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Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church
  N5015 Beaverbrook Ave, Spooner, WI 54801

David M. Warskow, Pastor
Office: 635-7672      Home: 939-1099
Website: www.bslcspooner.com       Email: pastorbslcspooner@gmail.com

As disciples of our Beautiful Savior, we dedicate ourselves to
grow in faith and spread His Word to all people, through

 the diligent study and practice of the inerrant Word of God.

Second Sunday in Advent, December 8, 2019

Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 10-11.

Opening Hymn: 702
Order of Service: Service of the Word (Hymnal p. 38)
First Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10
       1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
           from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
       The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
           the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
           the Spirit of counsel and of might,
           the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
       and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
       He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
           or decide by what he hears with his ears;
       but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
           with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
       He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
           with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
       Righteousness will be his belt
           and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
       The wolf will live with the lamb,
           the leopard will lie down with the goat,
       the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
           and a little child will lead them.
       The cow will feed with the bear,
           their young will lie down together,
           and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
       The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
           and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
       They will neither harm nor destroy
           on all my holy mountain,
       for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
           as the waters cover the sea.
       10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. 
Psalm of the Day: 130 (p. 114 in Hymnal)

Second Lesson: Romans 15:4-13
       For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
      5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
       Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[a] on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
        “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
           I will sing the praises of your name.”
       Again, it says,
        “Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”
       11 And again,
        “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
           let all the peoples extol him.”
       12 And again, Isaiah says,
        “The Root of Jesse will spring up,
           one who will arise to rule over the nations;
           in him the Gentiles will hope.”
       13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 3:1-12
       In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
        “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
         ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
           make straight paths for him.’”
       John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
       But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
       11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Hymn of the Day: 16
Sermon Text:   Matthew 3:1-12       
            Theme:  “Advent is for Repentance”
Apostle’s Creed: (Hymnal page 41)
Offering, Prayer of the Church & Lord’s Prayer (p42-43)  
Hymn: 20
Closing Hymn: 276
WELS Connection
Please find a replacement if you cannot serve your assignment.
Opportunity Today Next Sunday
Greeters Bill & Lois Frahman Gary D. & Larry D.
Ushers Jerry Miller Martin Rech
  Ethan Blatterman Jerry Sexton
  Dominic Blatterman Pat Lyon
Organist Charlie Faught  

Attendance:  Midweek Advent: 38, Minong: 9, Thursday Study: 15          
Offering:  Advent Offering: $2091.00, Weekly Offering goal: $3538        
THIS WEEK WITH OUR SAVIOR, December 8 - 15, 2019

9:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:45 - 2:30 PM
  Sunday Worship
  Bible Class & Sunday School Practice
  Advent by Candlelight Practice
  Confirmation Class
Monday 10:00 AM   Stewardship Committee
Tuesday 9:00 AM   Circuit Meeting in Ladysmith
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
  Voyager Village Study
  Soup/Sandwich Supper
  Advent Worship
Thursday 10:00 AM
6:30 PM
  Bible Study
  Council Christmas Gathering
Friday 6:30 PM   Preschool Christmas Program
Saturday 1:00 PM   Ladies Tea
Next Sunday

9:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:45 - 2:30 PM
  Sunday Worship with Communion
  Bible Class & Sunday School Practice
  Council Meeting
  Confirmation Classes
Welcome! To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
The flowers today are given to the glory of God by Dennis and Diane Prochnow in thankfulness for their 49th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12.
Stewardship committee: The Stewardship committee meets tomorrow morning at 10.
Fellowship treats sign-up: Please help us provide Sunday fellowship treats by signing up on the sheet on the wall by the kitchen counter.
The 2020 flower calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship area. Cost per arrangement is $20. See Sharon or Peggy.
Poinsettias: Poinsettias will be available for $13.00. The sign-up sheet and envelope are in the fellowship hall. See Sharon or Peggy for any questions.
Midweek Advent Worship: Our second midweek service will be Wednesday at 7 PM. This will be our Advent by Candlelight. This service is preceded by a soup/sandwich supper. If you would like to help provide this supper, please sign up on the sheet in back.
Gifts of Christian Love: The Ladies are once again collecting donations to be used to aid someone in need. If you would like to help, just place your donation in the box on the table in the fellowship area.
Voyager Village Study: We meet this Wednesday at the home of Jan and Alan Niedfeldt at 1 PM. We are continuing our study of Luke.
Church Council: The council will meet next Sunday for its monthly meeting. We will also meet this coming Thursday at Roundman Brewery in downtown Spooner for our Christmas gathering. We meet at 6:30 PM.
Preschool Christmas: The children of our Little Lambs Preschool would like to invite the congregation to their Christmas program this coming Friday. The program begins at 6:30 PM. Come see the hard work these kids have put in.
Thank You: Thank you to all who participated in getting the church and fellowship area decorated for the season.


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