St. Peter Lutheran Church

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

Our Bulletin

1st Sunday in Advent                         December 1, 2019

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Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the 1st Advent Candle & Reading by FLY

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

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------ # 334

“O Come, Little Children”

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

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

*Scripture Lessons: 1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

2nd Reading: Romans 13:8-14

*The Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

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

*Confession of Faith – The Nicene Creed….…………......... pg. 18

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

The Offering

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

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 545

“Because He Lives”

Sermon: “Important Arrival”

HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 500

“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”

* Communion Service: The Exhortation ……………………. pg. 6

* The Lord’s Prayer & Words of the Institution.……………. pg. 7

Lamb of God ………………………………………………. pg. 20

Hymns during the distribution of Communion: # 478, 557, 118, 287

*Closing Prayer

*The Benediction & Three-fold Amen ...……………………. pg. 8

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

Organ Postlude (* denotes – Congregation please stand as able)

 

 

WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning! We ask our visitors to please sign the guest book and let us know how we may assist you in any way. God’s peace and joy be upon you!

 

Announcements

 

Holy Communion: We invite all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and who have received Confirmation or other Biblical instruction on this Sacrament to come to the altar to participate in the Lord’s Supper. All other, including children, are invited to come forward to receive a blessing from the Pastor. We also invite you to prepare yourself by reading “Personal Preparation for Holy Communion,” (hymnal pages 14-15). Please note: The 6 cups in the center ring of the communion trays are Grape Juice for those wanting juice instead of wine.

 

Christmas Eve practice for Sunday School and FLY group after worship today

 

Advent Family Night tonight beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Chili/Chicken noodle soup supper served by the FLY group. A program will begin approximately 6:00 p.m.

 

A Congregational Meeting will be held following the worship service on Sunday, December 15th, to discuss Pastor’s salary and election of 2nd Elder, 3rd Elder and Treasurer.

 

Invitation to all ladies:   You are invited to a CHRISTMAS TEA on Saturday, December 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., hosted by Amazing Grace Free Lutheran, 1210 S. Ohlman, Mitchell.  Please feel free to bring a friend.  The Christmas events at our AFLC churches have been most enjoyable!  We hope to see many of you at our event.  (STORM DATE:  Dec. 14)   **If you desire to help, we have chosen the Food Pantry as our project.  You can bring any items, or you might want to consider items for their campaign called “Pouches for the Food Pantry.”  You will find pouches of brownie, cookie, muffin & pancake mixes; pouches of mashed potatoes; and pouches of rice, rice mixes & noodle mixes in the stores.

 

This Weeks Activities:

2nd – Mon. – Women’s Bible Study on James, 7:30 pm Lesson 7

4th – Wed. – Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

7th _ Sat. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study, 8:00 a.m.
                 - WMF Christmas Tea at Amazing Grace, 1:30 p.m.

8th – Sun. – Worship Service, 9:00 am Sunday School, 10:00 am

 

 

 

1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 NIV

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 NIV

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 NIV

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.