Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

330 E. Liberty Street + South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Reverend Matthew C. Minzlaff, Pastor

office # (248) 437 -1651  /  cell #  (608) 343-9555

 

WELCOME

TO OUR GUESTS  We welcome you in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are pleased  that you have gathered with us to receive God's Service in preached Word and Administered Sacraments. Please sign our guest book and visit with us following the Service.  We look forward to getting to know you and to having the opportunity to worship with you again in the near future. 

 

Holy Communion!

Jesus gave his Supper to his Church as a precious gift, and we do not take it lightly!  According to scripture, every communicant receives the true body and blood of Jesus Christ-together with he bread and wine (1 Cor. 10:16).  In the Sacrament, repentant communicants receive forgiveness of all sin (Mt26:26-28)  Impenitent communicants become guilty of the body and blood of Christ (1 Cor. 11:27-28). By communing together we publicly confess our common faith in ALL teachings of the Bible (1 Cor 10:17-18).  If you are not a member of this congregation, or a sister WELS or ELS congregation, we ask you to speak privately with our pastor before communing.  He will be glad to explain our Biblical communion practice, and how you may prepare to join us in the sacrament (1Cor 11:28-29).  Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter!


 

The Divine Service is about God coming to us to bless us with forgiveness, deliver us from death and the devil, and to grant us eternal salvation. We have entered this building to meet God. God is not found in Jerusalem  or on the tree of the cross, or in heaven, but at His altar in His Word and Sacrament.  He comes in His flesh and blood, living, for you!  He comes to build you in New Life. 

 

Therefore, right here and right now heaven comes down to earth with all of its benefits.  God is really present to commune with you. Here is where the earthly church gathers with the heavenly church to give thanks to Jesus and receive His benefits. We are not worthy of this great honor, yet our God gathers us into His embrace once again; God is merciful to us solely for the sake of Jesus.

 

At the points marked with a cross (+) is laudable to make the sign of the cross to remember our Baptism into Christ Jesus. We are His children, lambs, and dearly beloved Bride.

At this sign (*) it is laudable to bow, recognizing the Lord's coming for us. As we bow, we recognize our unworthiness to be in God's presence, But our King is gracious!

GOD'S SERVICE

Advent 1 –  Ad Te Levavi –  November 27th, 2022

[The Lord Who Comes]

Common Service :: p15 Christian Worship

 

Explanation of the Week: The new church year begins by focusing on the humble coming of our Lord. “Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey.” Even as He was born in a lowly manger, so Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a beast of burden. For He bears the sin of the world. He is the Son of David riding to His enthronement on the cross, where He shows Himself to be “The Lord, our Righteousness” (Jer 23:5-8). Our Lord still comes in great humility to deliver His righteousness to us in the Word and Sacraments. Before receiving Christ’s body and blood, we also sing, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mt 21:1-9) And as we receive the Sacrament, we set our hearts on His return in glory, for “Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Rom 13:11-14).

Silent Prayer

Ask God to graciously open your heart  to joyfully receive Jesus and all His benefits in Word and Supper. Pray that His gracious presence may dwell in you an, plead Your own cause; do not forget the voice of Your enemies. O God, why have You cast us off forever so forgive you, comfort you,  and deliver you from all harm and danger to soul and body.

THE PREPARATION

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Pastor)

Unto You, O Lord, I lift up my soul: O My God, I trust in You. Let me not be ashamed: Let not my enemies triumph over me.  Let none that wait upon You be ashamed. Amen.

 

OPENING HYMN

“O Lord How Shall I Meet Thee”  – Hymn 58v1-5 TLH [insert]

 

(Please stand during the final verse)

 

P: IN the name of the Father and of (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen

HOLY ABSOLUTION

P:  It is by God's grace alone that I approach the altar of God

C:  God is my exceeding joy.

 

P: Our (+) help is in the name of the Lord.

C: Who made heaven and earth.

P: Beloved in the Lord … Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

during a period of silence, call to mind your sinfulness 

and those sins you have committed against the ten commandments.

 

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

ALL: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

KYRIE

C: (sing) Lord have mercy on us.  Christ have mercy on us.  Lord have mercy on us.

 

P: God our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for all our sins. Therefore, upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office as a called and ordained servant of Christ, in His stead and by His command announce the grace of God unto you;  I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sing) Amen.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

No “Gloria” or “Alleluia” will be sung.

They will return at Christmas.

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:  Let us pray. …  Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (sing) Amen.

 

(Please be seated)

GOD'S SERVICE OF THE WORD

 

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Pastor)

Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies: for they have been from of old.

THE FIRST READING – Jeremiah 23:5-8

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    7 “Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 8 but, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.”

P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

PSALM OF THE DAY

CW Hymn 188 – “Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid”

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL:: (Pastor)

All those who wait upon You; shall not be ashamed, O Lord.

THE SECOND READING – Romans 13:11-14

11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

 

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.

 

VERSE OF THE DAY

P: Show me Your ways, O Lord: teach me Your paths.

C:  Show us Your mercy, O Lord:  Grant us Your Salvation.

No “Gloria” or “Alleluia” will be sung.

They will return at Christmas.

(Please stand)

The Gospel is read from the center of the congregation to symbolize that Jesus lived among us as He accomplished our salvation as our Savior; He died for us. He rose as He said.  He lives! He ascended into heaven. And now, until He returns to take us to our heavenly home, He comes to us today and sustains us through His Spirit's means of grace alone.

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And with Your Spirit.

P: Bless we the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

 

P: The continuation of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (*)according to … … St. Matthew 21:1-9

C: (sing) Glory be to you, O Lord!

THE GOSPEL READINGMatthew 21:1-9

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

 

    4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”

    6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:  “Hosanna to the Son of David!

‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’  Hosanna in the highest!”

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: (sing) Praise be to you, O Christ

THE NICENE CREED

ALL: I believe in one God, (*) the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is,  seen and unseen

             I believe in one Lord (*) Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of His Father, God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, Through Him all things were made; For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, (*)  was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, And was made man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of the Father; He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; And His Kingdom will have no end.

            I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son,  who in unity with the Father and the Son is  (*) worshiped and glorified, Who has spoken through the Prophets.

            I believe one Holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins,  I look for the resurrection of the dead, And the life  (+) of the world to come. Amen.

 

(Please be seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY

“Savior of the Nations, Come”  –  Hymn 2 CW

THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL

OFFERTORY

C: (sing) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit.  Amen.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

P:  Merciful God and Father, we thank You that You have caused the Sun of Righteousness to rise upon those who dwelt in darkness; we beseech You: graciously break the power of darkness in our hearts, that we may continually increase in the knowledge of Your Truth and serve You in righteousness and true holiness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Awaken us, Lord God, that we may be ready with Your Son comes to receive Him with gladness and serve You with a pure heart, through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, now and forever. Amen.

+++ Intercessory Prayers +++

LORD'S PRAYER

P: As our Savior has commanded and taught us, we are bold to pray:

ALL:  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.

GOD'S SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION

P: The Lord be with you

C:  (sing) and also with you

P: Lift up your hearts

C:  (sing) We lift them up to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

C:  (sing) It is good and right so to do.

P: It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord,..........Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

SANCTUS

C: (sing) Holy, (*) holy, holy  is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of Your glory You are my God, and I will exalt You. I will give you thanks, for You have become my salvation. Holy, (+) holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory.

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

P: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

P: The peace (+) of the Lord be with you always.

C: (sing)  Amen.

AGNUS DEI

C: (Sing) O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.


(Please be seated)

 

DISTRIBUTION OF CHRIST'S BODY AND BLOOD                       

(Reception in the Lord's Supper indicates unity in confession and faith. If you have not communed previously with us, please refrain  from this holy communion until you have spoken to pastor.  We respectfully ask that only those who are members in good standing of Immanuel or our sister WELS  &  ELS  congregations approach the table of our Lord.)

(you may kneel at the supper if you so choose.)

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS

“Come, O Precious Ransom, Come”  –  Hymn 8 CW

&

“The Advent of Our King”  –  Hymn 1 CW

Prayer before approaching the Altar:

   O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who by the will of the Father with the Holy Spirit has given life to the world through Your death; by this, Your most holy Body and blood, deliver me from all my sins and from every evil, and enable me ever to abide in Your commandments, and allow me never to  be separated from You; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

So do not despise any absolution that God sets up, whether public or private;

the more you have of God's Word the better it is."

-- Luther, "Receiving Both Kinds in the Sacrament" (1522), Luther's Works 36:258

Prayer after returning from the Altar: 

Let Your Body which I have received and Your Blood which I have drunk, O Lord, cleave to my members; and grant that no sin remain in me, whom you have refreshed with a pure and holy sacrament; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Amen.

(Please stand)

NUNC DIMITTIS

C:  (sing) Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace according to your word.  For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

P:  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

C:  (sing) And his mercy endures forever.

P: We give thanks almighty God, that You have refreshed us with this holy supper. We pray that through it You will strengthen our faith in You and increase our love for one another. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: (Sing)  Amen.

 

BENEDICTION

P: The Lord be with you. 

C:  And with your Spirit. 

P:  Bless We the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

P:  The Lord bless you and keep you.  

      The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.  

      The Lord look on you with favor and give you (+) peace.

C:  (sing)  Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

CLOSING HYMN

“O Lord How Shall I Meet Thee”  – Hymn 58v6-9 TLH [insert]

Silent Prayer

Give thanks to God and bless His Name for, having given himself to you in His Gospel preaching and Sacrament; our gracious God has forgiven you, comforted you, and delivered You from all harm and danger. Pray that you remain in Christ just as He is in you.

 

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If you would like Private Absolution &Communion  …

please contact Pastor : (608)343-9555

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Bible Class Sunday 9:00am Fellowship Center - No Class 11/27

 

Confirmation Class  Monday 3:45pm  Fellowship Center

Tuesday 4:45 Fellowship Center

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Wednesday Advent Soup & Vespers :: Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21

Soup Supper @ 6 :00pm           Vespers @ 7:00pm

November Birthdays

Ann Braun 11/3

Valerie Nielson 11/3

Carol Utkan  11/14

Bill Hogue 11/20

CJ Diver 11/24

Deb Smith 11/29

November Anniversaries

Al & Denise Irvine 11/5

Marty & Marilee Gibson 11/14

David & Konna Gallagher 11/27

Paul & Michelle Michelsen 11/27

November Organists

6 Barb

13 Melissa

20 Deb

23 Melissa

27Melissa

30 Barb

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  Last Week's Attendance & Giving:   39     (  37    Commune)    

Thanksgiving: NA (NA)        

 Weekly Budgetary Needs

Weekly Need, Weekly Offering, Difference, Year to Date Need, YTD actual, YTD difference

                $2,940               $1,203          -$1,737         $138,279             $113,985    -$24,294

                           

                                

Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

He says: “Behold.” With this word he rouses us at once from sleep and unbelief as though he had something great, strange, or remarkable to offer, something we have long wished for and now would receive with joy. Such waking up is necessary for the reason that everything that concerns faith urges us against reason and nature; for example, how can nature and reason comprehend that such a one should be king of Jerusalem who enters in such poverty and humility as to ride upon a borrowed ass? How does such an advent become a great king? But faith is of the nature that it does not judge nor reason by what it sees or feels, but by what it hears. It depends upon the Word alone and not on vision or sight.

    For this reason Christ was received as a king only by the followers of the word of the prophet, by the believers in Christ, by those who judged and received his kingdom not by sight but by the spirit – these are the true daughters of Zion. For it is not possible for those not to be offended in Christ who walk by sight and feeling and do not adhere firmly to the Word.       DR. Martin Luther