The First Sunday in Advent
November 27, 2011
Redeemer, come! I open wide My heart to you; here, Lord, abide! Oh, enter with your saving grace; Show me your kind and friendly face. Your Holy Spirit guide us on Until our glorious goal is won. Eternal praise and fame We offer to your name. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 4:1)
Worship Focus: Watch and listen
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: Hymn Sing, 2, 30, 4:1, 4, 5
First Lesson: Genesis 6:1-3, 5-14, 17-22
The Lord has Noah prepare for the world-destroying flood. How many never listened and drowned! Our Lord will come at an unexpected time. So always watch and listen.
Psalm 24, page73
Lift up your heads as you watch and listen for your King's return.
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Through water, God saved Noah. Through the water of Baptism, he saves us, washing our conscience clean.
Gospel: Mark 13:32-
Watch! For no one knows the hour of Christ's return.
November ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Justin Flaten, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth
November cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr
Today's Greeters: Scot Zeltwanger