Last Sunday in the Church Year
22 November 2020
By Faith We Are Prepared for Christ’s Return
“The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:1–11). The arrival of the bridegroom will be sudden and unexpected. Therefore you are to be watchful and ready like the five wise virgins. “For you know neither the day nor the hour” when the Son of Man is to return. (St. Matthew 25.1–13). The lamps are the Word of Christ. The oil in the lamps is the Holy Spirit, who works through the Word to create and sustain the flame of faith in Christ. The foolish are those who do not give proper attention to the working of the Holy Spirit in baptism, preaching, and the supper, and so their faith does not endure. The wise, however, are those who diligently attend to these gifts of the Spirit, and who therefore have an abundance of oil. The flame of faith endures to the end. By God’s grace they are received into the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, the new heavens and the new earth created by the Lord for the joy of His people (Isaiah 65.17–25).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Jodi Tate in honor of Maddy’s baptismal birthday.
Baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this afternoon are Madelynn Rae Wiesneth and Andrew James Wiesneth, children of James and Becky Wiesneth. Sponsors are Phil and Laura Turner. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ… And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 3.27; 5.24)
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 2.41-52, the young Lord Jesus returns to His Temple to teach His Word.
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page. Currently the Study is at 1 Samuel 30, the final defeat and death of King Saul.
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Prepare for Next Sunday
Jeremiah 23.5–8; Romans 13.11–14; St. Matthew 21.1–9
Hymns: 334 – 332 – 331 – 350 – 351 – TLH 69
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] 2 Peter 3.1-18; Isaiah 65.17-25
[T] Jude 1-25; Ezekiel 37.15-28
[W] 1 John 2.18-29; Habakkuk 3.1-19
[Th] 1 John 3.1-18; Isaiah 40.27-31
[F] 1 John 3.19-24; Jeremiah 14.1-9
[S] 1 John 4.1-8; Malachi 3.7-18
Hymn of the Day or Month Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying (516)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.