Alleluia. Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you. Alleluia. Matt. 1:23a
Prayer before Service . . . Dear Lord and Redeemer, You remind us as we gather in Your name this day that You are with us, that You have redeemed us from all our enemies and now rejoice over us, the ransomed. Move us by the power of the spirit working through Your means of grace to know this and rejoice in this all our days; through Jesus Christ our King and Savior. Amen.
***To assist in your preparation for the Lord’s Supper, you may turn to the “Christian Questions with their Answers” on page 329 in your hymnals.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
“Third Sunday in Advent”
Opening Hymn LSB # 515 “Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers”
Service Divine III page – 184
First Reading Zephaniah 3:14-20
Epistle Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel Luke 7:18-28
Sermon Hymn LSB # 345 “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding”
LSB # 331 “The Advent of Our King”
LSB # 632 “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee”
Closing Hymn LSB # 333 “Once He Came in Blessing”
Prayer at Closing . . .Who is the least in our eyes, O Lord Almighty? He who trusts himself over You. Give us faith, dear Savior of our lives and souls, that seeks You and trusts You with the totality of our lives that we may honor You always in word and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior. Amen.
KDOM Broadcast...Is sponsored by Ron & Cheryl Peters in honor of their children: Kayla’s 35th birthday December 14th and Matt’s 40th birthday on December 23rd.
Christmas Caroling…We will be caroling at our local nursing home & care homes (also Denise Miller) today Sunday, December 16th. Please meet at the church by 1:00 pm. Families with children are greatly encouraged to join all carolers.
Sonshine Board …Will meet on Monday, December 17th 6:30 pm. We will discuss Christmas program and snacks for afterward program.
Sonshine School Christmas Program…Will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
***Reminder***Worship Service on Cable Channel 3… Our weekly Sunday morning service will now be on Wednesdays at 1:00 & 5:00 pm.
2019 Financial Schedule…Financial Committee please sign up for three months for the 2018 calendar year. The sign-up sheet is in the financial room.
2018 Annual Reports…Are due by January 7, 2019. All committees should file a 2017 report. You may email it to Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in the church office.
January Newsletter…The deadline to submit information for the newsletter is December 18th.
Advent Mid-week Service…Join us as we prepare during the holy season of Advent. Wednesday: December 19th “Leaping For Joy” Mornings 11:00 am and at 6:30 pm for the Evening Service, with supper prior to service from 5:15 to 6:15pm. Evening Advent supper on December 19th is provided by Joanna Circle.
Sunday School Students/Parents…We will practice for the Christmas program during Sunday School on December 16th. We’ll also have a practice on Saturday, December 22nd from 9:00-11:00 am.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study… Will meet on Tues, December 18th at 9:00 am.
Jesus Co. & Confirmation Class… Will meet on Wed, Dec. 19th from 3:30-5:15.
Choir…We will meet on Wed., December 19th at 7:15 pm. in the Luther Room.
Joanna Circle… Will meet on Thursday, December 20th at the home of Nancy Sajban for their Christmas supper beginning at 6:00pm.
No Thursday Night Bible Study…We will not meet on Thurs., December 20th. We will stop for the month of December and resume our study on Thurs, Jan. 3rd.
Men’s Bible Study… Will meet on Sat., December 22nd from 8-9:00 am.
Sunday Morning KDOM Broadcast… Our worship service will be broadcast live on KDOM 103.1 FM or 1580 AM. You can also listen on KDOM live streaming from your computer or smart phone.
Lutheran Hour “In Anxious Times, Rejoice!” Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. With anxiety on the rise, the Apostle Paul’s call to “rejoice always” seems all but unobtainable. While there are many helpful ways to cope with society’s increasing anxiety, Paul points us to a frequently overlooked source of joy and peace, God’s grace in Christ.
(Phil. 4:4-7) Lutheran Hour is broadcast on Sundays on radio stations: WCCO 830 AM at 6:05 am/KDOM 103.1 FM/1580 AM at 10:00 am/KJWR 90.9 FM at 6:00 pm.
No Anna Martha Circle…There will be no Anna Martha circle in December.