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First Sunday in Advent

November 28, 2021


 

Prelude “Savior of the Nations, Come”  arr. M. Bloedow

Karissa Raebel, organ

Welcome Pastor Tim Klinkenberg



Weekly Church News



Ringing of the Bell



Invocation

Pastor:          In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19b)
People:       Amen.


Advent Candle Lighting “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (LSB 357)

verse 1
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

Pastor:       We light this candle as a sign of the coming light of Christ and the hope we have in Him.
                    Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
People:    let all creation sing for joy at the coming of the Lord. (Psalm 96)
Pastor:      The Lord of hosts is coming to restore us;
People:    God’s face will shine, and we will be saved. (Psalm 80)
Pastor:       Light dawns for the righteous, No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame.
People:     Rejoice in the Lord! Give thanks to God’s holy name. (Psalm 25; Psalm 97)

 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (LSB 357)

verse 4
O come, Thou Branch of Jesse’s tree,
Free them from Satan’s tyranny
That trust Thy mighty pow’r to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!  


Confession and Absolution 

Pastor:      O almighty God, merciful father,
People:    Out of the depths we cry to You.
Pastor:      Merciful Father, Lord in who we hope.
People:    We confess that we have placed our hope in people who cannot save, in promises that cannot deliver, and in pleasures that will never satisfy. We ask Your forgiveness, for the sake of Your Son, whose advent we eagerly await.
Pastor:     Two thousand years ago, God became man in the person of His Son, Jesus, whose sacrifice on the cross has paid the price for our sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People:     Amen. Praise be to the God of hope!


Hymn of Praise “The Advent of Our King”  (LSB 331)

verses1, 2 and 6
The advent of our King
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must hymns of welcome sing
In strains of holy joy.

The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be,
Himself a servant’s form puts on
To set His servants free.

Δ All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever one
Through all eternity.


Sacrament of Baptism (10:30)
The Baptism of  Luther Yedan Bark



Old Testament Reading 
Jeremiah 33: 14-16  NIV

14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
15 “‘In those days and at that time
    I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
    he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
    and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’
Lector:    This is the Word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God!
 

Epistle Lesson 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13  NIV

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
Lector:          This is the Word of the Lord.
People:       Thanks be to God!  
 

Anthem  “O Jesus, Grant me Hope and Comfort” 

Jubilate Choir
O Jesus, grant me hope and comfort;
O let me ne’er in sorrow pine.
My heart, my soul, yea, all my being,
O Jesus, trust alone in Thee.
Thou Prince of Peace, Thou Pearl from heaven,
True God, true Man, my Morning Star.
O Come, Thou precious Sun most radiant,
Thy beams illumine my heart, my soul.

 O Jesus, with Thy advent quiet
My restless soul and anxious mind.
In true humility I welcome
Thee, Jesus Christ, my Joy divine.
My thoughts, desires, and all my longing,
I dedicate, O Christ, to Thee.
O Come, Thou precious Sun most radiant,
Thy beams illumine my heart, my soul.

Holy Gospel  Luke 21:25-36 NIV

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
29 He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Lector:          This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:       Thanks be to God!

Hymn of the Day “Savior of the Nations, Come” (LSB 332)

verses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8
Savior of the nations, come,
Virgin’s Son, make here Your home!
Marvel now, O heav’n and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.

Not by human flesh and blood,
By the Spirit of our God,
Was the Word of God made flesh—
Woman’s offspring, pure and fresh.

Here a maid was found with child,
Yet remained a virgin mild.
In her womb this truth was shown:
God was there upon His throne.

Then stepped forth the Lord of all
From His pure and kingly hall;
God of God, yet fully man,
His heroic course began.

Δ Glory to the Father sing,
Glory to the Son, our king,
Glory to the Spirit be
Now and through eternity.


Message Pastor Tim Klinkenberg


 

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
 

Prayers of the Church

Each petition concludes with:
Pastor:       Lord, in your mercy,
People:     Hear our prayer.

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings   

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Music at the Offering (8:30) “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came” arr. C. Callahan

Karissa Raebel, organ

Music at the Offering (10:30) “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came” (LSB 356)

Jubilate Choir



The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen.


Benediction

Pastor:       The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
People:     Amen.

Closing Hymn  “Joy to the World”(LSB 387)

verses 1, 2 and 4
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.


 

Worship Service Participants

Preacher: Pastor Tim Klinkenberg
Organ: Karissa Raebel
Choir: Jubilate Choir (10:30)
Choir  Director: Alex Guebert
Piano: Clara Powers
Audio/Visual: Danny Arevalo and Hector Cerda




Thanks for joining us today!


 
  
    

Prayers for Worship - Sunday, November 28, 2021

Father in heaven, to You alone we offer our worship and praise.  We give thanks to You and what You have done for us now and forever.  We look back and see that You sent Your Son to be our messiah, we look forward confident in hope for He is our way, our truth, our life, our provider.  Fill our hearts with Joy and bring peace to our minds. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Author of Grace and God of love, be with those we lift up to You by name as we ask for Your healing and peace to be upon: Marlene Burian, Al Keller, Ken Long, Kendra McClelland, Joann Wells, Marcella James, Gus Quinonez, Chloe Hawken, Pete Gallagher, Thomas Hanscom, Glenda Bruns, Linda Harms, Craig Scavuzzo, Mary Chelius, Megan Small, Dr. Michael Heiser, Dave Tibbs, Sandy Lark, Nick Greenelsh, Angelica Menendez, Claudia Fonseca, Arochia Rajesh, Rolf Krumes, Doyle Campbell, Chuck Ferguson, Carole Keane, Jennifer Emery, Marie Viorel, Bree Page, Odas Glaser, Gloria Gish, Porter Coggins, Samantha and Stephen Hengehold, Jennifer Truong, Vivian Miller and those we name in our hearts… LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Be also with those suffering prolonged illness, depression, anxiety and pain we lift up by name — Greg & Candice Scott, Vickie Verduga, Ambie Ronquillo, Deiter Gonzalez, Burl and Eva Holloway, David Gutierrez, Calvin Clayton, Henry, Ken Strick, Julianna (Ditty) Reasor, David Rivera, Vanessa Jamison, Trisha Enell, Tracee Brewster, Jack Woodward, Caden Birinji, Kathy Walker, Rose Higgins, Patty Wilson, Ron May, Eric Klein, Mike Stapleton, Treva Hensley, Kathi Taylor, Betty Johnson, Richard Johnson, Karen Teague, Bill Casper, Jim Lawrie, Richard Strick, Kate Andrews, Catherine Khenvsan, Sabrina Green, Vivian Cardenas, Faye Janovich, Bob Brennan, Carlos Page, Shirley Stickney, David Torrez, Tim Smith.  LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Thank you, Father for the Baptisms of Luther Yedan Bark, Chase Ryan Anderson, and Isabel Banks Nagy. You have called them by name and have given them new life in water and word.  Bless them and their parents as they raise them in the faith of Christ Jesus our Lord. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

We rejoice, Lord, as we celebrate today the 47th wedding anniversary of Bob and Cheryl Baker and the 40th Wedding Anniversary for Robert & Gloria Boice.We ask that you would bless them, and that their love for each other would continue to grow and they would become closer to you and each other.  We ask for your hand of favor on their marriages, and all marriages here at our church. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

As one body we pray:
For creation and its care
For the nations of the world that there would be peace
For our nation and its leaders that they would be filled with your wisdom and seek your truths
For our military and its protection
For this community and those in authority that you would keep them and sustain them
For those who care, serve, and protect that you would bless the work of their hands
For our church and its ministry that you would ground us in Your word
For our families and friends that we would encourage and speak well of each other
For those who do not yet know you that they would know your gospel

O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of Your Spirit lift us, we pray You, to Your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


 
 
MVC Christmas Extravaganza

MVC Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, December 04, 2021, 10:00 AM
St. John's Ministry to Vulnerable Children Team hosts a Christmas Celebration for 400 adults and kids in the foster care system - Join us - Volunteers Needed


Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 10, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Sounds of Christmas Jubilate Choir, Festival Orchestra & Cathedral Bells


Healing Service

Healing Service

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:00 PM
A Worship Service focused on healing the physical, spiritual, emotional and financial afflictions we are encountering.


Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - Saturday, December 25, 2021
DEC. 22, 24 & 25 -- Traditional, Contemporary, Candlelight, WORSHIP. In Person and Online. We hope that you will join us at one of our Christmas services as we celebrate the birth of JESUS...


 
 

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WALKER HALL  |  In-Person & Online


First Sunday in Advent 

November 28, 2021


 

weekly church news//


welcome//


invocation//


confession/absolution//


song// 
o come, o come emmanuel 


song// 
raise a hallelujah


song// king of kings


lighting of the candle//


offering//


baptism//


song//angles we have heard on high


scripture readings//


message// pastor trevor van blarcom


apostles' creed//


song/
/the blessing


prayers of the church/ The Lord's Prayer//


benediction//


 


 

Worship Service Participants

Pastor: Pastor Trevor van Blarcom
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals: Stephan Nosrat
Vocals: Sarah Marko
Violin: Stephan Nosrat
Bass Guitar:  Tony Sigala
Drums: Kyle Marko
Electric Guitar: Joshua DeLaVictoria
Keys: Micah Raebel

Audio/Visual: David Kruse, Estevan Feliciano, Katie Todd, Hector Cerda




Thanks for joining us today!


 
  
    

Prayers for Worship - Sunday, November 28, 2021

Father in heaven, to You alone we offer our worship and praise.  We give thanks to You and what You have done for us now and forever.  We look back and see that You sent Your Son to be our messiah, we look forward confident in hope for He is our way, our truth, our life, our provider.  Fill our hearts with Joy and bring peace to our minds. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Author of Grace and God of love, be with those we lift up to You by name as we ask for Your healing and peace to be upon: Marlene Burian, Al Keller, Ken Long, Kendra McClelland, Joann Wells, Marcella James, Gus Quinonez, Chloe Hawken, Pete Gallagher, Thomas Hanscom, Glenda Bruns, Linda Harms, Craig Scavuzzo, Mary Chelius, Megan Small, Dr. Michael Heiser, Dave Tibbs, Sandy Lark, Nick Greenelsh, Angelica Menendez, Claudia Fonseca, Arochia Rajesh, Rolf Krumes, Doyle Campbell, Chuck Ferguson, Carole Keane, Jennifer Emery, Marie Viorel, Bree Page, Odas Glaser, Gloria Gish, Porter Coggins, Samantha and Stephen Hengehold, Jennifer Truong, Vivian Miller and those we name in our hearts… LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Be also with those suffering prolonged illness, depression, anxiety and pain we lift up by name — Greg & Candice Scott, Vickie Verduga, Ambie Ronquillo, Deiter Gonzalez, Burl and Eva Holloway, David Gutierrez, Calvin Clayton, Henry, Ken Strick, Julianna (Ditty) Reasor, David Rivera, Vanessa Jamison, Trisha Enell, Tracee Brewster, Jack Woodward, Caden Birinji, Kathy Walker, Rose Higgins, Patty Wilson, Ron May, Eric Klein, Mike Stapleton, Treva Hensley, Kathi Taylor, Betty Johnson, Richard Johnson, Karen Teague, Bill Casper, Jim Lawrie, Richard Strick, Kate Andrews, Catherine Khenvsan, Sabrina Green, Vivian Cardenas, Faye Janovich, Bob Brennan, Carlos Page, Shirley Stickney, David Torrez, Tim Smith.  LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

Thank you, Father for the Baptisms of Luther Yedan Bark, Chase Ryan Anderson, and Isabel Banks Nagy. You have called them by name and have given them new life in water and word.  Bless them and their parents as they raise them in the faith of Christ Jesus our Lord. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

We rejoice, Lord, as we celebrate today the 47th wedding anniversary of Bob and Cheryl Baker and the 40th Wedding Anniversary for Robert & Gloria Boice.We ask that you would bless them, and that their love for each other would continue to grow and they would become closer to you and each other.  We ask for your hand of favor on their marriages, and all marriages here at our church. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY,

As one body we pray:
For creation and its care
For the nations of the world that there would be peace
For our nation and its leaders that they would be filled with your wisdom and seek your truths
For our military and its protection
For this community and those in authority that you would keep them and sustain them
For those who care, serve, and protect that you would bless the work of their hands
For our church and its ministry that you would ground us in Your word
For our families and friends that we would encourage and speak well of each other
For those who do not yet know you that they would know your gospel

O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of Your Spirit lift us, we pray You, to Your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


 
 
MVC Christmas Extravaganza

MVC Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, December 04, 2021, 10:00 AM
St. John's Ministry to Vulnerable Children Team hosts a Christmas Celebration for 400 adults and kids in the foster care system - Join us - Volunteers Needed


Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 10, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Sounds of Christmas Jubilate Choir, Festival Orchestra & Cathedral Bells


Healing Service

Healing Service

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:00 PM
A Worship Service focused on healing the physical, spiritual, emotional and financial afflictions we are encountering.


Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - Saturday, December 25, 2021
DEC. 22, 24 & 25 -- Traditional, Contemporary, Candlelight, WORSHIP. In Person and Online. We hope that you will join us at one of our Christmas services as we celebrate the birth of JESUS...


 
 

Join the Team!  We're in this TOGETHER.

 


 

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 November 28, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

SANCTUARY  |  In-Person  & Online


Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2021


 

Prelude “Partita on Nun Danket Alle Gott",  Charles Callahan

Micah Raebel, organ 

Welcome Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg 

 

Ringing of the Bell 

During the bell peal, please stand, face the rear of the church, and follow the cross as it leads the procession.


Processional Hymn “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” (LSB 793)

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
To His feet your tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Evermore His praises sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favor
To His people in distress;
Praise Him still the same as ever,
Slow to chide and swift to bless:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in His faithfulness.

Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows;
In His hand He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet His mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore Him;
You behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
All who dwell in time and space.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Thanksgiving Prayer

Pastor:          Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, Your unworthy servants, give You humble thanks for all Your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all whom You have made.  We bless You for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for Your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.  And, we pray, give us such an awareness of Your mercies that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth Your praise, not only with our lips, but also in our lives, by giving ourselves to Your service, and by walking before You in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages.
People:       Amen.

Confession and Absolution 

Pastor: “Lord, the eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:15-16) Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, You give us all that we need for body and life.
People: “Every good and perfect gift comes from You, the Father of the heavenly lights.” (James 1:17)
Pastor: Lord Jesus Christ, by Your suffering and death You have opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
People: “We approach Your throne, O God, with confidence, for mercy and grace in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Pastor: Holy Spirit, counselor and guide, You have raised us from death by Your powerful Word.
People: “You, O Spirit of God, have made us. Your breath, Almighty One, gave us life.” (Job 33:4)
Pastor: Lord, fill our hearts with thanksgiving for Your mercy and love.
People: “Move us with our hearts to believe and with our mouths to confess your saving name.” (Romans 10:10)
Pastor: As we prepare on this day to offer our thanksgiving and praise, let us reflect upon our sins and confess them before our God and LORD, asking Him to forgive us for the sake of Jesus.
People: We confess to You, O Lord, that we have not given You thanks for all Your generous blessings. We have not shown gratitude or appreciation, but too often we have grumbled and complained. For these sins and all our other wicked thoughts, words, and actions, we deserve Your present and eternal punishment. We appeal to Your boundless mercy and ask You to forgive us for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Pastor: The LORD, our gracious Heavenly Father, has forgiven all our sins through the suffering and death of His one and only Son, Jesus; and with His resurrection from the dead has given us the hope of everlasting life. God in His Word has declared, “the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
People: We are washed, we are sanctified, we are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)
Pastor: Let us give thanks to God for our salvation! You are forgiven children of God.
People: Amen. 

Hymn of Praise “We Praise You, O God” (LSB 785)

We praise You, O God, our Redeemer, Creator;
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before You, we kneel and adore You;
We bless Your holy name, glad praises we sing.

We worship You, God of our fathers, we bless You;
Through trial and tempest our guide You have been.
When perils o’ertake us, You will not forsake us,
And with Your help, O Lord, our struggles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer
And gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.
With You, Lord, beside us, Your strong arm will guide us.
To You, our great Redeemer, forever be praise!

 
Old Testament Reading
Deuteronomy 8:1-10 NIV

1Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.
10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
Pastor:       This is the Word of the Lord.
People:     Thanks be to God.

Epistle Reading Philippians 4:6-20 NIV

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Pastor:       This is the Word of the Lord.
People:     Thanks be to God!
 

Gospel Reading John 6:22-35 NIV

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
Pastor:       This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:     Thanks be to God!
 
 

Hymn of the Day “Now Thank We All Our God” (LSB 895)

Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms
Has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today.

Oh, may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessèd peace to cheer us
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next!

Δ All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.


Thanksgiving Message Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg


 

The Creed 

People:    I believe that God has made me and all creatures;
that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my
members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.

He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife
and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with
all that I need to support this body and life.

He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.

All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without
any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise,
serve and obey Him.
 

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings
 

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Music at the Offering  “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above” arr. Lloyd Larson

Jubilate Choir                                          

Giving Thanks  

Pastor: Almighty God,
Father of all mercies,
People:       we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and loving-kindness
to us and all whom you have made.
Men:            We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
Women:     but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world
by our Lord Jesus Christ,
for the means of grace,
and for the hope of glory.
People:    And we pray,
give us such an awareness of your mercies
that with truly thankful hearts
we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips,
but also in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you in holiness
and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages."
 

Communion Thanksgiving

Pastor:    The Lord be with you.
People:   And also with you.
Pastor:     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People:    It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
Pastor:   Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.
People:   To Him be praise and thanks and honor and glory forever and ever.
Pastor:   Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
People:   Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Pastor:       Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
People:     Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen. 
 

Words of Institution 

 

Communion Song “Give Thanks with A Grateful Heart”


Distribution of Holy Communion


Hymn during the Distribution “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (LSB 809)

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee.
Thou changest not: Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be. Refrain

 Refrain:
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
 Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. Refrain

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain

Anthem during the Distribution “For the Beauty of the Earth” arr. John Rutter

Jubilate Choir 

Dismissal 


Benediction

Pastor:       The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
People:     Amen. 

Closing Hymn “Let All Things Now Living”

Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
to God the Creator triumphantly raise,
who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
who still guides us on to the end of our days.
God’s banners are o’er us, God’s light goes before us,
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light.

God rules all the forces: the stars in their courses
and sun in its orbit obediently shine;
the hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean proclaim God divine.
We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing;
with glad adoration a song let us raise,
till all things now living unite in thanksgiving:
“To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!”


 

Worship Service Participants

Preacher: Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg
Organ:
 Micah Raebel
Choir: Jubilate Choir

Audio/Visual: Danny Arevalo and Hector Cerda

Thanks for joining us today!


 
 
MVC Christmas Extravaganza

MVC Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, December 04, 2021, 10:00 AM
St. John's Ministry to Vulnerable Children Team hosts a Christmas Celebration for 400 adults and kids in the foster care system - Join us - Volunteers Needed


Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 10, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Sounds of Christmas Jubilate Choir, Festival Orchestra & Cathedral Bells


Healing Service

Healing Service

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:00 PM
A Worship Service focused on healing the physical, spiritual, emotional and financial afflictions we are encountering.


Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - Saturday, December 25, 2021
DEC. 22, 24 & 25 -- Traditional, Contemporary, Candlelight, WORSHIP. In Person and Online. We hope that you will join us at one of our Christmas services as we celebrate the birth of JESUS...


 

 

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