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January 19, 2020
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings? In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him. Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you. —Psalm 89:5-8 (NIV)
Dear Lord God Almighty, I come before you in awe of your greatness. You are above all the earth, and all heavenly beings -- surrounded by those who fear you -- honor you and adore you. Let me join in the heavenly choir singing your praises, for you alone are worthy of praise. Count me among those who stand in awe of your majestic splendor, mighty power, and faithfulness now and always. Amen.
Jesus Cares Ministries Sunday
Pastor Joel Gaertner, who serves as the National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries, will be our guest preacher today. He will also lead worship with a special order of service often used in Jesus Cares Ministries' settings. Our congregation has served individuals through Jesus Cares Ministries 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.
Today's special service has no bulletin. Pastor Gaertner will lead the service though the screens. God bless your worship!
Pastor at Conference
Pastor Voss will be attending a conference this week Tuesday through Thursday. He can be reached by cell or email during that time. The church answering machine will not be monitored during this time.
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! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board next to Upcoming Events. Duane and Ida Pfaff will be our game day hosts.
New Member Welcome Brunch
Get to know our new members a little bit better at the New Member Welcome Brunch on Sunday, January 26. This will take the place of Bible Class and Sunday School. Hot ham and rolls will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. There is a sign-up sheet to help us plan on the bulletin board next to Upcoming Events. 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 of requests, praise, and thanksgiving. 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!
Chancel Update Committee
We are looking to form a committee to discuss different options for updating the look of the chancel space. Painting the back wall, installing the banners, replacing the carpet will all be up for discussion. Pastor has offered to kick off the meetings with Bible study on worship and the chancel area. If you are interested, please contact Jeff Roska.
Please use the 2020 offering envelopes so that the offerings can be recorded correctly. The number on the new offering envelopes is blue.
Please submit information for the February newsletter by Sunday, January 19.
2019 Financial Statements
Copies of the financial statements for our congregation for 2019 are available in the gathering area.
AROUND THE WELS
Area WELS School Events
St. John’s Lutheran School in Burlington is hosting a Preschool Welcome Night on Monday, January 27 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend is hosting a Winter Wonderland Ball on Saturday, February 22 from 5:00-7:30 pm. More information about both events are on the bulletin board in the gathering area.
Christian Woman Today Retreat
The 38th and final Christian Woman Today Retreat, sponsored by Christ the Lord Lutheran Church and School in Brookfield, will be held March 20-22, at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, WI. The retreat theme is from Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." Retreat brochures with registration forms are available at ChristianWomanToday.org. The registration deadline is Friday, March 6. For questions, please contact Linda at 414-507-5341.