ST. THOMAS LUTHERAN CHURCH Psalmody - Psalm 111 Insert
1439 Ridge Road, Hooversville, PA 15936 Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Insert
Rev. Nila Cogan, Interim Pastor Alleluia Verse p. 62
Pastor’s E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Holy Gospel – Mark 1:21-28 Insert
Office E-Mail: email@example.com Children's Gospel
Pastor's Phone: 483-0296 Parish Office Phone: 479-2204 Sermon Hymn No. 415 “God of Grace and God of Glory”
Website: www.stthomasnalc.org Sermon Pastor Nila
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4th Sunday after Epiphany January 29, 2012 Offering
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Offertory "Create in me a clean heart..." p. 75
Service of the Word – YOUTH SUNDAY SENDING: We Go Forth to Serve the Lord
Setting One – 9:00 a.m. The Prayers
The Lord's Prayer p. 76
Announcements The Benediction p. 76
Prelude Threefold Amen
GATHERING: We Worship God in Prayer and Praise Mission Hymn 90 “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”
Opening Hymn No. 364 “Son of God, Eternal Savior” Postlude
Confession and Forgiveness p. 56
Pastor: O God, PASTOR EMERITUS: Rev. Gerald L. Myers
People: all human life is from your hand and all ORGANIST: Lisa Vatavuk
human life returns to your care. Forgive ACOLYTE: Travis Eash
us for denying your love, refusing your LECTOR: Luther League Members
grace, and denying your claim on our COUNTING OFFERING: George & Bev Wiley
lives. Help us to offer our lives to you Edie Zschoche, Patty Ott
always and help us to give back the life FLOWER REMOVAL: Bev Wiley, Jean Chiappelli
which we owe. For in you, O Lord, we GREETERS: Luther League
find our freedom, real worth and true USHERS: Luther League
life, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our
Lord. Amen. We extend a cordial welcome to all our guests and visitors this
Absolution morning. We hope you have been inspired by our service
Greeting and Kyrie p. 57 and that you will worship with us again soon. Please
"Glory to God" p. 57 sign our guest register in the narthex as you leave.
Prayer of the Day Insert The flowers gracing the altar are presented to the glory of
THE WORD OF GOD: We Listen to God Speak God and for the enhancement of the worship service, by the
First Lesson – Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Insert Luther League.
THIS WEEK WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYER: The attendance at last Sunday’s worship service was 92. The
Ken Naugle Jennifer Alwine Debbie Harris offering was: Loose-8.00, Current-1234.00, Benevolence-
Tia Cook Wendy Murphy Rick Maust 201.00, Building Fund-60.00, Grove-5.00, Luther League-
Theresa Fleck Maria Tinkey Paul Blough 30.00, PAG-35.00, WSI-95.00, Beatrice Vatavuk Memorial-
Bonnie Stewart Debbie Kendrick Vicky Levadnuk 25.00, St. Francis-50.00, Ramp-5.00, Bell Tower-10.00
Becky Blough Mossie Greig Nina Shaffer TOTAL - $1,758.00
Dolores Berkebile Mike Garwood Linda Augustine The attendance at church school on January 15 was 24 and the
Iris Coleman Emily Davis Donice Joswick offering was $29.00. High attendance in the primary went
Gary Fulton Jack Shaffer James Blough to the Teens and Grades 3-6, with 1 present in each class.
Carl Trevarrow Marian Lohr Dayton Lohr The Loyal Workers had 8 members in attendance.
Linda Rhodes Joan Jerin Nancy Singer Neal Eash, acting secretary
Janet Wise DeWayne Berkebile Tom Kanieriem
Shirley Rice Merle Mishler Ben Gribble The attendance at church school on January 22 was 31 and the
Jackie Cook Louis Fingerman June Costlow offering was $68.00. High attendance in the primary went
Jack Wargo to the Teens and Grades 3-6, with 4 present in each class.
Aaron, Catherine & Nathan Harney The Loyal Workers had 10 members in attendance.
Tim & Rana Holsopple and baby Darlene Weible, secretary
Cmdr. Alex Greig, Justin Brant, Josh Lohr, Capt. Robert Cogan, Our annual meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19, following
Major Christopher Ott, and all those in the armed forces our worship service. If you haven’t turned in your report,
Project Global Village please do so as soon as possible, so that we can have them
Our missionaries, David & Mary Kuck ready for members to pick up on February 5 for review
in advance of the meeting. Your report should run from
If you put someone’s name on the prayer list, please inform us when January 1 to December 31, 2011.
they should be removed.
The congregation council will hold its annual dinner meeting on
Monday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. at Hoss’s Restaurant
in Richland. Council members are asked to please let
Tracey Maust know today if you plan to attend.
The Luther League will not meet on February 5, due to the
Super Bowl game. The next meeting will be February 19.
Zion Lutheran, Hollidaysburg, will host an ecumenical worship
service for the Allegheny region this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
A second ecumenical service will be held at St. John
Gaulbert Cathedral in Johnstown on Sunday, February
12, at 3:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar for these
wonderful opportunities to gather in the name of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ.
Any visitors wishing to make St Thomas your church home, please Dunmyer Lutheran and Pastor Nila would like to extend an
contact Pastor Nila. invitation to St.Thomas to their Shrove Tuesday Dinner on
February 21, at 6:00. The church is located just off Elton
Brighton Heights Lutheran Church, 3830 California Ave.,
Road (one mile east of Walmart) at 547 Schoolhouse Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 invites you to its 15th annual Mardi
Gras on Sunday, February 19, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Please
bring a food item for the Northside Common Ministry Food The members of Trinity will hold their monthly breakfast in the
Bank and a free will offering to benefit our NALC mission social room of Trinity Lutheran this Saturday from 7 to 10
churches in Buffalo, NY and Smithport, PA. There will be a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
great fellowship, great food and great music by the “Blue
SATURDAY: 7-10 am Breakfast at Trinity
You are invited to join the Sisters in Christ Women’s Ministry for a
Valentine celebration at the Maple Spring Church of the NEXT SUNDAY: 5 Sunday after the Epiphany Feb. 5
Brethren on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $13 COMMUNION ASSISTANT: Ron Costlow
per person for a stuffed chicken breast dinner. This event is ACOLYTES: Nick Gindlesperger, Amanda Mulhollen
for men, women, singles…everyone! Special guests will be LECTOR: David Thomas
Pastor Bill Wenger and his wife, Audrey, who will share COUNTING OFFERING: Dan & Sue Blough
wisdom on the theme “What’s love got to do with it?” Bev Jackson, Eric Smith
Contact Sue Unger at 479-7062 to reserve your seats. GREETERS: Dorothy Naugle, Janet Gindlesperger
Phil & Debbie Ott
The choirs will not rehearse this week. Don & Caroline Lohr
Dear Friends at St. Thomas,
Thank you so much for the check for the Sunday School at
St. Thomas Mission! It came just in time to pay for the first
quarter of the new year's books for our classes. Today there
were nine children present in my class--a group of lively
youngsters who were just astonished that Paul and Silas and
other prisoners would stay in prison when an earthquake
opened the doors. When they were asked what happened to
the jailor, they guessed immediately that he began to follow
Christ--what else could possibly be the result?
We wish that same sort of astonishment for you at the
workings of God in our lives. Children express it so well--
let us do the same!