Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year
08 November 2020
Faith Comes By Hearing the Word of Christ
God’s kingdom in this world is one of faith, and faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ. The people of Israel, however, wanted to walk not by faith but by sight. When Moses delayed in coming down the mountain, they decided to make a visible god for themselves, the golden calf (Exodus 32.1). Upon such faithless and false worshipers God’s judgment comes. Only on the Last Day will our faith be turned to sight. “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” (St. Matthew 24.27). The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, and He will gather His people to Himself, both the living and the dead. In a world in which our days are few and full of trouble, let us comfort one another with these words of the resurrection and the coming of our Lord Jesus.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. James Stewart in memory of Kirsten Stewart.
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. Orders are due November 15.
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
Daniel 7.9–14; 2 Peter 3.3–14; St. Matthew 25.31–46
Hymns: 755 – 508 – 760 – 513 – 564 – 719
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] St. Matthew 24.29-51; Daniel 11.36—12.13
[T] St. Matthew 22.23-33; Ezekiel 38.1-23
[W] 1 Corinthians 15.11-50; Ezekiel 39.1-29
[Th] Hebrews 3.7—4.13; Isaiah 43.14-25
[F] Hebrews 11.1-16; Isaiah 33.17-24
[S] Hebrews 12.18-29; Ezekiel 37.1-14
Hymn of the Day or Month Farewell I Gladly Bid Thee (TLH 407, bulletin)
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.