Preaching Schedule

7:45 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Matt Marino
9:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church -The Rev. Dr. Clay Lein
9:00 am - Awesome Worship in the HLC - The Rev. Charlie Holt
11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rev. Matt Marino
11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the HLC- The Rev. Dr. Clay Lein
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Dr. Clay Lein

The Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Find Yourself on Our Church Family Tree

On Harvest Sunday we began to put pictures on our family tree in Sumners Hall. We'll keep adding to the tree through the month of November. We can't wait to see our family picture come together this fall, and hope you will join us in creating it! Send us your photo for the tree to familytree@sjd.org.

Celebration Sunday

Make plans to celebrate how God has worked through his people, your church, this stewardship season. We will take time in all services to stop and say “thank you” for your support, and share where we are thanks to your generosity. Afterwards, we will enjoy cake as a church family in Sumners Hall by the Family Tree.

Jingle Bell Express Toy Drive

Bring your donations of new, unwrapped toys to the drop-off station in Sumners Hall November 19 - December 3. Email rlarocca@sjd.org for details. 

Cookies for Homebound and First Responders

Show your appreciation for our homebound and first responders with cookies! Drop off holiday cookies from November 26 - December 10, at the Get Connected Center on Sundays or at the front desk during the week. If you would like to volunteer to deliver, please contact Kim Jameson, kjameson@sjd.org.

Advent Wreath Making

Families of any shape and size can gather together at 10:00 am hour in Sumners Hall to make Advent wreaths for your family. The cost is $15. We will include a short devotional piece for the lighting of each new Advent candle on the four Sundays of Advent. Please pre-register here.

Matthew 25:31-46
The final judgment

25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” 

This Week's Musical Offering

Today is a Sunday of celebration as we celebrate the Lordship of Christ on this day known as Christ the King, and as we celebrate and give thanks for all the gifts given during this stewardship season. Our hymns and other music likewise are offered in the spirit of celebration and thanksgiving. We sing great hymns of the faith such as “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus,” “In Christ Alone” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” You are encouraged to enthusiastically sing these and the other offerings of praise.

At the Offertory, the Chorale sings one of the great, ancient hymns of the church, the “Te Deum.” This early Christian hymn, attributed to Saints Ambrose and Augustine, is particularly appropriate for both today and the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, as these two celebratory days are each the final Sunday before a penitential season.

Preparing for worship and moving into a spirit of celebration and thanksgiving, we hear the jubilant Sinfonia from Bach’s cantata No. 29, “We Thank You, God, We Thank you.”

Read about the musical offerings for this and previous weeks at the Music Ministry blog.