Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year
15 November 2020
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. Larry Hayne in honor of their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 2.21ff, the circumcision of Our Lord, followed by the infant Lord comes to His Temple for the purification of Mary, and St. Simeon and the Nunc Dimittis.
Christmas Poinsettia Order Form is on the table in the Narthex. Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, a name of a person you would like to remember or honor. Today is the last day to order.
Matins and Bible Study Join us on Wednesdays at 8:30am for Matins, followed by “Coffee Break Bible Study” at 9am. This Bible study is live streamed, and you may watch it on our Facebook page. Currently the Study is at 1 Samuel 28, King Saul consults the witch medium at Endor.
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Prepare for Next Sunday
Isaiah 65.17–25; 1 Thessalonians 5.1–11; St. Matthew 25.1–13
Hymns: 663 – 516 – 598 – 514 – 512 – 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.