January 2018 NEWSLETTER
Spirit of Truth Lutheran, Church
PO Box 481, 112 E Annabelle St, Brandon, SD 57005 605-582-5030
FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Spirit of Truth family;
A Happy and Blessed New Year to the Spirit of Truth family. The holidays have passed and we begin a new year, followed closely with the beginning of the new season of the church year, Epiphany. The Season of Epiphany begins on January 6th with what is commonly called the Feast of Epiphany. The texts for the day include the familiar passage from Matthew 2 which brings to us the story of the arrival of the Wise Men from the East. The arrival of these sages from the east signals the opening of God’s long foretold coming of the Messiah who will come to offer himself as the Savior for all the world. No longer hidden in ancient prophecies, Christ has come and is revealed for all the world to see. God’s plan of salvation is available to all who will receive Christ by faith. The Season of Epiphany highlights the introductory stories of Christ’s entrance into the world and the beginning of His public ministry. As the weeks ahead of us unfold, we will see that Jesus, true Son of the Father from eternity, and true man born of the virgin Mary has come with the expressed purpose of redeeming the world through his finished work on the cross. It is an exciting season as we witness through the Scriptures the coming of Messiah in a real and tangible way into our world.
January 6th 2019 is also a special day for our congregation as we meet to vote on the purchase and financing of the building we are currently leasing. It is a big step for our congregation to consider, so I would ask that you prayerfully consider the proposal that is set before us. God has blessed us in numerous ways in our nearly 7 year history. This may indeed be yet another of His acts of watchful care over us.
Blessings in Christ to you and your family in 2019 and to God be the glory for all that he has done for us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Sundays, 8:30am, Adult Bible study in Education area
Sundays, 9:30am, Worship, communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sundays, 10:30 am, Coffee Fellowship
Sundays, 10:35 am – 11:15 am, Sunday school for all children and youth
Sundays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Compass for high school youth
Tuesdays, 9:30am, Women’s Bible study at Bethany Meadows on Jeremiah, all welcome
Wednesdays, text study, 7:00am on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Bible study on Philippians at church
Wednesdays, Confirmation, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Middle school youth group
Thursdays, 10:30am, Men’s Bible study at church, all welcome
Ice Skating | Jan. 11 | All Youth | 7:30-9:30 | No Cost
Meet at the Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls around 7:30pm. If you need a ride, please let me know beforehand because I have limited spots. If you have your own skates, please bring them. Friends are welcome. The skate time is from 7:30-10, so if you would like to stay late it is up to parents/guardians.
Middle School youth, Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm; High School Youth Compass, Sundays, 7:00-8:00 pm
SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
Please remember to check the sign-up on the welcome table each Sunday to see what is needed for servers for the month. A list of teams is there as well if not sure which team you are on. Team B is down for January.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sunday, January 6, following worship, special congregational meeting regarding the purchase of our building
Quilting on Wed. January 9,2019 at 9:00 A.M. Bring your cutting board and cutter if you have one as we may be cutting some quilt squares. Potluck lunch at noon.
Sunday, January 13, 6:30 pm, Movie night at church, all welcome
Tuesday, January 15, 1:30 pm – Spirit Lifters meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the church to make cards.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES FOR JANUARY, 2019
WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION
If services need to be cancelled or any church activities, an email will be sent out along with a Facebook post and we will do our best to get it on local television stations and KNWC, our Christian radio station. If you know of a friend without email, please consider contacting them when you get an email. Thank you.
Our November mission money is given to 2 anonymous area families in need. The 2 families this year want the church to know how grateful they are for the love shown them through this gift. It has helped them through a difficult year. They were both deeply touched. “God bless you Spirit of Truth.”