Opening Anthem by the Choir: All Good Gifts”
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Congregation Sings Psalm 73 (Page 94 – front of hymnal)
Scripture Readings: Habakkuk 3:17-19; 1 Thess. 5:16-18; Luke 17:11-19
Luther’s Explanation To The First Article (See Opposite Page)
Hymn – 609
SERMON – Habakkuk 3:17-19 –“THOUGH THE FIG TREE DOES NOT BUD…”
“We Praise You, O God” (Pages 48-49) – Offering
Lord, Have Mercy” – Prayer – Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Hymn – 610
Prayer For Grace & Benediction (Pages 50-51)
Closing Hymn – 260
DR. MARTIN LUTHER’S EXPLANATION TO THE FIRST ARTICLE
I believe that God created me and all that exists, and that He gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.
And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, property and home, spouse and children, land, cattle and all I own, and all I need to keep my body and life. God also preserves me by defending me against all danger, guarding and protecting me from all evil.
All this God does only because He is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it.
For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.
2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in the basement. Please pick yours up promptly. Thank you!
MR. GROTH has received a Call to serve as the 3rd Grade Teacher at Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. Please remember him in your prayers as he deliberates.
LUTHER HIGH CHRISTMAS FRUIT orders may still be placed between services this coming Sunday.
CHRISTMAS DIORAMA INFORMATION is on the entryway table. For more information please call Miss Bauer (486-2641 at School).
CHRISTMAS SEASON SERVICE SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Children’s Services Saturday, December 24 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship Sunday December 25 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Communion Saturday, December 31 7:00 p.m.
Worship on New Years Day Sunday, January 1 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
[No Sunday School or Bible Study on Christmas Day & New Years Day]