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HOLY COMMUNION FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS and as listed. Theological Axioms collected by Walther. This month's theme:

Holy Baptism.

It is not a transgression to repeat someone's baptism when he does not know whether he has been baptized. (Leo the Great) It is better that your baptism be repeated than that you remain in doubt over whether or not you already received baptism. (Kromayer) The church ordinances do not rule over the sacraments, but serve them. (Quenstedt)
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ADVENT 1 Jeremiah 33:14-18

Voters Elections

Circuit Winkel

Mason City

Not baptism, but faith in Christ (given in baptism) saves. 7 p.m. Midweek Advent Vespers 8 p.m. ISU Bible Study Durham Ctr. Baptism is efficacious as an instrument. (Dannhauer) +Sunday School Program Practice: 9-10:30

+Christmas Party Bethany Manor, Story City 11:30 - 2

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ADVENT 2

Micah 4:1-7

Christmas Program during Sunday School

Brenda Smiley Misuse does not take away the essence of a thing, but confirms it. (Large Catechism) 7 p.m. Midweek Advent Vespers 8 p.m. ISU Bible Study Durham Ctr. If baptism were not correct in itself, you could not misuse it. (Large Catechism) Polly Lukens
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ADVENT 3

Malachi 3:1-6

COUNCIL / GUILD

The church ordinances have been established because of the sacraments, not the sacraments because of the church ordinances, which can therefore give way if need be. (Gerhard) 7 p.m. Midweek Advent Vespers

Bridget Levorson

The necessity for the sacrament of adoption [Baptism] is greater than for the sacrament of strengthening. [Holy Communion] (Dannhauer) We can be bathed quickly, but a return to health requires a lengthy recuperation. (Bernard)
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ADVENT 4

Isaiah 40:1-8

6:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE VESPERS

Isaiah 7:10-14

THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD -- CHRISTMAS DAY! The most extreme case of necessity is when a man either would die without baptism, or his baptism must be administered by a person who is not in the public ministry. (Gerhard) Jared Smiley Not the lack of the sacrament, but unbelief in the sacrament damns. (Dannhauer)
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CHRISTMAS 1

Isaiah 11:1-5

6:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR'S EVE SERVICE WITH HOLY COMMUNION

Isaiah 55:1-9

You cannot derive any incontrovertible proof by using words that have not been taken from Scripture. (Conrad Dietrich) We do not agree with those who say that God has put spiritual power into the water so that it is through the water that sin is washed away. (Smalcald Articles)