Service and Bulletin November 27 – The 1st Sunday in Advent

Posted on 27 Nov 2022, Pastor: Pastor Dan

Our Humble King is Coming! – FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT     November 27, 2022

ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS     700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016
Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

AS WE GATHER- Today we begin a new Church Year—another year of God’s grace. We can celebrate that God has brought us to this time and place and together as a family we can trust in His blessings promised, given and received by us in our daily lives! In our readings this morning, the stage is set for the entire season of Advent! We are reminded that the Savior and King, came in humility as the Savior of the world. He came not as a conquering King, but as the sacrifice for our sin, so that we can walk in His light and love our neighbor with the love He has so freely given to

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emanuel” LSB 357

Invocation– In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Opening Sentences Psalm 118:25–28; antiphon: Zechariah 9:9b,
All: Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you,
righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Women: O Lord, save us; O Lord, grant us success.
All: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  From the house of the Lord we bless you.
Men: The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us.
Women: With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
Men: You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
Women: you are my God, and I will exalt you.
All: Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you,
righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Confession and Absolution- Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You and worthily magnify Your holy name, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.  Amen.  Confident of receiving God’s great mercy, let us confess together that we by nature are sinful and that through our thoughts, words, and deeds we have sinned against our God and deserve His punishment now and eternally. Almighty God, we repent of our sins and ask for Your forgiving grace in our lives. Be merciful to us and for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, grant us
forgiveness of our sins so that, as Your redeemed people, we may greet you in a sure Advent hope and with trusting hearts serve You in time and in eternity.

Pastor: As A called and ordained servant of the Word, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Kyrie- In peace let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.  For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship
and praise let us pray to the Lord. Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Day- Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and be saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 2:1–5- (Isaiah proclaims the peaceable kingdom of God.)
This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the Lords temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.  The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from
Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Epistle Romans 13:8–14- (Put on the Lord Jesus Christ as you await His coming.)
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has
fulfilled the law. The commandments,; Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not covet, and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: Love your neighbor as yourself.  Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law. And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.  Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do
not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Psalm Psalm 122- All: I rejoiced with those who said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord.
Women: Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
Men: Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely bound together. That is where the tribes go up,
Women: the tribes of the Lord, to praise the name of the Lord according to the statute given to Israel.
Men: There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
All: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your
walls and security within your citadels.
Women: For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, Peace be within you.                                                              Men: For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.     All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Holy Gospel Matthew 21:1–11- Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem.)
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-first
chapter. Glory to You, O Lord.
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to
them, Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and
bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:  Say to the Daughter of Zion, See, your king comes
to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of David!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest!  When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, Who is this?  The crowds answered, This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.  This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.

Hymn “The Advent of Our King” LSB 331


Apostle’s Creed The First Article– As we begin a new Church Year and reflect on how Jesus’
coming fulfilled the Father’s plan for our salvation, we speak the First Article of the Apostles’ Creed and its meaning. It
relates the loving work of God the Father for us. He has created and still preserves us, and in His grace, He has
brought us to the beginning of a new Church Year.
All: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.   Pastor: What does this mean?
All: I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and
all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

Prayers of the Church
We Gather our Tithes and Offerings


Service of the Sacrament
Preface 2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface- Heavenly Father, we praise and bless You that in Jesus Christ, You have shown us complete and limitless love and that even now the peace between God and sinners is sure and certain. Heavenly Father, grant us grace to be joyful workers in Your glorious kingdom, remaining steadfast in hope throughout our earthly lives as we await the final advent of our Lord and the joyous reunion in heaven, where we will join in the eternal chorus of
angels and archangels and all who have gone home before us in faith. Amen

Sanctus LSB 161

Prayer of Thanksgiving- Blessed are You, O Lord, our God, King of all creation, for all You have done for Your people in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We thank You for all of creation and for every good gift with which You bless us. Accept our praise, Lord, and grant that all who partake of Christ’s holy body and blood this day here in this house of the Lord be filled with Your heavenly peace and joy. As we receive this blessed food and are strengthened and
sustained by it, grant that our faith toward You and our fervent love for one another grow until that longed-for
time to come when we are granted our place with all Your saints in glory. This we ask through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Proclamation of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20- As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.     ALL: O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the
Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy
cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

Lord’s Prayer- Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass
against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Pax Domini- The peace of the Lord be with you always. Amen.
Agnus Dei LSB 163

We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper
Distribution Hymns:

“Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord” LSB 352
“Once He Came in Blessing” LSB 333
“Arise, O Christian People” LSB 354

Post-Communion Canticle- Thank the Lord LSB 164

Post-Communion Thanksgiving- Almighty God, heavenly Father, Your great love for us is beyond comprehension. We thank You for granting us pardon, peace, and comfort at Your blessed Table of grace. Strengthen us through what we have received and keep us steadfast throughout our pilgrimage on earth, bringing us at last to Your eternal house in heaven. This we ask through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Benediction- The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.

Hymn “Jesus Shall Reign” LSB 832


Our Advent theme is “Prepare!”- Join us each Wednesday as we “Prepare” for the coming King, the Christ Child born in Bethlehem!  On Nov. 30 th , Mary will be our example of how to think about or “Ponder” the
meaning of the Birth of our Savior!  On Dec. 7 th , “Prayer”- communicating with our heavenly Father as we wait for
Christ, learning from Zechariah.  On Dec. 14 th , “Praise” will be our theme as we celebrate the coming birth along with
Elizabeth who rejoiced at the news of the coming birth of Christ!  Our final Advent service on Dec. 21 st , John the
Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, will show us how to have courage in “Proclaiming” the news of the Christ Child along
with our faith in the One who was born to save all people!

From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: Matthew 21:3 – “If anyone says anything to you, you
shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” Just a colt and her foal. How significant could they
be? Could they really be used by the Lord for some great, heavenly purpose? This is one facet of stewardship we often
forget. The blessing it is to us to be of service in the Lord’s Kingdom. What honor the Lord bestows upon us by using
our gifts for His goals!

The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY-  The Lord Comes in Meekness and Humility to Save Us Now The Lord Jesus enters Jerusalem “humble, and mounted on a donkey,” riding on “a beast of burden” (Matt. 21:5), as He Himself bears the sins of the world in His body. Now He comes by the ministry of the Gospel to save us from sin, death, the devil and hell. Therefore, we sing, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matt. 21:9). For we are called “to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob,” His Holy Church, “that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths” (Is. 2:3). By His Word, we “walk in the light of the LORD” (Is. 2:5). That is to live in love,
which “does no wrong to a neighbor” (Rom. 13:10). We “cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light,” for “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11, 12). Hence, the entire Christian life is a time to wake and watch, “for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Matt. 24:42).

YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures    Needed per week to make budget: $3,025                                 Sunday Envelopes $1,805     Plate $45    125 th Anniversary Gift $125  General Memorial – Eli Dornfeld $50
Sunday Service: 38 Communed: 42  Thanksgiving Service: 14 Communed: 9

Lutheran Witness for November has arrived – pick up a copy at the back or in
the narthex.

Choir practice will resume November 30th at 6pm. All are welcome to make this one beautiful Christmas holiday.

Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer!  

1) Carleen Rettschlag who was hospitalized, and has been released.  Carleen needs continued healing and strength.
2) Carole Stuebe, sister to Dave.  Carole has made some improvements, but will have a long recovery.
3) Ross Stueber, brother of Dee Dee Wille.  Ross is having heart complications and will be having a procedure soon.
4)  We continue to keep  Deanne as she teaches in Ethiopia.  May she and her students continue to know God’s love and grace as they look forward to celebrating the birth of the Savior.

NEWS FROM PRAGUE- We received a newsletter for September/October from Cindy Wrucke who is one of our local missions. Copies of the newsletter is available in the back of church or in the narthex.

NEWS FROM DEANNE- We received an update from Deanne who is in Ethiopia.  Copies of her newsletter are in the back and also in the Narthex.

Upcoming Events!  mark your calendar and be a part of Zion’s activities.                                              November 30th – Choir begins @ 6pm
November 30th – Beginning of Advent Services @ 7pm
December 1st – Quilting 11am to 2 pm
December 1st – Council Meeting @ 6pm
December 24th  – Christmas Eve service 7pm
December 25th – Christmas Day Service 8:30am
January 1st – New Year’s Day Service 8:30am
January 8th – Installation of Officers

On their special day please wish these members a Happy Birthday.
Jacob  11/27     Dick  11/27    Andrea  11/30     Vickie 12/3    Taylor 12/3   Helen 12/4    Cindy  12/8   Joelle 12/11
Kevin  12/14    Jadelyn  12/15      Warren  12/17    Ronald 12/17    Malachi  12/20  Karen 12/25
Douglas 12/28   Carl  12/30

We rejoice with these couples celebrating an Anniversary                                                                                  Felix & Janet O  12/29       Kevin & Sandra S  12/29

Dick and Nancy Basol have decided to retire from mowing Zions lawn.    We thank Dick and Nancy for their work and dedication.  Zion is looking for someone that would be interested in taking over the lawn mowing duties.  These duties include mowing and trimming of the lawn.  If anyone is interested, please let one of the Trustee’s know. That would be Dave H., Tim D.  or Dan F.