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Parish News for Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year

Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year

07 November 2021

 

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.

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mrs. Jodi Tate in honor of Madeline’s baptismal birthday.

One God, many gods   College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is the New Age.  All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.

We Give Thanks   that Pastor Sutton is continuing his rehabilitation at Mill Pond Health in Greencastle.  Please no visitors at this time.  You are welcome to send cards to Mill Pond Health, 1014 Mill Pond Lane, Room 102, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Bach and Roll   Join us Friday at 7pm in the Parish Center to listen to cantata 70, “Watch, Pray!  Pray, Watch!” for the Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year.

Holy Baptism   All are invited to the baptism of Elizabeth Eckardt, daughter of Joe and Emily Eckardt, next Sunday, November 14 at 4pm.  A reception will follow in the Parish Center.

The Faith Once For All Delivered to the Saints   Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s subjects include: The Persecution of Finnish Lutheran Leaders, 16th Century Lutheran Reformer Martin Chemnitz, Christian Satire, Children’s Choirs and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

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!

Psalm 31

Scripture Readings:

  [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)

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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