Sunday Nov. 8 program

DATE: Sunday, November 8
TIME: 11 am

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PROGRAM

WELCOME

*OPENING HYMN: #62 “All Creatures of our God and King” (The Hinz family)

GREETING
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all His benefits.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION #890
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY #484 (sing twice) (The Hinz family)

OPENING PRAYER

FIRST READING (Henrietta Maier)
Proverbs 8:1-5, 32-35
1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud: 4 “To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. 32 “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. 34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. 35 For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

*PSALTER Psalm 63 – Page #788 (Henrietta Maier) (sung response -The Hinz family)

*GLORIA PATRI

SECOND READING (Henrietta Maier)
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELLUIA #486 (Henrietta Maier)
Stay awake and be ready! For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

*GOSPEL
Matthew 25:1-13 (Dr. Charles Hinz)
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN #598 “O Word of God Incarnate” (The Hinz family)

SERMON

APOSTLES’ CREED #881
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, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the God Father Almighty.
from thence he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Anthony Vaicels)
Anthony will read the prayers of the people.  If you would like a prayer to be read next Sunday, please send your request to Anthony.  You may call or text him at (347) 617-6098 or send an email to him at the following address: mixeroff@aol.com

HYMN # 616 “Come, Sinners to the Gospel Feast” (The Hinz family)

GREAT THANKSGIVING (Early American Melody)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

LAMB OF GOD #2113 (sing twice)

COMMUNION PRAYER
(For those who are listening in, we invite you to receive “spiritually,” by praying:   “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #622 “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” (The Hinz family)

*CLOSING HYMN # 546 “The Church’s One Foundation” (The Hinz family)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BENEDICTION