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This Week At Zion
Zion Lutheran Church PREschool 2nd Sunday in Advent 190 Concordia Dr. Chebanse, Illinois December 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until he comes. Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor or an usher. For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34. RINGING OF THE BELL WELCOME OPENING HYMN Hark the Glad Sound LSB 349 LITURGY: Setting One Page 151 CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION Page 151 INTROIT KYRIE Page 152 THIS IS THE FEAST Page 155 SALUTATION Page 156 COLLECT OF THE DAY Page 156 OLD TESTAMENT READING Malachi 3:1–7b 1“Behold, I send my messenger and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years. 5“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts. 6“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them.” P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. EPISTLE READING Philippians 1:2–11 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. ALLELUIA AND VERSE Page 156 HOLY GOSPEL Luke 3:1–14 P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the third chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord. 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, 6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’” 7He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats. or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” P: This is the Gospel of the Lord C: Praise to You, O Christ. SERMON HYMN On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry LSB 344 SERMON THE NICENE CREED Page 158 PRAYER OF THE CHURCH THE OFFERING OFFERTORY Page 159 PREFACE Page 160 SANCTUS Page 161 PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Page 161 THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION Page 162 PROCLAMATION OF CHRIST Page 162 LORD’S PRAYER Page 162 PAX DOMINI Page 163 AGNUS DEI Page 163 DISTRIBUTION POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE Page 165 POST COMMUNION COLLECT Page 166 BENEDICTION Page 166 CLOSING HYMN The Advent of Our King LSB 331 Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.What’s Happening This Week? Dec 9th through Dec 15th The Lutheran Hour December 16, "In Anxious Times - Rejoice! " Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cook Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. With anxiety on the rise, the Apostle Paul's call to "rejoice always" seems all but unobtainable. While there are many helpful ways to cope with society's increasing anxiety, Paul points us to a frequently overlooked source of joy and peace, God's grace in Christ. (Philippians 4:4-7 ))www.lutheranhour.org or Listen at 6:00 a.m. on WGN Chicago (720AM) and at 900 a.m, and Wkan 1320 AM and 101.3 FM 9:30 AM Sunday. over WRMN Elgin 1410AM Sunday 9:0 AM, WKE Kewani 1450 AM Sunday 9:00 AM , WJOB 1230 AM Hammond Sunday 10 AM. Please remember in your prayers, cards and or visits. Members not worshiping with us today, members in assisted living centers, and area nursing homes. Here is our Current list of Shut-ins and Nursing Home members, Homebound: are Reta Adams, William Fischer, Anita Giertz, Rose Perkins, Jerry Orr. Nursing Homes: Merkle, Susie Wilking Prairieview: ( Faith Place) Rita Baker. Harvest View Herscher: Ray Clausen. Manteno Veterans Home: Bob Fisher, Obert Hilgendorf Life Quotes Lutherans for life December 9 “The very best light show comes from the smile on the Baby’s face in the manger. He is smiling because He likes you and has come to rescue you. ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’ (John 8:12 NIV).” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org Worship Anew December 16, Third Sunday in Advent Psalm 85; Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Gospel: Luke 7:18-28 “Are You the One?” - Sermon Text: Luke 7:18-28 - Rev. William Mueller Have you wondered what God was up to in your life? Don’t fret if you have – so did John the Baptist. Feel frustrated in your faith? Don’t worry – just ask the right person, like John the Baptist did. Ask Jesus in the moments of frustration and fear…and be encouraged by His answer! . Chicago and Northwest Indiana Sunday 8:00 am – WPW-CW 50 Cable or channel 377at 10:30 am Direct TV and WPWR channel 8 cable Sunday 8:00 AM . www.worshipforshutins.com The Clifton food pantry picks up here once a month. You can bring your donations in anytime and put them in the cart. There supplies get low helping so many people. Anything you can add to the cart will help them restock their shelves. . Thank you for all your donations. Church Website http://www.zionchebanse.com Church Office Email firstname.lastname@example.org Church Phone 1-815-697-2212 Pastor’s Cell 1-815-383-1148 The Clifton FFA Co-op is selling poinsettia again this year. 6.5 inch pot color red for $10.00, You would like to purchase a poinsettia to decorate the alter , please contact the office no later than December 10th with your order . Thank you 815-697-2212 s **********************ATTENDANCE***********8:30 AM/10:45 AM/6:00 PM 31/23/13 ********************Finance Committee**************** Annette Hoggins, Laurie Swinford, Lon Brough *****SERVING THIS WEEK ************ Organ Piano Lisa Jensen Guitar Warren Rahn, Mark Swinford Greeters Joel and Beth Hendrickson Ushers Michael and Laura Corbett Sandy Schuricht Elder *****SERVING NEXT WEEK Organ Piano Lisa Jensen Guitar Warren Rahn, Mark Swinford Greeters Dale Hilgendorf Ushers Todd and Evelyn Fatka, Mark Swinford, Ryan Cailteux Elder Mark Swinford THIS WEEKS CALENDAR Sunday 8:30 AM Worship Service 9:40 AM Bible Class/ Sunday School 10:45 AM Prayer and Praise 6:00 PM Worship Service Tuesday 6:00 PM Parish Ed Meeting 6:00 PM Trustees Meeting Wednesday 6:30 PM Advent Service Sunday 8:30 AM Worship Service 9:40 AM Bible Class/ Sunday School 10:45 AM Prayer and Praise 6:00 PM Worship Service *** FINANCIAL STATUS******* Week of 12/03 Offering $2363.00 Missions $232.00 Major Repairs $30.00 ALMS $35.00 Sunday School $5.00 Poinsettias $10.00 AC Fund payment on loan for new copier $1405.00 Play Palz maint $1405.00 NID $300.00 Dr. Jastram $200.00 Tuition $502.22 Balance $8416.39 Thank you! Thank you! to all those who baked cookies or made candy for the cookie walk, to everyone who helped with set up and take down, and to all who came out on a cold rainy day to buy cookies. Through everyone's efforts we raised close to $3,000. Ladies Aid have already discussed possible projects to do in the future. New envelopes beginning 01//2019 are available on the table in the hallway. Please make sure you pick yours up. If you didn’t get a box let the office know and will make sure you get one. Thank you . On a sad note we were not able to get the ornaments, from the 50th Anniversary. We tried multiple times to get them, but were unable to. Refunds will be issued next week. Check you mail boxes in the back of the church next week.
(Preschool days are from 8:00-11:30)
*Wednesday, April 11th ~ "Family Fun Night" from 6-7 p.m.
*Wednesday, May 16th ~ 4 year old Preschool Graduation
*Thursday, May 17th ~ 3 year old class goes to Exploration Station
*Friday, May 18th ~ 4 year old class goes to Exploration Station