Amana Church Society

 

The Community of True Inspiration
I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord."
            Psalm 122:1





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Sunday School Information

We meet every Sunday morning at 8:30 am in the Amana Church. This year we have a centers-based program. Children 3-15 are invited to attend. Parents are invited to Adult Bible Study during Sunday School. Our Sunday School is open to everyone. As Jesus said "Let the little children come to me".

Amana Church Society
Regular Service
February 19, 2017


TESTIMONY:
Barbara H. Landmann, Middle Ebenezer, December 23, 1849

SCRIPTURE:
 
 
Matthew 3:13 - 4:11 & Psalm 51: 10-17


HYMNS:

      8:30 Service:
No. 773    Nun freut euch, liebe Christen –G’mein  
No. 794    O heil’ger Geist, kehr’ bei uns ein
  10:00 Service:
  No. 65    Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice     
  No. 79 
  O Holy Spirit Enter In   


Matthew 3:13-4:11


13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.


Psalm 51:10-17


10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise