St. Peter Lutheran Church

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

Our Bulletin

First Sunday in Advent                     November 29, 2020

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the 1st Advent Candle & Reading by FLY

*Call to Worship: Psalm 80:1-7

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

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------- #   4

                           “Rejoice, All Ye Believers”

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

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

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

Scripture Lessons: First Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9

                              Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

                             *The Gospel: Mark 13:24-37

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

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

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

The Offering

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

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- #   5

                   “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

Sermon: “Be on the Lookout!”

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 156

                                         “One Day!”

*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

 

Advent Family Night is scheduled for tonight beginning with a Supper provided by the FLY at 5:00 p.m. A freewill donation will be taken with proceeds going to the 2019 FLY Convention. An Advent program will follow the meal.

 

We would like to thank everyone who contributed shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child. We filled 19 boxes this year. Thanks again, St. Peter WMF.

 

The Women’s Christmas Brunch will be hosted by our WMF this year. It will be held here on December 12th at 10:00 a.m.

 

Nativity Sets. Joyce is looking for nativity sets to use to decorate just for the day of the Christmas brunch. She would like them to be at the church by Wednesday, Dec. 9th, so she can decorate before Saturday. They will be returned on Sunday.

 

WMF Bible Study Sign Up will begin in December.

 

A Congregational Meeting to elect new officers and discuss Pastor’s Salary will be held follow the worship service on Sunday, December 13th.

 

Christmas Tree and Sack donations may be given to Nick Hoffman, Tim Goldammer or Bill Picek

 

This Week’s Activities:

30th – Mon. – Women’s Foundation Study, 7:30 p.m.

2nd – Wed. – Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

5th – Sat. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study, 8:00 a.m.

6th – Sun. – Worship, 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

*Call to Worship:      Psalm 80:1-7   

80 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
    and come to save us!

Restore us, O God;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved!

O Lord God of hosts,
    how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
You have fed them with the bread of tears
    and given them tears to drink in full measure.
You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,
    and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved!

 

1st Reading:      Isaiah 64:1-9

64 Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,  that the mountains might quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood  and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! When you did awesome things that we did not look for,  you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. You meet him who joyfully works righteousness,  those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;   in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? We have all become like one who is unclean,  and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf,  and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. There is no one who calls upon your name,  who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us,  and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter;  we are all the work of your hand. Be not so terribly angry, O Lord,   and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people.

 

2nd Reading:      1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

*The Gospel:     Mark 13:24-37

24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. 28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”