Weekly Bulletins

November 29, 2020 ~ 1st Sunday in Advent

~ Worship in Focus ~ The Season of Advent: In Advent the Word of God bids us prepare for the coming of Christ. The readings for Advent have this urgency to them: Since he is surely coming again in judgment, we desperately need for him to come to us first in grace. For without that coming in grace we will perish at his coming in judgment. The Prayer of the Day on each Sunday in Advent is especially beautiful. These ancient prayers were said by many of the faithful even during the week when...

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December 9, 2020 ~ Midweek Advent 2

TONIGHT’S WORSHIP FOCUS: Found: A Life of Losing Face for God. During the midweek Advent services this year we get to consider the general theme: "Lost and Found." Each week we look at another type of loss in life to find something better as a Christian. Tonight we hear that sometimes the Christian life means losing face for God. People may think badly of us when we have done right. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, experienced that. The apostle Peter also speaks of that...

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December 6, 2020 ~ 2nd Sunday in Advent

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Last week Jesus told us, "Watch!" His coming is sure, but the time will be unexpected. By looking to our coming Savior, we are prepared for his coming and the judgment of the living and the dead. This week we are reminded of those who bring us the message of the Savior. John the Baptist was one messenger. The prophets and apostles were too. Pastors and teachers also humbly share this message of the Savior. Let us hear these humble messengers of our...

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December 2, 2020 - Midweek Advent 1

TONIGHT’S WORSHIP FOCUS: Found: A Life to Tell About Jesus. During the midweek Advent services this year we get to consider the general theme: "Lost and Found." Each week we look at another type of loss in life to find something better as a Christian. The Bible characters we highlight tonight are the Apostle Paul at his conversion to the faith and the Shepherds at their introduction to the baby Jesus. The Apostle Paul and the Shepherds forsook some things to do something much...

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November 25, 2020 ~ Thanksgiving Eve

Worship in Focus * * * TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: One of the ways we see God's enduring love manifest itself is in the blessings he gives us. In this worship service we will hear from the Psalms about many blessings including God's wondrous creation, earthly blessings, the gift of family, and God's gracious forgiveness. For these blessings we give thanks to our good Lord! Thank you for joining us for worship this Thanksgiving Eve! May God continue to bless you with his...

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November 22, 2020 ~ Last Sunday of End Time

Christ the King TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Lord, keep us joyful in Christ our King! On this last Sunday of the Church Year, we rejoice in the fulfillment of God's plan for our salvation through Christ our King. And we rejoice because Christ our King reigns – the king who once came as a sacrifice; the king who still shepherds us day by day; the king who one day will conquer all our enemies. Rejoice in his reign and look forward to the day when every knee will bow with us before the...

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November 15, 2020 ~ Third Sunday of End Time

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Lord, keep us watchful for our triumph! Today the Church hears strains of the distant triumph song and affirms, "Blessed are they who are called to the marriage feast of the Lamb." Jesus wants us to be the waiting Church – the Church that watches for her Savior and cries, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus!" As we journey through these latter days, our vigilance and our hearts grow drowsy because the bridegroom seems to be taking so long. So, while we...

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November 1, 2020 - Reformation Sunday

Worship in Focus * * *   The Season of End Time: The last four Sundays of the Church Year are designated as the season of End Time, a season unique to Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal. The focus of the season is fulfillment of Christ's promises and encouragement for the Church of the End Times. We live in the last age of this earth, and in this season, Jesus wants us to remember his promise, "Behold, I am coming soon!" This season prepares the Church for...

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October 25, 2020 ~ Pentecost 21

Worship in Focus * * * TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Our God...prepares blessings for us. Unearned and not asked for, but our God prepares a banquet for us. Aged wine and the best of meats and no more death will be there (The First Lesson today). He leads us through the darkest valley and prepares a table of blessings for us (The Psalm today). His Son is our greatest blessing, who allows us to be content always (The Second Lesson today). And he invites us to this...

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October 11, 2020 ~ Mission Festival

Worship in Focus   TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: The Message of the Cross... is foolishness to some, but the power of God to us being saved. Jesus once "saw the crowds" and "had compassion on them" (Matthew 9:36). A missionary has similar compassion, which leads to the sharing of the message of the cross of Christ. Some will sneer because they consider that message foolishness. Others, who believe that message by God's power, will want to hear more...

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Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! ~ Luke 24:5-6