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The Order of Service
Opening Hymn: #9 (please join to sing verses 1, 4 and 5)
LORD, HAVE MERCY
PRAYER OF THE DAY
THE WORD OF GOD
The Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 6:1-3, 5-14, 17-22
The New Testament Lesson 2 Peter 3:18-22
The Gospel Lesson Mark 13:32-37
The Sermon Hymn: # 2 “Savior of the Nations Come”
The Sermon: selected verses from Revelation 21 & 22
The Best is Yet to Come! (Pastor R. Pamperin, First Lutheran, LaCrosse, WI)
The Confession of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed
The Advent Prayer (CW, page 123)
The Hymn: # 3 (verses 1-4) “Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates”
The Closing Prayer
The Hymn: # 3 (verse 5) “Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates”
Altar Flowers are placed today by the family of Shelly Miller.
With the Lord – Verna M. Wehrs, 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Private family services were Sunday, November 22 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes, Bangor Chapel. Pastor Steven Olson officiated.
Pastor Richard Pamperin is our guest preacher today. Pastor Pamperin serves at First Lutheran in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We thank him sincerely for sharing the Word of God with us today!
Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm to prepare the 2021 envelopes. Please contact Roger Lund with questions.
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”.
St. Paul’s Scrip Program – https://www.stpaulsbangor.com/scrip-program/
SCRIP refers to gift certificates or gift cards (great for holiday gift giving). St. Paul’s is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which you can buy at face value. The difference is our school’s profit. By purchasing these gift cards before you shop for your everyday items – like groceries, gas, restaurants – we raise money, without you having to spend a penny extra. Also available on the “Raise Right” mobile app are e-gift cards that can be used instantly via your mobile phone. Questions: Contact Janel Lochen at 608-386-4243. Deadline for December Scrip orders is December 10.
Sunday School start time changes. Sunday School classes will start at 9 am instead of 9:10 to allow more time for instruction. Thank you to the parents for helping to get the children to the school a bit earlier.
COVID-19: With the increased concern about the rapid spread of the virus in our area, please be respectful and cautious around one another. Do what you can to avoid contracting or spreading the virus. May God graciously keep us all safe and healthy!
Upcoming Worship Services:
Christmas Eve services will be at 4:30 and 6:00 m
Christmas Day worship is at 9:00 am
New Year’s Eve worship w/communion is at 7:00 pm
Virtual Children’s Christmas Eve 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 theme for the Christmas Eve worship service will be: “A Changeless Christmas in a Changing World.”