Comfort ye, my people, saith your God.

Comfort ye, my people, saith your God.

Listen to the service: Comfort ye, my people, saith your God. Second Sunday in Advent Saturday, December 6 (6:00 p.m.), & Sunday, December 7, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Opening Hymn The Invocation And Responsive Advent Scripture (From Isaiah 40) Each Pastoral Reading Will Be Preceded By A Brief Introduction P: The voice said, “Cry Out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is as grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40: 6-8) C: We are flesh – physically and spiritually. Our inherited sinful nature and our actual sins of thought, word and deed are an inherent part of Read More …

The Holy Spirit Makes Every Christmas Possible

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The Sermon: 2 Peter 1: 19-21 19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit Makes Every Christmas Possible Listen to the sermon: Second Sunday in Advent Sunday, December 8, 2013 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (Director: Cathy Augustin, Accompanist: Audra Wiste, Flute: Lauren Sotnyk) O, come, O, come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Read More …

The Holy Spirit Works Sight Unseen to Make The First Christmas Possible

The Holy Spirit Works Sight Unseen to Make The First Christmas Possible

The Sermon:  Luke 1: 35 (NKJV) And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” The Holy Spirit Works Sight Unseen to Make The First Christmas Possible Listen to the sermon: First Sunday in Advent Saturday, November (6:00 pm) and Sunday, December 1, 2013 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir – “Come to My Heart” (Director: Cathy Augustin, Accompanist: Stephanie Mueller) Opening   The Invocational and Confessional Prayer C: As we today begin a new church year and Advent season, our thoughts turn to Your gracious “comings” to us, dear Lord. Mercifully You once came into the world as our Savior; Lovingly You come into our hearts through Your Word and Read More …

The Ox and Donkey Know Their Master — Do You?

The Ox and Donkey Know Their Master -- Do You?

The Sermon: Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand. The Ox and Donkey Know Their Master — Do You? Listen to the sermon: The Sermon ……………………………………………. Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand. The Ox and Donkey Know Their Master — Do You?