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Parish News for the Second Sunday of Advent – Populus Zion

The Second Sunday of Advent – Populus Zion

10 December 2023


The Lord Comes on the Last Day

The day on which our Lord returns will be a “great and awesome day” (Mal. 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” (Mal. 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” (Luke 21:28). Christ our Redeemer is coming; the Sun of Righteousness will bring healing in His wings. Let us, then, give attention to the words of the Lord, which do not pass away. Let us “through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures” (Rom. 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

YPI Christmas Party today immediately following Divine Service. We will eat pizza, hang wreaths and decorate a Christmas tree in the fellowship hall, play games, sing songs, and have a white elephant gift exchange. YPI is open to all kids, Catechesis students through high school. Check out this event on our Facebook page or contact Amy Cracraft (573-200-6021, amycracraft@gmail.com) to RSVP and for details.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. We welcome our college students to study the Bible and have a great meal!  Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal. 

Advent Midweek Meal December 13th at 5:30 pm before Advent Evening Prayer service. Make your reservation on the bulletin insert and join us for a delicious meal and fellowship.

German Service  Mark your calendars for December 17 at 4:00 pm for our annual WeihnachtsVesper. We will host our guests after service to a reception with authentic German treats and even German coffee. If you would like to help or donate treats, please check out the signup sheet outside the church office.

Advent Lessons and Carols with Children’s Nativity will be Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm with a dress rehearsal on December 17 during Sunday School. All children 6th grade and under are encouraged to participate. Please contact Amy Cracraft at amycracraft@gmail.com if your child will be participating or if you would like to help with this annual event.

2024 Altar Flowers Chart on the table in the Narthex. Please print clearly to sign up for the dates you would like to donate flowers and, if you wish, a designation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a person or occasion.

Running the iPad is so easy!  Communicant members age 18 years or older, please consider volunteering to run the iPad playing the organ for our services.  Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office.  For more details, speak to Kris Wineinger in person or contact him at wineingerkris@yahoo.com.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   First Sunday in Advent – Populus Zion
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Second Sunday Snacks, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • YPI Christmas Party, 12:00 pm
  • Didache, 3:00 pm
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner, 5:30 pm
  • Choir Practice, 7:00 pm
  • Pastor’s Office Hours 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Advent Midweek Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Advent Midweek Service, 7:00 pm
  • Pastor’s Office Hours, 4:30 pm
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
Next Sunday  Second Sunday in Advent – Gaudete
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Children’s Christmas Program dress rehearsal, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • WeihnachtsVesper (German Christmas Vespers and Reception), 4:00 pm


Pastor’s open office hours this week:

Wednesday and Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm