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Bulletin, Prayers and Announcements for November 21


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WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS


GATHERING HYMN:408 Come, Thou Almighty King

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

P: In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Have mercy on us, O God.

C: We confess that we have sinned against you and against our neighbor. We have built walls instead of tables and have turned away the stranger. We have sought glory for ourselves and have treasured that which does not satisfy. Help us to love as you love, to welcome those you send, and to treasure mercy and justice. Turn us from our ways to your ways, and free us to serve those in need. Amen.

P: God, who makes all things new, forgives your sins for ☩ Jesus’ sake and remembers them no more. Lift up your heads and your hearts. Yours is the kingdom of God.

C: Amen.

PRAYER OF THE DAY (Read in unison)

Almighty and ever-living God, you anointed your beloved Son to be priest and sovereign forever. Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united by the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

READINGS

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

9As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne, his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire. 10A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence. A thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. 13As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being   coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One   and was presented before him. 14To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.

Psalm 93 (Read responsively)

1The Lord is king, robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.   The Lord has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved. 2Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; you are from everlasting. 3The waters have lifted up, O Lord, the waters have lifted up their voice;   the waters have lifted up their pounding waves. 4Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, mightier is the Lord who dwells on high. 5Your testimonies are very sure,   and holiness befits your house, O Lord, forever and forevermore.




Revelation 1:4b-8

4bGrace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.   To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Look! He is coming with the clouds;   every eye will see him,  even those who pierced him;   and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Holy Gospel: John 18:33-37

P: The Holy Gospel of John Chapter 18 and I read in Jesus’ name.

C: Glory to you O Lord.


33Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”


P: The Gospel of the Lord

C: Praise to You, O Christ.


At Grace: CHILDREN SHARING SONGS


SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY: 435 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending

STATEMENT OF FAITH: THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead; on the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

P: Merciful God,

C: receive our prayer.


PEACE

Please share a sign of peace with those around in whatever way you are most comfortable.

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.


OFFERING

We join Christians all over the world in worshipping God through our giving of financial resources. For members and friends, the mission and ministry of this congregation is completely dependent upon your generous giving. Our offering is a significant act of worship, and we now worship God through our giving. If you have brought your offering with you today, please place it in the basket in the back as you leave. You may send your giving to the church office or give through the link on our website. Thank you for supporting our ministry.

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.


SENDING HYMN: 292 Love Has Come


BENEDICTION

L: Go in peace. The living Word dwells in you.

C: Thanks be to God.




THE FLOWERS AT GRACE are given in honor of Marshall Stowell’s birthday.

WE PRAY FOR: Andy Helmann, Lola Frye, Holly and Harry Hinzpeter, Shirley Hyer, Calvin Nelson, Kandy Hagen, Mariam Burdick, Kathy Haske, Suzanne Soltvedt, Lola St. Clair, John Thompson, Clarence Johnson, Carol Leopold, Alan Leopold, Pete Nelson, Donnie Benson, David Benson, Barney Johnson, Everett Burdick, Bob Brod, LouAnn Bever


Grace Worship Assistants scheduled for November 28: Greeters/Ushers: Ken and Marion Wilson; Reader: Lori Brooks; PowerPoint: Michelle Clark; Communion set-up: Nikki Houzner; Communion Assistants: Dave and Nikki Houzner. Let the Office know if you cannot complete these tasks so someone else can be asked to do it.

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COMMUNION INSTRUCTION for children will be given soon. If you have a child you would like to attend, let the church office know (608-462-5398).

Know someone interested in Baptism? Arrangements can be made to baptism during worship services. Contact the parish office for a Baptism Request Form and arrangements will be made.


Plan to attend the Road to Bethlehem on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Sugar Creek Bible Camp. Rain or severe weather date: December 11, 2021. Journey through the Advent story by visiting different live action worship stations offering carols, scripture, prayer, and the chance to visit a live nativity. Enjoy refreshments at the end. (Covid safety precautions in place.) This is an all outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a mask for carols or brief indoor rest stops. There is no cost, but we invite you to consider a free will offering to benefit the ministry and mission of Sugar Creek Bible Camp. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit local food pantries. Please RSVP if possible by phone, email or at our Facebook event page. All are welcome! “Come and see...The long-awaited Savior, Jesus Christ, is near!” 13141 Sugar Creek Bible Camp Rd. Ferryville, WI 54628; 6087343113; www.sugarcreekbiblecamp.org.


Wiggle worship bags at Grace have been cleaned and updated. Youngsters are able to play with these items during the service and return them afterward. Additional coloring sheets are available on the back table.

There is a nursery available at Grace. Ask an usher if you need directions to the location.

Bathrooms at Grace are located in the basement—straight ahead from the bottom of the stairs.

There is an interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 24 at Faith Christian Church in Mauston at 7 PM. It is an opportunity to worship in thanksgiving with other Christians. A free-will offering will be taken for food boxes.

+ Together In Mission +

WELCOME! If you are a visitor please fill out a “Welcome Card” and drop it in the offering plate. Fountain Grace Trinity Lutheran Parish is a congregation of the ELCA in the La Crosse Area Synod. We invite you to participate with us in following Christ as he leads.

Parish Office: 226 Erickson Street, Elroy WI 53929 Parish E-mail: fgtlpadmin@centurytel.net Phone: (608)462-5398 Sunday Organist: Heather Vlasak Sunday Pianist: Bev Rood

Parish Secretary: Kris Stauffacher; Grace Custodian: Dave Clark

Check us out on our web page www.fgtlp.org

AND find us on Facebook search @FGTLutheranParish

We gather each week to worship God, Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. at Grace & each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity or Fountain.

Our Communion invitation is for all who seek to partake of the real presence of Christ in this meal. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table.

Office Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 AM—1 PM

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