Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Hymn Of Thanks”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal – abbreviated)
Scripture Readings: Psalm 73; Colossians 3:15-17; Luke 17:11-19
Luther’s Explanation To the First Article (See Opposite Page)
Choir: “O Make A Joyful Noise to God”
Hymn – 610
SERMON – Psalm 73 – “SURELY GOD IS GOOD”
Offertory – Offering – Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 588
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 609
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.
2016 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available downstairs. Please pick yours up promptly. Thanks!
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed for Thanksgiving in memory of Gerald Herman and Scott Herman by Carolyn Herman and Shari Axelsen.
CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve Children’s Services Thursday December 24 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship Friday December 25 9:00 a.m.
Regular Sunday Worship: Sunday December 27 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Communion Thursday December 31 7:00 p.m.
STEWARDSHIP-EVANGELISM COMM. meets Wednesday evening, approximately 8 p.m. on main floor after Deeerhunters Thanksgiving Service.
A GIFT FROM THE LADIES AID AT THE DOOR STILL AVAILABLE IN NARTHEX
The St. Paul’s Ladies Aid has again generously funded an outreach DVD – “My Son My Savior” This DVD, designed for the Christmas season, was handed out last Sunday. The idea is that you may watch it yourself and then, during the Advent season in December, give it to a friend, family member or stranger as a way of spreading the good news. Times of our services and contact info are provided on the sticker on the DVD. A number of these are still available in the narthex.
CHRISTMAS DIORAMA INFORMATION is on the entryway table. For more information please call Miss Bauer 461-0125
EXTRA “ONE IN CHRIST” ENVELOPES for Synod debt elimination are available in the narthex.