We do, and we ask God to help and guide us. People of God, do you

We do, and we ask God to help and guide
People of God, do you promise to support
and pray for one another in your life in
We do, and we ask God to help and guide
Let us pray.
We give you thanks, O God, that through
water and the Holy Spirit you give us new
birth, cleanse us from sin, and raise us to
eternal life. Stir up in your people the gift
of your Holy Spirit: the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of counsel
and might, the spirit of knowledge and the
fear of the Lord, the spirit of joy in your
presence, both now and forever.
Prayer of the Church – LBW, pg. 65
Peace – LBW, pg. 66
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And also with you.
Offertory – LBW, pg. 75
Offertory Prayer
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker
of all things. Through your goodness you
have blessed us with these gifts. With
them we offer ourselves to your service
and dedicate our lives to the care and
redemption of all that you have made, for
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
[email protected]
Art Wiese, Pastor
Home: 320-354-0328
Cell: 320-212-1487
Pam Anderson, Secretary
Baptism of Our Lord
January 11, 2015
the sake of him who gave himself for us,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord’s Prayer (Sung)
Blessing – LBW, pg. 76
Marge Friedlein
LBW # 559
"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
Welcome & Announcements
Go in peace, and with the light of Christ,
love and serve the world!
Thanks be to God!
Brief Order for Confession & Forgiveness
Ushers: Chad Payne, Mike Heinzig, Pat
Kellner, Robert Neuman, Brandon Tweten
Courtney McNeill, Allison Egenes
Lector: Miriam Lindblad
Prayer concerns: Renee Krupke, Teri
Johnson (Zack's wife), Marilyn Mills, Jim
Murray, Tasha Simonson, Eunice Wilts
The Annual Meeting of Trinity Lutheran
Church, Benson MN will be on Sunday
January 18th following the 9:00 am worship
P: For the well-being of all God’s children,
we confess our sins before God and one
Pause for silence and reflection.
P: Faithful Teacher,
C: As we become fully immersed into a
new year, we ask your forgiveness for
those things that we have done and
have failed to do that bring harm to
you, others, or ourselves. Cleanse us
from our sin, and transform us by
your forgiveness. Amen.
P: Our Lord Jesus walked on this earth to
bring forgiveness and new life to all. In
Jesus’ name, I proclaim to you the entire
forgiveness of all your sins. Today you
are made new by the abundant love of
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
LBW #82
"As with Gladness Men of Old"
Greeting & Kyrie – LBW, pg. 57
Hymn of Praise – LBW, pg. 58
Prayer of the Day
Jesus Christ of Spirit and fire, at your
baptism you began your public ministry.
Open our hearts to receive the words
you came to speak. Open our lips to
share your message of love with all who
will hear, for the glory of Christ our
Lord. Amen.
First Lesson Romans 15:4-13
For whatever was written in former days
was written for our instruction, so that by
steadfastness and by the encouragement of
the scriptures we might have hope.
May the God of steadfastness and
encouragement grant you to live in
harmony with one another, in accordance
with Christ Jesus, 6so that together you
may with one voice glorify the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Welcome one another, therefore, just as
Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of
God. 8For I tell you that Christ has become
a servant of the circumcised on behalf of
the truth of God in order that he might
confirm the promises given to the
patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles
might glorify God for his mercy. As it is
written, “Therefore I will confess you
among the Gentiles, and sing praises to
your name”; 10and again he says, “Rejoice,
O Gentiles, with his people”; 11and again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let
all the peoples praise him”; 12and again
Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse shall come,
the one who rises to rule the Gentiles; in
him the Gentiles shall hope.”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace in believing, so that you may
abound in hope by the power of the Holy
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 2
Why do the nations conspire, and the
peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and his anointed,
“Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast
their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the
LORD has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“I have set my king on Zion, my holy
I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He
said to me, “You are my son; today I have
begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations
your heritage, and the ends of the earth
your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be
warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling
kiss his feet, or he will be angry, and
you will perish in the way; for his wrath
is quickly kindled. Happy are all who
take refuge in him.
"Giver of the Heartbeat"
Red Folder
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-17
♪ Glory to you, O Lord.
3In those days John the Baptist appeared in
the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has
come near.” 3This is the one of whom the
prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The
voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his
paths straight.’” 4Now John wore clothing
of camel’s hair with a leather belt around
his waist, and his food was locusts and wild
honey. 5Then the people of Jerusalem and
all Judea were going out to him, and all the
region along the Jordan, 6and they were
baptized by him in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.
But when he saw many Pharisees and
Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to
them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned
you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear
fruit worthy of repentance. 9Do not
presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have
Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you,
God is able from these stones to raise up
children to Abraham. 10Even now the ax is
lying at the root of the trees; every tree
therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut
down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize
you with water for repentance, but one who
is more powerful than I is coming after me;
I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He
will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and
fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand,
and he will clear his threshing floor and
will gather his wheat into the granary; but
the chaff he will burn with unquenchable
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at
the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John
would have prevented him, saying, “I need
to be baptized by you, and do you come to
me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be
so now; for it is proper for us in this way to
fulfill all righteousness.” Then he
consented. 16And when Jesus had been
baptized, just as he came up from the
water, suddenly the heavens were opened
to him and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove and alighting on
him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This
is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am
well pleased.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
♪ Praise to you, O Christ.
Children’s Sermon
Gospel Hymn
LBW # 36
"On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry"
Hymn of the Day
"Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized"
Affirmation of Baptism
I ask you to profess you faith in Christ Jess,
reject sin, and confess the faith of the
Do you renounce the devil and all the
forces that defy God?
We renounce them.
Do you renounce the powers of this world
that rebel against God?
We renounce them.
Do you renounce the ways of this world
that rebel against God”
We renounce them.
Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in God the Son?
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son,
our Lord, who was conceived by the
power of the Holy Spirit, born of the
virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and
was buried; he descended into hell. On
the third day he rose again; he ascended
into heaven, he is seated at the right
hand of the Father, and he will come to
judge the living and the dead.
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy
catholic church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life
You have made public profession of your
faith. Do you intend to continue in the
covenant God made with you in holy
baptism: to live among God’s faithful
people, to hear the word of God and share
in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good
news of God in Christ through word and
deed, to serve all people, following the
example of Jesus, and to strive for justice
and peace in all the earth?
Orie & Marilyn Mills are asking if there
is anyone who would be willing to drive
Marilyn to her cancer treatments at the
Cancer Center in Willmar. There is a
signup sheet on the bulletin board if you
are willing to help. Treatments are at 10:45
each day Monday through Friday. You can
contact Orie or Marilyn at 320-843-3205.
Thank you in advance for help, your
Christian love is appreciated!
Trinity delivers Meals on Wheels January
19-23. Please sign up on the sheet on the
bulletin board in the narthex. Thank you to
everyone who volunteers.
Those that have been asking for the
January - March devotional book, there
was a printing issue. They should be here
This Week's Schedule
10:00-Coffee Hour - Jordan
Erickson, Gracie Grussing, Hannah
Hovde, Hanna Lindblad, Danielle
Reuss, Tasha Simonson
10:15-Sunday School
10:30-Adult Study
1:30-WELCA meeting
6:30-Bell Choir
7:00-Senior Choir
7am-Men's Bible Study
9:00-Communion Worship
10:00-Sunday School
10:00-Annual Meeting
11:00-Potluck dinner