Colossians 1:13-20 – What Kind of King is This?

Colossians 1:13-20 – What Kind of King is This?

WELCOME TO WORSHIP 
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus. 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP 
Christ Jesus, my King, today I humbly come before you to offer my praise. Calm my troubled and anxious heart with the peace you won for me by the blood of your cross. Keep me in your care and kingdom all my days, that I may rest in your eternal peace forever in your presence. In your glorious name I pray. Amen. 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR (8:00) Now Thank We All Our God | PreK-2nd Grade 
OPENING HYMN (10:00) Lift High the Cross | 579 
INVOCATION 
CONFESSION 
LORD, HAVE MERCY 
ABSOLUTION 
GLORY BE TO GOD 
PRAYER OF THE DAY 
The Word 
FIRST LESSON Jeremiah 23:2-6 
SECOND LESSON Colossians 1:13-20 
VERSE OF THE DAY Revelation 22:13 
GOSPEL Luke 23:35-43 
NICENE CREED 
HYMN OF THE DAY Crown Him with Many Crowns | 341 
SERMON Colossians 1:13-20 What Kind of King Is This?
CREATE IN ME 
OFFERING 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
LORD’S PRAYER 
The Sacrament 
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 
WORDS OF INSTITUTION 
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD 
DISTRIBUTION 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name | 370  
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Beautiful Savior | 369 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN If Your Beloved Son, O God | 393 
Thanksgiving 
SONG OF SIMEON 
BLESSING 
CLOSING HYMN There Is a Higher Throne | 727 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE 

We’ll have one service for Thanksgiving on Wed., Nov. 23 (the day before Thanksgiving), at 7:00 pm. We will also partake of the Lord’s Supper during the service. 

MIDWEEK STUDY 

We will take a one-week break from our midweek Bible study this week, and then we’ll start up our new study on Nov. 29 & 30 called Lyrics of Love, a Bible study on the Song of Songs. This is a creative study on Solomon’s Song of Songs divided into stanzas, measures, and notes. It fosters discussion with a variety of questions. The study covers the following five lessons: Prelude to Marriage, The Wedding Song, The Notes of Discord, The Song of Reconciliation, The Golden Oldies. Join us as we look at a unique book of the Bible that provides a great picture of Christ and his bride, the Church. 

ST. PAUL’S APPAREL – ORDER NOW! 

We do indeed have another round of St. Paul’s apparel ready for ordering through Games People Play. We even have a separate school section now with our new school mascot logo. Type in the URL below, use the link in email blast, or use the QR code to the right. Orders will be received until Thanksgiving to guarantee arrival before Christmas. https://gppsports.chipply.com/stpaulbangor21/ 

FRIENDSHIP TREE 

The Ladies Aid will be putting up a Friendship Tree in the narthex the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Feel free to bring someone to place on the tree as a gift to someone else, and feel free to grab something from the tree for yourself! 

LADIES AID CHRISTMAS TEA 

The St. Paul’s Ladies Aid would like to invite all ladies of the congregation to our Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 8. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the lobby. The last day to RSVP will be Sunday, Nov 27.

LIVE NATIVITY 

DON’T WANT TO STAND OUT IN THE COLD? Volunteer to help with dressing/finding people costumes or help with greeting/sign-in starting at 3:30 down at First Lutheran’s new ECE Building (420 West Ave. Lax). We will have someone there to show you what to do for each of those jobs so if you are interested this is the year to sign up for it. Helpers needed November 25, 26, 27 and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17,18, 25. Karen Bauer will be in the lobby to help you sign up, or you can contact Maria Johnson at 608-397-4810 or email Johnson.maria@live.com. 

CAMM LETTER 

The November letter of the Central Africa Medical Mission is printed and ready in the lobby. 

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM 

Join St. Paul, Tomah, Saturday, December 3, as they present “Journey to Bethlehem.” Live nativity tours start at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 pm. Free supper in the Fellowship Hall, Christmas crafts, drawing for nativity sets, and live animals in the Bethlehem Barnyard. Everyone is welcome! 

SERVICE OF ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS 

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tomah is hosting a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 4, at 4:00 pm. The service entitled “Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” and will feature the combined choirs of St Paul’s Tomah and St John’s Sparta who will lead the service which is interspersed with Scripture readings and music. Much loved hymns and choral selections include “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” and the timeless choral classic by Manz “E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come.” La Crosse native Lloyd Harter will serve as organist for the service and will present an organ concert at 3:30 pm until the start of the service. Organ works by Bach, Brahms, and Distler are included. St. Paul Lutheran is located at 525 Superior Avenue in Tomah. 

WOMEN’S RETREAT 

The 2023 WELS Coulee Women’s Retreat will be April 22, 2023, at Luther High School in Onalaska. This retreat provides an opportunity for WELS/ELS women and their friends to gather together, encourage each other with God’s Word, and go forth to share God’s Word with others. Registration forms and itinerary are available at www.facebook.com/WCWRetreat.

A LUTHERAN RESPONSE TO EVOLUTION 

You can request 3 FREE print books (32-48 pages each). Choose from 13 titles including, “Did Dinosaurs Roam the Earth?” “Conversation With an Atheist,” and “Christian Doctrine in Genesis.” Request yours at www.LutheranScience.org/FreeBooks or by writing to (include your address): Lutheran Science Institute, 13390 W. Edgewood Ave, New Berlin WI 53151. This offer expires Feb. 28, 2023. Offer subject to change without notice. 

CALENDAR 

TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion 

9:10 am Sunday School 

9:15 am Bible Study 

10:00 am Worship with Communion 

5:00 pm Bible Basics Class 

WEDNESDAY 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Service with Communion 

NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship 

9:10 am Sunday School 

9:15 am Bible Study 

10:00 am Worship 

5:00 pm Bible Basics Class