2nd Sunday of Christmas - New in 2022
Pastor: Lee Laaveg
Pianist: Mavis Finseth
Reader: Mary Ann Senn
Ushers: Scot Thompson, Wayne Schmiedeberg, Mike Sundrud
Secretary: Kathy Finseth
Introduction to the Day
Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word continues to dwell among us. Christ comes among us in the gathered assembly, the scriptures, the waters of new birth, and the bread and the wine. Through these ordinary gifts we receive the fullness of God’s grace and truth.
Sermon: 'New in 2022' - Pastor Lee Laaveg
Call to Worship: Love Has Come (CH #256 / ELW #292)
Confession & Forgiveness
Prayer of the Day
Special Music ‘Mary’s Boychild’ – Diane
· 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
· Psalm 147:12-20 Worship the LORD, O Jerusalem
· Ephesians 1:3-14 The will of God made known in Christ
*Response Jesus, Name above all Names
(CH #86) Gospel: John 1:1-18 God with us: the incarnation of the Word
Sermon: “New in 2022”
Hymn of the Day: Of the Father’s Love Begotten (LBW #42) v 1, 2, 4
Prayers of the Church
Offering / Offering prayer
Sending Song: Go Tell it on the Mountain (LBW #39)
Go in peace. Rejoice in Christ our Savior. Thanks be to God!
Prayer Time @ Vernes:
You are encouraged to pray weekly for those listed in the bulletin.
Call or Text additional prayer requests to Lynn at 218.791.7520.
Prayers for this week:
Peter & Kelsey Lofgren - McKenzie, Megan, Mason
Kevin & Nicole Lewis- Damien, Jayden, Elliott, Madilynn
Delores Syverson, Pat Finseth, Norris Syverson, Dorothy Fick,
Bob Jasinski, Chad Nelson, Marlys Brovold, Roxanne Boehrnsen,
Hilda & Wendell Opdahl, Bernice Voxland, Lucy Solheim, Cindy Schmiedeberg, Faith Hanson
Austin Sannes, Brianna Finseth, Dawn Fick, Mason Rominski
Dusty & Lisa Halvorson, Zackary Olson-Burkman, Katherine Finseth,
Jennifer Albright, our missionary intern in Slovenia
Mission Sunday –
Next Sunday, Jan 9th @ 10:00am – Dinner to follow. Jennifer Albright will speak about her internship and mission work in Slovenia. Mark your calendar!
*Vernes Annual Meeting*
Sunday, January 16th following worship.
Reports due to Kathy Finseth by January 2nd.
The following need to submit reports:
President Ladies Aid President
Treasurer Ladies Aide Treasurer
Secretary Ladies Aide Secretary
Janitor List SS Superintendent
POINSETTIAs on the Altar:
Given by Ray & Lynn Sundrud
In memory of Palmer & Bertha Solheim
In memory of Corrine Solheim
In memory of Orvin & Sylvia Sundrud
In memory of Lois Sundrud
In memory of Jim Sundrud
Given by Mike & Diane Sundrud
In memory of Lyle Gutterud
In memory of Gordon Syverson
In memory of Marion Bullock