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Parish News for Second Sunday in Advent

Populus Zion—Second Sunday in Advent

08 December 2019

 

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

Advent Midweek Vespers   is this Wednesday at 7pm.

Congregational Assembly Annual Meeting   is today following Divine Service. Please plan to attend!

Adult Bible Class   meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying Hebrews.

Matins   is prayed in the Nave on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am and on feast days. Everyone is welcome to join in this service of Psalms and prayer from Lutheran Service Book. Coffee Break Bible Study follows.

GivePlus Mobile App   No checks? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift.  Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device.  Additional information is available on the table outside the office.

German Christmas Service    Immanuel will host our annual German Service next Sunday, December 15 at 4pm.   Please plan to attend and invite your friends and neighbors.  Please sign up on the sheet outside the Parish Office to help with the many jobs that need to be done before and after the service. We want to put our best foot forward for the friends and neighbors from our community who come to visit us!

Wabash Valley Right To Life   is again sponsoring their annual pro-life billboard campaign, where positive life messages will be posted around Terre Haute in January and February 2020.  For the last three years, Immanuel has sponsored billboards. We need to raise $525 to sponsor a billboard this year. If you would like to contribute, please do so before January 6, marking your donation “Right To Life.”  Please speak to Chuck Roush or call the the church office with any questions.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

Malachi 4.1–6; Romans 15.4–13; St. Luke 21.25–36

Hymns: 340 – TLH 67 – 355 – 398 – 515 – 336

 

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, insert)

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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