Jan 2, 2022 – 9:00 AM Worship at the Middle school.

This week we are going to remain in the lectionary, but not with the expected “Christmas 2” readings.  Instead, we’re going to use the readings for a commemoration that isn’t often observed – Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Slaughter of the Innocents.  We will consider this event in its context, of course, but also what it means for us today.  Please join us Sunday morning at 9:00 in the Ballard Middle School Board Room.

We need a lector and treat-bringer for Sunday, so please “Reply All” if you are able to help out.  The readings for this week are:

Jeremiah 31:15-17

Psalm 54

Revelation 14:1-5

Matthew 2:13-18

PLEASE pray for:

The Grulke’s are back in Botswana; Enrique Estrada in Mexico; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, Abdul, Subin Raj, and all the other faithful pastors as they minister in India

Janis Diekonts and Ieva Diekonte, David and Angela Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe

The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as the 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 with a donation for the orphanage.  

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, rebuilt their church and are now worshiping in their new space.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a Lutheran School of Theology there. 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.

See you Sunday at 9:00 am in Ballard Middle School.

Blessings, Scott

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