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
Christ Jesus, as I wait for your return, forgive me for the times I am sedentary. Remind me today that there is still work to be done and that you carry out your good work through me and all believers. Bless the gifts and talents you’ve given me to use all for your glory. In this time between, help me to live according to your will and to carry out your mission. In your name, Amen.
OPENING HYMN (8:00 am) 798 I Lay My Sins on Jesus sts. 1, 3
CHOIR – GRADES 3-8 (10:00 am) There Is a Higher Throne
LORD, HAVE MERCY
GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST READING Isaiah 1:10–18
SECOND READING Romans 12:1–8
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Revelation 2:10
GOSPEL Matthew 25:14–30
HYMN OF THE DAY 695 Take My Life and Let It Be
SERMON Romans 12:1-8 A Living Offering
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN 814 Just as I Am, without One Plea
DISTRIBUTION HYMN 729 Son of God, Eternal Savior
DISTRIBUTION HYMN 740 O God, My Faithful God
CLOSING HYMN 748 Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
MIDWEEK STUDY – THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Our first midweek Bible study this fall is on one of the most interesting books of Scripture: Revelation. Chapter by chapter the author cuts a pathway through each vision and prophecy of Revelation until he reaches the clearing where we behold a new heaven and a new earth. The 12 Lessons include: The Purpose, Outline and Interpretation of the Book; The Letters to the Seven Churches; God’s Rule of the World; The Seven Seals; God’s Judgment of the World; The Church Secure and Glorified; The Devil and His Helpers Appear; The Seven Bowls of Wrath; The Downfall of the Devil’s Allies; The Millennium; The New Heaven and the New Earth; and Review. Join us as we continue to dive into the imagery and meaning of Christ our Savior in the book of Revelation.
ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
St. Paul’s Ladies Aid will host an Advent by Candlelight, by women for women, for ladies of the congregation, female family members and friends on Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 pm in the church basement. The theme for the event is “The King Shall Come.” There is no charge for the event. This is a wonderful afternoon of Word, music, and fellowship to help prepare your hearts for the Advent season before the holidays get into full swing. Refreshments will be served. To help the committee plan, please sign up on the bulletin board in the entryway with your name(s) and number attending in your group.
PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS – CHRISTMAS EVE
Any 4K through 8th grade public school students in the congregation are invited to participate in the Christmas Eve evening services at St. Paul’s. Children’s services are at 4:30 and 6:00 pm that evening. Copies of the service for memorization will be placed in the narthex (on the shelf under the worship bulletins). A practice schedule will also be placed there after it is set. If your child is participating, please coordinate rides during the school day with the Bangor school office. If transportation is needed, please contact Pastor Groth.
St. Paul’s Thanksgiving worship service will once again be the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving at 7:00 pm. The service will include communion.
PIZZA RANCH SUPPER
The 5-8 Graders would like to invite you to supper at Pizza Ranch. On Tuesday December 5th 4pm – 9pm. 10 and younger kids will eat free with a paying adult. Hope to see you there.
OCTOBER VOTERS’ MEETING MINUTES
Copies of the October voters’ meeting minutes can be found in the narthex.
Copies of the November letter for the Central Africa Medical Mission can be found in the narthex.
LIVE NATIVITY SIGNUP
Start a new family tradition of sharing the good news of Christ’s birth by volunteering down at Riverside Park. Many people are needed to staff the diorama each of the following evenings: November 24, 25, 26, and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 25. Pick a night or two and come down for any amount of time you can spare. (Friday/Saturdays 5-10pm…Sundays 5-9pm) Sign up using one of the following ways: 1) Under the event on the Live Nativity Riverside- Diorama Facebook page; 2) Text/call Maria Johnson 608-397-4810 or email email@example.com; 3) Scan the QR code to get to the signup link.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship with Communion
MONDAY 7:00 pm Choir Practice
TUESDAY 7:00 pm Bible Study
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am Bible Study (same as Tues.)
3:30 pm Public School Catechism Class
7:00 pm Thanksgiving Worship with Communion
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship