Last Sunday in the Church Year
21 November 2021
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 Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hayne in honor of their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary.
Higher Things Registration Registration forms are on the table across from the Parish Office. Only YPI student registrations will be taken at this time. A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the completed registration and turned into the church office ASAP. Final deadline for registration is January 15, 2022. If additional chaperones are needed, those adults will be invited to attend by Vicar Norris.
Pastor Meyer is visiting his family in Maryland and Virginia. He will return on Friday, November 26. In the event of a pastoral emergency, contact Vicar Norris at 972.415.6303.
YPI Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 4 from 5-8pm. We will have pizza and snacks, a gift exchange, and we will also be making Christmas cards to send to our homebound members. Please bring a snack or dessert to share, and $5 to cover the cost of pizza. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a gift in the price range of $10-15. Please RSVP by text/call to Becky Wiesneth if you plan to attend (812)236-2652. Please join us for a fun evening of fellowship!
Equipping the Priesthood of All Believers Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: A Lutheran Response to 21st Century Culture, The Hymn “We Praise You, O God,” The Advent Season, Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
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.