This Week's Worship at Trinity and Risen Savior
Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 4th Sunday in Lent
Worship Theme: Jesus Defeats Spiritual Blindness
The light of the world brings sight to the blind and judgment to the blinded. Faith means seeing Jesus as Savior: like the bronze serpent, we look on him and live. We were born in the blindness of sin, and without the light of Christ we could not find a way to safety. Christ comes to shine his light into our darkened eyes that we might see him and live. Yet for those who refuse to see their Savior in Christ, the blindness of unbelief remains. He gives gracious sight to the blind who trust in him; he gives blinding judgment on those who reject him; finally, he displays the work of God in the lives of those who now walk in the light of Christ.
Sermon Text: John 9:1-7; 13-17; 34-39 Sermon Theme: JESUS IS THE LIGHT! He Exposes Fraud and Reveals Truth.
At Trinity: Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM
The first and third Sundays of the month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Trinity.
At Risen Savior: Saturday evenings at 6:30 PM
On the Saturday before the first and third Sundays of the month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Risen Savior.
About our practice of Holy Communion... The Sacrament of Holy Communion is a family meal where we receive Jesus Christ's true body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins. (1 Corinthians 11:23-29)
During Holy Communion we also express our unity in faith and teaching with each other. (1 Corinthians 10:16-18) For this reason, if you are a visitor and wish to take Holy Communion, we ask that you speak with Pastor before the service.
Upcoming Events at Trinity or Risen Savior
LENTEN SERIES - The overall theme for the Lenten sermon series this year “Repent: Turn to Jesus!” During the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the theme “Repent: Turn to Jesus!” appropriately flows from the critical questions that occasioned the Ninety-Five Theses and thereby the Lutheran Reformation: What is the essence of repentance? Is repentance the act of “doing penance”—making satisfaction for sin? Or is repentance something else entirely? Repentance, Luther came to see, is God’s gracious gift to us. Luther proclaimed the biblical truth that the believer’s entire life is a life of repentance—a daily return to the saving waters of Baptism.
Midweek 2 ..........................Repent: Turn to Jesus; Do Not Turn Away ...................Matthew 27:1-5
Midweek 3 ..........................Repent: Turn to Jesus; He Holds the Key to Heaven ...........Luke 23:35-43
Midweek 4 ..........................Repent: Turn to Jesus; He Longs to Forgive You .................Luke 23:32-34
Midweek 5 ..........................Repent: Turn to Jesus; He Changes Your Life ........................Luke 7:44-50
Midweek 6 ..........................Repent: Turn to Jesus When You Face Temptations ............Mark 14:32-38
CARE PACKAGES - Ladies’ Aid is asking for food donations for Care Packages to be delivered to Lane Korth at Lutheran Preparatory School in Watertown, WI and to SEM student, Ethan Boese. These donations should be consist of light weight snacks. Please place them in the box in church entry by March 5. Thank you for helping!
BIBLE STUDY is after worship starting at 10:45 am. The next four weeks we will be looking at Jesus’ parables about the Kingdom of God and finding ways to apply them for our lives today. All are welcome to join.
ASH WEDNESDAY is Wednesday, March 1. Supper will be provided by the Ladies’ Aide at 4:30 p.m. and the service will be at 5:30 p.m. This year we will incorporate the imposition of ashes into our Ash Wednesday service. There are sheets with the history and instructions for the practice located on the back table. If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor.
GUEST PREACHER - During the Lenten season, Pastor Hauch will be swapping pulpits with Pastor Varnum at St. Paul’s in Crandon and St. John’s in Enterprise. Pastor Varnum will be leading service here for three Wednesdays – March 8, 22, April 5.
PRAYER REQUESTS - If you have any prayer requests. Please email or call Pastor Hauch during the week so that he can include them. If it is a last minute request, feel free to tell Pastor or give him a note before the service.
CARDS - There are all occasion greeting cards available for purchase in the mother's room of the church.
Kingdom of God - This will be the last week for our Bible Study on the Kingdom of God, as we take a closer look at one more of Jesus' parables and apply the teaching to our lives today. Bible Study is Sunday after Worship, starting at about 10:45 AM in the Education Hall basement at Trinity. Coffee and bakery goods will be provided. Please prayerfully consider adding this Bible Study to your schedule.
"I AM" - Starting Sunday, March 19th we will begin a new Bible study on the "I AM" statements of Jesus found in the Gospels. What is Jesus telling us about himself with those statements and what do they mean for me as today and throughout my life? You are invite to join us to explore and answer these important questions. Prayerfully consider joining us any Sunday morning after Worship for this Study. Below is the schedule for the Sunday morning Bible studies:
March 19 - "I AM"
March 26 - "I Am the Bread of Life"
April 2 - "I Am the Light of the World"
April 9 - NO BIBLE STUDY (Palm Sunday Brunch)
April 16 - NO BIBLE STUDY (HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! Happy Easter!)
April 23 -"I Am the Gate"
April 30 -"I Am the Good Shepherd"
May 7 -"I Am the Ressurection and the Life"
May 14 -"I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
May 21 -"I Am the Vine"
May 28 - Memorial Day Weekend, no Bible Studies until Fall.
RISEN SAVIOR- The next Bible Study will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10 a.m.
YOUTH BIBLE STUDY - Youth Bible Study is every Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. The Buses from the Wabeno School district drop the students off at Trinity for the hour session. You do have to give your student permission to be dropped off by the bus. Parents will have to pick up their children themselves at 4:30 at Trinity. All preschool - 8th graders are welcome to attend. We will teach the basic Bible stories to your children so that they can grow up in their knowledge of God’s Word and in their faith of their Savior, Jesus.
1741 Forest Ave.
PO Box 445
Wabeno, WI 54566
13825 State Hwy 32
Mountain, WI 54149
P.O. Box 445
Wabeno, WI 54566