Check Your Spiritual Oil!

Come ye thankful people come

The Sermon: Matthew 25: 1-13

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.  6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’  7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’  9” ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’  10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11“Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’  12“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’  13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Check Your Spiritual Oil!

  1. Your Lamp Needs Faith-Oil To Function
  2. Keep Your Oil Level Full Whenever You Can
  3. A Lit “Lamp” Guarantees Eternal Celebration

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Come ye thankful people come

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Sunday, November 20, 2016 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Children – “Glory and Praise to the Lord” Janine Swain, © 1981  (Director: Heidi Ludvigson ; Accompanist: Barb Breth)

Opening Hymn LSB 350 : Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come Hymnary.org link “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come”

The Invocation And Confession Of Sins

Heavenly Father, we confess to You our many sins for which we deserve Your just anger and punishment. Too often our hearts are focused on ourselves instead of You, on material things instead of spiritual things. Too often we find ourselves caught up in living only for now and not for eternity. Too often we live as if things will always continue as they are. Have mercy on us and forgive our spiritual shortsightedness. For the sake of Jesus, Whose blood cleanses us from every sin, may be found holy and blameless on the Day of Your Son’s return.

The Absolution (God’s Forgiveness Assurance Spoken By Pastor)

The Scripture Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
As children of light awaiting our Lord’s return on the Last Day, we are called not to live in darkness, but rather to encourage and build each other up in the faith.

Sing Hymn LSB 733 (V 4 & 6): O God, Our Help in Ages Past Hymnary.org link

♫ 4  A thousand ages in Thy sight  Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night  Before the rising sun.

6 O God, our help in ages past,  Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life shall last  And our eternal home!

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn LSB 514 : The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us Hymnary.org link  “The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us”

The Sermon….………………………….………… Matthew 25: 1-13

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.  6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’  7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’  9” ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’  10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11“Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’  12“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’  13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Check Your Spiritual Oil!

  1. Your Lamp Needs Faith-Oil To Function
  2. Keep Your Oil Level Full Whenever You Can
  3. A Lit “Lamp” Guarantees Eternal Celebration

Hymn LSB 516 : Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying Hymnary.org link “Wake, Awake”

Our Offering

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

The Children’s Message

Closing Hymn LSB 892 : Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Hymnary.org link “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

Silent Prayer And Announcements