Populus Zion – Second Sunday in Advent
04 December 2022
The Lord Comes on the Last Day
The day on which our Lord returns will be a “great and awesome day” (Mal. 4:5). For He will come in a cloud with great power and glory. To the wicked and the proud, it will be a Day of judgment that will “set them ablaze” (Mal. 4:1). The signs preceding this Day will bring them fear and fainting. But to those who believe, who fear the name of the Lord, this Day is one to look forward to and rejoice in: “. . . straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Christ our Redeemer is coming; the Sun of Righteousness will bring healing in His wings. Let us, then, give attention to the words of the Lord, which do not pass away. Let us “through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures” (Rom. 15:4) be strengthened in our hope by the Holy Spirit and watch diligently for Jesus’ coming. Then, by God’s grace, we shall escape all these things that will come to pass and stand before the Son of Man.
College Student Fellowship Meal Join us on today at 5:00 pm for fellowship and a meal provided by our Board of Education. All college students and college age young adults are welcome!
German Service Mark your calendars for December 18 at 4:00 pm for our annual German Service. We will host our guests after service to a reception with authentic German treats and even German coffee. If you would like to help or donate treats, please contact Leslie Bilyeu at email@example.com.
Children’s Christmas Program will be Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm. Rehearsals will be during Sunday School. All children 6th grade and under are encouraged to participate. Please contact Amy Cracraft at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office if you would like to help with this annual event.
2023 Altar Flowers Chart is on the table in the Narthex. Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.
New Pictorial Directory Pictorial Directory Photos are needed from all members to complete our new directory. Stop by the backdrop in the parish center and have your photo taken with your phone. Photo instructions are posted on the wall next to the backdrop. Email the photo to email@example.com. Don’t own a phone? Ask someone who does. Or email an appropriate photo you already have. Please include all names listed in photo, current address, ph# and email when submitting your photo. One photo per address, please, unless adult children want their photo separate. We’d like to have all photos by the end of the year.
Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ. Volunteers should be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older. Training provided. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or contact Kris Wineinger at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
More Topics, More Guests, More Jesus… 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 topics include: Decision Theology; The Incarnation of God & the Value of Man; 4th-Century Bishop Nicholas of Myra; Man & the Metaverse and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
This Week at Immanuel
Today Populus Zion – Second Sunday in Advent
- Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30 am
- Annual Congregational Assembly Meeting, 12:00 pm
- College Student Dinner, 5:00 pm
- Advent Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
- Advent Evening Prayer, 7:00 pm
- Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
- Westminster Bible Study, 1:30 pm
- Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday Gaudete – Third Sunday in Advent
- Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
- Divine Service, 10:30am