exworthy and Linda Kirchner.
THE RADIO BROADCAST –is sponsored by Allen & Sharon Blum in honor of their 54th
wedding anniversary on January 14th. Please contact the office to reserve your date or
dates starting now. Cost is $100. Sponsorship for the radio broadcast either full or in
part is available for February 15th & 22nd.
THE BULLETIN- is sponsored in celebration of Sadie Klemp’s 100th birthday by the St.
Martin Ladies Aid. Sponsorship for the bulletin is $30.00. Dates available are: February
8th, 15th & 22nd.
Christian funeral services for Jean Marion Loretta Strommen-Stuckey were
held here at St. Martin on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. May God sustain the
family in the days to come with the sure knowledge of the resurrection through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian funeral services for Howard Wick were held here at St. Martin on
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015. May God sustain the family in the days to come
with the sure knowledge of the resurrection through our Lord Jesus Christ.
FROM THE BOARD OF EVANGELISM -the Bible tells us that we are to pray for all
people (Timothy 2:1) and that we are our brother’s keepers. Each member of our
church family is a valued and important part of the whole. We encourage each of you to
include 5 households selected each week in your prayers. This week: Jeff, Corinne, Erin
& Brittany Hoffman, Dave, Tina, Mike & Nick Hogen, Derk, LeAnn, Brandon, Blake &
Brookelyn Hopp, Joseph, Sharon, & Phoebe Hoskins & Austin & Tori Smith, Candi &
Skylar Huber.
FROM THE BOARD OF PARISH EDUCATION
If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.
2 Corinthians 11:30
The apostle Paul suffered all sorts of hardships as he pursued his goal of sharing the
good news of Jesus with those who had never heard. Persecuted, beaten, imprisoned,
and misunderstood, sometimes he faced death itself (2 Cor. 11:25). But the joy of seeing
people respond to his message made it all worthwhile.
If you feel that the task God has called you to do is too hard, remember that the spiritual
lessons and joy that are wrapped up in the journey may seem hidden at first, but they
are certainly there! God will help you find them.
SUNDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP-each week organized groups or families of St.
Martin will sponsor fellowship in the Narthex between the church services. This week
join the Choir for fellowship. Next week the Mom’s Group will be providing treats.
LUTHERAN WOMENS IN MISSION (LWML) January meeting is Tuesday, January 20th
at 8:30am in the downstairs meeting room. The Mustard Seed Bible Study is “Nothing
left but Trust” Deut. 31, the topic is “The Other End of Life” with Dr. James I. Lamb.
YOUTH Lutherans for life essay contest is posted on the Youth board. You could win
$250.00. Good Luck!
Youth skiing trip to Nordic on January 25th is sponsored by Thrivent. Cost is $25. Fill
out permission slip on youth board. Deadline is January 11th.
SLEEPING MAT MINISTRY-meets on Mondays at 2pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come and
crochet, learn to crochet, cut bags or pick up supplies to work at home. Call Myrt at 8234567 or Meta at 823-3058.
REOPENING the BACK DOOR is a Q & A paperback about ministering to the inactive
members. This book is available for all to read and several copies are on the book cart
by the office. Anyone taking the Inactive workshop in February should take time to read
this book. This is an easy to read book that most will read in a day or two.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES- Today in Sunday School we study the calling of Jesus’ first
disciples with “Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael.” In Jesus, access to heaven is given to
all who believe. You might discuss, “How did Philip and Nathanael know that Jesus was
the Christ? How do we learn that Jesus is the Christ?”
Stewardship Corner
By God’s grace, we acknowledge that God is the Creator Who continues to sustain His
creation by the power of His word. This creative work was expended on our behalf and
placed under our rule. God gave to man the task of being a steward of His creation (Genesis
1:26). From the beginning of time, God has provided for all our needs, physical and
spiritual, and we are reminded by Jesus’ words that we are to share our gifts with others:
“Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 NIV).
WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP-will begin again on Friday, January 23rd at the Living Room
Coffee Shop from 9-10:30am. The book is “The Power of Praying for your Adult
Children” by Stormie Omartian. If you need help getting the book call Virginia Fietsch at
715-823-2238.
COMMUNITY MEAL-Dates for when St. Martin serves community meals next are
Thursday, February 5th and Thursday, March 26th. Serving time is 5:30-6:00pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Contributions of food especially salads, vegetables and
desserts are appreciated. Help with serving and clean-up is also needed. Contact Doris
at 715-823-5438.
NEWS FROM ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN-A shipment arrived in Kenya on January 7, 2015
including donated seminary books that will be used at the Matango Seminary in Kenya.
The cargo also included 144,000 Kids Against Hunger meals. What a blessing for the
children and families.
KEY CONCEPT- “The Other End of Live” is part of the “Equipping the Saints” series of
DVD’s being produced by Lutherans for Life. To learn more about Lutheran for Life
please visit lutheransforlife.org
OPEN HOUSE- There will be an Open House of the SMART Center on Wednesday,
February 11 from 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Enrollment will be open for our members from
January 1 until January 31. On February 1, enrollment will be open to the currently
enrolled at St. Martin Lutheran School. On March 1, enrollment will be open to the
public. St. Martin has financial grants available for those needing assistance in meeting
the tuition obligation. Financial grant forms will be available in April.
St. Martin also has a quality child care program. This program operates from 6:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. Upon request, Early Childhood Learning Center information may be mailed
to you. If you have any questions, please call Jerry Jiter, Principal at 823-6538 ext. 2113.
PROJECT CONNECTG-The Project Connect ministry is a program sponsored by the
Parish Board of Education of St. Martin. Our standing display rack is located in the
office hallway and has been updated with many new materials. These materials,
written from a Christ-centered perspective will assist people on a variety of subjects.
Some of the newest are: Get a Grip-Managing Moods and Emotions, Regrets, Reality,
Restoration, Forgiveness is a Choice, Parents of Prodigals, Strength and Honor-the
Spiritual Warfare against Pornography, Uncover the Love Within, DepressionUnderstanding the Pieces of the Puzzle, The Great Deceiver-What Is Satan up to?
Please stop by to view the new additions. At the same time, take an opportunity to look
over our lending library book cart filled with books from our church lending library.