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Remember Greeting Cards are available year round. Proceeds help the Sunday School Cards are located in the South room at back of church Fifty cents a card or buy the whole box (price listed on box)

Pastor wants to thank the members of St. Luke for their generous Christmas gifts, cards and prayers. Everything is deeply appreciated.

A note form Karen Harder, church treasurer: Operating Income for December: $16,935.92. Operating Expenses: $7,436.00 Operating Cash Flow $ 9,499.80

Please remember to turn in your cancelled stamps and Best Choice labels. The LWML collects these items to send on to the Zone and State level . The Caring Service Committee, Ann Abitz, Linda Falk and Jan Kufahl will package and send on to the collection person.

LWML will meet again on Wednesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Hostess is Linda Falk

PLEASE SIGN UP!!!!!!! The 125th anniversary committee met recently. The photographer (Diane Roggenkamp) will be here in church basement in January on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 20, 21 and 22. A signup sheet is in the Narthex with time slots every ten minutes. Mark your calendar!!!!!

Wheaton Senior Citizens will meet again on Monday, January 10, at noon at

the Wheaton Center. Potluck meal, election of officers, door prizes, and a game of Pitch. Everyone welcome.

Remember to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars. Call 800 847 4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” A live operator will take your call.

Church Cleaning Schedule

January 15 and 16: Lynn Krohn and Mark Krohn January 22 and 23: Cindy Pedersen and Scott Kufahl January 29 and 30: Ardell Kufahl and Robin Kufahl

Portals of Prayer for January/March are available in the Narthex. Please pick up your mail from your mail box in the Narthex. The 2022 offering envelopes are in your mail box as well as the new Church cleaning schedule for 2022.

Pastor will be at Trinity, McFarland on Thursdays until further notice. If you would need him, he can be reached on this cell phone or by calling Trinity at 785 765 3755


THEME OF THE WEEK: God Manifested in the Youth of Jesus Jesus redeemed the whole extent of our human lives from conception to death. Nothing pertaining to our humanity is left untouched by Jesus’ lifegiving flesh. God be praised! Before our flesh knew only sin’s power and the devil’s captivity. By being perfectly obedient to His heavenly Father, by being submissive to Joseph and the Blessed Virgin, by keeping the Law our flesh could not keep, Jesus offered up His obedience to God as our own. On the cross, He offered up His sufferings under the Law’s punishments as our own. For Jesus’ sake, God loves us as His dear children whether we are newly born or nearing our last moments of this life.

Organists: Elders:

Altar duty for January Susan Figge

Pam Steinmeyer
Bob Matzke and Lee Steinmeyer

and Gloria Falk

Bruce Abitz

Alan Fischer

Vice Chairman:
Acolyte: Clancy Revell

SAY TOGETHER THE VERSE OF THE WEEK wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Sunday, January 2: 13 Christmas Eve Service: 150

We continue to pray for those unable to worship with us who are residing in a care facility: Redbud, Onaga: Ramona Tessendorf, Onaga Health and Rehab: Norman Honig Reneta Fischer Eastridge (Centralia): Max and Janice Loughmiller Via Christi Village, Manhattan: Milton Henneberg

We continue to pray for Alvin Matzke, who is hospitalized due to a tractor accident. Alvin is now back home recovering and Reneta Fischer, healing from a fracture due to a fall.

January birthdays of the Sunday School :
Falk, Toby Leonard, Tony Allen Leonard
TEACHING Staff: Linda Falk and Ireta Schwant, Co-Superintendents

NURSERY CLASS: Jenny Donnelly and Katie Krohn
ST and 2ND Grades: Cindy Pedersen and Tracy Meyerkorth THIRD, FOURTH and FIFTH Grades: Joy Zabel and Linda Henneberg
SIXTH, SEVENTH and EIGHTH Grades: Brenda Schlegel and Dixie Revell

December 5:

December 12: December 19:

Five Sundays: Marie Spevacek and Collin Chamley
Ten Sundays: August Falk, Rayna Meyerkorth, Lily Falk and

Monty Meyerkorth
Five Sundays: Bryson Kolterman and Jesse Schlegel

Ten Sundays: Ellie Starns and Zoey Starns Ten Sundays: Michael and Elsie Henneberg

WIBW 580 am Sunday

7:30am Sunday morning KCLY Clay Center, 100.9 FM 9:30 p.m

The Lutheran Hour radio schedule “Bringing Christ to the Nations...”

Waylon Figge, Rylee Sue Wren, Lily

Fifteen Sundays: Westin and Remington Donnelly

January 16

"Hazed and Confused"

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler

God is against our pride because He wants to give Himself to us.

(Luke 4:1-37)