Advent 2016 – with a Reformation Series

Parish_270x160Coming up in a little over a month, the new Church Year gets started with Advent.  It is a very common thing to have a midweek service in the congregation with a special theme.  This year, for Steadfast in the Parish (which helps produce those great Gospel Notes which are very popular) has put together an Advent theme around four “solas” of the Reformation.  These will tie both Advent and the Reformation together in a way to help congregations in their Reformation 500 experience as well.  A devotion will be ready in the middle of November for congregational use.  Beneath you will find a rough outline for a midweek service schedule (based around four midweeks this year since Christmas is on Sunday).

SERVICE OUTLINE:

Midweek 1 – Sola Gratia

Opening Hymn – LSB 350 Come Thou Precious Ransom Come

PSALM 25

Office Hymn – LSB 566 By Grace I’m Saved

Lessons

Genesis 6:1-8

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 1:14-18

Closing Hymn – LSB 332 Savior of the Nations Come

 

 

Midweek 2 – Sola Fides

Opening Hymn – LSB 334 O Lord How Shall I Meet You

PSALM 19

Office Hymn – LSB 562 All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall

Lessons

Genesis 15:1-6

Romans 4:1-8

John 3:16-21

Closing Hymn – LSB 346 When All the World was Cursed

 

Midweek 3 – Sola Scriptura

Opening Hymn – LSB 347 Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

PSALM 119:129-136

Office Hymn – LSB 578 Thy Strong Word

Lessons

Isaiah 55:6-11

2 Timothy 3:10-17

John 6:60-69

Closing Hymn –  LSB 352 Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

 

Midweek 4 – Solus Christus

Opening Hymn – LSB 355 O Savior Rend the Heavens Wide

PSALM 18:1-24

Office Hymn – LSB 557 Seek Where You May to Find a Way

Lessons

Isaiah 45:18-25

Acts 4:5-12

Matthew 1:18-25

Closing Hymn – LSB 357 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

 

About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.

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