What's Happening at MLC on
December 8, 2019
Second Sunday of Advent
Worship with Holy Communion: 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship: Prayer bell
Sunday School Choir: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah, Words: Wayne L. Wold; Tune: Tif In Veldele; Advent Processional, Music: Donald Pearson
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming give us strength in our conflicts, and shed light on our path through the darkness of the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12
The ax is ready to cut down the trees which bear no fruit. Therefore, repent and turn away from your sins. Abandon false security, dead ritual, and feeble excuses. Turn to the one who has the power to save. Bear fruit that befits repentance! This is the message of John the Baptist to his generation and to us. Lord, open our ears to hear.
Processional hymn: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry *
Reading Response: LSB 332, Savior of the Nations, Come
Offertory hymn: LSB 343, Prepare the Royal Highway
Communion hymns: LSB 398, Hail to the Lord's Anointed; LSB 354, Arise, O Christian People; LSB 349, Hark the Glad Sound
Closing hymn: LSB 341, Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates
* printed in bulletin with permission