Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church
N5015 Beaverbrook Ave, Spooner, WI 54801
David M. Warskow, Pastor
Office: 635-7672 Home: 939-1099
As disciples of our Beautiful Savior, we dedicate ourselves to grow in faith and spread His Word to all people, through the diligent study and practice of the inerrant Word of God.
First Sunday in Lent
March 1, 2020
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 10-11.
Personal preparation for Holy Communion is found on page 156.
Opening Hymn: 223
Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament (Hymnal p. 26)
First Lesson: Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 3:1-7
2 7 Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
3 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Psalm of the Day: 130 (p. 114 in Hymnal)
Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—
13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 4:1-11
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Hymn of the Day: 347
Sermon Text: Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 3:1-7
Theme: “What’s Wrong with Our World?”
Nicene Creed: (Hymnal page 31)
Offering, Prayer of the Church & Lord’s Prayer (p.32)
The Sacrament: (page 33) (Close Communion: Christians understand Holy Communion as, among other things, a statement of agreement with all the Bible’s teachings. Members of Beautiful Savior or any WELS or ELS congregation are invited. Others are asked to wait to commune with us until after you have had a chance to compare your beliefs with what the Bible teaches. Please speak to the Pastor to set up an appointment.)
Distribution Hymns: 312, 315
Closing Hymn: 321
Gladly serving the Lord
Please find a replacement if you cannot serve your assignment.
||D. & K. Gumderson
||Gary D. & Larry D.
Attendance Last Week
Worship: 91, Midweek Lent: 52. Bible Class: 29, Sunday School: 5, Voyager Village: 8, Thursday Study: 16
Weekly Offering goal: $3,538, Offering received: $4,325.00, Debt Reduction: $285
This Week With Our Savior
March 1 - 8, 2020
12:45 - 2:30 PM
|Sunday Worship with Communion
New Member Potluck
|Minong Study @ Waggoner’s
12:45 - 2:30 PM
Bible Class & Sunday School
Welcome! To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
Lent Soup Suppers: Lenten Soup and Sandwich Suppers will continue this Wednesday at 6 PM. Come and enjoy some fellowship time and a good meal. Sign-up sheets for providing soup, sandwiches, or other items are available on the back counter.
Education Committee: The Education Committee has a meeting scheduled for this Tuesday @ 12:30 PM.
Prep Singers: Redeemer in Rice Lake is hosting the Prep Singers from Luther Preparatory School - located in Watertown - on Friday March 13. This sacred concert is at 7 PM.
New Member Welcome: Today following the service will be our New Member Welcome potluck. This is a time to thank the Lord for those new members the Lord brought our way this past year. Please stay and enjoy this fun filled time as we celebrate these blessings from the Lord.
Lenten Service: Our Midweek Lenten services continue this Wednesday, March 4. Service is at 7 PM with a soup supper preceding it at 6. Our theme this year is “God’s Son Goes Forth to War.” This week our focus is The Hidden Warrior.
Church Council: The Council will meet next Sunday following Bible study.
Newsletter: The Newsletters for March are available for you in your mailboxes.
Minong Study: We meet this week Wednesday at the home of Kitty Waggoner at 10 AM. We continue our study of Luke.
Fellowship treats sign-up: Please help us provide Sunday fellowship treats by signing up on the sheet on the wall by the kitchen counter.
The 2020 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship area. Cost per arrangement is $20. See Sharon or Peggy.
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency. It is located in the Pastor’s office.