Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year
17 November 2019
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. and Mrs. Larry Hayne in honor of their 53rd wedding anniversary
Thanksgiving Eve Vespers is next Wednesday evening, November 27, at 7pm, with Vicar Keller preaching. Plan now to come to hear the Word of God and give thanks for the blessings God gives each of us in abundance.
Congregational Assembly Annual Meeting is Sunday, December 8, following Divine Service. Please plan to attend!
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 sign up.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, next week studying Hebrews 13.1-19, “The Holy Life of a Holy Congregation.” The Christian congregation is a liturgical community of people who share in God’s holiness. By their treatment of one another, they recognize their common status as “holy brothers,” people with a “heavenly calling,” members of a priestly brotherhood dedicated to the service of the living God.
Matins is prayed in the Nave on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am and on feast days. Everyone is welcome to join in this service of Psalms and prayer from Lutheran Service Book. Coffee Break Bible Study follows.
GivePlus Mobile App No checks? No problem! Electronic giving is now available at Immanuel with the GivePlus mobile app. Simply download the app and set up a one time or recurring gift. Simple and secure giving electronically with your mobile device. Additional information is available on the table outside the office.
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.