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Parish News for Second Sunday in Advent – Populus Zion

Second Sunday in Advent – Populus Zion

05 December 2021


The Lord Comes on the Last Day

The day on which our Lord returns will be a “great and awesome day” (Malachi 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” (Malachi 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” (St. Luke 21.28). Christ our Redeemer is coming; the Sun of Righteousness will bring healing in His wings. Give attention, then, to the words of the Lord, which do not pass away, and so “through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures” (Romans 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.


Parish News

Advent Vespers   continues on Wednesday at 7pm.  Join us to meditate on the Scripture lessons, Psalms, and hymns as we prepare for Our Lord’s coming.

Advent Daily Reflections   from Higher Things are available to download to print or for your electronic device at higherthings.org/reflections.  If you are unable to access them online, copies are available in the Narthex and outside the Parish Office. 

Higher Things Registration   Registration forms for Immanuel youth are on the table across from the Parish Office.  A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the completed registration and turned into the church office.  The deadline for registration is January 15.

Ladies Luncheon & Tea  will be next Sunday, December 12 following Divine Service. Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun for ladies of all ages. A light lunch with a variety of teas and Christmas treats will be served. Seating is limited to 50 so reserve your seat on your bulletin insert or by contacting Leslie Bilyeu at leslie@ielcth.org or Kara Cress at painter1963@ma.rr.com.  Today is the reservation deadline. All proceeds from the $8 entrance fee and silent auction will be donated to the Sutton family.

Online Giving with Vanco Mobile   If you are traveling during the holiday season, please consider continuing your normal periodic giving online with Vanco Mobile!  You can download the free Vanco Mobile App at Google Play or Apple App store.

Wabash Valley Right To Life  is sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign, where positive life messages will be posted around Terre Haute in January and February 2022. We would like to raise $375 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so before January 5, marking your donation “Right to Life.”  Please call the church office with any questions or e-mail Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.


Prepare for Next Sunday

Isaiah 40.1–8; 1 Corinthians 4.1–5; St. Matthew 11.2–10

Hymns: 345 – 344 – 354 – 346 – 349 – 347


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!

Psalm 50

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] Acts 17.16-34; 1 Chronicles 17.1-27

  [T] 1 John 4.9-16; 1 Chronicles 7.11-22

  [W] Colossians 1.1-8; Isaiah 11.1-10

  [Th] Philippians 2.12-18; Jeremiah 23.2-8

  [F] Philippians 3.12-16; Jeremiah 30.1-22

  [S] Colossians 3.1-11; Jeremiah 33.14-26

Hymn of the Day or Month The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us (The Lutheran Hymnal 67, bulletin

or Lutheran Service Book 514, abbreviated version)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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