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The Second Sunday of End Time

This days Scripture lessons remind us of our Saviors promise that on the Last Day He will come again as Judge over the living and the dead. The Liturgical color is red. It is the color of fire, fervor, blood, martyrdom, and the victorious truth of Christian teaching based on the blood of Christ.

November 10th, 2013

The Lords Supper at Zion

participation in the Blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the Body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. Those who celebrate the Sacrament together are expressing unity with both each another and Christ Jesus their Savior. When the faith publically confessed by the participants is unified, what God gives us in the Sacrament is pure Gospel and a truly a blessed communion and union with one another and our God. But if there is disagreement concerning Gods Word underlying a celebration of the Sacrament, its intended purpose is spoiled and those involved are improperly declaring unity where unity does not fully exist. The Lords Supper is truly a most high and intimate expression of unity. Paul writes in I Corinthians 10:16-17: Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a

Welcome in the Name of Christ!

We pray that you enjoy your time with us and that your spirit is enriched as we together sit at the feet of our Savior. Gods richest blessings be on you! Bathrooms are located in the north and south side of the entryway as you go down into the basement. The mens is on the north side and the womens on the south side. A small Nursery with a changing table and rocking chair is in the back of church on the south side; a carpeted play area is found in the basement; and black activity bags are available in the entryway. If you would like talk to Pastor about anything, catch him after worship or give him a call at 507-648-3601 (Cell: 507-276-5225).

Our practice as it involves the Lords Supper is based on a deep reverence for God and His Word; it is based on our profound respect for the purpose of the Sacrament; and it is based on a deep desire to in every way honestly, accurately, and clearly confess all of Gods Word to the world. Therefore, those who are not yet fully united to us are cordially invited and encouraged to speak with Pastor or an Elder so that we may work together for the truth (III John 8); for when spiritual unity is achieved on the basis of Gods Word, outward unity can and will be joyfully celebrated. Those who have declared their unity with us, either by their membership here or by their membership in another congregation with which we are unified, are cordially invited to express that unity at the Lords Table.

Order of Service Sermon Text Sermon Theme Hymns Psalm

The Common Service on Page 15 Jesus Coming Brings Peace to His Church II Thessalonians 1:5-10 457, 206, 207, 313, 456 90 on Page 99

Service Notes
Before the Opening Hymn the Choir will be singing an arrangement of the hymn, Sing to the Lord of Harvest. Following that piece, the service will continue with hymn 457.

Weekly Attendance in Worship

Wednesday 7:00 pm on October 23rd: 15 Wednesday 7:00 pm on October 30th: 17 Sunday 10:00 am on October 27th: 54 Sunday 10:00 am on November 3rd: 109

Announcements Continued
Christmas for Kids: Our annual Christmas for Kids event will be held Saturday, December 7th, as part of Hometown Christmas. We will once again be in the front part of the City Building and will be up and running from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm. If youd like to help with setting up, taking down, or helping the kids with the activities please talk to Becky Prell as soon as possible! Ladies Aid Christmas Luncheon: The Ladies Aid will be holding their annual Christmas potluck luncheon on December 4th at 12:00 pm in the church. As always, all women of the congregation are invited; this invitation also extends to the husbands of women attending as well! Mark your calendars and well see you then! MVL Travelling Choir and Dinner: On Sunday, December 8th, the travelling choir from MVL will join us for our morning worship service! Following the service we will be having a dinner for the choir, members, and visitors. The Church Council will be taking care of the main dish and members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. DVD Presentation and Invitation: On Wednesday, November 20th, at 6:00 pm our Catechism students will view of the DVD Road to Emmaus. This DVD presents the Gospel message through the eyes of two of Jesus disciples on the afternoon of Easter Sunday. The parents of our confirmation students and any other interested individuals are cordially invited to come watch this movie at the church. We will begin at 6:00 pm and go until 6:45 pm. The Regular Midweek Service (which everyone is invited to stay for) will begin at 7:00 pm. Thanksgiving Service: Our annual Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:00 pm in the church. This service will be in place of the regular Wednesday Evening Service; all members, guests, and visitors are invited and encouraged to use this opportunity to thank God for all His blessing and grace this past year New Sunday Evening Bible Class: Beginning Sunday evening November 24th, we will be starting a new series in the Sunday Evening Bible Class entitled Whats in a Name? Old Testament Names for God. It will be presented by MLC President Pastor Mark Zarling. This Bible Class will be held Sunday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm in the church and will usually run about an hour. It will explore the meaning and significance of various names for God in the Old Testament. We look forward to seeing you there! Hospital Visits: If you or a loved one is going to be in the hospital for surgery, tests, etc., please call Pastor Prell and let him know. He will add you to the Prayer Chain (if you wish) so that others can join in prayers for you. This also helps Pastor know who he needs to visit; due to health care regulations concerning privacy, hospitals no longer publish who is in the hospital. Thanks in advance for your help!

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another. Hebrews 10:25 I rejoiced with those who said to me, Let us go to the house of the LORD. Psalm 122:1

Church Decorating: The time is quickly approaching for us to decorate the House of the Lord in anticipation of the celebration of His birth! There are a couple of Sundays which would work well this year: December 1st is the first Sunday in Advent and is open; December 8th is busier with MVL singing and the dinner following, but would perhaps have the advantage of having people there and a lunch ready to go. In the next couple of weeks please give Pastor some feedback as to what would work best for you so we can pick a Sunday within the next few weeks. Thank You! St. Johns Grade School Singing: On Sunday, November 17th, St. Johns Grade School will be joining us for our worship service. They will sing a number of songs and following the service there will be time for fellowship in the church basement. The fellowship time will be hosted by our Youth Group; youth 6th grade through 12th grade are asked to be ready to help serve that morning! Baptism: This past Sunday, Archer Jared Krueger was brought into the family of Christ through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. He is the son of Jared and Tara Krueger and grandson of Warren and Jill Gramstad. We pray that the Holy Spirit would work powerfully in Archer not just on the day of his baptism, but also every day of his life in this world. May the blessing of Almighty God rest upon him always! Christmas Giving Tree: The Giving Tree organized by the Ladies Evening Circle will be back again this year! They invite members to take an envelope off the tree and buy a gift for that person whose name is found in the envelope. This years list is primarily made up of congregational shut-ins and the elderly. If there is a person youd like to get a gift for and youre not sure theyre on the list, please talk to either Becky Prell or Elaine Steffen. The date by which were looking to have all the names adopted is Sunday, December 15th. Sunday School Christmas Practice: The Sunday School has begun work on their parts of the Christmas Eve Service. Information will be sent to parent concerning each childs parts, songs, and other details.