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ADVENT 4                 Dec 24, 2017

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Synod

Pastor Stephen Smith…682-1878    Sunday…Service 9:30 a.m.

Church Telephone…682-4573   Sunday School…10:30a.m.

Organists………… Mrs. Karen Davis

WELCOME, VISITORS: We are glad you could be with us and we welcome you back any time. Please sign our guest register in the narthex/entry.

PRAYER: Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come. Take away the burden of our sins and make us ready for the celebration of Your birth, that we may receive You in joy and serve You always. Amen.

HYMNS: 34, 23, 41, 52 vs 1-2

ORDER OF SERVICE: Service of the Word pp 38ff

 

THE WORD

FIRST LESSON: 2 Samuel 7:8-16

God reminds King David that He took him from the flocks of sheep and made him a great king. God also promises that He will set up a lasting kingdom for David and the people of Israel.

PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalm 96 on page 52(s)

We can rejoice at the thought of Jesus coming to this earth, whether a baby or as ruling judge at the end of the world.

SECOND LESSON: Romans 16:25-27

Paul praise God, who revealed Jesus Christ as the Savior that all might believe. The gospel message is “the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed.

GOSPEL: Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel announces the birth of the Savior to the Virgin Mary. The angel tells Mary that God would give her Son the throne of His father David, and Mary humbly accedes to the Lord’s will.

THE SERMON: 2 Samuel 7:8-16

THEME: You Can Go Home for Christmas

ATTENDANCE AT THE LORD’S HOUSE 62

 

THE SCHEDULE

Today NO SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School resumes next Sunday, Dec 31st.

7:00 PM CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Monday 9:30 AM CHRISTMAS SONG SERVICE

 

OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS

 

CHURCH EXTENSION FUND (CEF) Offering Circulars are available in pamphlet rack. Interest rates as of Nov are 6 months @ 1.2%, 12 months @ 1.50%, 18 months @ 1.55%, 24 months at 1.7%, 36 months @ 2.05% and 60 months at 2.45%. Minimum investment is $500. Retirement/IRA Certificates are available. Minimum is $5000 and rates start at 1.70% for 24 months and go to 2.45% for 60 months.

ART WORK NEEDED Is anyone interested in making a drawing or using a computer to make a drawing for our annual cover? If you are, mention to Pastor or Julie Gutknecht.

OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2018 are available in the narthex. Please pick yours up if you have not already done so.

SNOW-PLOWING will be needed for Church parking lot. If you are interested in making a bid, contact a trustee or council president.

THANKS to all who helped in any way with our Christmas Worship Services, including children (and their parents), Sunday School teachers, ushers, those doing decorating and repairing (sound system).