A Time of Preparation

Dec 11, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 14 (alt. TLH 75); 701; 56
Pre-Service Prayer:

O dear Jesus, my precious Savior and Lord, as I enter into Your house for worship this Advent Season, I am overcome by the grace You have bestowed upon me.  You came into this world taking on my humanity, so that You might rescue me from sin and from death—the results of my own rebellion.  You bore my burdens and assumed my cares in order to relieve me of the just judgment I deserve.  How can I ever thank you enough?  Please, accept my praises!  Open my mind to Your instructions!  Fill my heart with Your loving presence, so that I may serve You with faithfulness all my days.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 10

First Reading: 

Luke 1:26-56

Description of the events that lead up to Jesus' birth.