Welcome to Glendale Lutheran!

Pastor Scott Jonas would love to talk to you. You can contact him via cell 805-345-6658 or email scottjonas314@gmail.com.
Christmas Poinsettia Order Forms are by the mailboxes, or you can email Michelle (mfiala@glendalelutheranchurch.org) the number of plants you would like and mail a check. The cost is $7 per poinsettia. Please include if your purchase is in memory of a loved one and that will be noted in the Christmas Worship bulletins. Contact Michelle with any questions.

Take a fieldworker to lunch! Sign up to take Oliver and Bethany or Ryan to lunch after church. Bring them to your house or to a restaurant. Sign up in the lobby.

Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study is beginning a new study, Prophets and Kings. They meet weekly in FLC at 9:15. Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. All women are welcome!
The Last Sunday of the Church Year
9:15am
Prelude – My Song is Love Unknown

Greeting and Welcome

Lighting of the Candles

Hymn of Invocation – Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (LSB 803)

Joyful, joyful we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
Praising Thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
Drive the gloom of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day.

All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee,
Center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird, and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Wellspring of the joy of living,
Ocean-depth of happy rest!
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Fountainhead of love divine:
Joyful, we Thy heav’n inherit!
Joyful, we by grace are Thine!

+ Preparation +

Invocation
P:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C:  Amen.

Opening SentencesPsalm 95:1–3a, 6–7
P:  Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
C:  let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
P:  Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving!
C:  For the Lord is a great God.
P:  Oh come, let us worship and bow down.
C:  For He is our God,
P:  and we are the people of His pasture,
C:  and the sheep of His hand.

Confession and Absolution
P:  Indeed, our heavenly Father has called us to be His people. He has led us to green pastures and still waters. Yet, there have been times when we have treated our fellow sheep with disdain, when we have wandered away from our Shepherd. But our Good Shepherd does not abandon us, and we confess our sins before Him and one another.

Silence for reflection

P:  Heavenly Father,
C:  we confess that we have wandered away from You. We confess that we have acted shamefully toward our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have sinned in our thoughts, words, and actions. We have failed by our inactivity. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, O Lord, that we might follow You to the green pastures and still waters of everlasting life.
P:  Our heavenly Father has heard Your confession and sent His only Son, Jesus, to be our Good Shepherd. Jesus searches for each one of His sheep. He brings back those who have strayed. He binds up the injured. He even lays down His life for the sheep. By Christ’s death and resurrection, God forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C:  Amen. We are sought by our Shepherd. We are forgiven in Christ.

+ Word +

First Reading Psalm 55:1–8, 16–17
Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.
My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me,
and horror overwhelms me.
And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
yes, I would wander far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness;
I would hurry to find a shelter
from the raging wind and tempest.”
But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.
evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:20–28
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.
P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel – Matthew 25:31-46
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-fifth chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.

[Jesus said:] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.              

Children’s Hymn – God Loves Me Dearly (LSB 392)

God loves me dearly, grants me salvation,
God loves me dearly, loves even me. Refrain

Refrain:  Therefore I’ll say again: God loves me dearly,
God loves me dearly, loves even me.

He sent forth Jesus, my dear Redeemer,
He sent forth Jesus, and set me free. Refrain

Children’s Sermon

Hymn of the Day – The Lamb (LSB 547)

The Lamb, the Lamb,
O Father, where’s the sacrifice?
Faith sees, believes
God will provide the Lamb of price! Refrain

Refrain:  Worthy is the Lamb whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

He sighs, He dies,
He takes my sin and wretchedness.
He lives, forgives,
He gives me His own righteousness.  Refrain

He rose, He rose,
My heart with thanks now overflows.
His song prolong
Till ev’ry heart to Him belong.  Refrain

Sermon 
Apostles' Creed
C:   I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life + everlasting. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 23 – Joel Hempel; 25 – Jack Bentzinger, Judy George; 26 – Shelley Albers, Vince Ryan; 28 – Joan Schlichter
+ Wedding anniversaries: 23 – Patricia & Phillip Price; 28 – Jeri & Darold Crotzer

Special Celebrations and Needs:
+ Church family members: Vicky Petzoldt, who has been diagnosed with Wegener’s; Sue Schultz, recovering from hand surgery; Jules & Mary Bush, upon the death of their daughter, Mary Margaret Elliott; Betty Welch, now in Manor Grove; John Brugere, upon the death of his father; friends and family of Lucille Massie, upon her death; Chris Kattentidt, upon the death of his mother, Vivian
+ Friends of our congregation: Nate and Erica McCarty, whose infant daughter is in the NICU; Kenny, friend of John Brugere, who is fighting a recurrence of cancer
Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Mary Guion, Corinne Gutzler, Anne Hammann, Bettie Welch, Joan Winkler, Ruth Wussler

Offertory – Hymn Meditation  
Offering
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+ Sacrament +

The Words of Our Lord
P:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
     In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Lord’s Prayer
C:  Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Pax Domini
P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C:  Amen.

Distribution

Blessing

Benediction
P:  The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C:  Amen.

Closing Hymn – Lift High the Cross (LSB 837)

Refrain:  Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

Come, Christians, follow where our Captain trod,
Our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God.  Refrain

Let ev’ry race and ev’ry language tell
Of Him who saves our lives from death and hell.  Refrain

So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory!  Refrain

Postlude Postlude in G

+ + +

+ WORSHIP LEADERS +
Preacher/Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Scott Jonas
Pianist/Organist – Jim Thielker
Communion – Andy Ortstadt
Sound/Video – Ken Clark
Lector – Oliver LaMie
Usher – Mike Toney
Bible Class Sound/Video – Jerry Nicolaus

Altar flowers this morning are given by Joel & Marcia Hempel
in thanksgiving for our family and our church family
Acknowledgments
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.