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 November 29, 2020 ~ 1st Sunday of Advent

Prelude

Announcements

Advent Confession

Based on Titus 3:1-7 and the lyrics of O Come, O Come Emmanuel P   The Lord commands us to be submissive to rulers and authorities, obedient, and ready for every good work.  He has taught us to speak evil of no one, avoid quarreling, be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. C   But we have been foolish, disobedient, and led astray.  We have become slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. P   Let us pause to remember our personal sins before God. Silence for reflection P   Most gracious Lord, who was, and is, and is to come: C   Visit us in our lonely spiritual exile and ransom us from our captivity to sin, for we have despised the Law that you gave to us in majesty and awe, and so been tyrannized by Satan.  Disperse the gloom of our spiritual darkness, save us from the depths of hell, put death’s shadow to flight, and give us victory over the grave.  O Key of David, Jesus Christ, we ask this in your most holy name.  Amen P   When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.  I declare to you the truth of Scripture: that Jesus Christ our Savior justifies us by His grace, forgives us all our sins, and declares us heirs according to the hope of eternal life. C   Amen.  Our God is with us.  Come, Lord Jesus.

Opening Hymn    Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (30)

Apostolic Greeting

Prayer of the Day

Stir up your power, O Lord, and come, that by your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by your mighty deliverance; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn of Preparation:   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (34)

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to you, O Israel!

1st Scripture Lesson:   Isaiah 64:1-9

1Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence — 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil — to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! 3When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. 4From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. 5You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned; in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? 6We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 7There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities. 8But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. 9Be not so terribly angry, O Lord, and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people. The Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.

2nd Scripture Lesson:  1 Corinthians 1:3-9

3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge — 6even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you — 7so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. The Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation    Prepare the Royal Highway

Prepare the royal highway; The Kings of kings is near! Let ev’ry hill and valley A level road appear! Then greet the King of glory, Foretold in sacred story: Hosanna to the Lord, For He fulfills God’s Word.

Gospel: Mark 13:24-37

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 13th Chapter C: Glory to you, O Lord. 24{Jesus said,} “In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. 28From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35Therefore stay awake — for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning — 36lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.” The Gospel of the Lord. C:  Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

Hymn of Day                      See He Comes

Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Cordelia, Corbin & Elias Bombico

Offering

Offertory                             What Child Is This?  (564, vs. 3)

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh; Come peasant, king to own Him. The King of Kings salvation brings; let loving hearts enthrone Him. Raise, raise the song on high; the virgin sings a lullaby. Joy, joy, for Christ is born, the babe, the Son of Mary.

Offertory Prayer               p. 67 LBW

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Benediction                        p. 74 LBW

Closing Hymn                     King of Kings

Dismissal                             p. 74 LBW

Postlude

 

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