St. Luke's Lutheran Church - Glorifying the Triune God Since 1980
“Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to the Lord. And do not be grieved for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Both Ezra as well as Jesus today get up in front of the people and read from God’s Word. Ezra was in the process of re-establishing the worship life of the exiles, while Jesus was proclaiming that the words of the prophets were fulfilled in Him. The response to the Word varied greatly. The exiles rejoiced while the people of Capernaum ender up being offended at Jesus. Does the Word of God ever make you rejoice? Does it ever offend you? The one called to deliver the message must do both. He must proclaim whether it brings joy or offends. May we be faithful enough to receive both and understand it is God that is working.
Holy Communion will be celebrated in our worship service this morning. Because the Bible calls us to have the same understanding of the Christian faith (1 Cor. 10:1-22), to believe that Jesus’ body and blood are truly present (Mt. 26:26-28, 1 Cor. 10:16, 11:27), and to properly prepare (1 Cor. 11:27-32), we invite forward at this time those who are confirmed members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. If you are not yet a member and would like to receive communion, we invite you to speak with the pastor about instruction and membership. We openly and joyfully would like to have you as a member and extend this invitation to you!
The Order of Service: LSB Pg. 184 (Lutheran Service Book)
Hymns: #412, #554, #618, #830
Scripture Readings: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:16-30
Sermon Theme: (To be announced)
_______________________________Serving in January:
Altar Guild: Rosey, Cheryl, Joni, Carolyn
Altar Flowers: Rosey
Sean Lifter (extended family of Peggy Jacobs) who is receiving treatment for cancer, Collette Krohn, friend of Craig & Bernice Thomas, who is ill, Sloane Fox who is recovering after being hit by a drunk driver, 2 year old Ryker Riley suffering from cancer, Carol Thompson undergoing heart procedures, Janet Bell, sister of Carolyn Voss, diagnosed with glaucoma, Brenda Bennet, sister of Cathy Koeltzow, battling cancer and Jimmy Doncet, friend of Craig Thomas, Please remember these requests in your prayers this week. Thank you.
We extend a very warm welcome to Pastor Thomas Fields this morning who will be filling in for Pastor Schmidt. Pastor Schmidt and Mary are in Wisconsin today for the baptism of their grandson. We thank Pastor Fields for sharing God’s Word today! Please give him a warm welcome.
Encouragement! We encourage everyone to make Sunday morning church a part of your January especially since attendance often drops off after Christmas! Keep the joy alive! Keep the celebration of Christ’s work vibrant! As St. Paul once said, “Rejoice in the Lord, always!"
Altar Guild: The Altar Guild is looking for more help. Please contact Peggy or Rosey if interested in volunteering.
Prayer Chain The Prayer Chain list is in the process of being updated. Any changes, additions, etc, please contact Becky.
(The answer will be given at the end of Sunday's service.)
Ezra was the priest, who re-established the Temple worship for the returning exiles. Who was the governor of Judea who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem?
SUNDAY, January 23: Pastor Thomas Fields will also be leading our Bible Study this morning. Please join us as he leads us in the study of God’s Word . We again are thankful for his help today!
THURSDAY, January 20: The book of Daniel reminds us that there are thousands if not millions of angels! What is their purpose? What are they doing? Please join us as we continue to look into the mysterious world of angels! Fellowship Hall 10:00AM.
St Luke’s Allen Organ is showing some signs of aging. We anticipate that it might need to be replaced in the future. By approval of the voters’ assembly, a special fund has been established to save for its replacement. If you wish to contribute to the fund over the coming months and years, please note on your check or envelope, “Organ Fund.”
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“Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546
13119 W. 20th Ave. Golden, CO 80401 (map to church)
Phone (303) 233-5658
WORSHIP - Sundays at 9:00 AM
BIBLE CLASS - Sundays at 10:30 AM and Thursdays at 10:00 AM