Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year
14 November 2021
The Coming Day of the Son of Man
“Behold, with the clouds of heaven there came One like a Son of Man” (Daniel 7.13). The Lord Jesus will return in glory on the Last Day with all His holy angels. “Before Him will be gathered all the nations . . . And He will place the sheep on His right, but the goats on the left” (St. Matthew 25.31–33). Those on His left will be cast into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For they rejected Christ by failing to receive and support His brethren, that is, they rejected the Gospel and those who preach it. But those on His right will inherit the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world. For they received and supported His brethren and believed what they preached. We believe in the promise of Christ’s coming, even as it is delayed because of His longsuffering mercy. Conducting ourselves in godliness, knowing that this fallen creation will soon pass away, we look forward to the “new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3.13).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. James Stewart in memory of Kirsten Stewart.
Bach and Roll Join us Friday at 7pm in the Parish Center to listen to cantata 140, “Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying” for the Last Sunday in the Church Year.
Holy Baptism All are invited to the baptism of Elizabeth Eckardt, daughter of Joe and Emily Eckardt, this afternoon at 4pm. A reception will follow in the Parish Center.
Paths to Lutheranism Series Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to stories of guests who have come to Lutheranism from Islam, Mormonism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism and more. You’ll find the series at issuesetc.org/pathstolutheranism.
District President Daniel Brege will visit Immanuel this Sunday, 14 November. He will be teaching our adult Bible class. He is a dynamic teacher and you will surely want to be present. It will not be about district matters. It will be a Bible study. President Brege will likely reach into the Old Testament to teach New Testament things. I’ve listened to him before. You won’t want to miss it. Adult Bible class begins at 9:00 am.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 65.17–25; 1 Thessalonians 5.1–11; St. Matthew 25.1–13
Hymns: 663 – 516 – 672
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] 1 Peter 1.1-12; Zephaniah 3.9-20
[T] 1 Peter 1.13—2.10; Isaiah 34.1-17
[W] 1 Peter 4.1-11; Isaiah 35.1-10
[Th] 1 Peter 4.12-19; Isaiah 54.1-17
[F] 2 Peter 1.1-15; Isaiah 60.1-22
[S] 2 Peter 2.1-22; Isaiah 62.1-12
Hymn of the Day or Month The Day Is Surely Drawing Near (508)
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.