Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year
10 November 2019
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. Richard Monday in honor of their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary.
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.
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 18.
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.
Coffee Break Bible Study is Wednesday, 9am in the Parish Center, studying 1 Samuel 4.12-22, “The Death of Eli and the Birth of Ichabod”: the Glory from Israel, the ark, has gone into exile. Upon hearing the news, old Eli falls over dead, and his son Phinehas’ widow goes into labor and dies in childbirth. The child is named Ichabod: “the Glory has departed.”
Your Comprehensive Sources for News, Information, and Truth Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s subjects include: Musician Kanye West’s Conversion to Christianity, Jesus in the Koran, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, The Vocation of Soldier and more. You can listen live or 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 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, insert)
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.