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 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 Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 22, 2023

Sunday 9:15am

Divine Service IV



Greeting and Welcome


Lighting of the Candles


Hymn of Invocation – The People That in Darkness Sat (LSB 412, verses 1, 3-4, 6)


The people that in darkness sat

A glorious light have seen;

The light has shined on them who long

In shades of death have been,

In shades of death have been.


To us a Child of hope is born,

To us a Son is giv’n,

And on His shoulder ever rests

All pow’r in earth and heav’n,

All pow’r in earth and heav’n.


His name shall be the Prince of Peace,

The Everlasting Lord,

The Wonderful, the Counselor,

The God by all adored,

The God by all adored.


Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,

And make us Thine alone,

Who with the Father ever art

And Holy Spirit, one,

And Holy Spirit, one.

+ Preparation +


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

C:  Amen.


P:  Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C:  who made heaven and earth.

P:  If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

C:  But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.

P:  Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

C:  Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

P:  Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C:  Amen.


+ Word +


Gloria in Excelsis

To God on high be glory

And peace to all the earth;

Goodwill from God in heaven

Proclaimed at Jesus' birth!

We praise and bless You, Father;

Your holy name we sing—

Our thanks for Your great glory,

Lord God, our heav'nly King.


To You, O sole-begotten,

The Father's Son, we pray;

O Lamb of God, our Savior,

You take our sins away.

Have mercy on us, Jesus;

Receive our heartfelt cry,

Where You in pow'r are seated

At God's right hand on high—


For You alone are holy,

You only are the Lord.

Forever and forever,

Be worshiped and adored;

You with the Holy Spirit

Alone are Lord Most High,

In God the Father's glory.

"Amen!" our glad reply.


Salutation and Collect of the Day

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; 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 ReadingIsaiah 9:1–4

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:10–18

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 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.


P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


Alleluia and Verse                                    

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

These things are written that you may believe that

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Holy GospelMatthew 4:12-25

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

C:  Glory to You, O Lord.


Now when [Jesus] heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.


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 – God Loves Me Dearly (LSB 392, verses 1, 3)


God loves me dearly,

Grants me salvation,

God loves me dearly,

Loves even me. Refrain


Refrain:  Therefore I’ll say again:

              God loves me dearly,

              God loves me dearly,

              Loves even me.


He sent forth Jesus,

My dear Redeemer,

He sent forth Jesus

And set me free. Refrain


Children’s Message – Janet Leet


Hymn of the Day – Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (LSB 849)


Praise the One who breaks the darkness

With a liberating light;

Praise the One who frees the pris’ners,

Turning blindness into sight.

Praise the One who preached the Gospel,

Healing ev’ry dread disease,

Calming storms, and feeding thousands

With the very Bread of peace.


Praise the One who blessed the children

With a strong, yet gentle, word;

Praise the One who drove out demons

With the piercing, two-edged sword.

Praise the One who brings cool water

To the desert’s burning sand;

From this Well comes living water,

Quenching thirst in ev’ry land.

Let us praise the Word Incarnate,

Christ, who suffered in our place.

Jesus died and rose victorious

That we may know God by grace.

Let us sing for joy and gladness,

Seeing what our God has done;

Let us praise the true Redeemer,

Praise the One who makes us one.





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Prayer of the Church


+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 23 – Stacie Guirl; 25 – Rodger Lubben; 28 – Dan DeFosset, Andy Ryan

+ Wedding anniversaries: 22 – Ken & Cheryl Kight; 28 – Gerry & Vicki Lucas


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, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:



Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth adored;

Heav'n and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.

Sing hosanna in the highest, sing hosanna to the Lord;

Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!


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.


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.”


Pax Domini

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

C:  Amen.


Agnus Dei

O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,

You take the sin of the world away;

O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,

Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.


O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,

You take the sin of the world away;

Have mercy on us, Jesus Christ,

And grant us peace, O Lord, we pray.




Distribution Hymn – Blest Be the Tie That Binds (LSB 649)

Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.


Before our Father’s throne

We pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

Our comforts and our cares.


We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear,

And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.


When here our pathways part,

We suffer bitter pain;

Yet, one in Christ and one in heart,

We hope to meet again.


From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free

And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity.


Nunc Dimittis

O Lord, now let Your servant

Depart in heav'nly peace,

For I have seen the glory

Of Your redeeming grace:

A light to lead the Gentiles

Unto Your holy hill,

The glory of Your people,

Your chosen Israel.


All glory to the Father,

All glory to the Son,

All glory to the Spirit,

Forever Three in One;

For as in the beginning,

Is now, shall ever be,

God's triune name resounding

Through all eternity.

Post-Communion Collect                               

P:  Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.


Benedicamus and Benediction

P:  Let us bless the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

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 – Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (LSB 643, verse 1)

Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,

The people of God from His dwelling take leave.

The Supper is ended. O now be extended

The fruits of this service in all who believe.

The seed of His teaching, receptive souls reaching,

Shall blossom in action for God and for all.

His grace did invite us, His love shall unite us

To work for God’s kingdom and answer His call.




+ + +



Preacher – Pastor Scott Jonas

Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Steve Albers

Organist/Pianist – Jim Thielker

Communion – Steve Phelps

Sound/Video – Paul Barbercheck

Lector – Julie Atwood-Wise

Ushers – Terry Buchholz, John Steele, Steve Phelps

Greeters – Steve & Phyllis Phelps

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.