Your Redemption Is Drawing Near: Follow The Signs!

Thanks we give and adoration For Your Gospel's joyful sound. May the fruits of Your salvation In our hearts and lives abound. Ever faithful, ever faithful To Your truth may we be found.

The Sermon: Luke 21: 25 – 36

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 29He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32“I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Your Redemption Is Drawing Near: Follow The Signs!

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Thanks we give and adoration For Your Gospel's joyful sound. May the fruits of Your salvation In our hearts and lives abound. Ever faithful, ever faithful To Your truth may we be found.

24th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, November 19, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

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

The Invocation

The Confession Of Sins And Absolution

C: 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 living only for the now instead of living for eternity. Too often we live as if things will always continue as they are. Have mercy on us and forgive our short-sightedness. For the sake of Jesus, Whose blood cleanses us from every sin, may we be found holy and blameless on the Day of His return.

The Absolution

The Scripture Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

Awake and alert, we are prepared for that great Day!

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 354 : Arise, O Christian People Hymnary.org link  “Arise, O Christian People”

The Sermon….……………………………………… Luke 21: 25 – 36

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 29He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32“I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Your Redemption Is Drawing Near: Follow The Signs!

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

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

Our Gifts of Faith For the Lord’s Work

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

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

The Children’s Message

Hymn LSB 924 : Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing Hymnary.org link – “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
SS Children Sing V 1-2, Congregation Sing V 3
(Director: Heidi Ludvigson; Accompanist: Barb Breth)

Silent Prayer And Announcements