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They were a family yet not the most traditional offamilies. Joseph and Mary both had visits from an angel to inform and reassure them about this new family relationship that would be theirs. And they didn’t look in the book of Names for Babies, nor did they check out the family tree to find a name for this baby boy. They were told by the angel to name him
“Jesus”. The name was important, as it was important for Jewish families and others as well. The name told of connections from the past and the name often told of future intentions and potential for the child to be fulfilled by them. Such was the case for this boy. He had been sent to this couple to nurture and foster, but he also had a divine task to
complete for his heavenly Father. The name says it all: “God saves.” Jesus came to bring saving to the lame and the blind; he came to bring a saving to the disenfranchised and the poor. Jesus came to bring salvation for all people if we will only believe and learn to walk in the way of this Lord and Savior. The church calendar places the festival celebrating this name and what it means for us on January 1st. So on this first Sunday of 2023 we will commemorate this day and rejoice in the name that means and delivers so much to each of us.

Healing Service   On January 22nd we will highlight needs for prayer as part of our worship. You will be invited to come forward to seek prayers for personal concerns and/or prayers for someone else who is facing a time of struggle. Individuals will come forward to the rail for that time of prayer.

As always, prayer requests can be made any time. It helps if you write down the name of the person who has a need, the circumstance is not required, for God knows what it is that weighs on their heart and mind.

Souper Bowl Sunday — February 12th  During the month of January add some soup to your shopping carts and bring those cans to church. By the weekend of the Super Bowl we will have towers of soup cans that will be taken to our local Food Pantry in February. We will also have soup kettles available the second weekend of February for monetary donations that will go to the Lakeland Food Pantry. This yearly event has raised millions of dollars and millions of pounds of soup over the years. We join with youth and congregations all over the U.S. in this worthwhile
effort. We will report back to you our total collection and the total that comes thorugh the Souper Bowl of Caring.

Learn with Us

Women’s Bible Study
The women will meet Monday January 16th at 1:00 p.m. and use the Women of the ELCA’s Gather magazine.

Men’s Bible Discussion: The men meet every Monday at 1:00 pm.   EXCEPT December 26. New participants are
welcome.  Come join the discussion.

Sunday Zoom Bible Study  7:00 – 8:00 PM  January 15 & 29
Contact the office for the link and study materials

Calvary Lutheran Church is part of the Northern Great Lakes Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.