The King Shall Come

As Jesus was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lrd! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”                                              Luke 19:37 and 38

    At this time of year, we don’t usually think about kings. It’s more likely that we are feeling like expectant parents or grandparents with a baby on the way. Or perhaps we’re doing all we can to make sure we stay on Santa’s Nice List. But in many ways Advent is the season when we prepare to meet the king. The people of Jesus’ day didn’t know exactly what sort of ruler they were getting when they welcomed him into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Perhaps some of them thought back to what John the Baptist had said three years earlier when he pointed to Jesus and said, “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” One way or another they were all greatly shocked when Jesus died on the cross. Martin Luther often said that we have a real advantage over the people who witnessed Christ’s life. We know the whole story. We know that this king is the one who conquered death, the devil, and even our own sinful natures by sacrificing his life for us. God bless you in this season of Advent and Christmas as we anticipate the coming of the king, Jesus, who will welcome us into his kingdom and rule over us with grace and peace forever.

God bless you and yours,

Rev. Aaron Albrecht


 

Alter Flowers

 

Becky Krulikowsky & Lori Laabs

Scripture Readers

 December 3: Mike Loomis

                 10: Lori Loomis

                 17: Carolyn Proehl

                 24: Doug Proehl

                 31: Elmer Rettig

Support Our Troops

Msgt Gloria Washinton

9608 Monolith Drive NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

 

Ben Rettmann

5063 Ulm Avenue

Stewart, MN 55385

 

Major Dustin Blum

7701 Bretherton Ave NE

Lacey, WA 98516

 

MM3 Charles Rettig

181 Circular Street

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Church Cleaning

Nov. 20 - Dec 4: Gerhard & Sandra Ziemann

Nov. 27 - Dec 11: Rick Shuft

Dec. 4 - Dec 18: George Blum

Dec. 18 - Jan 1: Ted Burke

Dec. 25 - Jan 8: Jim Burmeister

 

*Remember to call the next person on the list! A list of tasks to be completed is located in the church kitchen.

 

Alter Guild

See Norine Roepke

Acolyte Schedule

December 3: Milayna

                10: Katelyn

                17: Dylan

                24: Milayna

                31: Katelym


Apples 'n Cream  Dessert Squares

 1 package yellow cake mix (unprepared)½ cup flaked coconut

½ cup butter or margarine softened

2  - 21 oz. cans prepared apple pie filling

½ cup sugar                     

1 teaspoon cinnamon

16 oz. sour cream               

2 eggs

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Combine first 3 ingredients, blend until crumbly.  Press into bottom of 9” x 13” pan and 1/2” up on sides.  Spread fruit filling over base.  Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over filling.  Blend sour cream and eggs; spoon evenly over filling.  Bake 45 minutes or until cream and egg mixture is set.

Life Enhancing Opportunities:

Adult Forum on Sunday Mornings at 9AM

& Bible Study at 4PM on Wednesday’s.

 

Scripture readings for December:

 

Dec 3:   1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37

Dec 10:  2 Peter 3:8-14, Mark 1:1-8

Dec 17:1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8, 19-28

Dec 24:   Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38

Dec 25:   Hebrews 1:1-12, John 1:1-18

 

Dec 31:   Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40