The First Sunday in Advent

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423

Pastor Brett Simek (618) 410-9827



The First Sunday in Advent

December 2, 2018

Divine Service, Setting III

LSB p. 184

Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

Bold Print is spoken in unison where applicable.


Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn:  “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending”                       LSB 336

Confession & Absolution                                                                      LSB 184


Service of the Word


Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?

Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD?

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;

steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Blessèd are the people who know the festal shout,

who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face,

who exult in your name all the day

and in your righteousness are exalted.

For our shield belongs to the LORD,

our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.


Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 186


Salutation and Collect of the Day                                             LSB 189

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. Amen.


Old Testament Reading                                                       Jeremiah 33:14-16

14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

16In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’”






Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.

Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation.

Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

From the house of the Lord we bless you.


Epistle Reading                                                                   1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

9What thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?

11Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.


Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 190


Holy Gospel                                                                           Luke 19:28-40

28When he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Apostles’ Creed                                                                        LSB 192


Hymn of the Day:  “Savior of the Nations, Come”                   LSB 332



Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                                                  LSB 192



Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                     LSB 194

Sanctus                                                                                    LSB 195

Lord’s Prayer (spoken)                                                             LSB 196

The Words of Our Lord                                                           LSB 197

Pax Domini

Agnus Dei                                                                                LSB 198


Distribution Hymns: T16, Emmanuel, T17, 805


Nunc Dimittis                                                                           LSB 199

Thanksgiving                                                                            LSB 200

Salutation and Benedicamus                                                    LSB 201

Benediction                                                                               LSB 202


Closing Hymn:  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                       LSB 357

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.




Sunday, Dec 2              8:15 a.m.                      Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                      Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                      Divine Service

                                    11:00 a.m.                     Elders Meeting

                                    6:00 p.m.                      Youth Catechesis


Wednesday, Dec 5       9:30 a.m.                      Sunshine Circle

11:00 a.m.                    Bible Class

6:00 p.m.                      Advent Supper

7:00 p.m.                      Advent Vespers



Sunday, Dec 9              8:15 a.m.                      Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                      Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                      Divine Service

                                    11:00 a.m.                     Council Meeting

                                     6:00 p.m.                      Youth Catechesis





Dec 3 Sarah Mansfield

Dec 4 Karley Blasa

Dec 5 Ella Pointer

Dec 9 Bob Hall

Dec 9 Kurt Hall


Helping in the Lord’s House

Sunday, December 2nd

Music:        Trislers

Ushers:      Rick Angel, Jim Manns, Nathan Martin

Acolyte:     Emily Strubberg


Wednesday, December 5th

Music:        CDs

Acolyte:     Carter Raines


Sunday December 9th

Music:        CDs

Acolyte:     Ella Roberts


Serving in December

Lead Elder:   Jim Sharich            Assisting Elder: Rick Whyers

Altar Guild:  Gary & Jan Kallal   Altar Guild Helper: Samantha Strubberg

Mary Ann Husmann


Bible Class We continue our Bible 101 class on both Sunday and Wednesday. Join us as we discuss Genesis 37 and Joseph and his coat.


Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.


Advent/Christmas Devotional Books are available in the narthex.  The Higher Things Reflections offer daily readings and devotions for everyday of Advent and Christmas.


Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.


A Simple Explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.


Thanksgiving Baskets Thank you to all of you who donated and helped to put the baskets together.  Those who received them are extremely grateful.


Church Basement Ladies a Christmas Musical Comedy, will be held Nov. 8th – Jan. 6 at the Playhouse in WestPort Plaza, St. Louis.  For more info, contact Joan or info is in office.


Thank You to all those who cooked, cleaned, and attended the lunch for Vera’s funeral.  Your work, love, and support of the family was outstanding.


Higher Things youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI from July 16-19.  If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet.  Registration sheets are due back before Jan. 1.


Advent Midweek Services will be held on Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th at 7:00 p.m.  The focus of these services will be the Ten Commandments.


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