2nd Sunday of End Time – Last Judgment –November 7, 2021

Today’s Theme for Worship: Today we look at the Christian life as we await Christ’s return.


Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament


Opening Hymn 208 Great God, What Do I See and Hear

1  Great God, what do I see and hear? The end of things created;

The judge of mankind shall appear On clouds of glory seated.

The trumpet sounds; the graves restore The dead which they contained before:

Prepare, my soul, to meet him!


2  The dead in Christ shall first arise At that last trumpet’s sounding,

Caught up to meet him in the skies, With joy their Lord surrounding.

No gloomy fears their souls dismay; His presence sheds eternal day

On those prepared to meet him.


3  But sinners filled with guilty fears Behold his wrath prevailing,

For they shall rise and find their tears And sighs are unavailing;

The day of grace is past and gone; They trembling stand before his throne,

All unprepared to meet him.


4  O Christ, you died, and yet you live; To me account your merit,

My pardon seal, my sins forgive, And cleanse me by your Spirit.

Beneath your cross I view the day When heav’n and earth shall pass away,

And thus prepare to meet you.


Text: Psalms and Hymns, Sheffield, 1802, st. 1, alt.; William B. Collyer, 1782-1854,

st. 2-4, alt.


Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament


P: The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

C: And also with you.


Confession of Sins

P: God invites us to come into his presence and worship him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us.

C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray:  Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

P: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.


Lord, Have Mercy

P: For all that we need in life and for the wisdom to use all your gifts with gratitude and joy, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mer-cy.

P: For the steadfast assurance that nothing can separate us from your love and for the courage to stand firm against the assaults of Satan and every evil, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C: Christ, have mer-cy.


P: For the well-being of your holy Church in all the world and for those who offer here their worship and praise, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mer-cy.


P: Merciful God, maker and preserver of life, uphold us by your power and keep us in your tender care:

C: A-men.


P: The works of the Lord are great and glorious; his name is worthy of praise.


O Lord, Our Lord

O Lord, our Lord, how glo-rious is your name in all the earth.

Al-might-y God, mer-ci-ful Father,

you crown our life with your love.


You take a-way our sin; you com-fort our spir-it;

you make us pure and ho-ly in your sight.

You did not spare your on-ly Son, but gave him up for us all.

O Lord, our Lord, how glo-rious is your name in all the earth.


O Son of God, e-ter-nal Word of the Fa-ther,

you came to live with us;

you made your Fa-ther known;

you washed us from our sins in your own blood.


You are the King of glo-ry; you are the Lord!

O Lord, our Lord, how glo-rious is your name in all the earth.


Prayer of the Day

P: Let us Pray.

Lord God Almighty, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that we may always look forward to the end of this present age and to the day of your righteous judgment. Keep us steadfast in true and living faith and present us at last holy and blameless before you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: A-men.


First Lesson: Malachi 4:1-3

Look! The day is coming, burning like a blast furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble. The day that is coming will set them on fire, says the Lord of Armies, a day that will not leave behind a root or branch for them. 2But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will rise, and there will be healing in its wings.


Psalm of the Day 90


In ev’ry age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.


Lord, you have been our dwelling place*

throughout all generations.


Before the mountains were born

or you brought forth the earth and the world,*

from everlasting to everlasting you are God.


For a thousand years in your sight are like a day

that has just gone by,*

or like a watch in the night.



In ev’ry age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.


You have set our iniquities before you,*

our secret sins in the light of your presence.


You turn mortals back to dust.*

You sweep them away in the sleep of death.


The length of our days is seventy years-

or eighty, if we have the strength;*

yet their span is but trouble and sorrow.


Teach us to number our days aright,*

that we may gain a heart of wisdom.



In ev’ry age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.


Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,*

that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.


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.



In ev’ry age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.


Refrain Tune: Eugene Englert. © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL, www.giamusic.com. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



Second Lesson: Hebrews 9:24-28

24For Christ did not enter a handmade sanctuary, a representation of the true sanctuary. Instead, he entered into heaven itself, now to appear before God on our behalf. 25And he did not enter to offer himself many times, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own. 26Otherwise he would have needed to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once and for all, at the climax of the ages, in order to take away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And, just as it is appointed for people to die only once and after this comes the judgment, 28so also Christ was offered only once to take away the sins of many, and he will appear a second time—without sin—to bring salvation to those who are eagerly waiting for him.


Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


Gospel Lesson: John 5:19-24

19Jesus answered them directly, “Amen, Amen, I tell you: The Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing. Indeed, the Son does exactly what the Father does. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing. And he will show him even greater works than these so that you will be amazed. 21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to those he wishes.

22“In fact, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23so that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24Amen, Amen, I tell you: Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He is not going to come into judgment but has crossed over from death to life.


Hymn of the Day: 382  My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less


1  My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare to make no other claim But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.


On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.


2  When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace;

In ev’ry high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil.


On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.


3  His oath, his covenant and blood Support me in the raging flood;

When ev’ry earthly prop gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.


On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.


4  When he shall come with trumpet sound, Oh, may I then in him be found,

Clothed in his righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before his throne.


On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.


Text: Edward Mote, 1797-1874, alt.




Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


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Prayer of the Church


Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

 on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who

trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom

 and the power and the glory

 forever and ever. Amen.


The Sacrament


P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.


P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.


P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.


P: Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. He sends the Holy Spirit to testify that we are his children and to strengthen us when we are weak. Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ. To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory for ever and ever.


Holy, Holy, Holy

Ho-ly, ho-ly, ho-ly is the Lord of hosts.

The whole earth is full of your glo-ry.


You are my God, and I will ex-alt you.

I will give you thanks, for you have be-come my sal-va-tion.

Ho-ly, ho-ly, ho-ly is the Lord of hosts.

The whole earth is full of your glo-ry.



Words of Institution

P: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying “Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: A-men.


O Christ, Lamb Of God

O Christ, Lamb of God,

you take a-way the sin of the world;

have mer-cy on us.


O Christ, Lamb of God,

you take a-way the sin of the world;

have mer-cy on us.

O Christ, Lamb of God,

you take a-way the sin of the world;

grant us your peace.



Distribution Hymn: 209  Day of Wrath, Oh, Day of Mourning


1  Day of wrath, oh, day of mourning!

See fulfilled the prophets’ warning:

Heav’n and earth in ashes burning.


2  Death is struck and nature quaking;

All creation is awaking,

To its judge an answer making.


3  See, the book, exactly worded,

Wherein all has been recorded-

Thus shall judgment be awarded.


4  What shall I in awe be pleading,

Who for me be interceding

When your mercy I am needing?


5  King of majesty tremendous,

Who does free salvation send us,

Fount of pity, then befriend us.


6  Think, good Jesus-my salvation

Caused your wondrous incarnation,

Made you suffer my damnation!


7  On the cross your dying spared me;

Just and righteous you declared me;

I await the joy prepared me.


Text: attr. Thomas de Celano, c. 1190-c. 1260, abr., st. 1-6; Mark A. Jeske, b. 1952, st. 7;

tr. William J. Irons, 1812-83, st. 1-6, alt.

St. 7 © 1993 Mark A. Jeske. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



Thank the Lord

Thank the Lord and sing his praise.

Tell ev-'ry-one what he has done.


Let all who seek the Lord re-joice

And proud-ly bear his name.

He re-news his prom-is-es and leads his peo-ple forth

in joy with shouts of thanks-giv-ing.


Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia!



P: Hear the prayer of your people, O Lord, that the lips which have praised you here may glorify you in the world, that the eyes which have seen the coming of your Son may long for his coming again, and that all who have received in his true body and blood the pledge of your forgiveness may be restored to live a new and holy life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: A-men.




M: Brothers and sisters, go in peace. Live in harmony with one another.  Serve the Lord with gladness.

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.

C: (sing) Amen. Amen. Amen.


Closing Hymn: 277  God, We Praise You

          Te Deum

1  God, we praise you! God, we bless you! God, we name you sov’reign Lord!

Mighty King whom angels worship, Father, by your Church adored:

All creation shows your glory; Heav’n and earth draw near your throne,

Singing, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord of hosts and God alone!”


2  True apostles, faithful prophets, Saints who set their world ablaze,

Martyrs, once unknown, unheeded, Join one growing song of praise,

While your Church on earth confesses One majestic Trinity:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God, our hope eternally.


3  Jesus Christ, the King of glory, Everlasting Son of God,

Humble was your virgin mother, Hard the lonely path you trod:

By your cross is sin defeated, Hell confronted face to face,

Heaven opened to believers, Sinners justified by grace.


4  Christ, at God’s right hand victorious, You will judge the world you made;

Lord, in mercy help your servants For whose freedom you have paid:

Raise us up from dust to glory; Guard us from all sin today.

King enthroned above all praises, Save your people, God, we pray.


Text: Christopher M. Idle, b. 1938. © 1982 The Jubilate Group (admin. Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188). All rights reserved. Used by permission.