FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
November 27, 2022
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 255-25
Advent Candle Lighting
M: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light:
C: .On those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned: [Isaiah 9:2]
M: "You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."Our Savior Jesus said, [Matthew 24:44]
C: All will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. [1 Peter 4:5]
M: Christ himself has given apostles, prophets, pastors and teachers to make God’s people ready for works of service. [Ephesians 4:11]
C: He will strengthen our hands to do his work and open our lips to declare his praise.
M: Let us pray.
Almighty God, you strengthen us that we may cast away the works of darkness a[ nd put on the armor of light. With Word and Sacrament, make ready our hearts. Make us ready to receive your Word and live by it daily. Make us ready to live our faith through love and service. And finally, make us ready to meet you face to face on the day your Son comes to judge the living and the dead, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(One Advent candle is lit during the OPENING HYMN)
Opening Hymn: 309, The Advent of Our King
Prayer of the Day:
Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Order of Service: Service Setting Two (Hymnal page 172)
First Lesson:* Isaiah 2:1-5*&
This is the message that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2It shall happen in the latter days,
that the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established
as the chief of the mountains.
It will be raised above the hills,
and all nations will flow to it.
3Many peoples will come and say,
,Lord“Come, let’s go up to the mountain of the
to the house of the God of Jacob.
Then he will teach us from his ways,
and we will walk in his paths.”
For from Zion the law shall go out,
’s word shall go out from Jerusalem.Lordand the
4He will judge between the nations,
and he will mediate for many peoples.
Then they will beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
and they shall not learn war any more.
and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Psalm of the Day: 24 in CW Psalter (grey book page 111)
Second Lesson: Philippians 4:4-7*
4 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.7 Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 6 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 5 Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again: Rejoice!
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 21:1-11*
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 telling them, “Go to the village ahead of you. Immediately you will find a donkey tied there along with her colt. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you are to say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.”1
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:4
Tell the daughter of Zion: Look, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.5
The disciples went and did just as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their outer clothing on them, and he sat on it. 8 A very large crowd spread their outer clothing on the road. Others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them out on the road. 9 The crowds who went in front of him and those who followed kept shouting,6
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, asking, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds were saying, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Hymn of the Day: 301, Savior of the Nations, Come
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:1-11
Theme: “HONOR JESUS FOR WHO HE IS ”
Apostles’ Creed: (Hymnal, page 181)
Offering, Prayer of the Church (page 182)
Hymn: 873, Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray
Prayer (page 171)
Closing Hymn: 928, May the Grace of Christ Our Savior
*The Scripture readings are from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®) copyright © 2019 The Wartburg Project. All rights reserved. www.wartburgproject.org
GLADLY SERVING THE LORD
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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.
ADVENT SUPPERS: Sign-up sheets are available on the back counter for the Advent Suppers. If you would like to provide for these meals, please sign up. Thank you.
ADVENT SERVICE: Our Advent services begin this coming Wednesday at 7:00 PM. They are preceded by a meal at 6:00.
POINSETTIAS: If you would like to provide a poinsettia for Christmas, there is a sign-up sheet on the back counter. They are $14.00. There is an envelope available for the payment. Thank you.
GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS LOVE: The box for Gifts of Christian Love is on the Ladies of Beautiful Savior table in the fellowship hall. Donations will be used to purchase food and gas gift cards and given to those who could use a boost. Thank you.
THE LADIES CHRISTMAS PARTY will be on Saturday, December 3 at 1:00. Everyone is invited! If able, bring a salad to share and 1-2 dozen cookies. Breadsticks will be provided. We will play games including the ever popular and requested "Left - Right" game with a new story and also Christmas Bingo. We will also enjoy a few favorite Christmas Carols. Sound like fun? All are welcome!
THANK YOU to Pastor Kassulke for filling in for Pastor Warskow while he is in Arizona for a wedding. Pastor Kassulke lives in Weyerhauser.
ELDERS: The Elders meet on Thursday at 2:00 PM.
FELLOWSHIP TREATS SIGN -UP: Please help us provide Sunday fellowship treats by signing up on the sheet on the wall by the kitchen counter.
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency. It is in the Pastor’s office.
HEARING ASSISTANCE: If anyone is needs to be able to hear the service better, there are assistance devices available for use. See Pastor, Harold Henriksen or Jerry Sexton for help in using one.