25 Pent November 14
CALL TO WORSHIP
Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; I have said to the LORD,
"You are my Lord, my good above all other."
All my delight is in the godly that are in the land, upon those who are noble among the people.
O LORD, you are my portion and my cup; it is you who uphold my lot.
My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; indeed, I have a rich inheritance.
I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me night after night.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because God is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also shall rest in hope.
For you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your holy one see the pit.
You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
GATHERING SONG “Do Lord”
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and one another,
praying that God remember us in mercy.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
God of our days and years,
we confess that we have not used our gifts and time as you would have us do.
We have turned from the abundance of your grace and tried to harvest good solely from within ourselves. We turn to you for forgiveness and mercy, and pray that you would bring us again into the fruitful field of your love.
God is merciful and, for the sake of Jesus, forgives you all your sin.
God grant you joy in all the gifts
God will bring forth from you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray. Almighty God, your sovereign purpose brings salvation to birth. Give us faith to be steadfast amid the tumults of this world, trusting that your kingdom comes and your will is done through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE SONG "Lord, Let My Heart be Good Soil" ELW #512
FIRST LESSON: Daniel 12:1-3
"At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.
SECOND LESSON: Hebrews 10:23-25
Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.
THE GOSPEL FOR THE DAY: Mark 13:1-8
The holy gospel according to Saint Mark. Glory to you, O Lord.
As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!" Then Jesus asked him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down." When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?" Then Jesus began to say to them, "Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, "I am he!' and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
SERMON “When Will This Be?” Pastor Phil Wold
HYMN OF THE DAY “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” # 886
THE APOSTLE’S 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,
he 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
THE SIGN OF PEACE IS SHARED
The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.
THE OFFERING AND OFFERING PRAYER
Let us pray. Blessed are you, O God, ruler of heaven and earth. Day by day you shower us with blessings. As you have raised us to new life in Christ, give us glad and generous hearts, ready to praise you and to respond to those in need. Amen
THE 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 SONG. “Shine, Jesus Shine” # 673
Go in peace. Share the good news. Thanks be to God.
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