December 2017 – January 2018

1 S a Christmas
Dec 31 – Jan 1 all-day

1st Reading: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Psalm 111

Color: White

Hymn of the Day: 389 Let all together praise our God

New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 – Jan 1 all-day

1st Reading: Isaiah 30:(8-14) 15-17
Epistle: Romans 8:31b-39
Gospel: Luke 12:35-40

Psalm 90:1-12

Color: White

Hymn of the Day: 899 Across the sky the shades of night

Name of Jesus
Jan 1 – Jan 2 all-day

1st Reading: Numbers 6:22-27
Epistle: Galatians 3:23-29
Gospel: Luke 2:21

Psalm: 8

Color: White

Hymn of the Day:
900 Jesus! Name of wondrous love
896 Now greet the swiftly changing year

Circumcision and Name of Jesus

January 1, eight days after Christmas, commemorates the circumcision of the infant Jesus; as recounted in the Gospel read on this day, “at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised, He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)

Source: “Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus” “Circumcision, Feast of the”

J.K.W. Loehe
Jan 2 – Jan 3 all-day

J. K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor

Although he never left Germany, Johann Konrad Wilhelm Loehe, born in Fuerth in 1808, had a profound impact on the development of Lutheranism in North America. Serving as pastor in the Bavarian village of Neuendettelsau, he recognized the need for workers in developing lands and assisted in training emergency helpers to be sent as missionary pastors to North America, Brazil, and Australia. A number of the men he sent to the United States became founders of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Through his financial support, a theological school was established in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a teachers’ institute in Saginaw, Michigan. Loehe was known for his confessional integrity and his interest in liturgy and catechetics. His devotion to works of Christian charity led to the establishment of a deaconess training house and homes for the aged.

Source: Commemorations Biographies

Breakfast Bible Class
Jan 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Divine Service
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bible Class @ Lincoln Village
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jan 6 – Jan 7 all-day

1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

Psalm 72:1-11 (12-15)

Color: White

Hymn of the Day: 395 O Morning Star, how fair and bright

Jesus Baptism
Jan 7 – Jan 8 all-day

1st Reading: Genesis 1:1-5
Epistle: Romans 6:1-11
Gospel: Mark 1:4-11

Psalm 29

Color: White

Hymn of the Day: 406/407 To Jordan came the Christ, our Lord

Divine Service
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am