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January 5, 2020
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. —Psalm 103:1-4 (NIV)
Dear heavenly Father, can I ever praise you enough? No, never! Please accept my praise from my inmost being – from my head to my toes and everything in between. Show me your presence so I may praise you every minute of the day. Thank you for being with me- for protecting, healing, forgiving, and showing me the way. Father, I am so unworthy of being in your presence, yet you saved me and still shower me with your love and compassion. To God alone be the glory! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Thanks to our Guest Preacher
We thank Pastor Wayne Shevey for sharing the gospel with us today and for leading us in Bible study. Pastor Shevey serves as a campus pastor at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee and lives with his wife and children in Muskego. We wish God's blessings on his ministry at WLC!
Pastor Voss on Vacation
Pastor Voss will be on vacation through January 6. If you need emergency pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Wayne Shevey (636-443-3779).
New Bible Study Series
Beginning next Sunday, January 12, Sunday morning Bible study takes on a book-study format to examine Jesus' life according to the Gospels. The book is entitled When Christ Walked among Us (NPH 2012). Over the next three months, our readings in church will cover Jesus' life and ministry up to his death, and this Bible study will be a great way to shed more light on that, making our Epiphany, Lent, and Easter worship that much better!
Please pick up your January newsletter in the narthex. 2019 contribution statements are also available.
Join us for a baby shower luncheon for Jenilee and Baby Girl Voss this Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. They are registered at Target, Amazon, and lovevery.com. Any questions please call or message Tami Pautz.
Women in God’s Service (WinGS) will have a Fast 15 meeting next Sunday, January 12 in the library between worship and Bible class. All women of the congregation are invited. Hope to see you there!
Sunday Prayer Group
Before Sunday worship a group meets in Pastor’s office to pray. We pray for all members of Living Water We present to the Lord any prayers requested that week, as well as for missionaries and Christian leaders, for family members who have lost faith, for comfort and healing during illness, for healthy Christian families, and the list goes on. Above all, we praise and thank God for hearing our prayers and answering them. We would love to pray specifically for you. Prayer requests can be made to Pastor personally, on the prayer request form in the pews, by email, or on our website. Prayer requests will be kept confidential. You are also welcome to join us any Sunday! We begin at 8:30 am. Contact Nancy Kedzie-Wilson with any questions. To God be the glory!
A Bunco Party
with potluck snacks will be held at church on Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 pm. It will be hosted by Senior Moments. We would like to invite everyone in the congregation to join us for fun, food and fellowship. You don't have to be a senior to join us! Sign up on the sheet in the narthex—on the bulletin board next to Upcoming Events. Duane and Ida Pfaff will be our game day hosts.
You can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund through your regular shopping—gas, groceries, and more. Scrip is a program where you buy gift cards, and a percentage of the gift cards is donated to Living Water. Those funds are added to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Order forms are available in the narthex. Orders are due Sunday, January 5.
Jesus Cares Ministries Sunday
Pastor Joel Gaertner, who serves as the National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries, will be our guest
preacher on Sunday, January 19. Our congregation has served individuals through Jesus Cares Ministry for over ten years. The national Jesus Cares Ministries program supports local churches in developing a program and with materials that can be used in the program. There will be a freewill offering to support Jesus Cares Ministries.
AROUND THE WELS
Shoreland Open House
Shoreland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to take a guided tour and learn more about Shoreland’s curriculum, STEM Academy, activities and meet teachers. Register online at https://www.slhs.us/apps/pages/open_house.