Last Sunday in the Church Year
24 November 2019
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. and Mrs. Scot Mullins in honor of Kyle & Nicola’s second anniversary and Simeon’s baptismal birthday.
Baptized Into Thy Name, Most Holy Joined to the death and resurrection of Christ through Holy Baptism this morning are Brice Evan Ofsansky (husband of Chelsea), June Elizabeth Ofsansky, and Claire Juliet Ofsansky, daughters of Brice and Chelsea. Sponsors for the baptized are Dr. William and Dr. Colleen Davis. Welcome to our congregation gathered around Jesus in Word and Sacrament!
Thanksgiving Eve Vespers is Wednesday evening at 7pm, with Vicar Keller preaching. Come to hear the Word of God and give thanks for the blessings God gives each of us in abundance.
Congregational Assembly Annual Meeting is Sunday, December 8, following Divine Service. Please plan to attend!
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week studying Hebrews 13.20-25, “Equipment for Working with God.” The teacher/writer of Hebrews gives his benediction to his hearers to conclude the sermon, along with final encouragement and greetings – all blessings from God through the inspired writer to Christians.
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.
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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.