11/29/2018 9:29:21 AM
December 2, 2018 Advent 1
Posted under: Advent
ORDER OF SERVICE
The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).
Hymn 1, The Advent of Our King
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Jeremiah 33:14-16 (printed on back of worship folder)
Jeremiah prophesies that the savior would come from David’s family line.
PSALM OF THE DAY
Psalm 25 (also found on page 74 of the hymnal)
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 (printed on back of worship folder)
St. Paul rejoices that the Thessalonians have been given saving faith. It is his prayer that the Lord keep them in the faith until they enter eternal life on the last day when the Lord comes again.
Luke 21:25-36 (printed on back of worship folder)
Jesus explains that the end of the world will be preceded by many gloomy signs which already began appearing at his time. These serve as reminders that the coming of the Lord is near. We need to watch and pray that we do not fall away but stand firm in the faith.
HYMN OF THE DAY
Hymn 2, Savior of the Nations, Come
1) Advent warning
2) Advent excitement
Hymn 376, Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
Hymn 9, Jesus, Your Church with Longing Eyes