End Times 3: Saints Triumphant
November 18, 2012
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. Beneath your cross I view the day When heav'n and earth shall pass away, And thus prepare to meet you. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 208:4)
Worship Focus: We're saints through faith in Christ
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 551, 207, 401, 214
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Daniel 12:1-3
The end will come and the dead will be raised. Those who are wise (knowing Jesus in faith) will shine like the stars.
Psalm 118, p. 108
Our crucified Savior, rejected by the people, is our living Capstone.
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10:11-18
We stand as saints at the judgment only because of Christ's one sacrifice which wipes away our sins from the memory of God's record books.
Gospel: John 5:25-29
Jesus' voice in his word and sacraments now calls out to bring people from spiritual death to life. The time will come when he calls the dead out of the graves.
Catechism Student Questions:
The Lord's Supper
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. Communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree on all that the Bible teaches. So we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions, please talk with the pastor.
Youth Group Supper: The youth group is serving a soup and sandwich supper before the Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday night. A free will offering will be taken for youth activities.
Thanksgiving: We celebrate our Thanksgiving Day by giving thanks to our God as we gather for worship this Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00pm. A light supper will be served by the youth group from 6:00 to 6:45 before the service.
Thrivent: Elections for Stevens County Thrivent Chapter 31318 Board of Directors will be after the service today.
November Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger
November Cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr
Today's Greeters: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann
For All the Saints
Today we remember the saints that the Lord has called home to heaven from our congregation over the past six years. They rest from their labors in the glorious victory of heaven, won for them by Jesus. They are the saints triumphant.
We remember them during the first hymn which will be divided as follows:
Sing 551:1-3 -- Pastor reads names
Sing 551:4-6 -- Pastor continues reading of names
Sing 551:7, 8