Sunday, February 18th

Readings for the First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 22:1-18, James 1:12-18, Mark 1:9-15

Christ Jesus Defeats Our Temptation and Saves Us by His Faithfulness

In faith and the fear of God, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. At the Word of the Lord, he “took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son.” And “when they came to the place of which God had told him,” Abraham bound Isaac “and laid him on the altar” (Gen. 22:6, 9). Then God stayed Abraham’s hand and provided “for himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (Gen. 22:8). That Lamb is God’s own beloved Son, Jesus, in whom “all the nations of the earth” are blessed (Gen. 22:18). As the Substitute for all the sons of men, Jesus is driven by the Spirit “into the wilderness” to be “tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:12–13) in order to endure and defeat all temptation. We are tempted by our own desire, which conceives and “gives birth to sin” (James 1:14–15). But this blessed Man, Christ Jesus, remained “steadfast under trial,” and He has received “the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (James 1:12). His faithfulness, His victory and His life are now given to us by His grace in the Gospel.


8:00am                 Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                 Holy Communion

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class


Elders:      Mike Allison & Dean Amdahl

Ushers:    Dennis Ulrich, Bob Waite, Hal Medo, Bob Runyan


Church Office Hours this week: Tue/Wed 9-2, Fri 9-noon


Tuesday, Feb. 20th

9:00am                 Ladies Guild/LWML


Wednesday, Feb. 21st      

6:30am                 Men’s Bible Study

4:40/6:30pm       Lenten Services

5:00-6:00pm       Supper Served

5:30pm                 Choir Practice


Thursday, Feb. 22nd

7:00pm                 Ladies Night Out @ Origins


Friday, Feb. 23rd

9:30am                 Women’s Bible Study

6:30pm                 Dominoes


Sunday, February 25th

8:00am                 Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                 Matins

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class


Elders:       Hal Medo & Dan Flanscha

Ushers:    Jimmy Rahm, Scott Zweifel, Travis Goeglein, Monte Wegner