Psalm 46: “No Fear!”
On Sunday, November 4th, Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake will celebrate REFORMATION DAY by highlighting the great Reformation psalm, Psalm 46, in its service. Hymns will include "A Mighty Fortress", "Be Still My Soul", and "In Christ Alone." All three hymns express thoughts recorded in Psalm 46. The choir will also be singing a version of Psalm 46 that week: "God Is Our Refuge and Strength." (The choir is also singing "Built on the Rock.” We are reminded that Psalm 46 was a favorite "hymn" of many an Old Testament believer, too, because the psalm — like those hymns — expresses the quiet confidence that we have in the Lord in spite of life's struggles.)
The theme for the sermon will be: "NO FEAR!”
I. God is our refuge!
II. God is still with us!
Psalm 90: “Teach us to number our days!”
The following Sunday, November 11th, is the first of several services marking the end of the church year. That Sunday is also Veterans’ Day — exactly 100 years after the signing of the armistice agreement at the end of “the war to end all wars” at the 11th hour of the 11th month of 1918. In our service that day, we will highlight what most call the oldest psalm, Psalm 90 -- the one psalm written by Moses. Moses affirms that God is eternal, faithful, and completely holy. He contrasts the eternal God with mankind. Man is finite, fickle, and unfaithful.
The theme for that week is: "TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS!"
I. We are but dust!
II. But God is eternal!
Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior. Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake is worshipping on its regular (non-summer) schedule — a single service each week on Sundays at 9:00am. The congregation’s regular services are recorded each week and appear on Cable TV's public access channel in the Crystal Lake/ McHenry/ Woodstock area -- every Monday at 4:00pm. The church is located at 9300 Ridgefield Road (at Route 14). For more information, contact Rev. David Carlovsky at (815) 455-4175 (church) or (815) 444-6647 (Parsonage).