Luke 20:27-38 – Our God is the God of the Living

Luke 20:27-38 – Our God is the God of the Living

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 
Lord of life, I praise you today for the eternal hope I have in you. I thank you for the examples of faithful loved ones who have entered into glory through your work, and I ask you to strengthen me as you strengthened them. Give me the heavenly focus I need so I, too, can be counted among those robed in your righteousness and forever called a saint triumphant. In you name I pray. Amen. 

CHIMES Give Thanks 
OPENING HYMN We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer | 609 
INVOCATION 
CONFESSION 
ABSOLUTION 
Prayer and Praise 
OH, TASTE AND SEE 
PRAYER OF THE DAY 
The Word 
FIRST LESSON Revelation 21:1-6 
HYMN Blessed Are the Saints of God | 394
SECOND LESSON 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 
VERSE OF THE DAY Galatians 4:6 
GOSPEL Luke 20:27-38 
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 
HYMN OF THE DAY I’m But a Stranger Here | 417 
SERMON Luke 20:27-38 Our God Is the God of the Living
APOSTLES’ CREED 
Thanksgiving 
OFFERING 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
LORD’S PRAYER 
HYMN Jerusalem the Golden | 214
PRAYER 
BLESSING 
CLOSING HYMN Lord, When Your Glory I Shall See | 219  

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SAINTS TRIUMPHANT THIS PAST YEAR 

Hank Langrehr – December 23, 2021 

Bill Horstman – April 12, 2022 

Louise Scharping – April 13, 2022 

James Bahr – April 22, 2022 

Joanne Kapanke – April 26, 2022 

Stanley Sprehn – May 7, 2022 

Richard E. Bakken – June 10, 2022 

Marley Tauscher – June 14, 2022 

Ron Paulus – July 6, 2022 

Ruth Amborn – July 29, 2022 

Gary Hass – August 10, 2022 

Norma Roubik – October 30, 2022 

MIDWEEK STUDY – 10 LIES ABOUT GOD 

Our midweek Bible study is entitled 10 Lies About God. The study provides Bible-based responses to common but inaccurate teachings about God to help participants defend their faith in a secular society. The final lie about God that we’ll cover is “God Doesn’t Judge Anyone, and Neither Should You.” Midweek Bible studies are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm, with the same study repeated the following morning, Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The study takes place in the church basement. 

ST. PAUL’S APPAREL – ORDER NOW SOMETIME MAYBE! 

We have another round of St. Paul’s apparel (almost) ready for ordering through Games People Play. We’ll even have a separate school section now with our new school mascot logo. Check out the link that was will be sent via email to make your orders on the St. Paul’s webstore. Orders will be received from now hopefully soon until Thanksgiving to guarantee arrival before Christmas. (Stay tuned.) 

LIVE NATIVITY 

The Live Nativity is coming up. If you can volunteer for the event, please see the poster on the lobby bulletin board. Questions? Call George Italiano (608-317-0271).

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. 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE 

Once again this year 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. 

CAMM LETTER 

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

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. 

SCRAP-N-CRAFT 

This year’s Scrap-N-Craft Fundraiser will be held at Mt. Calvary Grace School, 1614 Park, La Crosse, on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Registration before Nov. 14 is $40.00. After Nov. 14 it will be $45.00. Grab a flyer in the narthex for more information.

WESTERN WISCONSIN DISTRICT THANK OFFERING 

The past few years the WELS Western Wisconsin District Mission Board has encouraged churches to unite in a thank offering to support a mission. This fall’s offering has been designated for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Beloit, WI, and the new Little Lambs Childcare Center set to open soon. The offering will be collected from now through the Thanksgiving holiday. The goal for the thank offering is $40,000. Check should be made payable to Little Lambs Childcare Center and mailed to 2245 Park Ave., Beloit, WI 53511. 

CALENDAR 

TODAY 8:00 am Worship 

9:10 am Sunday School 

9:15 am Bible Study 

10:00 am Worship 

5:00 pm Bible Basics Class 

TUESDAY 10:00 am Mornings with Mommy 

7:00 pm Bible Study 

WEDNESDAY 9:00 am Bible Study (same as Tues.) 

7:00 pm Accreditation Committee Meeting 

THURSDAY 2:00 pm Ladies Aid Meeting 

7:00 pm Choir Practice 

NEXT SUNDAY 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