Malachi 4:1-6

Malachi 4:1-6

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THE COMMON SERVICE
Lord, have mercy
Absolution
Prayer of the day
The Word of God
The Epistle Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
The Gospel Lesson:  John 1:6-8; 19-28   
The Sermon Hymn: # 12     “Hark the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes”
The Sermon: Malachi 4:1-6
The Confession of Faith:  The Apostle’s Creed
The Offering
The Advent Prayer          
The Lord’s Prayer
The Hymn: # 28  (verses 1-4)     “Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord”
The Closing Prayer
The Benediction

With the Lord –  Becky Langrehr passed away on Thursday, December 10 at the age of 78.  Services are pending.  May the words that Simeon spoke when he held the baby Jesus in his arms, bring comfort to those who mourn, “My eyes have seen your salvation”. 

Jessie and Rachel Kassera will be confessing their faith in the rite of confirmation during the 8:00 am service today. We welcome them along with their children Kadence and Kody into the St. Paul’s church family. We pray that God will give them courage to live the faith they confess today. We also pray that God will continue to strengthen their faith as they assemble with us around the means of grace for spiritual nourishment! WELCOME!

Pastor Weigand has returned the call to serve as pastor here at St. Paul’s. The congregation is planning to have a call meeting at noon on Sunday, January 3, 2021. (The Synod puts a moratorium on extending calls during the Christmas season.)

2021 Church envelopes are now available downstairs.  Please pick yours up as soon as possible.  If you are able, please deliver to those that are unable to attend church services due to COVID concerns. 

In Memory of Verna Wehrs $500 has been given to the Church Repair fund by her family. 

Usher Schedules are available in the narthex.   Please pick up your copy.  

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on December 27th!  Parents of Sunday School children, please take note of this. Sunday School classes will resume on January 3 at 9:00 am at the school.

St. Paul’s Church Records Update:  Please take a moment to complete the form in the narthex to update our church records with current names, address, emails and cell phone numbers.  You may also do this electronically at www.stpaulsbangor.com and click on “Sign Up for our Newsletter”.

Upcoming Worship Services:
Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 6:00 pm; 
Christmas Day worship at 9:00 am; 
New Year’s Eve worship w/communion at 7:00 pm 

Virtual Children’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Due to COVID restrictions and concerns for our children, our Christmas Eve service will look differently than in years past. The day school children will record their Christmas messages to the congregation earlier in the month and these recordings will be shown in the Christmas Eve worship services. The service will close with the dimming of the lights and worshipping by candlelight. Please invite your friends to join us for our Christmas worship services – what better time to share our hope in Christ than at Christmas?