Welcome to Glendale Lutheran!

Seminarian Oliver LaMie is the preacher this morning and Pastor Scott serves as liturgist and celebrant. By God’s grace and with firm resolve, Pastor Scott continues his steady progress toward a more full participation and leadership in worship. Thanks to God!

If you need pastoral care, please contact Pastor Steve Albers (314-910-7325) or one of our deacons:


 Cathie Albers (cathleenalbers@charter.net),  

 Joel Hempel (jhempel411@gmail.com),

 Marcia Hempel (mshempel11@att.net),

 Bob Jacobson (rjacobson@hy-c.com), or

 Tony Petzoldt (tonypetzoldt@sbcglobal.net)

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

January 29, 2023

Sunday 9:15am



Greeting and Welcome


Lighting of the Candles


Hymn of Invocation – Lift High the Cross (LSB 837, verses 1-2)


Refrain:  Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

              Till all the world adore His sacred name.


Come, Christians, follow where our Captain trod,

Our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God.  Refrain


Led on their way by this triumphant sign,

The hosts of God in conqu’ring ranks combine.  Refrain


+ Preparation +



P:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.


Opening Sentences - 1 Corinthians 1:18, 30

P:  The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,

C:  but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

P:  He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus,

C:  whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.


Confession and Absolution

P:  Let us go to the throne of God’s grace, confessing our sins and asking His mercy for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C:  I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P:  As a called and ordained servant of Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen. Thanks be to God.


Hymn – Lift High the Cross (LSB 837, verses 4,6)


Refrain:  Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

              Till all the world adore His sacred name.


O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,

As Thou hast promised, draw us all to Thee. Refrain


So shall our song of triumph ever be:

Praise to the Crucified for victory! Refrain


+ Word +


Salutation and Prayer of the Day

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Let us pray. Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright.

C:  Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations;

P:  through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.


First ReadingMicah 6:1–8

Hear what the Lord says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel.

“O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.”

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?


P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


Epistle 1 Corinthians 1:18–31

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”


P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


Holy Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12

P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fifth chapter.

C:  Glory to You, O Lord.


Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C:  Praise to You, O Christ.


Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.


And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life + everlasting. Amen.

Children’s Hymn – Lord, Be Glorified (AGPS 165)


In my life Lord, be glorified, be glorified,

In my life Lord, be glorified today.


In Your church Lord, be glorified, be glorified,

In Your church Lord, be glorified today.


Children’s Message – Tim Cosby


Hymn of the Day – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (LSB 425)


When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of Glory died,

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride.


Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast

Save in the death of Christ, my God;

All the vain things that charm me most,

I sacrifice them to His blood.


See, from His head, His hands, His feet

Sorrow and love flow mingled down!

Did e’er such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?


Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were a tribute far too small;

Love so amazing, so divine,

Demands my soul, my life, my all!



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Prayer of the Church

+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 29 – Cindy Smith; 30 – Dana Metzler; 31 – Mary Bush; 1 – Kylie Boyles, Ashley Guirl, Pat Richter; 3 – David Reed, Ella Schloeman

+ Wedding anniversaries: 2 – Sherman & Cyndi Moore; 4 – Josh & Nickie Boehme


Special Celebrations and Needs:

+ Church family members: Valerie Wehmueller, recuperating at home; Pastor Scott, recovering from a stroke; Ken Kight Jr., diagnosed with colon cancer

+ Friends of our congregation: Myron, father-in-law of Grace (Jonas) Morse, receiving radiation treatment; Mary Ann, friend of Jan Cosby, upon her metastatic cancer diagnosis; Kim, daughter of Karen and Greg Frimel, fighting cancer

+ Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Twylah Atwood, Mary Aufderheide, Jules & Mary Bush, Frank & Sharon Gaal, Mary Guinon, Jerry & Jane Keathley, Rosemary Orloff, Judy Thielker, Shirley Williams


+ Sacrament +



P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Lift up your hearts.

C:  We lift them to the Lord.

P:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P:  It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who not only lived a life of perfect obedience, but did it in our stead so that we might be free from all that would separate us from the eternal joy You have graciously promised. Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of pow’r and might:

Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.

Hosanna, Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

P:  Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

The Words of Our Lord

P:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

     In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


Proclamation of Christ

P:  As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

C:  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Pax Domini

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:  Amen.




Distribution Hymn – Lamb of God (LSB 550)


Your only Son, no sin to hide,

But You have sent Him from Your side

To walk upon this guilty sod,

And to become the Lamb of God.  Refrain


Refrain:  O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God,

              I love the holy Lamb of God!

              O wash me in His precious blood,

              My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.


Your Gift of love they crucified,

They laughed and scorned Him as He died:

The humble King they named a fraud,

And sacrificed the Lamb of God.  Refrain


I was so lost, I should have died,

But You have brought me to Your side

To be led by Your staff and rod,

And to be called a lamb of God. Refrain





P:  The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.

C:  Amen.


Closing Hymn – Crown Him with Many Crowns (LSB 525, verses 1, 3-4)


Crown Him with many crowns,

The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns

All music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing

Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless king

Through all eternity.


Crown Him the Lord of love.

Behold His hands and side,

Rich wounds, yet visible above,

In beauty glorified.

No angels in the sky

Can fully bear that sight,

But downward bend their wond’ring eyes

At mysteries so bright.


Crown Him the Lord of life,

Who triumphed o’er the grave

And rose victorious in the strife

For those He came to save.

His glories now we sing,

Who died and rose on high,

Who died eternal life to bring

And lives that death may die.


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Preacher – Seminarian Oliver LaMie

Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Scott Jonas

Organist/Pianist – Jim Thielker

Communion – John Steele

Sound/Video – Ken Clark

Lector – Stephanie Chapa

Ushers – Jeanne Lipinski, Jonathan Chapa, Tony Petzoldt

Greeters – Ron & Carol Froesel

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.