Photo courtesy of the Minnesota South District of the LCMS

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Arlington, Minnesota

Pastor Gary Ruckman
Church: 507-964-2400

Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 17, 2021
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Welcome to St. John’s!
We are glad that you are worshiping with us today.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s Day.

Order of Service:
Divine Service 1, page 151
Hymn of Praise: “Gloria In Excelsis”

394, 525, 533

Readings (Series B)
1 Samuel 3:1–10
The Lord Call Samuel

1 Corinthians 6:12–20
Flee Sexual Immorality

John 1:43–51
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

Life Thoughts in the Church Year:
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46). Can anything good come from surprise pregnancy? Can anything good come from chronic illness? Jesus is both promise and proof of the wonders that come from just such contexts. Miracles come from Nazareth. Forgiveness comes from Calvary. Almighty God put them there. And He also created, redeemed, and called both worth and purpose into every human body (1 Corinthians 6:19), no matter what size, skills, or circumstances.https://lutheransforlife.org/

“You are the King!”  John 1:49-51

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
And the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
Bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Prayer of the Church:

This week’s radio and television programs

Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:

Barb Hardel
Altar Guild:
Dawn Hardel, Avis Jacobus
Mark Hardel
Warren Hardel (head usher),
John Hardel, John Wentzlaff,
Carl Belz, Ryan Marben

Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
Life Sunday
9:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:00 am Worship
7:00 pm Men’s Club
5:30 pm Bulletin deadline
10:00 am Confirmation
9:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class
10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion

Full Calendar

Snow Shoveling this week:
(see sign-up sheet)

Last Week at St. John’s:
Sunday, January 10:
At Worship: 27
Additional Offering: $965

Annual Meeting: Items to be discussed at the Annual Meeting on Monday, January 25th include Water Heater and Dishwasher for the kitchen, moving both the synodical convention and the district convention to the next year, nominations for conventions, a lay delegate alternate for St. John’s and approve the 2021 budget. Plan to be in attendance to conduct the business of the congregation.

Pancake Dinner: St. Peter’s at Gibbon (Moltke) is having their 60th Annual Pancake and Bratwurst Dinner January 31st from 11 am – 2 pm (Note the time change). The dinner is drive-through only. Each meal includes 2 pancakes, 2 bratwursts, 2 cheese sticks, applesauce, milk & cookies. We are also having a quilt raffle – there will be 2 quilts and a set of quilted table runners. Hope to see you there! 63924 240th St. (County Road 10), Gibbon, MN.

Quilts: The Ladies Aid has received an abundance of fabric with which to make quilts. If anybody would like to work on quilts at home or come to the school room to tie quilts, please talk to one of the Ladies Aid members.

Altar Guild: We are always looking for more people to help with the altar guild duties. If you wonder what it’s all about, talk to one of the current members of the altar guild.