St. Luke's Lutheran Church - Glorifying the Triune God Since 1980
“And I am certain of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philipians 1:6
What does it mean to be ready for Christmas? For many it means getting the shopping done, have the tree and the lights up, making sure the Christmas meals are planned and the visits are on the calendar. These are all good things to do, but for John the Baptist, there was something else that was needed. Being ready for Christmas, that is, for the coming of the Lord, meant turning away from sin, and returning to God. In short, it meant repentance. And so we hear Him and the prophets crying today for land to prepare the way! They do so, however, with the full assurance of God’s forgiveness, peace and grace. For He who comes in the name of the Lord comes to bring salvation!
Dear guests, Holy Communion will be celebrated in our worship service this morning. Because the Bible calls us to have the same understanding of the Christian faith (1 Cor. 10:1-22), to believe that Jesus’ body and blood are truly present (Mt. 26:26-28, 1 Cor. 10:16, 11:27), and to properly prepare (1 Cor. 11:27-32), we invite forward at this time those who are confirmed members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. If you are not yet a member and would like to receive communion in the future, we invite you to speak with the pastor about instruction. We openly and joyfully would like to have you as a member and extend this invitation to you!
In our prayers today we remember Audrey Vik who is ailing, Cliff Grasmick who is residing at Springwood Retirement Center, Mark Rundquist who is recovering from the effects of CV19, Sean Lifter (extended family of Peggy Jacobs) who is receiving treatment for cancer, Jerry Medford, for strength and healing, Collette Krohn, friend of Craig & Bernice Thomas, who is ill, Sloane Fox who is recovering after being hit by a drunk driver, 2 year old Ryker Riley suffering from cancer, Carol Thompson undergoing heart procedures, and Brenda Bennet, sister of Cathy Koeltzow, battling cancer. Please remember these requests in your prayers this week. Thank you.
Elder: Tom Heck
Altar Guild: Peggy, Sunshine, Lori, Becky
Altar Flowers: Sunshine
Flowers this morning are given to the glory of God by Art and Rosey Arendall.
(The answer will be given at the end of Sunday's service.)
In the Bible, which angels are associated with the Arc of the Covenant?
Sunday, December 5: We are happy to have you in Bible Class this morning as continue our journey through the Book of Revelation! Today we will be looking at the 5th and 6th Trumpet Angel and the things they announce for the end times. Please join us!
Thursday, December 9: How mysterious to think that there are invisible creatures around us some of whom are doing God’s will and work and some of whom are trying to prevent it! As we look into the mysterious world of Angels we invite you to come along! The study is fascinating! Thursday morning, 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall!
Everyone is invited to join us for our Advent Services on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM. Our Series this year is entitled “Ancient Voices!” This series will feature sermons in which a prophet who is predicting the coming of the Savior is speaking. The congregation will have to follow the clues and guess which prophet it is!
Please sign up for them on the sheet on the back table. The box of envelopes will be placed in your mailbox before the first Sunday in January.
It is time again for those of you who already subscribe to renew that subscription and for those of you who wish to be inspired and informed of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to subscribe. You can sign up on the sheet titled “The Lutheran Witness” on the narthex table. The price is $22.56 for the whole year beginning with the March 2022 edition. Please sign up for your subscription by December 26. Your check can be made out to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church with the memo line “Lutheran Witness” and placed in the offering plate any time before the end of the year.
St Luke’s Allen Organ is showing some signs of aging. We anticipate that it might need to be replaced in the future. By approval of the voters’ assembly, a special fund has been established to save for its replacement. If you wish to contribute to the fund over the coming months and years, please note on your check or envelope, “Organ Fund.”
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“Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546
13119 W. 20th Ave. Golden, CO 80401 (map to church)
Phone (303) 233-5658
WORSHIP - Sundays at 9:00 AM
BIBLE CLASS - Sundays at 10:30 AM and Thursdays at 10:00 AM