Service and Bulletin First Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2024

Posted on 17 Feb 2024, Pastor: Pastor Dan

Isaac was spared, but God’s Lamb would be sacrificed for the sins of the world!

  First Sunday in Lent – February 18, 2024


700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220   Clyman, WI  53016

Pastor Dan 1 (920)-341-2025

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GuestsWelcome to Zion.  We are glad to have you with us.  Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex.  About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given.  If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us.   If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service.  To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330.  Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.

 AS WE GATHER – The season of  Lent lasts for forty days (excluding Sundays). This forty-day season of Lent is a time of repentance.  It is a time when we recall Jesus’ forty days of fasting and temptation in the wilderness.  Throughout our forty days of Lent, our readings and worship services remind us where we are going.  We are headed toward the cross where our Savior Died in our place, but we are also reminded that we journey beyond the cross to His empty tomb, to His victory over sin, death, and the devil, which are ours through our faith in Him.

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

Hymn “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”             LSB 438

Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.      Amen.

Opening Sentences Psalm 25:1-2. Psalm 91:15-16

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.  When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

Confession and Absolution – As we begin our Lenten journey, we remember when God claimed us as His child and forgave us of our sins.  It was in the name of the Triune God that we were baptized—In the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  As we remember our baptism, we remember that we were made members of God’s family.  We must confess that even though we are baptized and united with Jesus, we often act as if we are still children of satan.  We continue to sin and fall to satan’s temptations.  We sin in our thoughts, words, and deeds.  In faith we go to our merciful Father as He invites us to come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and as His forgiveness with repentant hearts.  Heavenly Father, have mercy on us. Forgive our sins, and lead us in righteousness, on account of Jesus. Amen.

Almighty God in His infinite mercy gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to endure temptation, suffering, and death for you and your salvation.  Upon hearing your confession, as a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority,  I announce His Grace unto you.  I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.        We are forgiven in God’s grace and mercy through Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen

Introit Psalm 25:1-10

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.  O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.   Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.  Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.     Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!      Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.  He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.      All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.  To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.  O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Kyrie    LSB 186

Salutation – The Lord be with you.      And also with you.

Prayer of the Day – O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land.  Guide the people of Your Church in Your power and according to Your will, that as we follow our Savior we may walk faithfully through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading   Genesis 22:1-18  (Abraham is asked to sacrifice Issac)

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”  And he said, “Here am I.”  He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”  So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac.  And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.  On the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place from afar.  Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.”  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son.  And he took in his hand the fire and the knife.  So they went both together.  And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!”  And he said, “Here am I, my son.”  He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”  Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.”  So they went both of them together.  When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son.  But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”  And he said, “Here am I.”  He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”  And Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns.  And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.  So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”  And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

Epistle James 1:12-18 (All good gifts come from above)    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.  Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.  But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.  Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.  Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Gradual – O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Holy Gospel       Mark 1:9-15 (Jesus’ baptism)

The Holy Gospel according St. Mark, the first chapter.       Glory to You, O Lord.

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.  And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.   Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”     This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ.

Nicene Creed –   I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.  And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.   And I believe in the Holy Spirit,   the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life X of the world to come.    Amen.

Hymn  “The Lamb”      LSB 547


Prayers of the Church

The Lord’s Prayer – Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.       Amen.

We Gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament   

Preface   2 Timothy 4:22 –    The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface   It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame the assaults of the devil and gave His life as a ransom for many that with cleansed hearts we might be prepared joyfully to celebrate the paschal feast in sincerity and truth. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

Sanctus                                                  LSB 195

Prayer of Thanksgiving – Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior.  With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.  Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit.  Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament.  Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.  To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Pax Domini – The peace of the Lord be with you always.

Agnus Dei                                               LSB 198

Distribution Hymns: “O Christ, You Walked the Road”  LSB 424    “Jesus Lead Thou On”  LSB 718     “O Lord, throughout These Forty Days”              LSB 418

Nunc Dimittis                                          LSB 199

Post-Communion Thanksgiving –  We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.     Amen.

 Benediction      Numbers 6:24–26  – The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace.   Amen.   

Hymn  “Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways”                LSB 707




 Our Lenten Series this year is God On Trial! –   The unbelieving world has always insisted on putting God on trial. As our society becomes more secular, we Christians are increasingly aware of the many ways in which God—and his people—are judged. Temptations are many in this environment: treating unbelievers as enemies, retreating from the world, even questioning God ourselves. How do we live as people of God in this hostile world? We find our model—and our motivation—in Jesus. This series takes us back to the moments when God was literally on trial before men in the person of Christ. In these inspired episodes, we find forgiveness for us and all people, love for our enemies, strength for our faith, and courage to testify to the truth.

This year Pastor Bruce Meier who is interim pastor at Trinity and I decided with our Elders input, to share our Lenten season between the two congregations. Each congregation will have their own Holy week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.  Members of Zion and Trinity are encouraged to attend all the services be they at Zion or Trinity.

Our midweek Lenten service schedule will be:

February 21 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan

February  28 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce

March 6 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan

  March 13 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce

March 20 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan

HOLY WEEK:     Maundy Thursday – 7pm Zion Pastor Dan

Good Friday – 1pm Zion Pastor Dan & 7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce

Easter Sunrise service – 6:30am & Easter service – 8:30am Zion                                       Breakfast in between Easter services


From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism:

Mark 1:13 – “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of His temptation in the wilderness. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.

 The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY –   Christ Jesus Defeats Our Temptation and Saves Us by His Faithfulness – In faith and the fear of God, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. At the Word of the Lord, he “took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son.” And “when they came to the place of which God had told him,” Abraham bound Isaac “and laid him on the altar” (Gen. 22:6, 9). Then God stayed Abraham’s hand and provided “for himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (Gen. 22:8). That Lamb is God’s own beloved Son, Jesus, in whom “all the nations of the earth” are blessed (Gen. 22:18). As the Substitute for all the sons of men, Jesus is driven by the Spirit “into the wilderness” to be “tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:12–13) in order to endure and defeat all temptation. We are tempted by our own desire, which conceives and “gives birth to sin” (James 1:14–15). But this blessed Man, Christ Jesus, remained “steadfast under trial,” and He has received “the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (James 1:12). His faithfulness, His victory and His life are now given to us by His grace in the Gospel.

Dates to Remember: 

 TODAY:     Worship Service at 8:30am with “Time of Fellowship” to follow

Bell Choir after worship service

Feb 20:      Chosen Bible Study 6pm in the sanctuary

Feb 21:      Midweek Lenten Service 7pm at Zion

 Lenten Soup Suppers –  The next soup supper hosted by the Elder’s will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 6pm.  Please join us for the fellowship and delicious food! There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

The “Chosen” Bible Study – The “Chosen” bible study will continue to meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary. The next date is February 20th.

Pat H February 18th        Chris L February 18th    Lisa F  February 21st                            Theodore O February 23rd

If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann or Erica Goehl know and we will get your information updated.


2023 Church Annual – The following reports are still needed for the church annual report:   Sunday School Report                   Treasurer’s Report

Please email them to so we can copy and paste them into the report.  Contact Beth Baehmann if you have any questions. (920) 342-0612.


 It is time again for an update of our congregation’s information.  We are compiling a list of all members in case services need to be cancelled due to weather, sickness, etc. There will be a sheet on the table in the back of the sanctuary for you to update your personal address, phone numbers, and email addresses. If the status of a service changes, we hope to quickly get a message to the entire congregation along with posting it on Facebook, our website, and the radio. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.