Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 – 9 AM

For the past few Sundays, we’ve had some pretty good cliff-hangers as the folks who divided up the book of Genesis into chapters knew just when to stop and make you wait before hearing the rest of the story.  This week, we’re going to try something different (imagine!?!?) – we’ll plow right through the cliff-hanger and let you know how the story ends.  It will mean LOTS more reading directly from Scripture and less commentary, but I think it will work better this way.  So, come and see what Joseph and his brothers are up to this week and the message that God has for us through this 3,000-year-old story.  Join us at 9:00 Sunday morning in the Ballard Middle School – signs will point the way if you want to invite friends to join us.

We need a lector and treat-bearer this week, so please “Reply All” if you’re able to help out.  Readings for this week are:

Genesis 44-45

Psalm 29

Romans 6:1-14

Luke 3:15-22


Calendar items:

January 20 – I’ll be in Winona, MN, doing Lutherans For Life stuff – what would you like to do?

March 6 – Ash Wednesday

 In your prayers this week:

The Tjernagels in Spain; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, and Jayasingh as they minister in India

Janis and Ieva Diekonts, Don Richman, and David Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe.
The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as civil war continues to rage – and for the South Sudanese Christians who have been forced to flee to Ethiopia

The children and staff at the Bethany-Good Shepherd Orphanage in Tanuku.  PLEASE prayerfully consider whether you could help out with a donation to help out the orphanage.

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, as they rebuild their church.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a ministry to help aging women in their village.  Support of all kinds is needed.

Our nation and its leaders – for a return to God and the values on which this country was built

I pray that the rest of your week goes well, and I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday at 9:00 am.



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