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First Sunday in Advent - Matthew 21:1-9 - November 29, 2015

Hymn #68 The Advent of Our King
Hymn #57 O Bride of Christ, Rejoice
Hymn #613 Jerusalem the Golden

Jeremiah 33:14-18
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 21:1-9

Collect for the First Sunday in Advent

Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power, O Lord, and come, that by Thy protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Thy mighty deliverance; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel

1)Jesus sends two disciples into the village to exercise their faith and teach us faith. Their errand seems regular. They are to fetch transportation for Jesus. Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Except this isn’t Jesus’ donkey and colt. They belong to someone else, presumably the man who tethered them. But this doesn’t faze the Lord, who instructs the two disciples, And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, “The Lord has need of them,’ an…

Thanksgiving - St. Luke 17:11-19 - November 25,2015

Hymn #568 We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator
Hymn #36 Now Thank We All Our God
Hymn #569 O Lord, I Sing with Lips and Heart

Sirach 50:22-24
1 Timothy 2:1-8
St. Luke 17:11-19

1)       This is quite the gift Jesus gives these ten men. They are afflicted with leprosy, a living death. Every day they see with their eyes the deterioration of their flesh. Each moment they are keenly aware of the rotting away of their earthly existence. Shunned by everyone, relegated to a colony outside the city so as to not infect anyone else, they are utterly alone. The only company they have is one another, each one having nine other men with the same death sentence slowly playing out each day of their life. There is no hope in this leper colony. No one walks away from leprosy. The only way out of this colony and existence is on a gurney. But Jesus is near. He travels through Galilee, through Samaria, and as He enters this city to preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the inhabitants of the ci…

Trinity XXVII - St. Matthew 25:1-13 - November 22, 2015

Hymn #67 The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
Hymn #609 Wake, Awake for Night Is Flying
Hymn #446 Rise, My Soul, To Watch and Pray

Isaiah 65:17-19
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
St. Matthew 25:1-13