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									  The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
                February 1, 2009
     Services: 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. Divine Service
      Lutheran Service Book (LSB), page 184

                  a congregation of
       The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
the Lutheran Student Fellowship at Stanford University
    a member of Peninsula Asian Mission Society
   1295 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3347
              Telephone: 650-853-1295
O Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations
     Let the people offer prayer upon entering their pews,
                    kneeling or bowing down.
   In the Lord‘s Name we greet you, praying that the Holy
Spirit would bless your hearing of God‘s Word with a lively
trust in Him who died and rose for you, Jesus Christ our
   Use the time prior to the service for silent preparation for
     Visitors, consider prayerfully Trinity‘s Confession of
        the Lord‘s Supper on the pink bulletin insert.
     See front inside cover of LSB for prayers before and
        after the service, and before and after receiving the
     For self-examination before the service, consider the
        Christian Questions, pages 329, 330 in LSB.
     Prepare for the Liturgy by marking the pages and the
        hymns, reviewing the order of Service, and praying
        the Collect for the Day.
   Please leave a record of your visit either in our guest book
near the main door or on the guest side of the pink slip in
your service folder.
                        Service Notes
  Through Jonah the LORD would display His desire for all
nations to be rescued from their sins. Though Jonah fled
from his responsibility and the presence of the LORD (Jonah
1:1–17), which brought the storm of God‘s judgment, the
LORD saved Jonah in the great fish for three days and three
nights, then sending Jonah forth to preach. Christ Jesus was
sent to preach; this One never feared His call, even when His
trust of the Father placed Him in the midst of a storm
(Matthew 8:23–27) and even when buried in the depths of
death for us – He was raised on the third day. Who is He
who wielded such power? The Son of Man who has all
authority in creation, even to forgive sins. Though the whole
creation groans with us under the curse, yet by Jesus‘
speaking there is a great calm. For we know that our present
sufferings are not worthy to be compared with the glory to
be revealed in us (Romans 8:18–23).
    Green, denoting growth in Christ, is the color for the
season of Epiphany.
                   Language of the Faith
  The two natures of Christ: the Son of God, since His
Incarnation, is true God and true man in one Person.

                 LSB, page 184

Hymn of Invocation
 The call to discipleship covers our entire lives, at every time and
 in every way.
 LSB 685, ―Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus‖

                 SERVICE OF THE WORD

 Introit, Psalm 107
 The Lord our Creator has set the boundaries in creation for the
 life of His people.
 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He
 delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be
 still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Oh give thanks
 to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures
 forever! Let them give thanks to the LORD for His
 steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of
 men! They saw the deeds of the LORD, His wondrous
 works in the deep. For He commanded and raised the
 stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Kyrie                                          page 186

Gloria in Excelsis                            page 187

Salutation & Collect for the Day              page 189
 The Church prays for protection and strength so that she is
 carried through all temptations.
 Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many
 dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant
 strength and protection to support us in all dangers and
 carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ,
 Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the
 Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading, Jonah 1:1-17
 We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
     Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of
 Amittai, saying, 2‖Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and
 call out against it, for their evil has come up before Me.‖
     But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of
 the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going
 to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go
 with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the
     But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and
 there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship
 threatened to break up.
     Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his
 god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the
 sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into
 the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast
     So the captain came and said to him, ―What do you
 mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the
 god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.‖
   And they said to one another, ―Come, let us cast lots, that
 we may know on whose account this evil has come upon
 us.‖ So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8Then they
 said to him, ―Tell us on whose account this evil has come

 upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you
 come from? What is your country? And of what people are
      And he said to them, ―I am a Hebrew, and I fear the
 LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry
       Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him,
 ―What is this that you have done!‖ For the men knew that
 he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he
 had told them. 11Then they said to him, ―What shall we do
 to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?‖ For the sea
 grew more and more tempestuous.
       He said to them, ―Pick me up and hurl me into the sea;
 then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is
 because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.‖
       Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry
 land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more
 tempestuous against them. 14Therefore they called out to
 the LORD, ―O LORD, let us not perish for this man‘s life,
 and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O LORD, have
 done as it pleased you.‖ 15So they picked up Jonah and
 hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.
    Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and they
 offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.
       And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up
 Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days
 and three nights.

 Before the Lord all peoples shall bow.
 The heathen shall fear the name of the LORD: and all the
 kings of the earth Thy glory. When the LORD shall build
 up Zion: He shall appear in His glory.

Epistle, Romans 8:18-23
 Creation is destined for renewal; for its own re-creation it longs as
 it awaits our glorious resurrection.

     For I consider that the sufferings of this present time
 are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be
 revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing
 for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was
 subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who
 subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set
 free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of
 the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the
 whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of
 childbirth until now. 23And not only the creation, but we
 ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan
 inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the
 redemption of our bodies.

 ―Go Ye into All the World‖ Adam Gumpeltzhaimer (1559-1625)

Alleluia & Verse, Psalm 97                   page 190
 Even the nations rejoice with the Church that the Lord reigns
 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many
 coastlands be glad!

Holy Gospel, Matthew 8:23-27
 Does Jesus fear? No, for He knows that the Father rules over all
 creation and has given Him authority over creation. Therefore He
 tells us His church: Fear not.
       And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed
       And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so
 that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but He was
 asleep. 25And they went and woke Him, saying, ―Save us,
 Lord; we are perishing.‖
       And He said to them, ―Why are you afraid, O you of
 little faith?‖ Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the
 sea, and there was a great calm.

     And the men marveled, saying, ―What sort of man is
 this, that even winds and sea obey Him?‖
Nicene Creed                            page 191

Sermon Hymn
 Our God is our protector in every circumstance.
 LSB 717, ―Eternal Father, Strong to Save‖

The Sermon

Offertory                                    page 192

―How Beautiful Are the Feet‖ & ―Their Sound Has Gone Out‖
         from Messiah, G.F. Handel, (1685-1759)


The Prayer of the Church
 P Let us pray to the Lord,
 C Lord, have mercy.

Preface                                      page 194

The Proper Preface for Epiphany
 The Church praises the Father who reveals His glory in His Son,
 who bestows forgiveness in His body and blood.
 For what had been hidden from before the foundation of
 the world You have made known to the nations in Your
 Son. In Him, being fond in the substance of our mortal
 nature, You have manifested the fullness of Your glory.

Sanctus                                      page 195

Lord’s Prayer                                page 196

Words of Our Lord                             page 197

Pax Domini

Agnus Dei                                     page 198

Distribution                                  page 199

Distribution Hymn
 Every day we confess that our times are in the hands of the
    LSB 726, ―Evening and Morning‖

     ―How Firm a Foundation‖ a southern folk hymn.

Nunc Dimittis                                 page 199

Thanksgiving                                  page 200

Salutation & Benedicamus                      page 201

Benediction                                   page 202

      Guest Preacher: The Rev. Robert Shonholz
         Pastor: The Rev. Stewart D. Crown
               Vicar: Mr. David Solum
       Deacons: Vicar Solum & Mr. Steve Cwirla
              Organist: Marilyn Taddey
          Choir Director: Sally Winterstein
        Choir Accompanist: Steve Winterstein
           Altar flowers today are offered by
      Trinity’s Altar Guild
                       About the Cover
        Jesus Stilling The Tempest by James Tissot
                    Accessed January 28, 2009

God’s Stewards. The gift one gives is understood as grace already received. A sign that the
person has understood his situation as a steward of God is that he gives voluntarily; he looks                                        The Priesthood Hears
upon his sharing as a benefit to himself, and he enters his work with liberality. The underlying                                     ―Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.‖       (Colossians 3:16)
idea is that Christians are grafted into a spiritual unity, which is founded upon fellowship with
God in Christ, in which one gift is balanced by the gift of another. In this way, everyone               The Week of the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: February 1 – February 7
everywhere can always have enough (2 Cor. 9:8; Rom. 15:27). No one has reason to lord it over                                    MATINS                                   VESPERS
those whom he has helped in any way.                                                                      Sun          Psalm 2        Zechariah 11:4-17         Psalm 97             II Timothy 4:1-18
                                                                                                                                           The Presentation of Our Lord
Missions. Good news from Dale and Sandra Saville in Venezuela. ―While a group from                        Mon          Psalm 48       I Samuel 1:21-28          Psalm 134            Luke 2:22-40
Missouri was here, we had a church service on the Sunday after the vacation Bible school that             Tue          Psalm 58       Zechariah 14:1-21         Psalm 124            Titus 2:7—3:15
they helped with. The group even got to cut down a tall tree and construct a cross for the                Wed          Psalm 59       Job 1:1-22                Psalm 125            John 1:1-18
church. Our next service in the church was on Reformation Sunday. It is wonderful to have a               Thu          Psalm 60       Job 2:1—3:10              Psalm 126            John 1:19-34
roof over our heads and walls constructed. The dirt floor hasn't bothered anybody. We wish all            Fri          Psalm 61       Job 3:11-26               Psalm 127            John 1:35-51
of you could have been here to experience the breath-taking and spiritual service on                      Sat          Psalm 62       Job 4:1-21                Psalm 128            John 2:1-12
Reformation Sunday. The farm continues to have great crowds-there were 325 people in
attendance. During the service, five new pastors were ordained: Felix Zamora, Amichel                                                      Announcements
Ventura, Eduardo Castillo from Maturin, Edgar Poito from La Pica (near Maturin), and                                                        February 1, 2009
Ramundo, from a pueblo near Cumina. There were tears in many eyes as they watched. Many
thanks to our fellow missionary Ted Krey for the seminary he has set up in Caracas. We also                Today‘s guest preacher is The Rev. Bob Shonholz. Rev Shonholz accepted a call to the
have vicars placed in some congregations. This month, we started a ‗Saturday School‘ for the            Office of Institutional Advancement of Concordia Theological Seminary last April after
kids in Banco Acosta, which is the pueblo near the farm. On the first Saturday, we had                  serving two congregations in Youngstown and Cincinnati, Ohio after receiving his MDiv
children wandering in until there were 30 kids. What a beautiful opportunity to share the               from CTS in 1996. Prior to the call to the ministry, Pastor Shonholz worked in international
Gospel!‖                                                                                                banking in NY specializing in interest rate and currency trading and exposure management
                                                                                                        being responsible for US operations. He married his wife Holly in 1974. They were blessed
  Altar flowers: Express your thanksgiving to the Lord for His good gifts of marriage,                  with two boys, Michael and Gregory who live in Alexandria, VA.
family, vocation, etc. with flowers for the services. Sign the chart in the narthex for the date,          The advancement office at CTS is responsible for sharing opportunities available to be
and call Cynthia for the bulletin announcement.
                                                                                                        partners in mission and ministry with congregations and individuals as they help in the
                                                                                                        formation of future pastors through their prayers and offerings.
From February 2, 8:00 a.m., Monday, until 5:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, February
13, the interior walls of the church building will be painted and the wooden                            Sun     2/1        7:30 p.m.        LSF Bible Study, Stanford CIRCLE (Old Union 3rd floor)
floors in the nave, chancel, and sacristy will be refinished.                                           Tue     2/3        6:30 p.m.        Board of Stewardship Meeting
• Matins will be held in the Trinity Room for those two weeks.                                                             7:30 p.m.        Board of Christian Education Meeting
• 8:15 and 11:00 Sunday services for February 8 will be held in the Parish Hall.                        Wed     2/4        10:00 a.m.       Bible Class: Council of Constantinople
                                                                                                                           1:00 p.m.        Women‘s Guild Meeting
LWML Annual Morning of Prayer: Women of Zone 8 come join us for a morning of
devotion, prayer, praise & song. Saturday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior‘s Lutheran Church,          Thu     2/5        4:45 p.m.        Children‘s Choir
4400 Cabrillo Hwy, Pacifica with The Rev. Daniel Kistler, Worship Leader. For more info,                                   7:30 p.m.        Adult Choir
contact Judy Korte, Zone 8 President, at 650-992-4966 or                         Sun     2/8        8:15 a.m.        Divine Service; 5th Sunday after Epiphany;
                                                                                                                                             Genesis 18:20-33; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 13:24-43
Ash Wednesday & Lenten Weekday Services: Ash Wednesday is February 25 with                                                 11:00 a.m.       Service of Prayer and Preaching
services at Noon & 7:00 p.m. Lenten weekday services will be held at Noon & 7:00 p.m. on                                   12:30 p.m.       LSF Board of Campus Ministry Meeting
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1. A Soup Lunch will follow the Noon service &, at
6:00 p.m., a Soup Supper will precede the 7:00 p.m. (No soup lunch or supper on Ash Wednesday)          Tue     2/10       7:30 p.m.        Church Council Meeting
                                                                                                        Wed     2/11       10:00 a.m.       Bible Class: Council of Constantinople
Stewardship of the Word: Sun (8:15) 36; (11:00) 64; Bible Class: (Sun) 19; (Wed) 8
                                                                                                                             2009 Offering envelopes are in the Narthex.

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