Looking forward to the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Readings: Isaiah 9:1–4Psalm 27:1-91 Corinthians 1:10–18Matthew 4:12–25

Hymns: 836, 839, 845, 849, 644


The latest news letter from Joshua. Posted on the Witness bulletin board is the latest news from our Seminarian Joshua Radke of Bangor, ME. 

Serving the Lord in Uganda, The latest news from Uganda and missionaries Michael & Karen Schempf is posted on the Witness bulletin board for you to read.

A Lutheran Hour Ministries display is on the “Luther” bulletin board.  Check it out and take a handout. 

Making the Case Conference registration is open. Held in Chicago on June 12 and 13, this conference has a fantastic lineup of speakers. If you might be interested in going, speak with Pastor.

EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's teachings include: A Lutheran Response to a Post Christian Culture, The Words of Scripture: Love, Eternal Punishment, A Disney+ Miniseries "The Mandalorian" and more.  You can listen live or on-demand at and on the LPR mobile app.


Immediate Job Opening: ABBA has an immediate part-time opening for a Registered Nurse. Some of the qualifications are: Christian in Faith with a strong personal relationship with Jesus, a strong belief in pro-life and sexual purity. Agree and uphold the statement of principals and faith. If you're interested in exploring the position further please contact us and we'll send a job description. Give us a call today if you're interested @ 207 253-5555, or email me @ or Follow the link below to learn more about the ministry.

The need continues for help at Preble Street each month. Future opportunities are Tuesday, February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd. For more information do not hesitate to contact Tom or Sandy DiPasqua.

Gorham Backpack Program: School is underway, and each day there are children who families struggle to put food on the table. Help us provide food to help children right here in Gorham. Here is a list of items they can use:  applesauce & mixed fruit cups, elbow macaroni#1, Chef-Boyardee (with removable lids), chewy granola bars, microwave mac & cheese single-serve, fruit juice boxes, and single-serve chicken noodle soup (with removable lids). Please place your donations in the box located in the narthex. Any of your donations are appreciated.

Life Together

Church Flowers - There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board for church flowers.  If you’d like to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, special event, or just praise the Lord, fill in your name on the appropriate date.  If you’d like an announcement placed in the bulletin, fill out one of the information slips that are located next to the signup sheet and put it in David Elmore’s box.  You’re responsible for bringing the flowers before church.  We have vases in the Sacristy (communion set up room) you may use.  You may take the flowers home with you after service or donate them to a shut-in or nursing home. 

Youth Retreat - For the past several years the New England District has hosted winter youth events at Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene, NH. This year is no different. A Junior High Youth Retreat is set for Feb 21-23, 2020. For now, save the date. Details are located on the “Life Together” bulletin board or see Pastor.

There is still time to sign up as a Coffee Hour host and hostess…there is a sign-up sheet posted on the “Life Together” bulletin board…THANK YOU!!!

Life Quotes:  “The ‘right’ of abortion does not expand personal choice or freedom; it severely restricts it because it establishes the prior ‘right’ of the state to permit or to deny the right to life at will. Such a step, the legalization of abortion, is the beginning of the death of freedom and of man.” R. J. Rushdoony, theologian and philosopher – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life •

Life Thoughts: St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor – Serving as Gospel-motivated voices for the sanctity of life can leave us feeling like lambs in the midst of wolves (Luke 10:3). Yet One who has supported us since before our birth (Psalm 71:6) accompanies us all the way to old age (Psalm 71:18). He populates His flocks with endangered little ones, and He, Himself, dispatches His people to safeguard the least of these (Acts 20:28, 35).

Stewardship Note:  Third Sunday after Epiphany--Matt. 8:8 – “But the centurion replied, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.’ ” The Word of the Lord is powerful and effective. What God says, goes. “Let there be light.” And there was light. His Word is still effective and creative for us: “This is my Body given for you.” “Your sins are forgiven.” This is why it is no burden for us to live according to the Word of God. We know that His Word is always aimed at our blessing.


Looking forward to the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Readings: Micah 6:1-8Psalm 151 Corinthians 1:18-31Matthew 5:1-12

            Hymns 901,842, 788, 394, 932        



Third Sunday after the Epiphany January, 26

Preacher:         Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon:            John Kraus

Assistant:         Joe Grube

Ushers:             Paul Kraus

Organist:          Mary Huhn

Greeter:           C. Seyboldt & Kevin King

Altar Guild:      E. Cleveland & B. Anderson 

Coffee Hour:     Sandeno/Hutchins/Cleveland

Counter:           Matt & Erica Hamby


                                                            Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany February, 2

Preacher:         Rev. Timothy Sandeno

Deacon:            Joe Grube

Assistant:         John Kraus

Ushers:             Ray & Betsy Gorneau

Organist:          Mary Huhn

Greeter:           Lisa & Gabriella Sandeno

Altar Guild:      Erica Hamby & Sally Grube 

Coffee Hour:     Birthday/Anniversary Celebration

Counter:           Joe & Sally Grube



Upcoming Events

Tue     2/4      11:00 am – 1:00 pm      Preble St