Sunday, November 19th

Readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Zephaniah 1:7-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30

God’s Gift of Forgiveness Engenders Our Forgiveness of Others

The Day of the Lord is “near and hastening fast,” and it will be “a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation” (Zeph. 1:14, 15). The Lord will search out and punish “the men who are complacent” concerning His Word, “who fill their master’s house with violence and fraud” (Zeph. 1:9, 12). Then all their works and efforts will be for nothing: “Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them” (Zeph. 1:13). But those who fear, love and trust in the Lord are “good and faithful” stewards of His property (Matt. 25:21). They live by faith in His free gift of forgiveness, and they multiply His goods in the loving forgiveness of their neighbor, and “the master of those servants” settles His accounts with them by the gracious reckoning of His Gospel (Matt. 25:19). Likewise, “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:9). Therefore, let us also “put on the breastplate of faith and love” in our dealings with one another (1 Thess. 5:8).

8:00am                Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                Holy Communion

10:40am              Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

11:45am              Board of Stewardship

Bake Sale for Parson’s Pantry during the fellowship hour

Elders:                  Rick Pfeiffer & Monte Wegner

Ushers:               Bob Waite, Bob Runyan, Hal Medo, Dennis Ulrich

The Church Office is closed this week.

Tuesday, Nov. 21st    

9:00am                Ladies Guild/LWML

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd     

6:30am                Men’s Bible Study

6:00pm                Thanksgiving Eve Service of Vespers

Friday, Nov. 24th      

6:30pm                Dominoes

Sunday, November 26th

8:00am                Chime Choir Practice

9:00am                Matins

10:40am              Sunday School & Adult Bible Class