Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year
11 November 2018
“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. Luke 14.5
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.
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 19.
The “8 Habits of a Highly Successful Christian” Our class on Christian piety is Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Contact Pastor Sutton if you need a book. You may join the class whenever you are able. Class on November 13: “The Third Godly Habit: Frequent and Faithful Reception of the Lord’s Supper. When it comes to the piety of receiving the Lord’s Supper, we need to become like little children – Jesus presents us with a mystery both unfathomable and at the same time the utter delight of salvation delivered.
Adult Bible Class on Sunday at 9am currently is studying Hebrews 7.20-28. Next on November 18 is Hebrews 8.1-13, “The Heavenly Liturgist.” Jesus has obtained a liturgical ministry that is “more excellent” than that of the Old Covenant given according to the Law. Jesus is mediator of a better covenant, instituted on better promises. Jeremiah 31.31-34 is the basis of Hebrews’ teaching.
Indiana State University Masterworks Chorale will perform settings of the Gloria in Excelsis by Antonio Vivaldi and K. Lee Scott this afternoon at 4pm in Tilson Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for non-ISU students with ID, and free for ISU students with ID.
Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s topics include: An Introduction to the Koran, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Worship in the Tabernacle, The Abomination of Desolation and more. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.
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 + 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 Preserve Your Word, O Savior (658)
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.