December 16, 2018                 Advent 3

ORDER OF SERVICE

Service of Word and Sacrament (also found on page 26 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 752, In Christ Alone

 

SECOND LESSON

Philippians 4:4-7 (printed on back of worship folder)

Even though St. Paul was in prison and had endured many hardships, he could still rejoice and give us the encouragement to do the same. Since God’s forgiveness is constant, our rejoicing will also be constant.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 3:7-18 (printed on back of worship folder)

The judgment is coming. Those who refuse to repent and continue to hold on to their sinful lives will be cut down. But those who repent rejoice in God’s good news of forgiveness. This joy will show itself in lives filled with good works.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 765, Day by Day

 

SERMON

John 4:39-42
Now We Really Know

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

Hymn 452, Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 745, May the Peace of God