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Nov 08

The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

November 8th, 2020

Welcome
Gathering Hymn
Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950
Text © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.
Confession and Forgiveness
Prayer of the Day

O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Readings

First Reading: Amos 5:18-24
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:1-13

Sermon
Hymn of the Day

1 Rejoice, rejoice, believers, and let your lights appear;
the evening is advancing, and darker night is near.
The bridegroom is arising and soon is drawing nigh.
Up, pray and watch and wrestle; at midnight comes the cry.

2 The watchers on the mountain proclaim the bridegroom near;
go forth as he approaches with alleluias clear.
The marriage feast is waiting; the gates wide open stand.
Arise, O heirs of glory; the bridegroom is at hand.

3 The saints, who here in patience their cross and suff’rings bore,
shall live and reign forever when sorrow is no more.
Around the throne of glory the Lamb they shall behold;
in triumph cast before him their diadems of gold.

4 Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear;
arise, O Sun so longed for, o’er this benighted sphere.
With hearts and hands uplifted, we plead, O Lord, to see
the day of earth’s redemption that sets your people free!


Text: Laurentius Laurenti, 1660-1722; tr. Sarah B. Findlater, 1823-1907
Performed by Lutheran Acapella Choir of Milwaukee. Used with permission

Apostles’ Creed
Prayers of the People
Blessing of the Quilts
Communion
Announcements
Sending Hymn
Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1830-1908Text Meter9 10 9 9 and refrain Public Domain performance used with permission from First Plymouth Church.
Benediction