Welcome to a Setting 8 Worship Sunday with Mayville Lutheran Church!
We are a spiritual community called by God into being.
Casting a new vision to learn and grow as disciples of Jesus. Care, Aware, Share, Together.
“We are one body in Christ, seeking life, growth, and renewal, gifted by God to serve all creation.”
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Welcome and Announcements
You are invited to stand.
We gather in the name of God in which we baptize. Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thanksgiving for Baptism
Blessed are you, holy God, great creator of water, land, and sky. You are the fire of rebirth and light in the darkness. You have poured out your Spirit on your people throughout generations. Breathe new life into our dry bones. Gather us into your Spirit that we may know your love and send us into the world to share your peace and truth. You change the lives of those who come to you. Through your Son, Jesus, many experience healing and wholeness. Open our eyes, cure our blindness, that we may see that your love and grace changes everything! Amen.
Song: “This Changes Everything” by Judi Tyler and James Kocian
This Changes Everything
By James Kocian/Judi Tyler
When the walls around me crumble. When the ground beneath me shakes
When the skies above me rumble or when my heart breaks
You’re there, with me, with me Oh God, You never leave
This changes everything, everything
This changes everything, this changes everything, everything
This changes everything, everything This changes everything, everything
Now we’re learning to surrender. In our weakness, You are strong
When we’re desperate for a breakthrough. We find hope in You alone
You’re there, with us, with us Oh God, You never leave (Chorus)
It’s by grace we are saved, we belong to Jesus. It’s by grace we are saved, we belong to Jesus It’s by grace we are saved, we belong to Jesus. It’s by grace we are saved, we belong to Jesus (Chorus)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
KYRIE: ELW p.184
Prayer of the Day:
God of miracles, sometimes we are slow to believe in your power, even when your miracles occur all around us every day. Open our eyes to see and our hearts to believe. Amen.
Please be seated.
Where did you see God This Week?
You are invited to stand.
Gospel Acclamation: ELW p.188
Gospel Reading: John 9:1-42 pew Bible p.871
A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And they were divided. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” He said, “He is a prophet.”
18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28 Then they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” 30 The man answered, “Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?” And they drove him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
Word of God. Word of Life.
Thanks be to God.
Please be seated.
Sermon: Pastor Keith Walka
Song: “I Saw the Light” by Hank Williams
Prayers of the People
You are invited to stand.
Offertory: ELW #814 “Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am”
United in ministry, we go from this place showing Care to our neighbors, Aware that we are forgiven, and encouraged to Share in the small acts of love that collectively move mountains. We go Together, blessed to be a blessing, with the grace of God in our hearts, the peace of God in our minds, and the love of God on our lips. Amen.
Song: “Send Us Out” by Dakota Road (see insert)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Have a beautiful day!
1:30pm Mat Ministry
9:00am Quilting- Sarah Circle (Norma Hogfoss)
9:30am Staff Meeting
10:00 am Pastoral Text Study
6:30pm MLC Council
5:15pm- MLC Supper
5:30pm Ash Wednesday Worship at UCC
6:15pm- Ash Wednesday Worship at MLC
8:45am- Gran Worship
9:00am MLC Sunday School
9:45am Gran Sunday School
10:00am- MLC Worship
11:00am- UCC Worship
Radio and TV Broadcasts: The Radio and TV Broadcasts for today are sponsored by Annette and Mike Bakken in honor of Yvonne Bakken, a faithful viewer!
Mission of the Month for February: May-Port Food Pantry
Ash Wednesday Worship: Mayville Lutheran Ash Wednesday Worship will be on Wednesday February 14th at 6:15pm. A Supper will start at 5:15pm. All are welcome.
Mayville Cluster meeting: Mayville Cluster meeting will be at Gran Lutheran church this year on April 28th. More information to come!
Thrivent Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 need to be designated by March 31, '18 to a charity of your choice. Either go towww.thrivent.com/thriventchoice or
call 800-847-4836 and speak with a representative M-F Central time until 6pm
Red Willow: Free event with a night's stay at Red Willow Bible Camp to talk about discerning ways to serve in the church. The event starts Friday Feb. 16th at 7pm and ends Saturday Feb. 17th at 3pm. All ages are welcome as we consider leadership as discipleship. For more information please contact Pastor Keith.
Anniversary Celebration: John and Loraine Gotteberg will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday February 11th from 2:30pm -4:00pm in the Sun Center Dining Room