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Living in Eager Expectation

(11/25/2018)

Today in Worship - Last Sunday of the Church Year
Preacher, Worship Leader & Children's Message: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Elder: Dorwood Borgschulte


Welcoming One Another

Baptism
Nora Katherine Woodson

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"Prepare The Way"

Confession of Sin

Absolution


Songs Of Praise
"Enough"
"Holy Spirit"

First Reading
Revelation 4:4b-8
4b  They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.
5  From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.
6  Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
7  The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
8  Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Mark 13:24-37
24  "But in those days, following that distress,  'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
25  the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
26  At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27  And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
28  Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
29  Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
30  I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
31  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
32  No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33  Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
34  It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35  Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
36  If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
37  What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "

Sermon

Offering
"My Hope Is In You"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Third Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.  In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers.  On the Last Day, he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.  This is most certainly true. 

Prayers Of The Day

The Lord's Prayer

Blessing

Sending Song
"Majestic"