Psalm 67: “The Shining Face of Our King!”
This coming Sunday, November 25th, Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake will observe the last Sunday of the church year. It’s typically called “Christ the King” Sunday. That morning, the congregation will consider Psalm 67, which includes this verse: "...for you will rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth" (Psalm 67:4). Pastor David Carlovsky's sermon theme comes from the first verse: "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us" (Psalm 67:1), which reminds us of the second phrase in the frequent benediction: "The Lord make his face shine on us…"
The sermon theme and sub themes that day will be: THE SHINING FACE OF OUR KING!
I. Our King shines on us with His salvation!
II. Our King shines on us with joy!
III. Our King shines on us with mission zeal!
Psalm 130:5 - “Wait in Hope!”
The following Sunday, December 2nd, is the first Sunday in Advent. Lord and Savior will be following a program called C18 (for Christmas 2018) during this season. (More info available at https://welscongregationalservices.net/c18-worship-planning/ )The series theme is: "He Comes, Bearing Gifts.” Each Sunday will highlight a single word; for our service on the 2nd of December, the word is "hope." The key verse for that first Advent sermon, using the psalm for that Sunday, is this: "I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope" (Psalm 130:5). The sermon will highlight the words "wait" and "hope." Those who wait on the Lord… "WAIT IN HOPE!"
Luke 1:5-15a - “Zechariah and Elizabeth”
Lord and Savior will be offering three Advent Vespers services on Wednesday evenings (at 7:00pm) during the season of Advent. This year the theme of these services will be “People of Advent." For the first service (December 5th), we will consider the old priest and his wife, Zechariah and Elizabeth, whose miracle baby, John the Baptist, was the forerunner of Jesus Christ. The sermon will consider their story as found in Luke 1:5-15a. The sermon theme will be, simply: "ZECHARIAH AND ELIZABETH."
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).