Biblical Texts for Sunday (First Sunday in Advent):

 

Focus Text:


Isaiah 64:1-9, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3nJemnH

 

 

Other Texts:


1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Read Online: https://bit.ly/36ROgrO

 

Mark 13:24-37, Read Online: https://bit.ly/3pUPUlp

 


Reflect After Reading:

 

The Lord Jesus Comes in Meekness and Humility to Save Us


Although we pray that God “would rend the heavens and come down” (Is. 64:1), that He would take vengeance against our enemies, we ourselves “have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment” (Is. 64:6). We have continued in our sins for “a long time, and shall we be saved?” (Is. 64:5). Yet, the Lord does not punish us in anger. He comes in voluntary meekness and humility to save us by His grace. Just as He once came into Jerusalem to sacrifice Himself for us upon the cross (Mark 11:4–8), He still comes to His Church with the fruits of His Passion. By His ministry of the Gospel, we are “enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge,” and so He will “sustain you to the end” (1 Cor. 1:5, 8). Although “heaven and earth will pass away,” His words “will not pass away” (Mark 13:31). As He sends disciples to call us to Himself in the fellowship of His Church, so will He “send out the angels” to gather us and all of His elect “from the ends of the earth” to Himself in heaven forever (Mark 13:27).

 

 

 

 

Daily Devotions:

 

Lutheran Hour Ministries, Link: https://www.lhm.org/dailydevotions/default.asp

 

Special Announcements: 


 -          Reminder about inclement weather and church functions: Our policy for bad weather cancellations has been to cancel morning Bible studies, etc. when local schools close. Evening meetings and events will probably continue, as long as road crews are out and a storm is not intensifying. Sunday services, as well as Advent and Lent midweek services, are seldom cancelled. However, do not attempt to drive if your local conditions are poor and you are uncomfortable driving in the weather!


 

Upcoming Schedule:

 

Sundays

Worship Services at Church began on June 21 at 11 am. Please see the Church Re-opening Letter and Plan for more information.

Outline for Worship Service available for download each week. Click on "Sermons" on the Menu Bar. (Outlines and Sermons are listed according to date.)

Sermons available for download each week. Click on "Sermons" on the Menu Bar.

View Pastor Joe's Worship Service on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtgiS3iZfCsFPTp1bb-HrQ

 

Tuesdays

No Bible Studies meeting at Church until furthere notice. Click on this link to view Pastor Joe's Bible Study on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtgiS3iZfCsFPTp1bb-HrQ

No LWML Quilting until further notice.

 


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