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First Sunday in Advent + Matthew 21:1-9 + November 27, 2016

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15 Hymn # 68 The Advent of Our King Hymn # 57 O Bride of Christ, Rejoice Hymn # 613 Jerusalem the Golden Introit
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Let no one who waits on You be ashamed. (Psalm 25:1-3a)
Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You. Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles. (Psalm 25:4, 5b, 21-22)
Readings 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.

Collect for Beginning of the Church Year
Almighty Lord God, Who by Thy grace hast…

Trinity 27 + Matthew 25:1-13 + November 20, 2016

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15 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

Introit - Pg. 82
Readings Isaiah 65:17-19 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:1-13
Collect for Trinity XXVII Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy people from their offenses, that from the bonds of our sins which by reason of our frailty we have brought upon us we may be delivered by Thy bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Collect for the End of the Church Year We thank Thee, Lord God, Heavenly Father, that in the past Church Year Thou hast preserved Thy Word among us in purity and by it effectively enlivened our souls; and we beseech Thee, that Thou wouldst graciously forgive us all our neglect, unbelief, and disobedience with respect to Thy Word, and continue to give us this precious treasure with Thy blessin…

26th Sunday after Trinity + Matthew 25:21-46 + November 13, 2016

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15 Hymn #91 Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord Hymn #611 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near Hymn #53 Abide, O Dearest Jesus

Introit - 83
Readings Isaiah 40:9-11 2 Peter 3:3-14 Matthew 25:31-46
Collect for Trinity XXVI O God, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by Thy Holy Spirit that, being ever mindful of the end of all things and the day of Thy just judgment, we may be stirred up to holiness of living here and dwell with Thee forever hereafter; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Sermon on the Holy Gospel
Grace and Peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
1)         When Christ returns on the Last Day, then we will experience what we confess each week in the Creed, that, “He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and dead.” All nations will be gathered before Him, living and dead, a multitude innumerable. Jesus describes…

25th Sunday after Trinity + Matthew 24:15-28 + November 6, 2016

Order of Holy Communion - Pg. 15 Hymn # 261 Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word Hymn # 264 Preserve Thy Word, O Savior Hymn # 463 For All The Saints Whom from their Labors Rest
Introit - pg. 83

Collect for Trinity XXV Almighty God, we beseech Thee, show Thy mercy unto Thy humble servants, that we who put no trust in our own merits may not be dealt with after the severity of Thy judgment, but according to Thy mercy; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Readings Isaiah 49:12-17 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 24:25-28
Sermon on the Holy Gospel

Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1)         As we approach the end of the church year our focus shifts to the end times. Jesus teaches us what is in store for us by first teaching us about the fall of Jerusalem. Most of the today’s text deals with that event which happened around 70 AD when the Roman general Titu…