St. Peter Lutheran Church

39695 SD Hwy 44, Armour, SD  /  605-724-2532  /  Pastor: Kevin Czymbor

Our Bulletin

First Sunday in Advent                         November 27, 2022

Welcome & Announcements

Advent Reading and lighting of the Advent Candle

*Call to Worship: Psalm 122 (pg. 612)

*Opening Prayer …………………………………………….. pg. 2

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 5

“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

*Confession of Sins ……………………………..................... pg. 2

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

*Declaration of Grace …………………………………..…… pg. 3

Scripture Lessons: 1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 (pg. 673)

2nd Reading: Romans 13:8-14 (pg. 1127)

*The Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44 (pg. 986)

*Response to the Gospel …………………………………..… pg. 3

*Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed ………………... pg. 4

*Gloria Patri …………………………………………………. pg. 4

BAPTISMAL HYMN --------------------------------------------- # 272

“Baptized into Thy Name Most Holy”

Baptism of Khloe Rose Wright

The Offering

*Response: “Create in Me A Clean Heart O God” ……..….. pg. 17

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 4

“Rejoice, All Ye Believers”

Sermon: “Engagement Period”

THE CLOSING HYMN ---------- “ I Stand Amazed” --------- # 540

*The Lord’s Prayer ………………………………………….. pg. 5

*The Benediction ………………………………..…………... pg. 5

*Three-fold Amen ………………………………...…………. pg. 5

THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………...………….. # 390

Organ Postlude

(* Indicates where congregation should stand if possible)

 

 

WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning, especially our guests and visitors. May our Father’s mercy in Jesus assure you of the forgiveness of all your sins. If you have not established your church home in our area, we are anxious to share with you all the blessings which God gives us through His Word. We ask that you please sign our guest book, and we hope that you return to worship with us again soon.

 

 

Announcements

 

Today, through the gift of Holy Baptism, we welcome Khloe Rose Wright into the family of Christ here at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

 

Advent Family Night will begin this evening at 5:30 with a soup supper served by our FLY Group. A Hymn Sing will follow at 7:00 p.m.

 

A Congregational Meeting will be held following the worship service on Sunday, December 11th, to elect new officers (1st Elder, Assistant Treasurer & Secretary) and to discuss Pastor’s Salary.

 

The 2023 WMF Bible Study Books are in. Title is “God’s Servants Teach us Life Lessons”. The cost is $5.00 per book. Contact Dee if you would like a book. All are welcome to come to WMF.

 

 

This week’s activities:
    30th – Wed. – Women’s Bible Study at the church, 2:00 p.m.
    3rd – Sat. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study, 8:00 a.m.
                    - WMF Advent Tea. 9:00 a.m.
    4th – Sun. – Worship, 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 122

122 I was glad when they said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Our feet have been standing
    within your gates, O Jerusalem!

Jerusalem—built as a city
    that is bound firmly together,
to which the tribes go up,
    the tribes of the Lord,
as was decreed for Israel,
    to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
There thrones for judgment were set,
    the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
    “May they be secure who love you!
Peace be within your walls
    and security within your towers!”
For my brothers and companions' sake
    I will say, “Peace be within you!”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your good.

 

1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

It shall come to pass in the latter days
    that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
    and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
    and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
    and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    neither shall they learn war anymore.

O house of Jacob,
    come, let us walk
    in the light of the Lord.

 

2nd Reading: Romans 13:8-14

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality,  not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

*The Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking,  marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.  42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.