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The First Sunday in Advent
9:15am
Prelude
 
Greeting and Welcome
 
Lighting of the Candles
 
Hymn of Invocation – When Morning Gilds the Skies (LSB 807)
 
When morning gilds the skies,
My heart, awaking, cries,
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
When evening shadows fall,
This rings my curfew call:
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
 
When mirth for music longs,
This is my song of songs:
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
God’s holy house of prayer
Hath none that can compare
With “Jesus Christ be praised!”
 
No lovelier antiphon
In all high heav’n is known
Than “Jesus Christ be praised!”
There to the eternal Word
The eternal psalm is heard:
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
 
Ye nations of mankind,
In this your concord find:
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
Let all the earth around
Ring joyous with the sound:
“May Jesus Christ be praised!”
 
Sing, suns and stars of space,
Sing, ye that see His face,
Sing, “Jesus Christ be praised!”
God’s whole creation o’er,
Both now and evermore
Shall Jesus Christ be praised!

+ Preparation +
 
Invocation
P:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C:  Amen.
 
Opening SentencesJeremiah 33:14–15; Luke 21:27, 33
P:  The Lord says, “I will fulfill the promise I made to the houses of Israel and Judah.”
C:  We thank You, O Lord!
P:  The Lord says, “My righteous Branch will cause justice and righteousness to spring up.”
C:  We adore You, O Lord!
P:  The Lord says, “You will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”
C:  We praise You, O Lord!
P:  The Lord says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
C:  We worship You, O Lord!
 
Confession and Absolution Psalm 25:6–7
P:  Having emerged from the waters of Baptism as God’s new creation in Christ, we confess our sins to God and one another.
 
A time of silence is observed.
 
P:  We confess to You, O Lord, that we are captive to sin in thought, word, and deed. We have neither loved You with our whole heart nor loved our neighbors as ourselves.
C:  Remember Your mercy, O Lord, and Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
P:  Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
C:  according to Your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O Lord!
P:  Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake 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.
 
+ Word +
 
Introit
P:  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation.
C:  Who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord?
P:  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before You.
C:  Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face,
P:  who exult in Your name all the day and in Your righteousness are exalted.
C:  For our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
 
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
 
P:  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation.
 
Salutation and Prayer of the Day
P:  The Lord be with you.
C:  And also with you.
P:  Let us pray. Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection
C:  we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins
P:  and saved by Your mighty deliverance;
C:  for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
 
First Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”
 
P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.
 
Epistle 1 Peter 5:1–11
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
 
P:  This is the Word of the Lord.
C:  Thanks be to God.
 
Holy Gospel – Luke 19:28-40
P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the nineteenth chapter.
C:  Glory to You, O Lord.
 
When he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
 
P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C:  Praise to You, O Christ.
 
Apostles' Creed
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.
 
Children’s Hymn – I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb (LSB 740)
 
I am Jesus’ little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
For my Shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my need and well provides me,
Loves me ev’ry day the same,
Even calls me by my name.
 
Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my staff and stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, He bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.
 
Children’s Sermon – Tim Cosby
 
Hymn of the Day – Christ Be My Leader (LSB 861)
 
Christ be my Leader by night as by day;
Safe through the darkness, for He is the way.
Gladly I follow, my future His care,
Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.
 
Christ be my Teacher in age as in youth,
Drifting or doubting, for He is the truth.
Grant me to trust Him; though shifting as sand,
Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.
 
Christ be my Savior in calm as in strife;
Death cannot hold me, for He is the life.
Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain
Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.
 
Sermon 
Offering
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Offertory
 
Prayer of the Church
 
+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 29 – Susan DeFosset; 30 – Suk Wille; 2 – Andrew Buchholz; 5 – Kathy Brugere, Sue Schlutz
+ Wedding anniversaries: 28 – Jeri & Darold Crotzer
 
Special Celebrations and Needs:
+ Church family members: Layton Wille, recovering from a herniated disk; Ken Kight, for healing; Shirley Williams, dealing with heart and foot issues; Judy Thielker, in rehab; Carol Froesel, recovering from a back procedure; Mary Ann Crabtree, recovering from hernia surgery; Steve Albers, recovering from hip surgery
+ Friends of our congregation: Family and friends of Anne Hammann, upon her death; family and friends of Gwen Peiper, upon her death; Kim, daughter of Greg & Karen Frimel, recovering from surgery; Jody, daughter of Jerry and Beth Nicolaus, with stage 1 cancer; family and friends of Eunice Metz, sister of Miriam Reimnitz, upon her death
+ Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Twylah Atwood, Fred & Mary Aufderheide, Mary Guion, Jerry & Jane Keathley, Ruth Wussler
 
Lord’s Prayer
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.
 
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 – Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus (LSB 685)
 
Let us ever walk with Jesus,
Follow His example pure,
Through a world that would deceive us
And to sin our spirits lure.
Onward in His footsteps treading,
Pilgrims here, our home above,
Full of faith and hope and love,
Let us do the Father’s bidding.
Faithful Lord, with me abide;
I shall follow where You guide.
 
Let us suffer here with Jesus
And with patience bear our cross.
Joy will follow all our sadness;
Where He is, there is no loss.
Though today we sow no laughter,
We shall reap celestial joy;
All discomforts that annoy
Shall give way to mirth hereafter.
Jesus, here I share Your woe;
Help me there Your joy to know.
 
Let us gladly die with Jesus.
Since by death He conquered death,
He will free us from destruction,
Give to us immortal breath.
Let us mortify all passion
That would lead us into sin;
And the grave that shuts us in
Shall but prove the gate to heaven.
Jesus, here with You I die,
There to live with You on high.
 
Let us also live with Jesus.
He has risen from the dead
That to life we may awaken.
Jesus, You are now our head.
We are Your own living members;
Where You live, there we shall be
In Your presence constantly,
Living there with You forever.
Jesus, let me faithful be,
Life eternal grant to me.
 
Postlude

+ WORSHIP LEADERS +
Preacher/Liturgist – Seminarian Ryan Barnett
Organist/Pianist – Jim Thielker
Sound/Video – Mike Toney
Lector – Marcia Hempel
Ushers – Kelly Climer, Judy George, Lisa Grossenheider
Greeters – Jean Peterson, Janet Leet
 
Altar Flowers this morning are from Jack & Janet Hurley
“in honor of our daughter Elizabeth’s birthday”
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.