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Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uniformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus it Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

I Corinthians 12:1-3 (English Standard Version – ESV)


Lord God, as we pray for all who are in authority, we thank You especially for the form of government given us in our beloved country. Give us the grace with our fellow citizens to value the4 officers and the magistrates of our government as those sent by You. Instill in us that respect and honor that is due them. Lord, endow them with wisdom for their several duties, with a spirit of sacrifice for the common welfare, with mercy and justice, with uprightness and kindliness. Correct the evils of selfishness, greed, a vain desire for honor, or abuse of power among us as well as in the other governments of the world. Grant that the true purposes of government may prevail, safeguarding peace and prosperity, sot he we may live soberly and uprightly in Your sight and have opportunity to tell of You and Your kingdom. These petitions we direct to You because in Jesus we know You as my Father and Lord. Amen.



Rev. Keith F. Witte, Pastor

“We seek to honor and glorify our Triune God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as man’s only Savior.

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Pray for Chris Pluger and his family in Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest in that country has endangered all foreign residents. You can see his presentation on this HERE.

Mercy, Witness, Life Together
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022

    Second Sunday After the Epiphany

    STAR Newsletter article deadline

     8:00 am - Divine Service
     9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    10:45 am - Divine Service
    Daily Readings: Ezekiel 38:1-23; Romans 7:1-20
  • Monday, January 17, 2022

    Martin Luther King Jr Day

    No School

     6:30 pm - Parrish Planning Counsel (PPC) meeting
    Daily Readings: Ezekiel 39:1-29; Romans 7:21-8:17
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter

    Daily Readings: Ezekiel 40:1-43:27; Romans 8:18-39
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
     8:45 am - School Chapel 
     9:30 am - Bible Study
    11:00 am - Busy Bees
    Daily Readings: Ezekiel 44:1-29; Romans 9:1-18
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    9:00 am - Circuit Pastors' meeting
    6:00 pm - Call Committee meeting
    Daily Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-23; Romans 9:19-23
  • Friday, January 21, 2022
    Daily Readings: Ezekiel Joel 1:1-20; Romans 10:1-21


  • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Daily Readings: Joel 2:1-17; Romans 11:1-24
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022

    Third Sunday After The Epiphany

     8:00 am - Divine Service
     9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    10:45 am - Divine Service
     6:30 pm - Catechism Class