The Word and Music

November 18th, 2018

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST  November 18th
Collect Prayer of the Day...
O Lord, by Your bountiful goodness - forgive us our sins, teach us to love one another and guide each step of our journey home that our whole life may be a witness to Your love and grace.  This we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever..  Amen

Daniel 12:1-3  At that time Michael the great prince who stands watch over your people will rise up. There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred since nations came into being until that time. But at that time all your people who are found written in the book will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the bright expanse of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
 
Hebrews 10:11-25
Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices time after time, which can never take away sins.  But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.  He is now waiting until His enemies are made His footstool.  For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. For after He says: This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws on their hearts and write them on their minds, He adds: I will never again remember their sins and their lawless acts.  Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.  Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way He has opened for us through the curtain (that is, His flesh ), and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.  Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other,  and all the more as you see the day drawing near..


"A sunset is the end of a day now passed. Yet, for some reason we get caught in the reality of the descending dark verses the anticipation of a rising dawn.”   Craig Lounsbrough      

St. Mark 13:1-13... As He was going out of the temple complex,  one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!" Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings?  Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!" While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives  across from the temple complex,  Peter,  James,  John, and Andrew asked Him privately, "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to take place?" Then Jesus began by telling them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and they will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.  These are the beginning  of birth pains.  "But you, be on your guard! They will hand you over to sanhedrins, and you will be flogged  in the synagogues.  You will stand before governors and kings  because of Me, as a witness to them.  And the good news must first be proclaimed to all nations. So when they arrest you and hand you over, don't worry beforehand what you will say. On the contrary, whatever is given to you in that hour - say it. For it isn't you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. Then brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and put them to death. And you will be hated by everyone because of My name.  But the one who endures to the end will be delivered


  Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #868  "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun," #661  "The Son of God Goes Forth " #924  "Lord, Dismiss us with Your Blessing"
  Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "Breathe"  Praise Set: "All Because of Jesus, Yes and Amen," Special: "Steadfast," Message: "Living Hope ,"  Offering: "You Are the LIght,"  and Sending: "Blessed Be" 


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