Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Daily Readings for November 13 - November 19, 2011

 The healing of the Nobleman's Son is a sign that teaches us that the
Word of Christ gives what it says: forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
Christ's Word carries Christ's saving presence. The Nobleman "believed the
word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way." The man then learned that
his son was healed at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son
lives." Christian faith does not live from human experience, emotions, or the
will of the flesh. Christian faith lives solely from the Word of God. The Word of
God creates faith. By the Word of God we know the truth of who we are before
God and who we are before Him. The Word of Christ is the sole content of
saving faith.

LAST DAY OF THE CHURCH YEAR (Sunday of the Fulfillment)
Isaiah 65:17-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, Matthew 25:1-13
By Faith We Are Prepared for Christ’s Return
“The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thesselonians 5:1–11). The arrival of the bridegroom will be sudden and unexpected. Therefore you are to be watchful and ready like the five wise virgins. “For you know neither the day nor the hour” when the Son of Man is to return. (Matthew 25:1–13). The lamps are the Word of Christ. The oil in the lamps is the Holy Spirit, who works through the Word to create and sustain the flame of faith in Christ. The foolish are those who do not give proper attention to the working of the Holy Spirit in baptism, preaching, and the supper, and so their faith does not endure. The wise, however, are those who diligently attend to these gifts of the Spirit, and who therefore have an abundance of oil. The flame of faith endures to the end. By God’s grace they are received into the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, the new heavens and the new earth created by the Lord for the joy of His people (Isaiah 65:17–25).

Daily Lectionary For November 13–19, 2011
November 13   Ezekiel 27:1-28:26, Hebrews  11:17-31, Psalms 111:1-10
November 14 Ezekiel 29:1-30:26, Hebrews  11:32-12:13, Psalms 112:1-10
November 15 Ezekiel 31:1-32:32, Hebrews  12:14-29, Psalms 113:1-114:8
November 16     Ezekiel 33:1-34:31, Hebrews  13:1-25, Psalms 115:1-18
November 17            Ezekiel 35:1-36:38, James 1:1-18, Psalms 116:1-19
November 18         Ezekiel 37:1-38:23, James 1:19-2:17, Psalms 117:1-2
November 19                                         Last Sunday of The Church Year
                      Isaiah 65:17-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, Matthew 25:1-13

Please Pray For: Annaleise McKain, Juanita Rankin, George Van Huss, Joan Shipp, Crystal Ray, Ruth Hedrick, Walt Hedrick, Erna Van Winkle, Mary Kay Schmidt, Talon Fickas, John Haynes, Margaret Branham, Mary Ehrat, Art Ehrat, Katie Ketchum, Colin Starks, George Shepherd, Donna Smith, and Bill Hoff.
Military: Please keep in your prayers all Military persons, especially Brittany Worth who will soon deploy to Afghanistan.
Hospitalizations: Please notify Pastor GeRue about any sickness or hospitalizations.

Saturday    November 12                        5:30 pm                      Worship Service
Sunday      November 13                         9:00 am                             Bible Class
                                                           10:00 am                      Worship Service
Monday     November 14                        6:30 pm                       Parish Planning
Tuesday     November 15                         9:00 am                                  NMMA
Wednesday  November 16            12:00 noon       Chamber / Senior Lunch
                                                           5:00 pm               Confirmation Class
                                                           7:30 pm                                        AA
Thursday    November 17                         9:00 am                        LuHigh Chapel
Friday        November 18                                                    Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday    November 19                       5:30 pm                      Worship Service
Sunday      November 20                       11:00 am                                    Voters

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