Opening Anthem by Science & Fine Arts Singers:
“Prepare The Royal Highway”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal – abbreviated)
Scripture Readings: Job 1:6-22; Psalm 130:5-8; James 5:7-12; Mark 4:26-29
[Old Testament Lesson from NIV ’84; Psalm, Epistle & Gospel from EHV]
The Nicene Creed – Pages 18-19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 9
SERMON – James 5:7-12 – FAITH’S ADVENT PATIENCE
Offertory – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn –5
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 1
WITH THE LORD – Nancy Brownell passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the age of 57. Services were here at the church on Friday. Flowers are placed in her memory.
BAPTISM – Adeline Ruth Parr, daughter of Jeffrey & Betsy Parr, is received into the kingdom of God’s grace by the washing of water and the Word in today’s 2nd service.
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed by Bruce & Candace Warhanik in thanks to God for the 96th birthday of Robert Cole.
IN MEMORY of Charles Arndt, $500.00 has been given to the New School Building Fund by the Arndt Family.
CALL ACKNOWLEDGED – Miss Megan Lepke has sent a letter acknowledging the Call we extended to her to teach Grades 1-2. She asks that we keep her in our prayers as she deliberates. As reported in previous bulletins, with the retirement of Mrs. Beth Schmeling at the end of this school year, our alignment for the classrooms next year (2018-2019 school year) will be: Mrs. Gwen Manke – Pre-school & Kindergarten; a new teacher for Grades 1 & 2; Mr. Eric Duve – Grades 3 & 4; Miss Karen Bauer– Grades 5 & 6; Mr. Richard Bakken – Principal and Grades 7 & 8.
THANKS ! to all who helped in so many ways with the Christmas Diorama.
LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT next Sunday, 2:00 pm.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE next Sunday after both services.
COUNCIL FILLS CHRISTMAS BAGS Sun. Dec. 17 after 2nd service.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available downstairs.
CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Regular Worship: Sun. Dec. 24, 8 & 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve Children’s Service: Sun. Dec. 24, 4:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship: Mon. Dec. 25, 9:00 a.m.
Regular Worship: Sun. Dec. 31, 8 & 10 a.m.
(NO evening New Years Eve Worship This Year)
[No Sunday School or Bible Study on December 24 or December 31]