Preparing for Worship

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Spiritual darkness comes when we close our eyes, ears, and hearts to God’s word. This is a constant temptation for us as we allow the world and our own sinful desires to shut God out. 

Yet Isaiah promised that God’s light would shine on those in spiritual darkness. That especially began to happen when Jesus began His ministry. It didn’t begin in a theater of entertainment, on a battlefield, in the halls of politicians, or in the market square. It began in a synagogue with worship and the simple preaching of repentance and forgiveness. Our worship service is much like that synagogue service.

If you have any questions about our service, or what we teach, please speak with one of the pastors. Visitors also please see the note about communion later in the bulletin.

During the service, there will be singing, standing, kneeling, and other actions. Participate as you are able. There are many reasons you may want to remain sitting (recent surgery, age, balance issues, etc). That is perfectly fine. If a child needs attention during the service, parents may bring them out the glass doors in back, or to the nursery downstairs. Both places have audio so that you can still hear. Between our worship services (9:15-10:15 a.m.) we have Bible classes for all ages (baby to adult). This is a good opportunity to learn more about the faith. 

This weekend we also begin National Lutheran School’s Week. You can read more about that at the back of the bulletin. 

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