Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m.

Worship on December 4

Come, Lord Jesus, as Judge
The arrival of the Son of God at a manger in Bethlehem marked the beginning of a new age. God entered our world as a child to forgive the sins of the world. He comes to us in Word and sacrament to forgive our sins day after day. He will come againat the end of time to judge and save those who believed in his forgiveness and destroy those who did not. On the Second Sunday in Advent John the Baptist calls us to repent of our sins and put our trust in Jesus as we live in his new age of grace.

Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming, give is strength in our conflicts and shed light on our path through the darkness of this world; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Readings for Sunday
Isaiah 11:1-10
Jesus, the Root of Jesee, is qualified to serve as Judge and Savior.
Romans 15:4-13
The Root of Jesse comes to rule over all nations.
Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist calls us to repent and believe.

Our Way of Worship

Our Sunday worship follows a worship pattern used in Christian churches for almost 1,500 years but in contemporary language and a variety of styles. The entire service is printed in an easy to use folder. We hear readings from the Bible and join together in prayer. We sing psalms and hymns found in a hymnal called Christian Worship which contains hundreds of well-known hymns. The high point of Sunday worship is the message or sermon, a twenty-minute explanation of a reading from the Bible and its meaning for our lives in the 21st century.

Some of our older members dress up for church, but casual dress is perfectly fine. The Lord looks at our hearts and attitudes, not our clothes. Members support the congregation’s work with offerings, but guests should not feel obligated to participate. Rest rooms are located in the lower level of the church.

On two Sundays a month we celebrate Holy Communion, a special meal that forgives our sins as we receive the Savior’s body and blood in bread and wine. The Bible teaches that receiving Holy Communion with others symbolizes our unity in faith, and so communion is offered to Trinity members and members of our denomination.

Come, let us worship the Lord