Psalm 90: Teach Us to Number our Days!
On Sunday, November 11th, Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake will begin marking the end of the church year. That Sunday is also Veterans’ Day — exactly 100 years after the signing of the armistice agreement marking the end of “the war to end all wars,” at the 11th hour of the 11th month of 1918. In our service that day, Pastor David Carlovsky 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!
Psalm 118: Recount the Deeds of the Lord!
The following Sunday, November 18th, is called “Saints Triumphant.” This is a Sunday when we remember faithful believers who have gone to heaven before us. That day can be sad because it makes us remember loved ones whom the Lord has taken to heaven. It's also a joyful day because of their victory in the Lord... even while we're sad for our loss while on earth. That Sunday, Pastor Carlovsky will preach on the psalm appointed for that day, Psalm 118 (specifically on verses 14-18 and 21-24). The theme for Saints Triumphant Sunday includes the key verse (Psalm 118:17a). It encourages all of us as saints to...RECOUNT THE DEEDS OF THE LORD! "I WILL NOT DIE, BUT LIVE!"
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).