Prayer List

Prayer List

Our Primary Prayer focus for this week is on Christ’s people on earth:
For the Holy Spirit to be at work enriching faith through our Barnabas Ministry. Giving us hearts that are growing in the joy of giving generously to the mission of STL. For children to be raised in the nurture and encouragement of the Gospel. For new individuals to become members of the STL Prayer Chain.

March 12, 2023 Bulletin

March 12, 2023 Bulletin

Blessed be the Lord, our God, from everlasting to everlasting. He has remembered His covenant, and sent Jesus to pay for our sins, and the sins of the whole world. Therefore, as a called and ordained servant of Jesus and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

March 5th, 2023 Bulletin

March 5th, 2023 Bulletin

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Overwhelming Love

Overwhelming Love

This past Sunday, on the way out of worship, a visitor said to me, “There sure is a lot of love in this place.”  My reply was something like, “Yes, there certainly is.”  I could have gone on to say, “And my, how great it is to see it being sent in so many different directions by so many different people.”  By the end of the day, my description of it would be “overwhelming.”

February 26, 2023 Bulletin

February 26, 2023 Bulletin

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. He is the God of our salvation who has defeated our enemies, atoned for our sins, overcome death and the devil, and authorized me to proclaim this good news to you: As a called and ordained servant of Jesus, I therefore forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

February 19, 2023 Bulletin

February 19, 2023 Bulletin

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name.

Yesterday … and Tomorrow

Yesterday … and Tomorrow

“Yesterday” (the song) was released by the Beatles in 1965.  While today I am thinking about many “yesterdays”, I am not really singing the lyrics to this song.  “Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.  Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.  Oh, I believe in yesterday,” is what McCartney wrote as the beginning of the song.  Rather than focusing upon regrets (thankfully “his grace is sufficient for me” too – not just St. Paul), I am more thinking about the blessings of yesterday – while at the same time anticipating the additional new ones that tomorrow will bring.

February 12, 2023 Bulletin

February 12, 2023 Bulletin

You will indeed go out with joy and be peacefully guided; the mountains will break into singing before you, and all
the trees of the field will clap their hands, for Jesus, the Word made flesh, was given to die for you, and by his blood
you are made new. As a called and ordained servant of Jesus, I therefore forgive you all your sins, in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.