December 2, 2018                   Advent 1

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

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.

(sung) Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

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)

 

SECOND LESSON

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.

 

GOSPEL

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

 

SERMON

Luke 21:25-36
HEADS UP!

1) Advent warning

2) Advent excitement

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

Hymn 376, Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 9, Jesus, Your Church with Longing Eyes