Order of Worship
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Introduction to the day
The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of God’s glory to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at Jesus’ baptism—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people as those being married rejoice over one another. By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gathering Song – Dearest Jesus, at Your Word (ELW 520)
1) Dearest Jesus, at your word we have come again to hear you;
let our thoughts and hearts be stirred and in glowing faith be near you
as the promises here given draw us wholly up to heaven.
2) All our knowledge, sense, and sight lie in deepest darkness shrouded
till your Spirit breaks the night, filling us with light unclouded.
All good thoughts and all good living come but by your gracious giving.
3) Radiance of God’s glory bright, Light of light from God proceeding,
Jesus, send your blessed light; help our hearing, speaking, heeding,
that our prayers and songs may please you, as with grateful hearts we praise you.
4) Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, praise to you and adoration!
Grant us what we need the most: all your gospel’s consolation
while we here on earth await you, till in heav’n with praise we greet you.
GREETING – WOV page 46
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
You are the treasured people of the Lord,
a people holy to the Lord our God.
Keep the words of the Lord in your heart; teach them to your children.
Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.
One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Prayer of the Day – WOV page 47
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray: Lord God, source of every blessing, you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who brought gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
BIBLE Reading – Isaiah 62:1-5
The people’s return to Judah after the exile was marred by economic and political troubles. Nevertheless, the prophet declares, Jerusalem and Judah will be restored. God will rejoice over Jerusalem as a bridegroom rejoices over the bride, and the people are called to the celebration.
1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
2The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
5Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep;
you save humankind and animals, O Lord.
7How priceless is your love, O God!
All people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
8They feast upon the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9For with you is the well of life,
and in your light we see light.
10Continue your lovingkindness to those who know you,
and your favor to those who are true of heart.
BIBLE Reading – 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The congregation at Corinth experienced division as people were comparing their spiritual gifts, thinking some to be superior to others. Paul invites this fractured community to trust that God’s Holy Spirit has gifted them all perfectly for their mission together.
1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
Gospel – John 2:1-11
Turning water to wine at the wedding at Cana is described as the first of Jesus’ signs. Through many such epiphanies, Jesus reveals that he bears God’s creative power and joyful presence into the world.
The Holy Gospel according to John, the 2nd chapter.
Glory to you, O Lord.
1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
MESSAGE – Pastor Lance Isaacson
HYMN OF THE DAY – Son of God, Eternal Savior (ELW 655)
1) Son of God, eternal Savior, source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us hallows all our human race,
you our head, who, throned in glory, for your own will ever plead;
fill us with your love and pity, heal our wrong, and help our need.
2) As you, Lord, have lived for others, so may we for others live.
Freely have your gifts been granted; freely may your servants give.
Yours the gold and yours the silver, yours the wealth of land and sea;
we but stewards of your bounty held in solemn trust will be.
3) Come, O Christ, and reign among us, King of love and Prince of peace;
hush the storm of strife and passion, bid its cruel discords cease,
By your patient years of toiling, by your silent hours of pain,
quench our fevered thirst of pleasure, stem our selfish greed of gain.
4) Son of God, eternal Savior, source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us hallows all our human race;
By your praying, by your willing that your people should be one,
Grant, oh, grant our hope’s fruition; here on earth your will be done.
Response to the Word –
Creed and Confession – WOV page 49
In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.
Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;
pray in the Holy Spirit.
Keep yourselves in the love of God;
look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!
God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.
Silence for reflection and self examination.
have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone.
Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen
SHARING THE Peace – WOV page 50
Sisters and brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And also with you.
Peace be with you.
Offering & Offertory – WOV page 50
Let us pray. God, our Creator,
you open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living creature. With these gifts we bless you for your tender nurture and care. Help us to delight in your will and walk in your ways, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The Spirit of the Lord is poured out upon us in abundance; so we are bold to pray for the church, the world, and all that God has made.
A brief silence.
By your Spirit, activate within your church gifts of faith, healing, and prophecy. Unite those who profess your name across congregations, denominations, and geographic boundaries. Open our hearts to recognize and celebrate surprising miracles. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Your creation reflects your generosity. Bless farmers, migrant farmworkers, orchard-keepers, ranchers, and all who tend the abundance of the land. Protect food and water sources from destruction, that all can eat and drink and be satisfied. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
By your Spirit, grant wisdom, knowledge, and discernment to those who hold leadership positions at any level. Direct policymakers toward compassionate decisions that build up safe and just communities. Lead all authorities in seeking and serving the common good. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
As Jesus provided generously in a moment of need, provide generous gifts of healing for those in need this day (especially) Julie Gee, Rodney VonOhlen, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen, and all those we name in our hearts before you. Provide abundantly for all who are hungry or thirsty, all seeking shelter, and all who seek peace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You see us for who we are and you delight in us. Embrace those struggling with self-worth, wrestling with self-identity, or facing significant life transition. Remind us that nothing can separate us from your love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for missionaries, Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa; and for these members and friends: Paul, Kim, Liam, Everett & Olivia Hitzemann; Beverly Jandera; Casey Jandera; Jessica Jandera; Jonathon Jandera; Mathew Jandera & Haisley; Terri Jandera; Timothy Jensen; Richard & Kathleen Johnson. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for an end to the pandemic and for mercy on all who suffer physical, spiritual and economic hardship because of it. We pray for those caring for the sick. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the call committee and the council and ask that you would guide, inspire and empower them in their work. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You bless us through the spiritual gifts of the saints who have gone before us. We give thanks for the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and all who have modeled the way of courageous faith (especially). Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Since we have such great hope in your promises, O God, we lift these and all of our prayers to you in confidence and faith; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Lord’s Prayer – WOV page 52
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:
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.
DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION
POST COMMUNION PRAYER – WOV page 41
Let us pray. Almighty God, you provide the true bread from heaven, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant that we who have received the Sacrament of his body and blood may abide in him and he in us, that we may be filled with the power of his endless life, now and forever. Amen.
Blessing – WOV page 53
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen
SENDING HYMN – Believe For It
Dismissal – WOV page 53
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
CHIMES & POSTLUDE
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SUN, 1-16: 8:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Broadcast on
KKOJ 1190 AM) led by Pastor Nancy Isaacson
9:45 am Adult Study – Parlor (led by Dave Hansen – studying the
Bible readings for the day)
MON, 1-17: 10 am Workshop – Fellowship Hall
TUES, 1-18: 8 am Women’s Study – Fellowship Hall
9 am Library Board
WED, 1-19: 2:45-4:15 pm Grade 7 Confirmation
5:15 pm Hand Bell Choir
6:30 pm Jars of Clay for Grades 6-12 at Sheldon Jackson
Education Building (behind Casey’s)
THURS, 1-20: 8 am Men’s Study – Parlor
2 pm Martha Circle – Parlor
SAT, 1-22: 5 pm Worship Service led by Pastor Lance Isaacson
SUN, 1-23: 8:30 am Worship Service (Broadcast on KKOJ 1190AM) led by Pastor Julie Smith, LCMC
9:45 am Congregation Forum led by Pastor Julie Smith, LCMC
(Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ)
WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Special: Julie Gee, Rodney VonOhlen, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen, and all those we name in our hearts before you.
Missionaries: Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa
Members and friends: Paul, Kim, Liam, Everett & Olivia Hitzemann; Beverly Jandera; Casey Jandera; Jessica Jandera; Jonathon Jandera; Mathew Jandera & Haisley; Terri Jandera; Timothy Jensen; Richard & Kathleen Johnson
Other: Military, Pastor Nancy Isaacson, Pastor Lance Isaacson, Our Savior’s Church Council & Call Committee
PLEASE KEEP THE CALL COMMITTEE in your prayers: Megan Benson (youth rep.), Rick Burud, Corey Christopher (council rep.), Molly Fransen, Dave Hansen, Debi Ringkob, Karen Zoch (council rep.)
In case of pastoral care needs or emergencies – please call:
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church office – 507-847-2856
Pastor Nancy Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)
Pastor Lance Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)
Pam Tracey – 507-847-3132 (home)
RADIO BROADCAST FUND – Our Savior’s broadcasts the worship serve on KKOJ-1190 AM each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorships are needed and cost $100 per week and may be given in honor, celebration or in memory of someone. (If unable to pay full amount, please don’t let that prevent you from sponsoring a service.) Contact the church office for available dates. Thank you!
NEED HELP with soundboard operators and projectionists – please call the church office and volunteer to be on the schedule. Thanks!
SOUP & CHILI DINNER, Sunday, January 23 from 10:30-12:30 at the Jackson American Legion. Free-will offering. Benefit for Jackson Food Shelf, Jackson Ministerial Association and Lutheran Hour Ministries. Sponsored by Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
INFORMATIONAL CONGREGATION FORUM, Sunday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m. presented by Pastor Julie Smith from Springfield, MN – representing LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ).
ANNUAL MEETING – Sunday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m.
COPIES of the booklet “Baptized, We Live” are available on the concourse table – Please take and read and then return for someone else to read.
LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY for Kindergarten through 5th Grades will meet on Wednesdays at 5:15 pm starting on Wed., Feb. 2 in the Fellowship Hall here at Our Savior’s. Adult volunteers will be needed to help.
Acolytes Payton Coquyt Tressa Withers
Communion Patrick & Alissa Coquyt Rob & Sarah Withers
John Hansen Kip & Heather Wachal
Greeters Marie Lovell Ruth Hansen
Scripture Reader Marcia Johnson Paul Meium
Ushers Merrill Eggestein John Hansen
Radio Announcer Loren Tusa
Soundboard – – – NEED VOLUNTEERS! – – –
Projectionist Mary Boyum Sandy Phillips
Organist Melynda Tracey Melynda Tracey