DIVINE SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS
3200 HWY. K. SOUTH
HARTFORD, WI 53027
PHONE: (262) 673-5140
WORSHIP SCHEDULE – FALL THRU SPRING
Worship – Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Sundays at 9 & 10:45
Adult Bible Class – Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School – Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion celebrated at every service.
Contemporary Worship services will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 10:45 a.m. service..
Sign Language Interpretation – please call the church office for list of dates.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Sunday, Dec. 15: Sunday School Program at 10:45 a.m.; “A Committee of Angels”; Followed by a birthday party for Jesus
Thursday, Dec. 19: Choir Concert at 7 p.m.; “Will We Know Him?”
Sunday, Dec. 22: Choir Concert at 8 and 10:45 a.m.; “Will We Know Him?”
Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: Service of Carols and Readings at 3 and 7 p.m.; Candlelight Service at 11 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day: Festival Service at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 4th
Wednesday: [John said,] “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (NIV Matthew 3:11).
Our future longing for Jesus’ coming and our reflection on His coming in the Incarnation both find their focus in His coming into His public ministry. I just taught the confirmation class about the three aspects of the Gospel, namely, Jesus’ person (Incarnation), His work, and faith that recognizes that faith as for me. It’s as the incarnate God-man that Jesus is able to do His saving work, but the incarnation doesn’t mean anything without His saving work.
Therefore, Jesus’ coming into His public ministry is an important aspect of our Advent observation. John’s announcement of the Coming One ushers in the great climax of God’s plans for Israel and for humanity. Here comes one who is human in a way that no one has been human since Adam was in the Garden. Here comes one who is human and so much more. Here comes one who will kindle the fire of God’s judgment and take that judgment to Himself in the crucifixion. Here is One who comes to save.
Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:1-2:22
DAILY READING FOR TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE LISTED BE DATE BELOW.
Week 53 December 2, 2013
Monday Song of Songs 4:1-6:13
Tuesday Song of Songs 7:1-8:14
Wednesday Isaiah 1:1-2:22
Thursday Isaiah 3:1-4:6
Friday Isaiah 5:1-30
Saturday Isaiah 6:1-13
Saturday Song of Sons 1:1-3:11
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