DIVINE SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS
3200 HWY. K. SOUTH
HARTFORD, WI 53027
PHONE: (262) 673-5140
WORSHIP SCHEDULE – FALL THRU SPRING
Worship – Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Sundays at 8 & 10:45
Adult Bible Class – Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School – Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion celebrated at every service.
Contemporary Worship services will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 10:45 a.m. service..
Sign Language Interpretation – please call the church office for list of dates.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Sunday, Dec. 15: Sunday School Program at 10:45 a.m.; “A Committee of Angels”; Followed by a birthday party for Jesus
Thursday, Dec. 19: Choir Concert at 7 p.m.; “Will We Know Him?”
Sunday, Dec. 22: Choir Concert at 8 and 10:45 a.m.; “Will We Know Him?”
Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: Service of Carols and Readings at 3 and 7 p.m.; Candlelight Service at 11 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day: Festival Service at 10 a.m.
Friday, December 13th
Friday: Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (ESV 1 Peter 3:21).
Baptists insist that one must come to faith before one can receive Baptism. In their view Baptism is an act a human submits to as a testimony of one’s conversion and dedication. Lutherans insist that Baptism is a pure gift in which God bestows a gift that engenders faith in the One who gave the gift. I am passionately on the Lutheran side (no surprise there, right?).
Still, if a Baptist deeply overplays the importance of faith before Baptism, a Lutheran runs the risk of avoiding talking of faith and Baptism altogether. And that’s not right, either. Martin Luther ponders, “How can water do such great things?” And he answers his own question, “Certainly not just water, but the word of God in the water and faith which trusts that word” (Small Catechism).
The gift of Baptism initially engenders the very faith that apprehends the gift, but it is important that we give attention to the nurture of faith—by returning to the fact of Baptism and by attending to God’s promises in His Word.
Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 21:1-23:18 (Friday) and Isaiah 24:1-25:12 (Saturday)
DAILY READING FOR TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE LISTED BE DATE BELOW.
Week 54 December 9, 2013
Monday Isaiah 7:1-8:22
Tuesday Isaiah 9:1-10:34
Wednesday Isaiah 11:1-12:6
Thursday Isaiah 13:1-20:6
Friday Isaiah 21:1-23:18
Saturday Isaiah 24:1-25:12
Week 55 December 16, 2013
Monday Isaiah 26:1-27:13
Tuesday Isaiah 28:1-29:24
Wednesday Isaiah 30:1-31:9
Thursday Isaiah 32:1-20
Friday Isaiah 33:1-35:10
Saturday Isaiah 36:1-39:8
Week 56 December 23, 2013
Monday Isaiah 40:1-41:29
Tuesday Isaiah 42:1-43:28
Wednesday Isaiah 44:1-45:25
Thursday Isaiah 46:1-47:15
Friday Isaiah 48:1-49:26
Saturday Isaiah 50:1-52:15
Week 58 December 30, 2013
Monday …………….. Jeremiah 3:1-4:31
Tuesday …………….. Jeremiah 5:1-6:30
Wednesday ……….. Jeremiah 7:1-8:22
Thursday ……………. Jeremiah 9:1-10:25
Friday ………………… Jeremiah 11:1-12:17
Saturday …………….. Jeremiah 13:1-14:22
Note: These readings are also available at biblegateway.com. By clicking on the speaker icon you can listen to the reading by the commentator.