This Sunday's Events
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2019
8:15am - Worship Service with Communion
9:40am - Sunday School, Bible Classes & Confirmation
10:00am - Brookdale Service
11:00am - Worship Service with Communion
12:00pm - High School Youth Group
6:30pm - Bible Study at the Lee's
Altar Care: Linda Lack & Tracy Zielke
Elders: Jonathan Waid & Doug Noel
Ushers: Karen Bowers & Tracy Greenwood
Reader: Susan Shipman
Acolyte: Hannah Bowers
Greeters: Bernice Priest & Carla Meadows
Elders: Mac Johnson & Butch Bohannon
Ushers: Danielle Durrell & Marsha Bohannon
Reader: Marsha Bohannon
Acolyte: Rebekah Bender
Greeters: Tracy Zielke & Bonnie McClain
Old Testament Reading Malachi 4:1–6
1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts. 4“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and just decrees that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. 5“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 6And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Epistle 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13
6Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. 7For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. 9It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. 10For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 12Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. 13As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel Luke 21:5–28
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-first chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
5 While some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, [Jesus] said,
6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. 9And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”
10Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19By your endurance you will gain your lives.
20“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor
Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor
Sheri Agee, Admin
Josh Eckstein, DCE
Justin Hornsby, Music
Mission & Ministry
Lutheran World Relief
DCCM Food Pantry
Christus Victor, Athens
Golden Harvest Pantry
Augusta Rescue Mission
Garden City Rescue
Shepeard Blood Center
Lutheran Hour Ministries