The 2nd Sunday of End Times: Last Judgment
November 7, 2010
O Christ, you died, and yet you live;
To me account your merit,
My pardon seal, my sins forgive,
And cleanse me by your Spirit (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 208:4)
Worship Focus: God's judgment is coming
Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26
Hymns: 208, 456, 465, 376:1-3
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Jeremiah 26:1-6
As the last days for Jerusalem neared, the Lord sent Jeremiah to warn the people again before it was too late. Listen to the Lord's message, for judgment is coming.
Psalm 90, p. 99
God is everlasting; our days are numbered. Only his unfailing love can satisfy and sustain us.
Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
God's judgment will make all right. So endure patiently. Unending punishment awaits those who oppose God, and eternal glory and wonder for those who believe.
Gospel: Luke 19:11-27
How are you going to use the Gospel mina that Jesus has entrusted to you? Will the Gospel be evident in your life so that others are won for Christ? Or will you hide it? Let us diligently use what our Lord has entrusted to us until he returns to judge the living and the dead.
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.
Mission Festival: Mission Festival is next Sunday, Nov. 14. Pastor Dan Koelpin will be our guest preacher. He is the Administrator for the WELS Board for World Missions and has traveled to many different mission fields. The schedule that day will be Sunday school and Bible class at the regular times. Mission festival service at 10:30 -- 11:15am. After a short break, Pastor Koelpin will give a presentation from 11:15 -- 12:00, highlighting work done in Pakistan and India. Childcare will be offered for families with young children during this time. The mission festival potluck will follow at noon.
Ladies' Society Bake Sale: In order to help continue their work of supporting missions and furnishing supplies for the kitchen and other needs at St. John's, the Ladies' Society is sponsoring a bake sale next Sunday, November 14, which is Mission Festival.
Each family of the congregation is asked to bring a homemade baked good to the church either on Saturday or early Sunday. On Mission Festival there will be a silent auction for the baked goods before and after church. The winners may take their goods home after the potluck. Questions can be directed to Mary Bitter.
November ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Justin Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth
November cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr
Greeters today: Doug & Leah Nelson