Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 23, 2014


Hail, O once-despised Jesus! Hail, O Galilean King! You have suffered to release us, Hope to give and peace to bring. Hail, O universal Savior, Bearer of our sin and shame; By your merits we find favor; Life is given through you name. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 341:1)

Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 23, 2014

Worship Focus: The King of love my Shepherd is

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 370, 217, 375, 341

God’s Word

First Lesson: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 23, 24

Take to heart the Lord’s promise: He will shepherd his flock. Only under his tending care can we endure.

Psalm 47, p. 85

Rejoice! Jesus, our King, reigns!

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Jesus has risen. He reigns. All is under his feet. When he returns in glory, even the grave must give up the dead. For even death is subject to our King.

Gospel: Matthew 27:27-31

Jesus endured the mocking in our place. By his suffering for our sins, he won us for his kingdom. He ransomed us to be his own. He is our King, and we are his redeemed, blood-bought people.

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 23, 24

Jesus, Our Divine King, Shepherds Us

  1. With his searching love
  2. With his lavish love

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of November 23, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm Light Supper served by the Youth Group
    • 7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Christmas practice and party
    • No Youth Group or Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Hymn Survey: The WELS Hymnal project is seeking your assistance. They are conducting a survey that is intended for any and all worshipers in our church body to complete. The survey consists of approximately twenty questions and shouldn't take more than ten minutes to complete. The survey will remain open through November 25 and can be found here: Thank you for your assistance!

Christian Aid and Relief: Christian Aid and Relief works with our missionaries and our sister congregations of the CELC around the world in funding humanitarian aid projects in Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, Thailand, Japan, Russia, Haiti, Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Las Vegas, St. Lucia, and the White Mountain Reservation.

Malawi: The Central African Medical Mission in Malawi also receives funding from Christian Aid and Relief for medical supplies and nutritional supplements for infants. At the same time, the staff is able to share the good news of salvation to children and family members. Funds are also provided to provide the majority of the cost to replace an older Landcruiser ambulance that is used to provide medical services and gospel outreach in various outlying clinics and an orphan feeding station.

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Christian Aid and Relief is not funded through the Synod budget or our congregational mission offering, but from special gifts from WELS members.

November Ushers: Chad Rohloff (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Dave Joos, Sam Roth, Dick Smith

November Cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr

Today’s Greeters: Don and Janet Spencer


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