The First Sunday in Advent

November 27, 2011

Prayer:

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)

The First Sunday in Advent

November 27, 2011

Worship Focus: Watch and listen

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: Hymn Sing, 2, 30, 4:1, 4, 5

God's Word

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.

Genesis 6:1-3, 5-14, 17-22

Focus Your Watching, Just As Noah Did

  1. Our times are similar
  2. Our faith is the same

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of November 27, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school Christmas Practice
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

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

Sermon Questions

for Catechism Students

  1. What is the sermon theme?
  2. List the two parts.
  3. What's the most imprtant thing to focus on when your looking for someone to marry?
  4. What are some things people in Noah's day focused on rather than on listening to God.
  5. What are we tempted to focus on rather than listen to God's Word?
  6. What does it mean to be righteous?
  7. How alone can anyone be righteous in God's sight?
  8. How does the way we live change when our faith is focused on Jesus?

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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