Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daily Readings December 11-17, 2011

Daily Lectionary For December 11-17, 2011
December 11           Amos 4:1-6:14, Revelation 2:18-3:6, Psalms 130:1-8
December 12              Amos 7:1-9:15, Revelation 3:7-22, Psalms 131:1-3
December 13           Obadiah 1:1-21, Revelation 4:1-11, Psalms 132:1-18
December 14                 Jon 1:1-4:11, Revelation 5:1-14, Psalms 133:1-3
December 15             Micah 1:1-4:13, Revelation 6:1-17, Psalms 134:1-3
December 16           Micah 5:1-7:20, Revelation 7:1-17, Psalms 135:1-21
December 17                                                  Looking ahead to Advent 4      
                           Deuteronomy 18:15–19, Philippians 4:4–7, John 1:19–28

Deuteronomy 18:15–19, Philippians 4:4–7, John 1:19–28
John the Baptizer Points Everyone to the Messiah
The coming of God in all His unveiled power at Mount Sinai was terrifying to the people of Israel. The thundering voice of the Lord puts sinners in fear of death (Deuteronomy 18:1519). God, therefore, raised up a prophet like Moses—the Messiah, the Christ. God came to His people veiled in human flesh. The skies poured down the Righteous One from heaven; the earth opened her womb and brought forth Salvation (Introit) through the blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of the Lord (Luke 1:3956). The fruit of her womb is the very Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, the One whose sandal strap John was not worthy to loose (John 1:1928). In Jesus we are delivered from fear and anxiety. In Him alone we have the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:47).

Saturday     December 10         5:30 pm                                     Worship Service
Sunday       December 11          9:00 am Children and Youth Christmas Practice
                                            9:00 am                                            Bible Class
                                            10:00 am                                     Worship Service
Tuesday      December 13         2:00 pm                                Virden Food Pantry
Wednesday December 14          8:00 am                                   Concordia Chapel
                                             5:00 pm                                         Confirmation
                                             7:00 pm                        Advent Midweek Vespers
                                             7:30 pm                                                       AA
Thursday    December 15        11:30 am                                                  LWML                          Thanksgiving
Friday        December 16         5:30 pm                                                   Elders
Saturday     December 17        5:30 pm                                     Worship Service

Coffee Break Bible Study
Coffee Break Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for a lively discussion. We are currently studying, the book of “The Revelation of John.”
            2012 LUTHERAN WITNESS – Renewal rate for 2012 will be $15.75.  If you plan to renew your subscription, please advise Jane Jones as soon as possible.
         LWML will have its annual Christmas gathering on December 15. We will meet at Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard at 11:30 to eat and play games. At 1:30 we will visit Shut-ins.
         OPEN HOUSE: Pastor and Valerie will once again host an open house for the members of Trinity. It will be on Sunday, December 18th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
            ADVENT MIDWEEK SERVICES: Services will be held on Wednesday, December 14, and 21, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dessert will be provided after the service. This weeks Theme: “Mary’s Song.”
            CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE: The Children’s Christmas program practice will be held each Sunday at 9:00 am. Dress rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 22, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. A pizza party will follow dress rehearsal.
            CHRISTMAS EVE: Christmas Eve Children’s Service will be at 5:30pm. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 11:00 pm.
            CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE will be at 8:00 a.m.
            Food Pantry Assistance                               
Assist at Virden Food Pantry December  13 2-3 pm.
Assist at Girard Food Pantry December  22 1-3 pm.

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